Entry restrictions

Age limits or restrictions apply to all events.

3km Duval Dash – children are encouraged to participate in the 3km event. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult or guardian who is over the age of 18, and must be within arm’s reach of their guardian at all times during the event. Children under 12 will not be permitted to run the event alone. The track is not suitable for prams.

8km Duval Base run – entry will be restricted to 12 years and over.

15km Duval Dam Buster – entry will be restricted to 14 years and over.

30km Double Duval Dam Buster – entry will be restricted to 18 years and over.

Special consideration for young, elite athletes will be provided upon request and agreement with coaches and parents/guardians.


No prams. No dogs. No camping.

None of the event courses are suitable for prams.  There are narrow tracks, rocks, loose gravel, tree roots, steps and boulders. 

No dogs are permitted at the Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area where the start and finish will be located.  Please leave your furry friends at home.

Camping is not permitted at the Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area as per local Council regulations.


Mandatory gear

All 15km and 30km competitors will be required to carry the following gear:

  • Water bottles or bladder with capacity to carry 500ml of water/electrolyte drink

  • Compression bandage (minimum dimensions 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long unstretched)

  • Mobile phone in working order with a fully charged battery

If rain is forecast, a waterproof rain jacket will also be required. Competitors will be advised 30 minutes prior to their event whether a jacket is to be carried.


BYO drinking vessel/bottle

The Duval Dam Buster Trail Run is a “cupless” event.  You will need to bring your own drinking cup or bottle.  This applies to competitors and spectators.


First aid and water stations

St Johns Ambulance and the Armidale SES will provide first-aid at two locations.  The base first-aid station will be at the Dumaresq Dam marshalling area and another aid station will be located on Mt Duval approximately 7km into the 15km/30km course.  Water will be provided as well as TailWind Nutrition drinks and lollies.