Barrington Tops National Park will be the site of a new trail run to be held later this year.
The Thunderbolt Trail Race to be held on August 19 is set to attract runners from across NSW.
The event is presented by Salisbury Lodges and is the brainchild of Sally Drayton who was also behind the successful ultra marathon held in Maitland.
“This is the first year for the Thunderbolt Trail Race and from the amount of interest already we are sure it will be come an annual event,” she said.
“The number of runners will be limited to ensure we deliver a good quality race which is a safe event.
“Safety is our highest priority.”
Ms Drayton said the event has National Parks approval and no State Forests roads are used during the event which promises to test runners with two courses on offer. The Thunderbolt Challenge is 16 kilometres and the Corker Challenge is 33 kilometres The Corker challenge follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Carey’s Peak on the Barrington Plateau.
“The event starts and finishes at Salisbury Lodges and the runners will access the course from (the Lodges’) back gates.”
For those wishing to make a weekend out of the event, camping and meal packages are available at Salisbury Lodges.
More information on the event can be found on their website.
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