Rumble in the Jungle

Sunday 4 August, 2024

Events

Overview

Rumble in the Jungle takes place in the stunning Bindarri National Park – Coffs Harbour’s premier running destination – with the four courses carefully crafted to showcase the best trails of the region.

The event highlights the best of the Coffs Harbour hinterland with waterfalls, lookouts and dense rainforest to explore.

You will be running through a unique and special area as Bindarri National Park is listed as an ‘Asset of Intergenerational Significance’, known for its priority koala habitat and forms a conservation corridor between New England Tableland and the Great Escarpment, linking vegetation corridors from the plateau to the coast.

Location: Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall at 13 Pine Avenue, Ulong, NSW, 2450 (Google Maps). 1 hour sealed drive from Coffs Harbour or a 45 minute unsealed drive from Dorrigo.

Ulong is the ‘Village in the Valley’ sitting on the Eastern Dorrigo Plateau at 520m AHD with temperatures typically ranging from 5-15 degrees in August.

Our Green Commitment

The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) Green Charter seeks to encourage the trail running community to join forces, working together to reduce the environmental impact of our sport. It lists practical step[s event organisers can take to be more eco-responsible.

We are proud to support and align to the ITRA Green Charter. Steps we are taking to reduce our environmental footprint are found here: Coffs Trail Runners x ITRA Green Charter

Coffs Backyard Ultra takes place on the Coffs Creek Track adjacent to the Coffs Creek within the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Coffs Creek is a diverse and beautiful estuarine system of coastal swamp forests, rocky shores, mangroves, mudflats and salt marshes leading to incredible beaches and island vistas.

It is a dynamic brackish environment inhabited by a variety of fauna including fish, crustaceans, shorebirds and waders.

The Buluunggal walk section of Coffs Creek walk has a number of colourful interpretive signs describing how the Gumbaynggir people use the creek. Buluunggal is the Gumbaynggirr name for the creek, meaning mullet.

We ask that runners during the event or training:

  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Stay on existing tracks to avoid soil erosion
  • Do not litter or an automatic disqualification will occur
  • Be eco-responsible where possible 

Event Schedule

Saturday 3rd August 2024 – Optional

12:00pm onwards – optional free camping at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall opens

4:00pm to 5:00pm – optional bib collection and mandatory gear check at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

5:00pm onwards – optional social dinner at Ulong Ex-Services Club

Sunday 4th August 2024

6:00am onwards – bib collection and mandatory gear check at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

6:30am – start of Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra (briefing at 6:20am)

8:00am – start of Kennards Hire 30km (briefing at 7:50am)

9:00am – start of X-Press Print & Signs 21km (briefing at 8:50am)

10:00am – start of Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km (briefing at 9:50am)

11:30am – start of 1km FREE kids/family run (briefing at 11:20am)

12:00pm – presentation for all distances and enjoy post-run food

4:00pm – course closure 

We will have optional medals for all finishers of all distances.

Accommodation & Free Camping

Free camping in tents, campervans or campertrailers is available from 12:00pm Saturday 3rd August 2024 informally located on the grass behind Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall. When you register for the event, indicate whether you will be camping or not. If you have a caravan, contact admin@coffstrailrunners.com

Campers have access to the hall facilities including water, free Wi-Fi, phone reception, flush toilets, BBQ, one hot shower and a full kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave.  

Accommodation in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is available at:

  • Coramba HotelDouble rooms next to a great pub. 25 minutes from start line.
  • Whitneys Road Cottage – up to 20 people equipped with everything you need, except BYO linen. Cost on a per head basis. Contact Rodger Pryce on 0411 396 939 for address and costs. 15mins from start line.
  • Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat – 2 eco certified cabins. Minimum 2 night stay. 15 minutes from start line

Other AirBnBs in the hinterland may be available, otherwise Coffs Harbour has accommodation located 1 hour from start line.

Our Green Commitment

The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) Green Charter seeks to encourage the trail running community to join forces, working together to reduce the environmental impact of our sport. 

We are proud to support and align to the ITRA Green Charter with practical steps found here: Coffs Trail Runners x ITRA Green Charter

Bindarri National Park  is listed as an “Asset of Intergenerational Significance”. It provides a link between the plateau and coastal forests, and part of the dramatic escarpment hinterland of the mid north coast. It contains a complexity of landscapes creating a diversity of vegetation communities in a remote and rugged forest environment.

Much of the park supports moist forest communities such as rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest. It also protects significant areas of old growth forest, which provide habitat for a number of threatened species, and protects the headwaters of the Orara River.

We ask that runners during the event or training:

  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Stay on existing track to avoid soil erosion
  • Do not litter or an automatic disqualification will occur
  • Be eco-responsible where possible 

Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra

Key Information

7he Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra covers the full Bindarri National Park featuring all the highlights of the area including:

Entry fee for the Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra: $50

Course cut-off at 30km Urumbilum Day Use Area Checkpoint: 6.5 hours (1:00pm)

Total course cut-off for 50km Ultra: 9.5 hours (4:00pm)

Total ascent & descent: 1,900m

2 ITRA Points and part of the ITRA National League

Six Foot Track Qualifying Time: Under 7 hours 55 minutes

Male Course Record: Daniel Stein 4:23:00 (2023)

Female Course Record: Clare Palmer 5:14:04 (2023)

Checkpoints & Drop Bags

 All checkpoints will be stocked with water, coca-cola, ginger beer (non-alcoholic), lollies, chips, bananas and watermelon:

  • 3.8km – Langleys Road
  • 6.6km – Langleys Road
  • 14.6km – Dairyville
  • 21.3km – Bangalore Road. Drop bag location.
  • 30km – Urumbilum Day Use Area. Course cut-off: 6.5 hours (1:00pm)
  • 40.4km – Bangalore Road. Drop bag location.
  • 46.2km – Langleys Road

Total course cut-off for 50km Ultra: 9.5 hours (4:00pm)

Please note that for environmental reasons we are a ‘cupless’ event and there will be no disposable drink cups available at Checkpoints.

Drop bags are optional for the 50km Ultra only and arranged on race day at bib collection at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall.

Drop bags cannot be bigger than a Woolworths Chiller Shopping Bag and must be clearly labelled with your name and bib number.

Drop bag locations:

  • 21.3km – Bangalore Road
  • 40.4km – Bangalore Road (same drop bag as at 21.3km)

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory Gear will be checked at bib collection and must be carried:

    • Fully charged mobile phone with Emergency Plus App downloaded and Capra App downloaded with 50km course saved offline

    • 500 calories of emergency food (e.g. 4 x muesli bars)

    • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water

    • Snake bandage 
    • Space blanket

50km Ultra Schedule

Saturday 3rd August 2024 – Optional

12:00pm onwards – optional free camping at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall opens

4:00pm to 5:00pm – optional bib collection at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

5:00pm onwards – optional social dinner at Ulong Ex-Services Club

Sunday 4th August 2024

6:00am – Bib collection and mandatory gear check opens at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

6:30am – Start of Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra (briefing at 6:20am)

12:00pm – Presentation and random draw prizes

1:00pm – course cut-off at 30km Checkpoint at Urumbilum Day Use Area (6.5 hours) 

4:00pm – course closure (9.5 hours)

Advanced Automotive Services are a locally based Coffs Harbour business situated in 2/6 Lawson Crescent, Coffs Harbour. They do car servicing, and registration across 4WDs, SUVs, passenger cars, high performance cars and European cars + more!

Basically whatever you need to do for your vehicle, Advanced Automotive Services will help you out with.

Call Advanced Automotive Services on 5619 2870 

Kennards Hire 30km 

Key Information

The Kennards Hire 30km is a brilliant long run that avoids all the steep hills of the 50km Ultra course whilst including the classic highlights such as: 

30km runners do not go out and back to Mt Wondurrigah lookout or to Urumbilum Waterfall / Day Use Area.

Hikers are permitted to enter the event.

Entry fee for the Kennards Hire 30km: $30

Total course cut-off for 30km: 8 hours (4:00pm)

Total ascent & descent: 900m.

1 ITRA Point and part of the ITRA National League

Six Foot Track Qualifying Time: Under 3 hours 35 minutes

Male Race Record: Trent Irwin 2:15:08 (2023)

Female Race Record: Melissa Bulloch 3:09:22 (2023)

Checkpoints

All checkpoints will be stocked with water, coca-cola, ginger beer (non-alcoholic), lollies, chips, bananas and watermelon:

  • 3.8km – Langleys Road
  • 9.6km – Bangalore Road
  • 20km – Bangalore Road
  • 26km – Langleys Road

Total course cut-off for 30km: 8 hours (4:00pm)

Please note that for environmental reasons we are a ‘cupless’ event and there will be no disposable drink cups available at Checkpoints.

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory Gear will be checked at bib collection and must be carried:

    • Fully charged mobile phone with Emergency Plus App downloaded and Capra App downloaded with 30km course saved offline

    • 250 calories of emergency food (e.g. 2 x muesli bars)

    • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water

    • Snake bandage
    • Space blanket

30km Schedule

Saturday 3rd August 2024 – Optional

12:00pm onwards – optional free camping at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall opens

4:00pm to 5:00pm – optional bib collection at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

5:00pm onwards – optional social dinner at Ulong Ex-Services Club

Sunday 4th August 2024

6:00am – Bib collection and mandatory gear check opens at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

8:00am – Start Kennards Hire 30km (briefing at 7:50am)

12:00pm – Presentation and random draw prizes

4:00pm – course cut off (8 hours total)

Kennards Hire Coffs Harbour specialises in providing a wide range of rental equipment and tool hire to make any job easy.

They have a team of accredited and trained professionals who provide expert advice and excellent service that makes them the best hire company, not the biggest.

Contact Kennards Hire Coffs Harbour on 6650 7700 or at 34 Marcia Street, Coffs Harbour

X-press Print & Signs 21km 

Key Information

X-press Print & Signs 21km is a fantastic destination run with the highlight being the stunning Bangalore Falls.

Hikers are permitted to enter the 21km.

Entry fee for the X-Press Print & Signs 21km: $20 

Total course cut-off for 21km: 7 hours (4:00pm)

Total ascent & descent: 600m

1 ITRA Point and part of the ITRA National League

Male Race Record: Johnathon Murdock 1:32:49 (2022)

Female Race Record: Maree Buchan 1:50:34 (2022)

Checkpoints

Al checkpoints will be stocked with water, coca-cola, ginger beer (non-alcoholic), lollies, fruit, chips, bananas and watermelon:

  • 3.8km – Langleys Road
  • 9.6km – Bangalore Road
  • 12km – Bangalore Road
  • 18km – Langleys Road

Total course cut-off for 21km: 7 hours (4:00pm)

Please note that for environmental reasons we are a ‘cupless’ event and there will be no disposable drink cups available at Checkpoints.

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory Gear will be checked at bib collection and must be carried:

    • Fully charged mobile phone with Emergency Plus App downloaded and Capra App downloaded with 21km course saved offline

    • 250 calories of emergency food (e.g. 2 x muesli bars)

    • Capacity to carry 500ml of water

    • Snake bandage

21km Schedule

Saturday 3rd August 2024 – Optional

12:00pm onwards – optional free camping at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall opens

4:00pm to 5:00pm – optional bib collection at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

5:00pm onwards – optional social dinner at Ulong Ex-Services Club

Sunday 4th August 2024

6:00am – Bib collection and mandatory gear check opens at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

9:00am – Start of X-press Print & Signs 21km (briefing at 8:50am)

12:00pm – Presentation and random draw prizes

4:00pm – course cut off (7 hours total)

X-press Print & Signs Coffs Harbour are a locally based business for over 25 years. They are dedicated to delivering our customers’ innovative signs and graphics solutions. 

X-press Print & Signs Coffs Harbour have a local reputation for providing quality products and supreme customer service. They offer a full range of branding graphic services to suit your needs.

Call X-press Print & Signs on 6652 2404

Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km 

Key Information

The Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km climbs up Corfes Road to the stunning rainforest entrance of Bindarri National Park.

Hikers are permitted to enter the 8km.

Entry fee for the Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km: $10

Total course cut-off for 8km: 6 hours (4:00pm)

Total ascent & descent: 200m

Male Race Record: Archie Sauer 36:34 (2023)

Female Race Record: Jo Franklin 36:23 (2022)

Checkpoint

Checkpoint will be stocked with water, coca-cola, ginger beer (non-alcoholic), lollies, fruit and chips:

  • 3.8km – Langleys Road

Total course cut-off for 8km: 6 hours (4:00pm)

Please note that for environmental reasons we are a ‘cupless’ event and there will be no disposable drink cups available at the Checkpoint.

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory Gear will be checked at bib collection and must be carried:

  • Fully charged mobile phone with Emergency Plus App downloaded and Capra App downloaded with 8km course saved offline

8km Schedule

Saturday 3rd August 2024 – Optional

12:00pm onwards – optional free camping at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall opens

4:00pm to 5:00pm – optional bib collection at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

5:00pm onwards – optional social dinner at Ulong Ex-Services Club

Sunday 4th August 2024

6:00am – Bib collection and mandatory gear check opens at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

10:00am – Start of Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km (briefing at 9:50am)

12:00pm – Presentation and random draw prizes

4:00pm – course cut off (6 hours total)

Established in 1956 and just 45 minutes from the coastal town of Coffs Harbour, the Ulong Ex-Services Club is a family friendly destination where locals and visitors can experience the magic of the mountains right in the heart of Tallowood Country.

The bistro is great and nice way to socialise the night before the event.

1km kids / family 

The 1km kids / family run take place around Ulong Oval and the Hall at the start/finish line. Walking is allowed.

The idea is that while waiting for mum or dad to finish their big run, the other parent could do a walk/run with the kids. 

Entry fee: FREE

Medals to all finishers. 

Supporters

National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW logo

Volunteer

Rumble in the Jungle is organised entirely by volunteers! The event would not occur without help from Coffs Trail Runners Committee or on the day volunteers.

Check out the volunteer locations on Capra and fill out the Rumble in the Jungle 2024 volunteer form. 

Feel free to send us an email at admin@coffstrailrunners.com if you have any questions