Come run with us
Welcome to Australia’s newest off road ultra running event, traversing the Great Lakes region of the NSW North Coast. In the LAKES100 runners can complete 100km, 75km, 50km or 25km, as a team, pairs or solo. There will also be a 12km & 5km course for those wanting a shorter trail experience. The race will start and finish in Hawks Nest taking runners along beaches, past lakes, through forests tracking some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the Australia. It will have the arguably the most beautiful half way point in Australia at Seal Rocks, taking runner past the iconic lighthouse.
The course follows existing tracks and trails, beaches, lake edges and single track. 90% is completely off road. It will be unique as it combines coastal trails with forest tracks, sand dunes, beaches and rocky headlands taking runners through remote areas that normally do not attract visitors.
The run is open to solo runners, teams and pairs. Solo runners can go for a quick run or go all day in the ultimate 100km. Teams of up to 4 can run the 100km course separated into 25km legs and pairs must complete their race, either 25km, 50km, 75km or 100km, together.
Race weekend starts with rego on Friday 3 July and racing starting on Saturday 4 July 2020 – this is the middle of the year, start of the nsw school holidays and aligned to a full moon - a perfect time of year to go for a run. Temperature wise it will be cool to cold a night but mild during the day and most likely dry – perfect running weather.
Why run with us
LAKES100 is about self-discovery, the re-creation of a sense of adventure and encouraging exploration of the natural landscape. It is about challenging runners, taking them to new places and out of their comfort zone. It is about showcasing the Great Lakes regions stunning coast line and lakes system.
You will run where people rarely go, across varied landscapes, exploring new spaces, testing yourself and redefining what is possible.
This is more than just a race, it is an adventure. Let’s look at what you get for your money…
- An action packed trail running race experience!
- You will see and experience things most people don’t
- The chance to run in places normally inaccessible
- A race pack full of goodies, freebies and cool stuff
- Full medical team on course taking care of you
- A very cool LAKES100 t-shirt
- Awesome TA's and super friendly volunteers!
- Memories that will last a lifetime