The Course

The course varies from narrow rocky tracks, fire-trails, hard mountain tracks, bridge crossing and one gravel path plus a number of hills (big and small). We start at 335m and head up to 1542m.

The Thunderbolt offers the following distances:

16km – Thunderbolt Dash
Runners will start at Salisbury Lodges, head out on the Blue Gum loop trail and then join the southern end of Rocky Crossing walk. Runners will head up the steep hill to reach Lagoon Pinch picnic area. Once at the top, runners turn around and head back the same way.

33km – Thunderbolt Corker
Runners will start at Salisbury Lodges, head out on the Blue Gum loop trail and then join the southern end of Rocky Crossing walk. Runners will head up the steep hill to reach Williams Top picnic area and continue on the main access road until they reach Lagoon Pinch picnic area where they are required to undergo a mandatory check-in with race officials, before heading up the Corker. The turn around point is at the top on the Corker. Runners must undergo another mandatory check-in on the way back down. The reason for this is to ensure the health and safety of each runner before heading up the Corker and on their way back.

Runners will have to reach Lagoon Pinch picnic area by 10am to be able to proceed up the Corker.

There will be a special prize awarded for the fastest male and female for the Corker Trail section.