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Hanmer Springs

Trail Festival 

Conical Hill Challenge


Race Info

Sunday 13 September

A quick dash to the top of Conical Hill, take this one on solo or compete as part of a relay team for your chance to be king or queen of the mountain! With a climb of over 200m across 5km, this hill is certainly a challenge!


Once again starting and finishing at the historic Queen Mary Hospital, the route takes you through the heart of Hanmer Springs before you are faced with a gruelling climb to the top of Conical Hill. Once you’ve reached the summit house its time to test the knees on the descent to the finish line! A short stint on the Eagles Nest and Lucas Lane tracks will bring you back to the village and then it’s a sprint back to the finish line once you’ve crossed Jacks Pass. If you are competing as part of a team, it’s time to tag your teammate for their turn to conquer Conical Hill! The first team to have all four members across the finish line will be declared the winners!

Race Categories

Solo Male/Female

First, Second, Third - Adult

First, Second, Third - Junior

Relay Team

First, Second, Third - Corporate Team (Team of 4)

First, Second, Third - Team of 4 (any type, etc, male, female mixed)

Race Types

Solo - Take on the Conical Hill Challenge solo! This might only be a 3.5km course, but it's one hell of a hill! 

Team Relays - Assemble your team of four and take it in turns to conquer Conical Hill! The first team to have all four members across the finish line will be declared the winners! Please note that you cannot enter the course until your teammate has crossed the finish line.

Course Map


Click here.


On the Day

Race Times

8.00am Registration Open

8.50am Race Briefing

9.00am Race Start - all participants


Event parking is available at the Domain on Jacks Pass Road. Once your vehicle is parked, please walk to the race village which will be located on Lucas Lane (approx 5 min walk).

Race Village

The race village will be located on the grass reserve on Lucas Lane next to the Lucas Lane trailhead. 


Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards.

Prize giving

The Prize giving ceremony will be held at the finish line on Lucas Lane at 11am. There will also be spot prizes, you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and or prize.

Enjoy Hanmer Springs

Food and beverages will be available throughout the event for purchase, there is also a child's play area at The Domain to keep the kids entertained. Hanmer Springs is a gorgeous alpine village, so bring your family and friends along and stay the weekend. You can find accommodation options here.

Due to liquor licensing Hanmer Events do not allow BYO to their events. Please do not bring dogs to the event unless they are assistance dogs or with our marshals.



Registrations are OPEN for 2020

$45 Adult
$30 Junior
Relay Team of 4

Online Registrations close on the 10th of September 2020, after this date you will need to register at the event. Please contact us to make sure there are spaces available. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00. On the Day registrations will only be possible if the race does not sell out. 

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 5th of September. No refunds will be given after 15 August 2020. 

Race packs are to be collected prior to each event. We will send you details for race pack pick up 2 weeks prior to your race/s.

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