Deswik Logan's Run MTB Marathon
The creator of the original Epic brings you the latest mountain bike marathon, Deswik Logan’s Run at Mt Joyce Recreation Park, arguably Queensland’s most exciting mountain bike park. The event offers two distances; the 70km Deswik Logan’s Run marathon and 44km Base Camp Blast.
This race starts and finishes at the Lilybrook Homestead at the Park’s Western Trailhead. The ride is made up of three stages: Stage 1: Lilybrook to the MTB Park
Stage 2: the single track stage
Stage 3: the return leg to Lilybrook
Riders are expected to take between four and eight hours to complete the 70km distance. Plus there is no track cut off!
Logan’s Run is the mountain biker’s marathon – you need to be prepared and ready to overcome a little adversity.
Western Trailhead, Lilybrook Homestead
Lilybrook Homestead will be the event centre for Deswik Logan’s Run. The trailhead features a large car parking and camping area with amenities. Additional amenities will be brought in for the weekend.
What's more? Camping is FREE!
Directions to Mount Joyce Recreation Park
The Mount Joyce Recreation Park’s Eastern and Western Trailheads are located on the Beaudesert – Boonah Road. Use Google Maps for directions.
From Brisbane there are two options: Mt Lindsay Highway via Beaudesert onto the Beaudesert – Boonah Road and Cunningham Highway via Western Freeway onto the Ipswich – Boonah Road.
Gold Coast via Canungra to Beaudesert and onto the Beaudesert – Boonah Road.
Sunshine Coast via the M1, Logan Motorway and Mt Lindsay Highway via Beaudesert onto the Beaudesert – Boonah Road.
From Warwick: Cunningham Highway; Boonah – Fassifern Road via Boonah.
You will need be self-sufficient and to bring your water and nutrition to the race. Riders can leave their bidons at Race HQ and these will be transported to the feed zone. Hammer Nutrition will also provide an aid station at the feed zone. There will be one water point at the 35km feed zone and emergency water at the trailhead gate at the 66km point.
Emergency water supply will also be available at Base Camp.
You are responsible for being familiar with the course. All riders should exercise 'best practice' by pre-riding the course. The Course is marked with PINK (magenta) arrows and all major junctions are marshaled.
Refer to the following links:
Base Camp Blast http://ridewithgps.com/trips/729365
Logan’s Run http://ridewithgps.com/trips/733738
A Hammer Feed Zone will be set up at the 35km mark at the Eastern Trailhead. The feed zone will provide water and the Hammer Nutrition Aid Station will be available for those about to bonk. This is the only water point on the course. There is no vehicle access to the feed zone Riders’ supporters are welcome to walk in from the car park - bring hats, chairs and umbrella.
Bike Mechanic Service
Expert mechanics from Bike Obsession and Ipswich Cycles will provide an onsite service before the race. A mechanic service will be available at the Dam Feed Zone and will assist riders with any issues during the race.
Supporters will be able to watch the start and then drive to the Eastern Trailhead and walk into the Dam Feed Zone area. From this location marshals will direct spectators to the best vantage points to catch the action on the Worm Juice Bovine Groove and Tunnel Vision tracks. There are many spectator points along the course however you must be prepared for up to an eight kilometre round trip. Make sure you take a hat, water, camera and sunscreen.
Catering services are provided by the Boonah Lions Club.
A coffee cart will also be at both the Eastern and Western Trailheads during the day.
Bacon and egg sandwich and fruit juice $5
Sunday Lunch (all day)
Steak Burgers $7
Sausages in a blanket $2
Vege Burgers $6
Bucket of chips $4
Soft drinks and bottled water $2
Age categories are based on the rider’s age on 1st December of the current year. A rider can only enter one category in the race.
Progress results will be displayed at regular intervals throughout the race. Provisional final results will be published at 2.30pm and final results will be published at 5.00pm. All protests must be lodged before 2.30pm.
The first three men and women riders across the line will be awarded first, second and third with a purse value of $1,200 (1st - $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100). Riders will be awarded first, second and third for their age groups.
Presentations will take place at the nominated time. The presentations and awards will be held at 3.00pm. Podium riders must be present in order to receive their prizes.
Australian Standards approved bicycle helmets must be worn at all times while riding a bike during competition and practice.
Attaching Your Race Plate
Attach your bike number to the front of your bike using at least three ties, securely fastening it to the handle bar and ensuring that it can be easily seen from the front. Your number should be in front of the brake cables and not wrapped around any part of the bike. The number cannot be altered, obscured, cut or de-faced. Logan’s Run and Base Camp Blast riders will each have specific colours to permit easy identification on course.
Withdrawing from the Race
Riders may withdraw from the race at any time. If they choose to withdraw, they must notify an event official and have your details recorded. A rider who withdraws is not allowed to rejoin or resume the race.
General first aid care will be provided by event medical staff. If you encounter an injured rider, stop and render assistance. If the rider requires first aid attention, stay with the injured party and have the next rider notify the nearest official who will notify the race operations manager.
Mechanical assistance during the race (repair and material) can be provided from other riders entered in the race however there is no obligation on a rider to help another rider.
Riders walking their bikes must give way to a rider who is riding. If you are walking your bike, make sure you leave plenty of room for those riding to pass. The rider being overtaken has the right of way (unless they are walking their bike) until the overtaking rider is past and clear by one bike length. If you want to pass the rider in front on single track, call out “TRACK”. When the rider in front feels it is safe to pass, they will pull over to one side and call “PASS”. They may also call out “ON YOUR LEFT or ON YOUR RIGHT”.
The rider in front is under no obligation to let you pass, but slower riders and lapped riders should not delay faster riders unless it is unsafe to let them pass.
Remember, if you are the overtaking rider, the conditions you feel are safe may not be considered safe by the rider you want to overtake. They may be less experienced than you, or they may have seen something on the track that you have not.
No overtaking on bridges or constructed ramps.
The race director reserves the right to change any rules and regulations at any time to provide fair and safe riding conditions. Any changes to rules and regulations will be announced at a race briefing prior to race start. Riders and supporters must follow the directions of race officials and marshals at all times.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Race fees are applicable to the category entered and no reduction will be applied. The race organiser reserve the right to cancel the race at any time and the race may be cancelled due to fire, storm, rain, inclement weather, wind, bushfire, or any other circumstances. Race entry fee less a $9 administration charge will be refunded before 5.30pm 2 August 2013. No transfers, credits or refund if a rider withdraws from the race after 5.30pm 2 August 2013.