The half marathon is a great option for supporters, family, friends and those ‘testing the waters’ of what Northburn has to offer.
Northburn can be ‘fun’!
The course is 3 loops just like the 100miler. Starts with the home loop 5k so you get to run passed your supporters about half an hour after starting… Then you do the kids adventure loop! (surprisingly gnarly) Back passed the start finish then out for the serious 15km of the the wonderful ‘loop of deception’ – some good honest ups and downs, stunning canyons… you’ll love it. Then back home to glory (1-2 hours later), 21.1km done and a burger to boot.
There will be water and electrolyte at the start/finish which you pass twice. if you’re fast a 750ml bottle might be enough to get you through the loop of deception but if it’s hot, a Camelbak or multiple bottles may be the order of the day.
No minimum gear.
Something for the kids also on Saturday, 1pm with a 2km adventure run circuit (along a stream, up a ridge scrambling over some rocks, back down and around a track) Parents are allowed to accompany the lit’lies, various starting times for the under 7’s, 7&8yr olds, 9&10yr olds, 11&12 year olds (twice round), 13-15yr (3 times around) olds then Open (for the parents who will be so jealous watching the kids go around this course!) $5 for the kids $10 for the adults… pay cash on the day. Includes a burger!!