When is the Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash scheduled to be held?

The Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash is scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 7:00 am.

What is the course for the Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash?

The course is a single 6km leg from the top (Rangeview Picnic Area) to the bottom (J.C Slaughter Falls Park).
The course will be clearly signed and marshals posted at critical points to keep you on track.

Who can participate in the Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash?

The event is open to everyone. Kids can also get involved. The minimum age is 10 (with parent/guardian approval).

What insurance is provided for the Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash?

Event insurance is provided as part of your entry fee. It is provided through Queensland Athletics.

What is the estimated number of participants for the Mt Coot-tha Downhill Dash?

To ensure every participant has a memorable experience we will be capping numbers to about 100 runners. Next year (2024) we hope to increase numbers so more people can get involved.
Sustainability is important to us, therefore we also want to leave only our footprints on the trails.

What about transport Between the Top and Bottom?

Why not ask your support team to drop you to the start line and pick you up at the finish line? (This is our preferred option).
If you are just driving by yourself. Either park at the top of bottom and then grab a lift to the start in our courtesy van (driven by one of our volunteers). The van will do loops from J.C Slaughter falls finish line to the start line from 6am to 8.30am (Note – parking is limited so make sure you come early. Also remember the race starts at 7am so give yourself plenty of time to get to the top if you decide to park at the bottom. We take no responsibility if there is a delay so give yourself plenty of time, we will also preference runners for seats on the bus so they don’t miss the start. If you miss the start at 7am you can still of course run !

For the mountain goats, park at the top of the mountain and run backup after you finish. Legend status awaits you.

Where/When do I pickup my Race Bib?

Race bibs can be picked up on race day from 6:00am at the start line at Range View Picnic Area. Safety pins will be provided.

Will there be a bag Drop off?

Yes. We will have a bag drop off area at the start line. You will be able to pick your bag up at the finish line. Please make sure you have all of your items in a zipped up bag. We will not be able to take loose items such as phones, water bottles or wallets.

I am not yet 17 but will be turning 18 before Race Day. What category do I enter?

Your category is based on your age on race day.

What are the Prizes?

We will publish the cash prize amounts on this FAQs page before race day. There will also be some lucky door prizes as well !

Do we get a Medal or T-Shirt for Finishing?

No. You get some something much better ! All will be revealed on the day ! Those that run will be the envy of their mates and you will have something that you will actually use !

Will there be photos available?

Yes. We will have a professional photographer on the day. We hate the idea of having to pay for photos ourselves so we have decided that ALL photos on the day are FREE. We will email a link out to a gallery a couple of days after the race for you to look at and downlead what you want.

Where do I park?

There are several parking spots at Mt Coot-tha (designated parking spots or along the road). We recommend you get there early so you can find one. We will also have a courtesy bus which will drive between the start and finish lines.