Welcome to the Mt Mee Classic
Sunday 30th May, 2021
by Race Promotions
2021 marks the 27th Anniversary
of this iconic event. A brief history is included
Promotions is the organiser. The Run Inn Runners provide
volunteers for all checkpoints.
The events are:
Marathon Solo Run – 7.00am
Marathon Relay Run (2 runners) – 7.00am
Half-marathon Solo Run – 8.30am
Run – 9.00am
Walk – 9.00am
A Short History of the Mt Mee
Over the years the event has undergone numerous course
changes, mainly due to safety reasons and forest closures.
The first event
traversed the favourite training haunts of the Caboolture
Road Runners who would start at the Wamuran shops and run
out and back
along Campbell's Pocket Road to Mt Mee Hall. Gary Parsons,
the first race director, altered the course slightly by
running downhill first
12.5km and back up the same way on bitumen road. Distances
were 50 (2 laps), 25 and 10km.
course was altered slightly after a few years to add in
some dirt road (Top Yard and Tidwell Rds) and this helped
with safety -
having runners on only one side of the road.
Gary entered politics he handed the event to Phil
Hungerford (Race Director) and Bruce Cook (Course
Organiser) in 2004.
saw a change of venue with headquarters at the Mt Mee
Showgrounds. Kids' events were also added and more
added. Course went out Pedwell Rd, onto the recreation
walking trail into Wamuran Basin, back up Campbell's
Pocket Rd, Top Yard and
Tidwell Rd for the 26km. The 50 and 10km events used
Settlement Rd for balance of the distance. 2009 saw a new
concept with the
axing of the 50km and the introduction of the standard
marathon distance. A point to point journey was also added
with the start in the
street of Dayboro and finishing in the Mt Mee Showgrounds.
The course included Mt Brisbane Rd, into Mt Mee State
Chambers Rd, Peggs Rd, Sellin Rd, Neurum Ck Rd, Centipede
Rd, Fife Rd, out of the forest and Settlement Rd. 2010 saw
direction, downhill, attempted.
Major floods in 2011 caused the cancellation of the event.
Major forest damage saw the rerouting of the course in
2012. Starting in
Dayboro the course was altered from the Gantry. An 8km
loop was added in the West Escarpment Rd region to make up
then running out of the forest area along Sellin Rd, into
Fraser's Farm, along Hewitt Rd easement and out onto
2013 there were more route changes due to forest logging
on the northern part of the course. The annual course
presented some issues.
2015 we planned to start at The Gantry in D'Aguilar
National Park and traverse a northern loop (Loveday's Rd,
La Traverse and
Neurum Ck Rd), then most of the 2010 course. Unfortunately
the 2015 event had to be cancelled due to bad weather. We
run the event with no further course changes from 2016 to
2020, despite closure of all other South-East Queensland
forests due to
weather in 2017.
The Mt Mee Classic is
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