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 25km for the 60km 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 read Soft Sand Success in Resources section!
The route is fairly flat the entire way, with little burst of hills and stairs along the way.
We recommend that you
- Bring spare socks - at least one water crossing (potentially) where you may 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.