Bellarine Rail Trail Run Drysdale to Queenscliff Sunday August 19, 2012

Bellarine Rail Trail Run Drysdale to Queenscliff

Sunday August 19, 2012

Bellarine Rail Trail Run Details
IMPORTANT: This is a group training run and NOT a race, as described below. And it is FREE!
As per the 2011 event:

  • The 17km course will be Drysdale to Queenscliff only. 34km remains Queenscliff to Drysdale & return.
  • It is possible to register at Drysdale for those doing the 17km (but see the below registration section if taking the train).
  • Run numbers will be issued at Registration.

The 9th Bellarine Rail Trail Run (17 or 34kms) will be held on Sunday August 19, 2012 as an out & back course from Queenscliff to Drysdale Railway Station & return (34km) or one-way Drysdale to Queenscliff (17km) along the BRT. The trail is tremendously scenic and ideal for running being wide, well marked and all on smooth, unsealed paths aside from the 4.5kms at the Queenscliff end (sealed). More information on the BRT can be found here and here. 292 runners took part in 2011 with many using the event as an ideal training run for the Melbourne Marathon events 8 weeks later.
This event is based upon the original FatAss concept of no entry fee, no help, no support, no assistance and No Wimps. However, over the years the run has moved well away from this concept having marshals, aid stations & distance markers each 5kms. Aid stations will be at approx 6, 10, 17, 24 & 28kms.
The course is relatively traffic free, but you do have to cross some major roads & the railway line, so please take care. The course is also open to the general public and it is important that their use is not affected by the event. For this reason and in FatAss tradition, this is NOT A RACE – there are no prizes for finishing first!



  • Queenscliff Railway Station: from 7.30am for either 17 or 34km runners.
  • Drysdale Railway Station: from approx 8.50am for 17km runners.
  • NB: For those running the 17km we recommend parking & registering at Queenscliff and enjoying a train ride to the start! Try to avoid registering at Drysdale if taking the train as you may miss the start as below! Food / Drink for the Aid Stations can be dropped off at either Queenscliff or Drysdale Registration.


  • 8.30am – 34km start.
  • 9.30am (approx) – 17km Drysdale start. We will aim to start 5-10min after the train arrives at Drysdale so be ready to run as you get off the train & please register at Queenscliff if you’re taking the train or you might miss the start!
  • Check out the train section for those approx departure & arrival times.


  • 34km – 1pm (4.5 hrs)
  • 17km (Drysdale to Queenscliff) – 12.30pm (3hrs)

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