8km Run/Walk Event
The 8km event meanders through the beautiful Brisbane Valley, along the historic rail corridor. Starting at 9am, this event will start at Clock Park, Peace Street, Lowood and finish at the Fernvale Sports Park, Brouff Road, Fernvale.
3km Run/Walk Event
Also starting at 9am, the start point for this shortened course is located along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail off Old Fernvale Road, between Fernvale and Lowood. Please note that there is no parking at the 3km start, participants will be required to catch a shuttle service to the start point.
25km Bicycle Event
Starting at 8am from Clock Park, Peace Street, Lowood the bicycle event will allow riders to enjoy a gentle ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail which will travel out to Wanora and return to Fernvale.
There are a number of category prizes that will be awarded.
Overall male and female winners in the 8km event: 1st=$300 2nd=$200 3rd=$100
Medallions will be awarded to both the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each of the following categories in the 8km event:
- 12 years and under
- 16 years and under*
*Note 16 and under category is for participants aged 13-16 years.
Medallions will be awarded to both the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each of the following categories in the 3km event:
- 12 years and under
Random Draw Prizes
- A tandem skydive at Skydive Ramblers
- Two $50 cash prizes
- Two Somerset Regional Council gift packs
- Two $50 cash prizes for entrants with the best costumes.
Early bird registrations only: a tandem skydive at Skydive Ramblers.
Race presentations, including prize winners, will take place at approximately 10.45am at the Fernvale Sports Park near the finish line.
Council will reimburse five individual* registrations for Somerset Regional Council residents entering the Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run for the first time in 2018.
*excludes family registrations
There will be water stations and portable toilets positioned along the course. The water stations are shown on the course map.
A FREE shuttle service will operate throughout the day to transfer people to and from their cars. Shuttles will leave each site (Fernvale Sports Park, Brouff Road, Fernvale and Clock Park, Peace Street Lowood) every 10 minutes between 7.20am and 8.30am, and then between 10.30am and 12pm. To ensure runners reach the start of their race on time the last shuttles before the race will leave at scheduled times.
A return shuttle bus to Lowood for bicycle participants will be available from 10:30am.
There will be plenty of parking available at Railway Street Lowood. Street parking is available along Prospect Street and Peace Streets in Lowood. There will be very limited parking available at the Fernvale Sports Park as it is Fernvale Market Day.
Plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:
- Jumping castle
- Community food stalls
- Giant Slippery Slide
- Information Stalls
- Children activities