How do I get to the start line?

From the CBD, drive along Donnelley Street which becomes Queen Elizabeth Drive, then Handel Street. Continue along this road and it will become Booroolong Road. Stay on Boorolong Road for approximately 5km and turn right into Dumaresq Dam Road, following this road for another 5km. The Duval Dam Buster Trail Run will start and finish in the picnic area which is at the end of Dumaresq Dam Road.

Can I register on the day?

No registrations will be accepted on the day of the event. All competitors must have registered via the online registration process by midnight on Friday 20 September 2019.

Will parking be available at the start/finish?

Yes, there is parking available at the Dumaresq Dam picnic area, although it is limited. We strongly encourage you to car pool and travel with your mates if at all possible.

Will there be finisher’s medals?

Yes. There will be a finisher’s medal awarded to participants who complete the 3km, 8km, 15km and 30km events.

Will there be food and drinks at the start/finish?

Yes. There will be a barbecue stall selling hot food and cold drinks plus a coffee van at the start/finish area at the Dumaresq Dam picnic area. There are also public barbecue facilities available if you wish to cook your own food. 

Water will be available.

This will be a ‘cupless’ event so all participants and spectators will need to bring their own drinking vessels. No disposable cups will be provided.

Is there a mandatory gear requirement?

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

  • Water bottles or hydration vest with bladder 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.

What facilities are at the start/finish area?

The Dumaresq Dam picnic area is a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the event. Facilities include a children’s play area, barbecue facilities and an amenities block. Additional portaloos will be available.

How will the course be marked?

All events will be marked with bright orange cones and orange or pink tape. Marshals will be stationed at course intersections or where event trails change for events of different distances.

Is the course suitable for prams?

No. None of the event distances are suitable for prams. There are narrow, single tracks and some rocky areas with boulders and some steps.

Can we camp at Dumaresq Dam?

No. Camping is not permitted at Dumaresq Dam but there are numerous motels, hotels and two caravan parks in Armidale. There is also camping available at the Armidale showground or nearby national parks.


Can I use trekking poles?

Poles are permitted on the 15km and 30km course, but not in the first and last 3km kilometres of the 15km loop.