Brisbane Coastrek route details:
You can't get any closer to the coast than this one!
Yes - there is lots and lots of sand (approx. 26km for the 60km event, 20km for the 45km event and 17km for the 30km event), however rest assured this sand is (mostly) very hard packed and easy to walk on. You will walk off the beach at various sections along the route to keep it interesting on both pavement and trail, through towns and parks.
We recommend you take a squiz in the Plan and Prep section of your dashboard and read the Soft Sand Success E-Book (2022) / the Fitness E-Book (2023).
The route is fairly flat the entire way, with a few little bursts of hills and stairs along the way.
We recommend you:
- Bring spare socks. There may be at least one water crossing where you might need to take off your shoes!
- Keep training on sandy trails
- Wear ankle gaiters
Please note: All Coastrek routes are subject to change. We attempt, at all times, to adhere to the advised route. As we are immersed in nature, however, there may sometimes be circumstances beyond our control (tides, fallen trees/branches, other safety aspects as advised by local councils) that require us to slightly alter the route. In any such cases these will be clearly marked and identified on event day.