Barefoot Evolution Events is dedicated to publising the events that Barefoot Evolution creator Rob Downton will be participating in.
PALEO CHALLENGE LECTURE JANUARY 18th
Come to CrossFit Norwest, RAW and Barefoot evolution for a free lecture on all things PALEO!
PALEO CHALLENGE START! JANUARY 25
The official start of the Paleo challenge for 2010. Seven weeks of strict paleo for the chance to win prizes for those men and women who change their body composition the most
From Feb 2010 Barefoot Evolution will have a regular running groups (bush/trails & road) on Saturdays at a variety of locations around Sydney. Stay tuned for updates on the regular Saturday runs and be sure to check on the Barefoot Evolution FORUM
CrossFit Sectional Qualifiers
MAR 6th-7th (QLD)
CrossFit Games Sectionals are required to gain selection in the CrossFit Regional Qualifers. These games are designed to test athletes across all fitness modalities using functional movements measure across broad time.
March 21st 2010 -Sunday ($15)
The Water World Great Ocean run is a majestic beach run traversing 5 creek crossings and 10 headlands. The run is 45km starting at Red Rock and finishing at Coffs Harbour Yatch club where presentations and carb reloaded dinner will be provided for participants and officials. for contact details
Steel & Lyn
Tel. 02 66562735
March 27th 2010 -Saturday (free)
A run (and short swim) in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The race was first run in 2007.
Saturday 27 March 2010, 11.00am
Start LocationLilli Pilli Reserve (click here) - basically at the end of Lilli Pilli Point Road.Finish LocationLilli Pilli Reserve. Pack a picnic and a beer or two, and enjoy watching the others swim across the finish line (see Course Description below).Start FacilitiesThere is a tap, and toilets at Lilli Pilli Baths.Distance21km Lilli Pilli Half (with or without Alternative Route 3)30km Full Monty (Lilli Pilli Half + Alternative Route 2)20km Yowie Dip (Lilli Pilli Half + Alternative Route 1)
April 11th 2010 -Sunday ($90)
The Canberra Marathon is a great Marathon for beginners run in the nations capital. The Canberra Marathon is a unique run where participants who complete the 42km have an option to run an extra 8km to complete an Ultra Marathon totaling 50km. Race Packs are to be picked up pre race on the Saturday or very early on Sunday morning.
April 17th 2010 8:00am (free)
Definitely one for the trail enthusiast. This run will suit those wanting to take the next step in trail running after Six Foot Track and also those wishing to prepare for longer trail ultras later in the year. For those looking for something more sporting, there is also 100k option. The Hellgate original course takes in a portion of the Six Foot Track and is a loop that crosses the Jenolan Gorge twice. It can be extended with an out and back section to Kanangra Walls. Both options are generally remote and take in fire trail, technical trail and one short (800m) bush-bash section. All options contain several challenging ascents and descents and much of the route/s are over 1000m above sea level.Start LocationThe Deviation Campground on the Six Foot Track. The turn off from the Jenolan Caves Road is approximately 13.4kms (by road) before the caves - NB there is a "JC 15k" sign approximately 1.6k before the turn. The turnoff is not signposted as Black Range Road however there is a sign that reads "Duckmaloi Farm" pointing to the right (which is Boggy Creek Road). You need to turn left here and follow the fire trail for approximately 1.2kms to arrive at the Black Range/Deviation intersection - go straight across and the campground is approximately 100m further on.Alternatively there is a second turn approximately 500m further on though it is a bit less obvious.Finish LocationSame as start.Start FacilitiesCampground (free), toilets, water tap, picnic tables (2)
Distance46km - Hellgate Original option (2,530m ascent/descent)100km - Hellgate Bouncing Off The Walls option (4020m ascent/descent)
Please note that to ensure you don't miss any late breaking info read this website or the Fat Ass section of the CoolRunning Messageboards.
A very difficult run in the Kanangra Boyd National Park on fire trails, technical single-file bush tracks and one short (800m) bush-bash section. Lots of up and down. Spectacular views but very hard work.
From the intersection of Black Range and the Deviation the course initially follows the Six Foot Track to Jenolan Caves. The route then follows the Jenolan River to the Jenolan Campground. Runners then head bush up the ridge (short but steep) towards "Oaky Camp" where the course becomes a fire trail that leads up to Mt Whiteley and the Kanangra Road. Follow the Kanangra Rd East for approximately 2.5kms to Mt Lakeman and the intersection with the Blood Filly Fire Trail. Follow the Blood Filly Fire Trail (heaven to trail runners) to the Moorara Boss Fire Trail. The subsequent descent to the Jenolan River and climb on the other side are somewhat challenging. Eventually the Moorara Boss Fire Trail leads back to Black Range, turn left and continue back to the start/finish.
Those doing the Bouncing Off The Walls option turn right instead of left at the Moorara Boss/Blood Filly Fire Trail intersection and complete an undulating 28km on fire trails to Kanangra Walls and return (56km total). See detailed course description below.
May 15th-16th Saturday and Sunday ($215)
The North Face 100 is run every May through the picturesque Blue Mountains in Sydneys West. The highly-anticipated 100km endurance running test-piece, staged in heart of the rugged and spectacular Blue Mountains National Park, is set to return. Lock it in the calendar, lace-up your running shoes, it’s time to start training!
For the third consecutive year, The North Face invites runners of all kinds to step up and take on one of the toughest running events of the year, The North Face 100. An event that is certainly not for the faint hearted, or only elite runners, but is open to all those brave and willing enough to submit their selves to the ultimate endurance running challenge.
A glance over the starting line of The North Face 100 reveals a mixed bag of runners from ultra-marathon aficionados in search of the ultimate test-piece, to seasoned road marathoners making the transition to off-road trails, and probably the biggest bunch of all - recreational runners with an adventurous spirit, a desire to explore their personal limits, and achieve something incredible.
With a 2009 record time of 10 hours, 22 minutes and 51 seconds held by Blue Mountains local Andrew Lee, the bar has been set, and talk of a sub-10hr race record in 2010 is spreading. Now is the time to lace-up and prepare to tackle The North Face 100. Are you tough enough?
Endurance comes in all distances. Find yours in The North Face 100.
June 12th 2010 -Saturday (FREE)
7am start! Probably the greatest success in the world of Ultrarunning is the Comrades Marathon (www.comrades.com) held in June every year in South Africa which attracts between 10,000 and 15,000 runners yearly. The event is held on the hilly road between Durban and Pietermaritzburg (approx 90km), alternating directions every year.A number of runners in Australia have travelled to this prestigous event and are full of praise for it. Our event is being held for those runners who would like to attempt Comrades but can't afford to travel to South Africa - hence the Poor Man's Comrades. It is a hilly road course of approx the same distance, alternating directions every year (UP in Australia when UP in south Africa etc) so the feeling should be approximately the same .. except without the crowds .. or the water stops fully stocked with Coca-Cola every mile or ...This run is absolutely not sanctioned nor authorised by the Official Comrades Marathon
Starting at Gosford and finishing at the Sydney Opera House the run is predominatley all the Old Pacific Highway with little aid apart from what you can carry or the Sydney Water available at taps. The run is 90 odd km.
Maps will be provided at the start line
July (date to be advised) FREE
National Park Ultra
This run used to be held as an organised race through the Royal National Park, during much of the 1990s. It was organised by Billies Bushies running club and last held in 1998, and it the news that the race was cancelled in 199 was met with great sadness as it is such a well loved event on a beautiful course (reason given was it was too hard to organise). On 9th September 2000 a FAT-ASS style training run was held for the first time (no results timed for this run). We have made an attempt to document the original route so its not lost forever and from time to time, runs are made on the original route.
approx 48.7km - Short Option
approx 75.1km - Long Option
Start Location : Grays Point Oval, Angle Road, Grays Point. (See map of start here).Finish Location : Bundeena RSL, Bundeena. (See map of finish here).Start Facilities : Car park (free), toilets, water tap.Time Limit: None - take as long as you like.Entry Fee: Free! (although you may make a donation after the run if you feel the experience warrants payment).Course Summary : A point to point route - Undulating, bush trails and sand, beach and track. Some great views over the cliffs and thru rainforest. The course often changes and so is always exciting!
August (date to be confirmed) FREE
12 foot track (6 foot track but return -90km)The Six Foot Track Marathon is about the 2nd oldest trail run in Australia, having been held every year since 1984.This run, the 12 Foot Track, is an out and back along the same route.Absolutely you should not even think of starting this run if you have not run the Six Foot Track before - it is a very demanding run.The run is usually on City to Surf weekend (your choice : Sydney or the bush) to allow the possibility of the Herrman-Double (12 foot and city to surf on the same weekend). Feel free to do this run yourself as a training run at any time.
September 19th 2010 -Sunday ($135-155)
The Blackmores Running Festival is run every year in September and is growing in popularity every year. The festival comprises of a number of events from 5km up with the longest being 42km.
October (Date to be confirmed) -FREE
The Blue Labyrinth Run is a 90km trail run starting at Woodford in the Blue Mountains. There are a variety of pulling out options but to cover the full distance you will be required to run 90km.