About The Event

Welcome to the inaugural Lost World Trail Festival to be held Sunday 22nd August 2021. The Lost World is a small pocket of the Scenic Rim which is fast becoming known for its trail running events.  Nestled at the foothills of the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park the Lost World Valley is enveloped by a cauldron of mountains boasting spectacular scenery.  Here also is the headwaters of the Albert River which meanders through the valley giving life to local eco systems and the wildlife that inhabit the area.

The views on this trail run will stop the most experienced trail runner in their tracks!  We believe it will be seen as a must-do on the trail calendar.  The Lost World Trail Festival provides a great combination of road, smooth trails, rocky terrain, hills, a bridge and creek crossing - what more could you ask for!  So whether you're a seasoned trail runner, a weekend warrior or a beginner who just loves getting into the outdoors there’s an option for you!

The Venue

The Lost World Trail Festival is hosted at the stunning private property "Worendo" which is home to Worendo Cottages and Worendo Olive Grove.

All the courses begin and end at Worendo Olive Grove, 3161 Kerry Road, Darlington Queensland.

For more information on how to get here and where to stay see our Travel Information page.

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Course Options

We've got three great trail options covering 7km, 14km & 20km

Distance - 7km

Lost and Found

The course circuit starts at the Worendo Olive Grove by the Albert river,  the former Arts in the Olives site. It passes under the canopy of olive trees and tours The Lost World Valley floor before rising to the amazing views at Worendo Cottages.  This circuit is mainly flat with only one hill for approximately 100 metres.

Each participant will receive a medal.  Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters will each receive a prize.

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Distance - 14km

Lost for Words

This course follows the same route as the 7km “Lost and Found” to Worendo Cottages before heading off road around the Wild Lime Loop, including Worendo Lake and an undulating track to Widgee Ridge (famed location of several 4WD commercials).  This affords amazing views of Little and Big Widgee Mountains and Mt Westray.

Each participant will receive a medal.  Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters will each receive a prize.

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20km

​Lost the Plot

This course starts with a challenging rise via an undulating single bush track up the ridge line of Mt Bishop and also passes through the “back” Olive Grove (not included on the other trails). It then follows the path of the “Lost for Words” trail.

Each participant will receive a medal.  Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters will each receive a prize.

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Facilities

What's available at the venue

Parking

All courses begin and end at Worendo Olive Grove, 3161 Kerry Road.

Parking is available onsite at no cost.

Food and Coffee

Food providers and Ray's Roam'n Coffee will be here to refuel you, so plan to stay awhile and enjoy The Lost World and socialise after the run.

Massage

Belinda from Kooralbyn Health and Resource Centre will be available to relieve tired and sore muscles. With short massages and aromatic foot soaks available, she will have you feeling like you can run the trail again!

Race Schedule

What's happening on the day

Race bibs to be picked up from registration 6.30am
20Km Race Briefing & Ambassador Welcome 6:50am
20km Race Start 7:00am
14km Race Breifing 7:05am
14km Race Start 7:15am
7km Race Breifing 7:35am
7km Race Start 7:45am
20km Race Cut Off 11:00am
14km Race Cut Off 11:15am
Event End & 7km Race Cut Off 11:45am
Presentations From Noon

Rules & Responsibility

Taking Part

  • This is an on and OFF ROAD run.
  • We recommend a shoe that provides grip, stability and quick drainage if you decide to forgo the bridges for a creek crossing along the course.
  • Water cups will not be supplied.
  • All 7km/14km/20km runners MUST carry their own bottles.
  • Minimum size 500ml to refill at the water/fuel stops.
  • NO WATER BOTTLE = NO START.
  • Aid stations are at 3.5km intervals equiped with Trail Brew Sports Drink.

The Environment

The Lost World Trail Festival takes you through mostly private property with native flora and fauna and livestock.

Please carry all your food/gel wrappers with you and deposit at water station bins.  

No pets allowed.