A trail run in the heart of the New England High Country. Join us in the New England in 2020, stay tuned for a date!


Come and explore the beautiful Dumaresq Dam and Mt Duval areas near Armidale, NSW.  Armidale is the highest city in Australia so join the Duval Dam Buster Trail Run starting at 1000m above sea level and experience some altitude.



The Duval Dam Buster is held a few km's outside of Armidale, in the heart of New England High Country. There are four distances: a 3km (open to children, adults and families), 8km, 15km and 30km events. Want to know more?

DDB course

Where do you run? If it's the 15km or 30km you go up, and then come back down. All events start from a marshalling area at the Dumaresq Dam picnic area before going separate ways. Learn more about the course here.

The details

Ready to get down to the nitty gritty? The race is usually held in September. 2019 was again a huge success, stay tuned to find out the event date for 2020. To find out more on the day details from previous years, click here.


Our sponsors in 2018 helped make the inaugural event happen, and we can't thank them enough. The event is hosted by Armidale Athletics Club, who have supported this event from inception in 2018. The 2019 event was supported by the NSW Government. New England Locksmiths were our Platinum sponsor.