The Course


Queensland's most spectacular
ultra trail run


The Course


Queensland's most spectacular
ultra trail run


The Course

it's good. real good.

The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 is an epic event located in the iconic and spectacularly picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland. Running on trails contained within the pristine Lamington and Springbrook National Parks, the Coastal High 50 includes the best trails that South-East Queensland has to offer.

The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 sees runners traverse spectacular trails through sub-tropical rainforest, open forest, and along cliff tops within Lamington National Park, before descending down into the Numinbah Valley and then climbing up (then down, then up!) to finish adjacent to the magnificent Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook National Park.

The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 ultra trail run is special. You don't want to miss out on being a part of this one: it's trail running in a location that has to be seen to be believed.


The event will have two starting waves with the second wave starting two (2) minutes behind Wave 1. All course cutoffs are based on Wave 2 times. Starting waves will be based on your answers to questions during registration.


The Stats.


(GPS Measurement)

Elevation Gain/loss

GAIN: 2135mD+
LOSS: 2220mD-


Gold Coast Hinterland
Queensland, Australia


Course Maps
Participant Map (TO COME)
Elevation Profile (TO COME)
Google Course Overview
Google KOTM Overview
Smartphone Map

Route/GPS Data
GPX download

** Route maps include running on private land within the Numinbah Valley (heading in and out of CP2) - please do not enter private property during training for the event. **

course CUTOFFS

OVERALL: 10.5 hours

CP1 (24.2km): 11:42am
5hr 10min from Wave 2 start

CP2 (31.8km): 1:17pm
6hr 45min from Wave 2 start

CP3 (42.7km): 3:32pm
9hr 0min from Wave 2 start

(Cut-offs are based on even splits from start to finish)


The Event

Event Information

The Event

Event Information

Race start

Wave starts from 6:30am

Course cut-offs

Refer to "The Course" section above.

Note that cutoff at Apple Tree Park (CP3) will at the latest be 3:50pm REGARDLESS OF THE EVENT START TIME.


2:30pm (or as soon as practical)


Medals will be awarded to:

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female Overall

1st Male & Female in each age category

Prize giving will take place at 2:30pm or as soon as practical


--> Option 1 - Binna Burra Lodge
Friday, 31 Aug 2018 / 6-8pm

--> Option 2 - Participants using the shuttle bus from Springbrook
Saturday, 1 Sep 2018 / 3:40-4:10am Springbrook Plateau (Settlement Day Use Area - see map below)

--> Option 3 - Participants camping at Settlement Day Use Area pre-event (bookings required)
Friday, 31 Aug 2018 / 4-8pm

NOTE: ONLY participants staying at Binna Burra Lodge may collect their race bibs on Friday evening. ALL other participants MUST collect their race bib prior to boarding the bus on Saturday morning at Springbrook. Any participant who attempts to collect their race bib on Friday evening and drive themselves to the starting line on race morning will be disqualified and will not be permitted to run. No exceptions.

The finish area