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VENTURE into the great outdoors!

With over 6000ha of open parks and conservation areas it’s no wonder Ipswich is starting to become the home of so many outdoor recreation and endurance events.

From January to November the region delivers up a season of outdoor events encouraging adventure enthusiasts to venture to Ipswich for cycling, mountain biking and trail running, as well as family friendly outdoor events across the city.

2022 VENTURE EVENTS CALENDAR

IPSWICH 100

Sunday 27 March 2022

The University of Southern Queensland - 11 Salisbury Road, Ipswich

The Ipswich 100 enters its 22nd year. This prestigious ride is well known for its challenging hills and beautiful scenery like no other. With 5 distances on offer including a family ride and kids caper this event truly catered for everyone from elite cyclists through to children learning to ride.

MERIDA HIDDEN VALE 24HR

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 April 2022

Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester

The ‘MERIDA Hidden Vale 24HR’ is a Solo, Team Relay and Kids Mountain Biking event starting at 12pm Saturday and finishing at 12pm Sunday. Riders compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights. It’s a weekend filled with camaraderie, activities and fun that you’ll never forget!

Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – Round 3

Sunday 19 June 2022

Ivory’s Rock

The Scenic Rim Trail Running Series offers four challenging and highly rewarding events with Round 3 hosted at Ivory’s Rock in Ipswich. Run one event or run them all and be in the running for series champion. You don’t need to be an elite athlete to enter the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – the long and short-distance events are open to seasoned runners and first timers alike. There are also 5km introductory distances for those who are new to the sport. No matter which distance you choose, the welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere will ensure you make it to the finish line wanting more!

3Plus3

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 July 2022

Hidden Vale Adventure Park – 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester rious see event for details

Two cycling racing courses both operating over the 2 days – One for the Competitors (Racers) and the other for the Completer’s (Social). The next day they are switched offering new challenges and extra fun factor! Staged at the ‘Epic’ Hidden Vale Adventure Park, the 3PLUS3 consists of 2, 3hr races over two days. Before the main race each day, watch the kids enjoy themselves racing their new friends.

NORCO 3Plus3

Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 July 2022

Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, 4340 QLD

The Norco 3PLUS3 running over the 23rd and 24th of July 2022 sees two courses both operating over two days – One for the Competitors (Racers) and the other for the Completer’s (Social), switching on the second day offering new challenges and the extra fun factor! This year we offer a new category, which will see runners hit the trails on a separate course!

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 3-Day Cycling Tour July

Saturday 23 - Monday 25 July 2022

Yarraman to Ipswich (see website for route)

Fully supported, 3-day, leisurely, off-road bike tour in a small group on the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Yarraman to Ipswich.

Day 1: Yarraman to Moore – mostly downhill (49 km)

Day 2: Moore to Esk via the new section (45 km)

Day 3: Esk to Wulkuraka Station: (67 km)

PARK2PARK FUN RUN 

Sunday 31 July 2022

Limestone Park and Queens Park, Ipswich

Ipswich Cycle Park

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park Fun Run, presented by the University of Southern Queensland, has a strong history and tradition for the Foundation and our community. Participants can choose any distance with options of a half marathon, half marathon relay, 10km, 5km, 2.5km, and the new kids obstacle course, there is an option for everyone and families.

ROCKY TRAIL FOX SUPERFLOW IPSWICH 

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 August 2022

Castle Hill Mountain Bike Reserve , Blackstone, Ipswich

Freedom, riding, being outside, friends, community, heavy breathing leading to epic descents. It’s what we do and it’s what the Fox Superflow® is all about! Let’s bang into some berms and do turnbars off jumps. Life is for living!

Auscycling QLD Cyclocross state championships 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Ipswich Cycle Park

Presented by Ipswich Cycling Club, the Auscycling QLD Cyclocross State Championships brings together riders from all disciplines. Riders will tackle bitumen, grass, mud, tight corners and climbs. Racing for all ages, from Balance Bikes to Elite Men & Women. Come and see who will take home the titles. 

99Bikes cycle and trail

run epic

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 September 2022

Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester

The award-winning 99 Bikes Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a 117km epic trail ride. In 2003, the inaugural Australian mountain bike marathon started a new era in the sport.

99Bikes Dingo duo

Sunday 5 & Sunday 6 November 2022

Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester

The 99 Bikes Dingo provides fun and entertainment for the whole family. With plenty of racing options including, ride only, run only, full duathlon, the Duo Intro and an event just for the kids! 

2021 VENTURE EVENTS CALENDAR

IPSWICH TRAIL RUN SERIES

31st January, 14th February & 14th March 2021

Various

Various see event for details

The Ipswich Trail Run series is a community event leading participants through one of South East Queensland’s most beautiful nature refuges! The 3 locations that make up the series include Hidden Vale Adventure Park (Round 1 – 31st January – Short 5.45km , Long 12.75km), OHV Stockyards (Round 2 – 14th February), Bubbling Springs, Grandchester (Round 3 – 14th March). Distances to suit the whole family.

TUFFKIDZ DUATHLON

Saturday 13 March 2021

From 4 pm 

Ipswich Cycle Park

Do you want to be a duathlete? Do you want to be a TUFFKID? Then take the opportunity to experience the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon series. These events are specifically designed for all children in Prep to High school who want to be a duathlete for a day and a registered TUFFKID.

MERIDA HIDDEN VALE 24HR

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 April 2021

7 am - 5 pm

Hidden Vale Adventure Park, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester

The ‘MERIDA Hidden Vale 24HR’ is a Solo, Team Relay and Kids Mountain Biking event starting at 12pm Saturday and finishing at 12pm Sunday. Riders compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights. It’s a weekend filled with camaraderie, activities and fun that you’ll never forget!

Wild West Series – Race 3 Walloon

Sunday 18 April 2021

From 7.30 am

Walloon

Spend your Sunday morning at the perfect mountain bike training event. Wild West Walloon has a friendly family atmosphere with a category for everyone, from beginner to elite athletes, as well as children. Catering for all levels of riders, all grades race on the same track. To race you just need a current Auscycling licence or a day licence. Visit the Auscycling website to get membership or a free trial membership. 

WHITE ROCK TRAIL FESTIVAL

Saturday 8 May 2021

6 am - 12 pm

White Rock Conservation Estate

There is something truly special about White Rock Conservation Park, and White Rock Warriors Inc. are dedicated to providing trail runners and walkers an experience that won’t be forgotten. Open to participants of multiple ability levels, White Rock Trail Festival is a unique event featuring a stunning landscape, well-marked courses and of course, plenty of enjoyment for all.

bvrt festival of cycling

Saturday 5 June 2021

5 am - 5 pm

Yarraman Trail Head, Yarraman Station, Yarraman

With a choice of 45 km, 74 km and 161 km distances plus a major event village at the finish line in Yarraman, this is gravel cycling at its best. Choose your personal challenge and prove what you can do. Off-road fun for all levels of ability.

PARK2PARK fun run

Sunday 25 July 2021

6:00 am - 10:00 am

Limestone Park, Ipswich

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park Fun Run, presented by the University of Southern Queensland, has a strong history and tradition for the Foundation and our community. Participants can choose any distance with options of a half marathon, half marathon relay, 10km, 5km, 2.5km, and the new kids obstacle course, there is an option for everyone and families.

Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – Round 3

Sunday 25 July 2021

Starting from 7:15 am

Ivory’s Rock

The Scenic Rim Trail Running Series offers four challenging and highly rewarding events with Round 3 hosted at Ivory’s Rock in Ipswich. Run one event or run them all and be in the running for series champion (see the FAQ’s). You don’t need to be an elite athlete to enter the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – the long and short-distance events are open to seasoned runners and first timers alike. There are also 5km introductory distances for those who are new to the sport. No matter which distance you choose, the welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere will ensure you make it to the finish line wanting more!

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL 24 HOUR & 150 CHALLENGE RIDE

Friday 27 - Saturday 28 August 2021

Various see website

Esk Station, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Esk

Are you up for the challenge of Australia’s epic rail trail endurance gravel cycling event? Options include riding the full length of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in under 24-hours or ride 150 kms from Esk to Blackbutt and return in under 12-hours.

cycle & trail run epic

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 September 2021

Various

Hidden Vale Adventure Park

The EPIC weekend now has something for everyone, from the novice riders  through to the professionals of each discipline, offering 3 races over 2 days and several categories to challenge and reward riders.

The 2021 EPIC promises to be the biggest and best yet! Be a part of this iconic event, register early and join in the festivities. Registrations open in April.

ROCKY TRAIL FOX SUPERFLOW IPSWICH ENDURO

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 September 2021

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Castle Hill Mountain Bike Reserve , Blackstone, Ipswich

TUFFKIDZ TRIATHLON

Sunday 7 November 2021

6:30 am - 9:00 am

Ipswich State High School, 1 Hunter St, Brassall

Do you want to be a triathlete? Do you want to be a TUFFKID? Then take the opportunity to experience the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon series. These events are specifically designed for all children in Prep to High school who want to be a triathlete for a day and a registered TUFFKID.

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