Rumble in the Jungle

Sunday 4 August, 2024

Events

Overview

Rumble in the Jungle features the highlights of the Coffs Harbour hinterland with waterfalls, lookouts and dense rainforest to explore.

The run 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.

You will be running through a unique and special area. 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.

Rumble in the Jungle is named as 50km runners cross the crystal clear ‘Urumbilum’ River and visit ‘Urumbilum’ Falls and Bindarri National Park is a dense rainforest jungle.

Rumble in the Jungle starts and finishes at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall at 13 Pine Avenue, Ulong.

Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall is a 1 hour sealed drive from Coffs Harbour or a 45 minute unsealed drive from Dorrigo. Ulong is the ‘Village in the Valley’ and sits on the Eastern Dorrigo Plateau at 520m AHD with temperatures typically ranging from 5-15 degrees in August.

Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall contains parking, event registration, free camping, a large hall to store equipment and bags, free Wi-Fi, phone reception, flush toilets, one hot shower, children’s playground, BBQ, picnic tables, and a full kitchen with fridge stove, microwave, sink and crockery.

About Coffs Trail Runners

Coffs Trail Runners Inc is an not-for-profit incorporated association organised by volunteers through a Committee and governed by a Constitution.

We take pride in the fact that we successfully organise low-key, low-cost races that are community focussed and feature epic courses.

Find more information on Coffs Trail Runners here

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 

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 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 for all distances opens with parking and toilets at Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

6:30am – start of Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra

8:00am – start of Kennards Hire 30km

9:00am – start of X-Press Print & Signs 21km

10:00am – start of Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km 

11:30am – start of Trail Brew 1km FREE kids/family run

12:00pm – presentation for all distances where prizes, including random draw prizes, will be given and enjoy a post-run feed thanks to the Mountain Community Network

4:00pm – course closure 

A race briefing will occur 10 minutes before the start of each race.

We will have medals for all finishers of all distances.

Accommodation & Free Camping

Free camping is available from 12:00pm on Saturday 3rd August 2024 informally located behind Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall on the grass.

Campers will have access to the hall facilities including water, stove top, sink and crockery, fridge, toilets and 1 hot shower. Tents, campervans and camper trailers are permitted. If you have a caravan, contact admin@coffstrailrunners.com

When you register, indicate whether you will be camping or not.

Accommodation in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is available at:

  • Coramba HotelDouble rooms in a pub with great food. Located 25 minutes from start line.
  • Whitneys Road Cottage at Ulong – able to accommodate up to 20 people. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need, except BYO linen. Cost on a per head basis. 15mins from start line. Contact Rodger Pryce on 0411 396 939 for address and costs
  • Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat – 2 pet friendly, eco certified cabins located 15 minutes from the start line. Minimum 2 night stay.

Other AirBnBs in the Coffs Harbour hinterland may also be available.

Ample accommodation is also available at Coffs Harbour located 1 hour from start line.

Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra

Key Information

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

  • Dense rainforest trails and steep hiking tracks
  • Bangalore Falls
  • Bindarray Picnic Area
  • 2 x crystal clear shin deep crossings of the Urumbilum River.
  • Plateau Circuit Loop Trail
  • Urumbilum Waterfall / Day Use Area
  • Lookout towards South West Rocks and over the Bellinger Valley at Mt Wondurrigah (exclusive access to private property)

Cost for the Advanced Automotive Services 50km Ultra is $50

Total ascent & descent: 1,900m

2 ITRA Points and part of the ITRA National League

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

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

Course cut-off at 30km Urumbilum Day Use Area Checkpoint: 6.5 hours  

Total course cut-off for 50km Ultra: 9.5 hours

Checkpoints & Drop Bags

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

  • 3.8km – Langleys Road
  • 6.6km – Langleys Road
  • 14.6km – Dairyville
  • 21.3km – Bangalore Road
  • 30km – Urumbilum Day Use Area. Course cut off: 6.5 hours
  • 40.4km – Bangalore Road 
  • 46.2km – Langleys Road

Total 50km Ultra Course Cut-off: 9.5 hours

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 and arrange on race day at bib collection at the picnic shelter at Mulligans Campground.

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

Drop bags 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 phone with Capra app and 50km course downloaded (preferred) or carry a charged phone and the Race Map that you print.

    • 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 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 – cut off at 30km mark 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: 

Cost for the Kennards Hire 30km is $30

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.

Total ascent & descent: 900m.

1 ITRA Point and part of the ITRA National League

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

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

Checkpoints

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

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

Total 30km Course Cut-off: 8 hours

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:

    • Snake bandage                                                     

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

    • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water. Please note that we are a ‘cupless’ event and there will be no disposable drink cups available at Checkpoints.

    • Charged phone with Capra app and 30km course downloaded (preferred) or carry a charged phone and the Race Map that you print.

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 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.

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

Hikers are permitted to enter the event.

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 and chips:

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

Total 21km Course Cut-off: 7 hours

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 phone with Capra app and 21km course downloaded (preferred) or carry a charged phone and the Race Map that you print.
    • 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 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.

Cost for the Ulong Ex-Services Club 8km is $10

Hikers are permitted to enter the event.

Total ascent: 200m

Total 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

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 phone with Capra app and 8km course downloaded (preferred) or carry a charged phone and the Race Map that you print.

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 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.

Trail Brew 1km kids / family 

The Trail Brew 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. 

Cost: FREE

Medals to all finishers. 

Specifically developed for endurance athletes, Trail Brew is a Australian made all in one nutrition source, including electrolytes for optimum nerve and muscle function. 

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.

We will offer a FREE race entry to Rumble in the Jungle 2025 or Washpool World Heritage Trails 2025 to anyone who volunteers as listed below.

Fill out the Rumble in the Jungle 2024 volunteer form below. 

2023 Volunteers!

A huge thankyou to the following people who received a free entry into the 2024 Washpool World Heritage Trails or 2024 Rumble in the Jungle for volunteering:

Sam Birch, Peter Birch, Darren Bow, Brad Bryan, Yvonne Everett, David Hessey, Adrian Herron, Margaret Gill, Katy Lamb, Janie Mahoney, John Mawhinney, Helen O’Callaghan, Michael O’Connell, Tracie O’Connell, Sinclair Park, Karl Phillips, Jan Rooney, Marg Roberts, Gina Scott, Shirley Sneddon, Daniel Stein, Aimee Sutton, Elize Strydom, Annabelle Swainston, Lee Varney, Rebecca Varney, Alan Whitelock-Jones, Tony Woolford

Please contact admin@coffstrailrunners.com to claim your free entry