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This 25 km race will send you up one of the oldest trails in the Cumberland Community Forest affectionally known as "The Pig". Up and up you will go on the climbing trails SoboNo Michi which means Grandmothers' Trail. Given that our race happens the day before Mother's Day we wish all of our racing grandmothers great strength and breath climbing to the top. You will race along the logging road and keep going Up and Up over Lower and Upper Climax and then you can anticipate your reward. Down, down you will go on the fast and flowy Field of Dreams. You will connect to some of our favourite weekend running trails during this event. The second half of the race is in the Eastern Block area of the Cumberland Trail Network. It provides lots of vistas looking south to Nikkei Mountain and east to the Sunshine Coast on a clear day. There will be four aid stations providing water , fruit and sweets. Bring your own special energy gels and electrolyte fluid as this is a tough 25 km race with 650 meters of elevation and much more descent. The trail portion ends on the iconic Space Nugget which if just 600 meters from your finish line in No. 6 Mine Park. Please, if you choose to train on this route ensure you watch for fast bike traffic coming down Field of Dreams and Blue Collar.
Full Cumby – 25 km Description
From No. 6 Mine Heritage Park you will run down Derwent Ave To Sutton and enter through the yellow gate turning right up Davis Lake Main West to an old logging road, run down this old logging road to turn left on Two and a Juice, turn right on “the Pig” and turn right again onto Davis Lake Main and head left after the bridge to the lower Climbing Trail, Sobo No Michi, over the Sykes Bridge and take the Upper Climbing Trail Sobo no Michi turning left on Midway which will kick you out turning right on the logging road. Turn right on Lower Climax to Upper Climax and turn left onto the Field of Dreams, across the logging road to Blue Collar, stay right after the last bridge and head down the road and into Rock and a Hard Place. Turn left when it hits the old logging road and head for Amore, left on Double Pumper, right on Crafty Butcher, left on the logging road, right on Brat to President’s Choice, The Half Cumby departs from here. You will now turn right up the road and enter Two Flats, right on Outfox , left on 50:1, up the gravel road hill before you hit the Big Chair, turn right on Rapture (CUT) , left on (Rapture) Ark, right to Noah’s Ark Access Road, continue on NAAR to logging road, right to Fuji Jim, right on Fuji Jim, , down Fuji Jim access, up Rapture Cliff, hard left on Upper Extreme Lene to Fuji Jim, past the bench and right on ridge trail past Top Hat, take left trail over to Kamikaze, hard left on Rapture, follow Rapture all the way past Kamikaze again and left on Crazy Ivan, across logging road, continue on Crazy Ivan to Tunnel Canary Connecter, turn left up Tunnel Canary, right on Rapture, left on Two Shoes to the minor logging road turn right, right on access to Rapture, follow Rapture all the way around to go down on Sapsucker West up access road and go right on Two Flats, left on the Davis Lake Main East and right to Black Hole, No Hole, right on Kitty Litter to Space Nugget and all the way home up via Second Street, Derwent and back into No. 6 Mine Heritage Park.