Riverina Virtual Trail Series 2020

Parklands and Riverina Trails are excited to announce our new Virtual Trail Series meaning you won’t miss out on your favourite runs this year! With social distancing and healthy exercise in mind, you can run these events on your own or with a friend on a date that suits you (subject to booking numbers). 

Simply choose an event (or the whole series) and Book your Date/Time to run! Then send a screenshot of your finish time on your timing platform to 0409047714. Get excited and start training, and don’t forget to Tag us on Facebook when you are out on the course.

Download GPX files for the whole course from HERE.

Note: If you signed up for Riverina Trail Series before March Lockdown 2020, your race entry will be valid for the 2021 Series. Please sign up below for the Virtual Series event.

Note: Social Distancing will apply per state rules, please make sure to adhere to all current Social Distance rulings. 


CALENDAR:

June: Albury Ranges

July: Mahers Hill

August: Huon Hill

September: Federation Hill

October: Mt Baranduda


PRICING

Prices per race: 

Adult long course $15

Adult short course $12

U18 long course :$12

U18 short course $10

Series prices will be 5 races for the price of four, eg $60 for long course adult for 5 races.


EVENTS:

June 2020: Albury Ranges

Runners can run the formal race course any time throughout the month – as long as they Register and ensure proper distancing.

Send a GPS file or similar data for your time to be placed on the Virtual Leaderboard which will be finalised at the end of each month’s Race.

LEADERBOARD:

21km

Trevor Seaman 2.39.56

10km

Alana Clarke 1.27.02


July 2020: Mahers Hill

Maher’s Hill returns to the series with a new venue at Ludlow’s Reserve, by Lake Hume. A flat and quick lakeside path takes runners to the base of Maher’s Hill, and then it’s a sharp climb to the crest. Short course runners turn around here after taking in the view of snow capped Alpine peaks over the Lake.

Long course runners will continue to wind their way along the crest of Maher’s Hill to the aid station at the north end, before making their way back along the ridge, down to the Lake and back to Ludlow’s.

Runners can run the formal race course any time throughout the month – as long as they Register and ensure proper distancing.

Send a GPS file or similar data for your time to be placed on the Virtual Leaderboard which will be finalised at the end of each month’s Race.


August 2020: Huon Hill

Long Course: 14km Short Course: 4km

Start Location: Large Rotunda at Summit of Huon Hill. Kenneth Watson Dr, East Wodonga.

Course Description:

Long Course

The series opening race at Huon Hill sets the tone for the series. With over 13km of trails and 590m of ascent and descent, runners will warm up quickly and definitely challenge themselves. Throughout the race, as runners reach the summit of Huon Hill the views stretch 360d and a huge panorama of Lake Hume, glimpses of snow peaked alpine ranges and city skylines of both Albury and Wodonga make it all worthwhile. A forgiving 3km of flat trail along the Kiewa River provides sanctuary and the chance for runners to feel some pace in their legs. The trek across the north face of the hill and back up to the summit really sweetens the taste of satisfaction.

Short Course

A fast and furious 4km trail that takes in the slopes of Huon Hill and passes through scenic stringy bark forests with magnificent views of the surrounding ranges.

Course Records: 13.8km Male – Caellum Crowe 58:32 (2016) Female – Tara Smith 1:19:39 (2016)

Runners can run the formal race course any time throughout the month – as long as they Register and ensure proper distancing.

Send a GPS file or similar data for your time to be placed on the Virtual Leaderboard which will be finalised at the end of each month’s Race.


September 2020: Federation Hill

Long Course: 20km Medium Course: 8.7km Short Course: 4.2km

Start Location: Julia Ronan Park (next to Felltimber Community Centre), Melrose Drive, West Wodonga

Course Description:

All runs run around Federation Hill in an anti clockwise direction. Please read the notes and look at the map.

Long Course: .The medium course starts in Julia Ronan Park and follows the underpass under Felltimber Creek Road towards Federation Hill. Following the sealed ath, it crosses three minor roads before turning left into the Sundew fire trail at the base of Fed Hill. Runners continue straight past the Tussock Track, then turn right into the Carex Track and climb to the crest of Fed Hill. Continue along the crest of Fed Hill with great views towards Wodonga, passing the Kangaroo Track and climbing to the very top of Federation Hill. Then follow the Blue Bell track off the ridge, down the hill, rejoining the Sundew fire trail. Turn left.

After running along a dirt road for a few hundred metres, emerge briefly onto McGaffins Road, then bear left and into a culvert that passes under Felltimber Creek road. Climb out the other side and onto the Ridge Walking Track.

Runners then do a clockwise circuit around Klinge’s Hill and McFarlane’s Hill before returning to the Ridge Walking Track, back under Felltimber Creek Road, and back up McGaffins Road to the Sundew Fire Trail.

Continue straight ahead past the base of the Kangaroo Track, turn right, then left, onto the path and return to Julia Ronan Park.

Medium Course: The medium course starts in Julia Ronan Park and follows the underpass under Felltimber Creek Road towards Federation Hill. Following the sealed ath, it crosses three minor roads before turning left into the Sundew fire trail at the base of Fed Hill. Runners continue straight past the Tussock Track, then turn right into the Carex Track and climb to the crest of Fed Hill. Continue along the crest of Fed Hill with great views towards Wodonga, passing the Kangaroo Track and climbing to the very top of Federation Hill. Then follow the Blue Bell track off the ridge, down the hill, turning right and rejoining the Sundew fire trail. After passing the base of the Kangaroo Track, turn right, then left, onto the path and return to Julia Ronan Park.

Short Course: The short course starts in Julia Ronan Park and follows the underpass under Felltimber Creek Road towards Federation Hill. Following the sealed ath, it crosses three minor roads before turning left into the Sundew fire trail at the base of Fed Hill. Runners turn right and climb up the Tussock Track to the crest of Fed Hill, the Carex Track. Then another right turn and descend down the Kangaroo Track, rejoining the Sundew fire trail. Turn right, then left, onto the path and return to Julia Ronan Park.

Runners can run the formal race course any time throughout the month – as long as they Register and ensure proper distancing.

Send a GPS file or similar data for your time to be placed on the Virtual Leaderboard which will be finalised at the end of each month’s Race.


October 2020:  Mt Baranduda

16.5K and 7K

Runners can run the formal race course any time throughout the month – as long as they Register and ensure proper distancing.

Send a GPS file or similar data for your time to be placed on the Virtual Leaderboard which will be finalised at the end of each month’s Race.


Need more info? Contact us at Parklands: