BottleButt Bash Trail Run  

The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is born out of our love of running and racing in this area with COASTAL Track and Trail Runners. Why save this area for us, when we can share this magical area with everyone. The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is in inaugural year in 2019, giving you 3 different distances to experience this beautiful area. It has a distance for all abilities.

The ‘BottleButt Bash’ is a 21km bash through the magical Burrawan State Forest. Through stunning tracks and trails with lots of hidden secrets and one of these is the ‘Old BottleButt’ Tree.

'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) tree located in Burrawan State Forest. Old Bottlebutt is unique in its shape - its large flared 'butt' having a massive girth of more than 16 metres just above its base. At over 200 years old, Old Bottlebutt is a towering and unique attraction.

Old Bottlebutt is the main feature on a beautiful 600 metre loop walking track, beginning and ending at the Burrawan picnic area. Old Bottlebutt is a special place, a place to stay and enjoy the sounds of nature.

The ‘Burrawan 10km Bash’ is down Burrawan Forest Drive and bash through the magical Burrawan State Forest on tracks and trails. The ‘Burrawan 5km Dash’ is a shorter version of the 10km. It is a fast dash through the Burrawan Forest.

We are offering a distance for the new trail runner, to the trail runner that just wants to race or challenge themselves on the trails.

Old Bottlebutt is located near Port Macquarie and Wauchope on the NSW mid-north coast. From Wauchope travel south on the Bago Road 10 kilometres, then turn left onto Internal Break Road and follow the signs. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including public holidays.

We have the Club/Team Challenge. Biggest Group/Team/Club over all races. 1 point for every starter including the kids. Get’s the trophy and bragging rights for 12 months. Will it be your Club/Team/Group that takes it out.

Race Directors insight into the BottleButt Bash Trail Run. “Yes it is a trail race, but we just want you to experience what nature has to offer. She truly does make some magical places for us trail runners to experience.”

Train hard and stay focused and the reward at the end is pure pleasure.


Listed below is all the information regarding entering the race and what your entry includes. 


Race Schedule

The event schedule will be confirmed in the official event program released two weeks before race day on this website. For purposes of planning, below is the proposed schedule for BottleButt Bash Trail Run. We will only deviate from this schedule in case of any last minute changes



TIMETABLE             27 April 2019



  • Race Registration and Bib Pick up (21km ,10km, 5km) at Coastal Sports and Fitness Check-In (5/40 Acacia Ave, Port Macquarie)




  • CTTR/BBTR will be out setting up

  • Road Closures in place



  • Race Hub Opens

  • Race Hub is open to Team/Group/Support Crew to set up tents

  • Race Start/Finish Hub Opens to Marshals/Volunteers and Officials

  • Late Race Registrations and Bib Pick up (21km ,10km, 5km) opens



  • Late Registrations for 21km BottleButt Bash Closes 

  • Marshals/Volunteers and Officials Briefing



  • Race Briefing 21km

  • Welcome to Country



  • 21km BottleButt Bash Run Start



  • Late Registrations for 10km Burrawan Bash Closes



  • Race Briefing 10km                        



  • 10km Burrawan Bash Run Start



  • Late Registrations for 5km Burrawan Dash Closes



  • Race Briefing 5km



  • 5km Burrawan Dash Run Start



  • Results and Presentation for all races


  • BBTR Course Closed to ALL runners



  • Race Hub is CLOSED



  1. You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.

  2. Race directors have final authority on any question that may arise during all Races

  3. Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body over your belly or chest. It must not be worn on your pants or leg. Do not cover over your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing such as thermal top or waterproof jacket. 

  4. You must not fold, cut or change your race number in any way. It must be worn as is, unfolded.

  5. Your bag timing tag must be attached securely to the back of your running backpack or, if not wearing a running backpack, to the back of your t-shirt. 

  6. The wearing of iPods or other music players with headphones is not permitted . This is both for safety and of the other runners

  7. If you need First Aid help on the course you must use the phone numbers on your Participant Emergency Instructions Card to contact the Event Safety Team who will arrange to retrieve you. Supporters, spectators or any unauthorised persons are not allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  8. Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.

  9. Outside assistance on course is not permitted. Assistance at Check Points and from event staff is ok.

  10. The participant is responsible for the actions of their support crew. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event staff and officials. The participant may be penalised or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

  11. You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking.

  12. You must carry your own Mandatory Gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event. 

  13. You must obey directions of checkpoint staff or course marshals and withdraw from the race if you miss any time cut-offs at checkpoints or on course.

  14. Each participant must be checked-in at all checkpoints and have your name & number recorded.

  15. Littering is prohibited.

  16. Spectators are not permitted to run with or pace runners.

  17. Pacers are not permitted.

  18. Only Event officials are allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  19. The event organisers reserve the right to disqualify a runner for behavior that is considered unsporting.

  20. Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty, disqualification or per-race withdrawal. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final

  21. Medical Assistance During The Race

  • In order to ensure race safety, race headquarters will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race.

  • St Johns Staff and Event staff have the authority to stop a racer from continuing the race. This will be done by taking off the racer's bib.

  • Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued. For overseas racers, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate travel insurance coverage

Dropping Out Of The Race 

  • If you decide to drop out of the race, you must notify race staff. Please remove your race bib so that race headquarters can be notified. Once you've dropped out of the race, you will not be able to re-start.

  • Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.

  • If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell pass-by runner to contact race headquarters.


Runners Responsibilities 

  • You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an distance running race. You have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.

  • You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.

  • You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (raining, strong winds) and other troubles expected when traveling across road & hill.

  • You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.

  • You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.


The following categories will be recognised as part of the 2019 BottleButt Bash Trail Run with categories being determined by your age on race day, Saturday 27th April 2019:

Individuals: (21km)

  • 14-29yrs Male and Female

  • 30-39yrs Male and Female

  • 40-49yrs Male and Female

  • 50-59yrs Male and Female

  • 60+yrs Male and Female


Individuals: (10km)

  • 14-29yrs Male and Female

  • 30-39yrs Male and Female

  • 40-49yrs Male and Female

  • 50-59yrs Male and Female

  • 60+yrs Male and Female


Individuals: (5km)

  • 14-29yrs Male and Female

  • 30-39yrs Male and Female

  • 40-49yrs Male and Female

  • 50-59yrs Male and Female

  • 60+yrs Male and Female

Refunds and Transfers

If you can no longer participate in the event please refer to 'Refund Policy' below to check your available options.


Please note the event will not be cancelled due to rain. Race organizers will review the track conditions

leading up to the event and update everyone via the event website. 


If you can't find anyone to replace you and would prefer a refund of your entry fee we are able to provide:

  • 50% refund if you advise us by email before the late entry fee date (11:59PM Friday 1st March 2019).

  • No monetary refund if you advise us after 11:59PM Friday 1st March 2019.


Send an email to  with the heading “[Your full name] [Your event] Entry Cancellation” Simply mention in the email that you are canceling  your entry.

You will receive a reply email to confirm that your request has been received.

A refund of 50% of your entry will be credited if you advise us by email before the late entry fee date (11:59PM Friday 1st March 2019) 

In the event that the event course is, in the opinion of the event organisers, unsafe (for example by reason of heavy rain, high winds, bush fires, "acts of god"), organisers may, in their sole discretion, attempt to re-route the course, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. Organisers also reserve the right to cancel the event for any other reason which may include but is not limited to terrorism and war. If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund or transfer to another event will be made. Due to the scale of the event and travel & commitment involved by competitors, it is not practical to re-schedule the event to any other weekend.

There are no Transfers


No upgrades or downgrades