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Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra Trail Race & Relay

26-Aug-2018 Kuranda, Queenland, Australia

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Trail Race Race Terrain
64KM / 40Miles
1 Day - 100 Runners

Alternate Distances: 16KM/10M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From $70 AUD

This 64 kilometre point-to-point race is incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 

Teams of 2-4 runners can also complete the full course.

It starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and over picturesque creeks.

There is a shorter 16 kilometre race on the same day, starting at the top of the Bump on Black Mountain Road. The finish is also on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas.

The tropical rainforest is home to the endangered southern cassowary, a flightless bird that can grow to two metres in height - you might see one!

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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dynamic2014

10:39 26-12-15

27 December 2015: I have completed five K2PD races, since the inaugural race in 2011. It's a great event for those having a go at their first ultra. The distance is just long enough to experience a small level of pain, but short enough to allow you to finish and be confident that you can tackle some bigger events. Basically it's a marathon and then another half. It's also a great race for those training for some bigger events coming up in September or October. It's a fairly 'easy' run in that you can actually RUN the entire race! There are not many ultras around that can claim that as their fame, as many are so hilly, you spent most of your time walking. The race is also fairly varied, so it's easy to break it down into shorter sections and run from checkpoint to checkpoint. It is nice and cool on the Tablelands, regardless of the weather due to huge rainforest trees towering over you. The section down the Bump track starts to get a bit hot, and once you hit the coast, it's just plain miserable and absolute torture. Not only because you still have 10 kilometres to go, but it's flat, some bitumen, hot, and for those of us at the back, you get a headwind too! But once the 3.6km beach section is done (an absolute never-ending story), it's nice to see the friendly faces of the volunteers and have a swim in the ocean. A great race if you are in the region on holidays, and many of the local runners aim for the 64km K2PD as their first ultra.

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