Event Schedule Overview

Registrations close at 12pm on Friday 12th July 2024. No late entries will be accepted.

Thursday, 11th July
15:00-17:30 Race pack pick up 4WD Central, 124-154 Duckworth Street, Garbutt

Friday, 12th July

15:00-18:00 Race pack pick up Paluma, Community Hall
12:00-20:00 Camping Check-in Hidden Valley Cricket Oval

Saturday, 13th July

6:30-8:15 Rider sign in & late race pack pick up Paluma, Rotunda and Community Hall
6:30-7:50 Water Bottle drop (70km, 100km ONLY) Paluma, Community Hall
7:15 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 8:00
8:00-10:00 Road Closure From Paluma-Smith Cres to Dam Rd turn off
8:30 Rider Briefing Village Green, Paluma
8:50 E-Bike 53km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
8:55 100km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:00 70km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:05 53km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:10 42km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
12:00 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 12:45
13:00 Camping Check in Event HQ, Hidden Valley
13:35 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 14:15
14:00 Mini Push check in Event HQ, The Hall
14:30 Mini Push Race start Next to the bus stop
15:00 *approx. Presentations Event HQ, Hidden Valley
15:00 onwards After Party- Food Trucks, Music, Bon Fire Event HQ, Hidden Valley
15:10 Bus Transfer from Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 15:45
18:00- 21:00* approx. Live Band Entertainment by Shots Fired Event HQ, Hidden Valley
17:30 Bus Transfer from Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 18:10
18:00 onwards Collect water bottles Hidden Valley- Alternative pick up TBC

Sunday, 14th July

7:00 BBQ Breakfast Hidden Valley, Event HQ


Event Schedule Details

Thursday, 11th July

Race Pack pick up

All riders who are in Townsville on Thursday can pick up their Race packs from 4WDS Central, next to Mike Carney Toyota from 15:00-17:30. Please park across the road at Domain or in the Spotlight parking lot and walk to 4WD Central. We highly recommend to pick up your pack on Thursday to avoid a big rush on Saturday morning in Paluma. This will greatly reduce the volunteer workload on Saturday morning and will avoid the last minute rush at Paluma.

4WD Central
124-154 Duckworth Street
Garbutt QLD 4814

Friday, 12th July


Everyone who has booked in for Friday night camping can check in at Event HQ in Hidden Valley and set up their camp. Smokin' & Grillin' Townsville and Woodfired Delights and the bar will be set up at Hidden Valley HQ on Friday night, please bring cash. Additional food trucks will be available for Saturday night and Sunday morning. The SES is selling a BBQ Breakfast on Sunday morning.

Saturday 13th July - Race Day

Car Parking

• Parking will commence at the Hidden Valley side of Paluma, along Hussey Road. Anyone who is coming from Hidden Valley HQ and camped the night is required to park here. Do not drive through Paluma  unless directed by the parking marshals.
• Please DO NOT park in driveways. We have a lot of cars to fit into Paluma so please follow the directions of the marshals.

Hidden Valley
• Parking marshals will be at the Hidden Valley Cricket Oval for those doing the early car shuffle.

Car Shuffle

The road into Paluma will be closed by the police at the dam turn off at 8.00am until 10.00am which is after the last rider leaves Paluma.


There will be a lot of traffic on the road between Paluma and Hidden Valley so make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to the start. Times given on the website are realistic.

Sign in

All participants MUST sign in prior to the race.

Sign In will occur from 6:30am until 8:15am.

Riders who have already picked up their Race Pack on Thursday/Friday are still required to sign in at the sign in desk at the rotunda outside the community hall. The riders who are picking up their race pack on Saturday morning need to see the event crew inside the Community Hall in order to sign in.

Any participant who does not sign in will not be eligible for official placings in any category.

This is also essential to ensure all riders are accounted for at the end of the race.

Event Day Race Pack Pick Up

For those unable to pick up their race pack on Thursday or Friday must collect their bag on Saturday morning inside the community hall in Paluma.

Water Bottle Drop Off

For 70km and 100km riders ONLY. If you want to have extra water bottles at Check Point 4, you will need to have your water bottles at the Paluma Community Hall prior to 7.50am.

Place your water bottle in one of the plastic tubs provided.

You can collect your water bottle from Hidden Valley HQ after 5pm.

Distance to Check Point 4:
• For 100km & 70km Riders – Approx. 40 km along the course
• For 53km and E-Bike Riders – Approx. 40 km along the course
• For 42km Riders – Approx. 30 km along the course

Rider Briefing

Rider Briefing 8:30am at the Paluma Village Green (grassed area).

Riders are to assemble on the Village Green. All riders must attend and listen.

Race Start

The Start Line is located at the corner of Mount Spec Road and Smith Crescent.

Participants are to line up along Smith Crescent in their respective category.

  • Blue - 53km E-Bike Riders will be first
  • Green - 100km Crazy Riders are second
  • Yellow - 70km Competition Rider are third
  • Blue - 53km Intermediate Riders fourth
  • Red - 42km Recreational will be fifth / at the back

Riders must self-seed. Fitter and more skilled riders in the front, lessor skilled/experienced riders at the back

Start Times:

  • 8.50am - 53km E-Bike Intermediate Class
  • 8.55am – 100km Crazy Class
  • 9.00am - 70km Competition Class
  • 9.05am - 53km Intermediate Class
  • 9.10am - 42km Recreational Class

Timing & Results

The Timing and Results services will be supplied by Outer Limits. The results will be published on Sunday afternoon.

You MUST sign in and have your Race Bib displayed as required.

At the start of the race, you MUST ride through the race start gates. Do not go around the gates/arch.

At the finish line, please ensure you ride through the finish gates to officially finish the race and have your time recorded.

*Cut Off Time* - There is a new cut off time of 75minutes that applies for the 100km Crazy, 70km Competition, 53km Intermediate and E-Bike Class at Paluma Dam. Anyone who does not reach the dam by 10:20 will be shortccursed and unranked from the results.

Check Point 4- Any riders not passed Check Point 4 by 12:15 will be required to move onto the 42km course and will be listed as unranked.

Check Point 5 - Any 100km riders who have not reached CP5 by 13:30 will be short coursed onto the 70km course.

Check Point 7 - Any 100km riders not past this checkpoint by 15:30 will be short coursed and sent to the finish line.


The winner awards presentation will be held at Hidden Valley Race HQ once the Top 3 riders have crossed the finish line.

Event Photos

Professional photographers will be at the event and photos will be made available 24-48 hours after the event

After Party

The Event HQ will be set up at the Hidden Valley Cricket Oval. We have a live band, Shots Fired, playing music on Saturday night and we have food trucks on site (Woodfire Delights, Smokin' & Grillin' Townsville and SES BBQ truck) to help you refuel after the race. The Paluma District Community Association is setting up a bar area selling drinks. Please bring cash for food and drink purchases. NO EFTPOS available.

Sunday, 14th July

The SES is cooking up a BBQ Breakfast on Sunday morning (please bring cash).