26km – The Three Peaks

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Course Description

This is a 26km endurance event finishing at Chingford Park. 

The race starts 9:30am at the Malvern St/Woodhaugh Street intersections by the bridge.

Leg 1

Follow the marshals off Malvern Rd onto the beautiful groomed trails and native bush of the Ross Creek Reserve. Past the reservoir exit the reserve and run up Wakari Rd The route goes via Ross Creek reservoir up into the Pineapple Track, to Flagstaff Summit, back down to Swampy Summit turnoff and then up to Swampy Summit before descending to Leith Valley then up to the summit of Mount Cargill, before descending via Bethune’s Gully into Norwood Street to the finish at Chingford Park, North East Valley.

King and Queen of the Mountain

Sponsored by Sims Brothers Garage, this includes a cash prize for the first man and first woman to the Swampy Summit who then go on to finish the 26km running race.

Compulsory Gear List

The compulsory gear list is here for your protection and safety. The following items MUST be carried.

  • Rain jacket – it must be seam-sealed waterproof.
  • Merino or thermal long sleeve top
  • Warm beanie or Thir Band! (Multifunctional head-ware)
  • Own snacks, gels, energy bars etc
  • Water bottles/bladders (there will be no cups available at water stations).
  • Phone (optional but strongly recommended).
  • Gear checks will be carried out at registration.

Gear Drops

Clothing can be left at start line at Woodhaugh Gardens, they will be taken to the finsh line at the Leith Harrier Club Rooms at Chingford Park for your collection.

Aid & Water Stations, Toilets

Water and snacks will be available at the following aid stations but there will be no cups. Bring your own cup or bottle.

  1. Flagstaff
  2. Swampy (CP)
  3. Leith Valley
  4. Mt. Cargill (CP)

Portaloos will be available at the start and at Leith Valley.

Race Rules

  • Registration and gear checks are on Sunday morning from 7:30am.
  • While checking-in, every competitor must get their mandatory gear checked. All essential gear must be carried at all times. It can get very cold very quickly on these hills. 
  • Always listen to the advice of marshals. They are there for your safety. Also be polite and say thanks. They are wonderful people who have volunteered their time for your pain and pleasure.
  • If you pull out for any reason you must report to officials at the finish line. Otherwise our wonderful volunteer marshals will be waiting and looking for you all day and night.
  • Please don’t drop any rubbish and if you see any that may have been dropped by another runner please pick it up.
  • All tracks are open so please be respectful of other track users.
  • All roads are open. Please be alert and keep to the sides.
  • No headphones/earbuds are to be used during the race. There’s lots of native birdsong to enjoy.
  • Race numbers are to be visible at all checkpoints.
  • If you come across another competitor in trouble stay with them until you know they are safe.
  • No dogs are to accompany runners as part of the course goes through private land.

Course Map and Elevation Profile


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