The Duval Dam Buster Trail Run (DDB) consists of four trail running events within the Mt Duval and Dumaresq Dam areas. The event is organised by the DDB committee consisting of passionate trail running locals and interested community members.  All committee members are volunteers. The event will be hosted by Armidale Athletics Club Inc.

Mt Duval is a large forested mountain on the New England Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, and is located in the New England region of NSW.  With an elevation of 1,400 metres above sea level, Mt Duval is one of the largest peaks in the area, dominating the Armidale skyline. 

There will be four distances: a 3km family/kids fun run/walk, an 8km, a 15km and a 30km event.


Sunday 22 September 2019.


Start/Finish at Dumaresq Dam near Armidale, NSW.  The dam is located approximately 12km from the Armidale CBD.

Getting to the start

Follow Booroolong Road past the University of New England (UNE), turning right into Dumaresq Dam Road. Follow Dumaresq Dam Road for approximately 5km to the Dumaresq Dam picnic area.


We will have a professional photographer at the finish line capturing the glory of your achievement. These photos will be available for purchase following the event. In addition, we will have photographic enthusiasts capturing the action on the mountain and around the course. These photos will be available for free and downloadable from the website after the event.

Traditional owners

The DDB organising committee acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners, the Anaiwan people, of the land known as Mt Duval (Duembandyi) and Dumaresq Dam. It is upon their ancestral lands that we will be hosting this event. The DDB organisers expect all competitors to act with the same respect while participating in the events.


The land

The event will be using lands owned by Armidale Regional Council (Dumaresq Dam) and the University of New England (Mt Duval). The organisers would like to thank both organisations for allowing the event to proceed. We ask all competitors and spectators to respect the land, treat it well and leave no rubbish on any of the tracks and trails.