We have had discussions with RFS and Crown Lands on the state of the Six Foot Track as a result of the bushfires. Large areas between Coxs River and Jenolan Caves have been affected by RFS back-burning and also wild fires. Assessment teams are expected to inspect the affected areas shortly to determine what remediation work is required to declare the area open for recreational activities. Access to Jenolan Caves via Jenolan Caves Road is closed with Jenolan Caves House, cave tours and trails expected to reopen on 1 February 2020.
With the information we have to date we remain hopeful that the race will be able to go ahead. While last weeks rain and cooler conditions provided welcome relief for the work of the RFS, the brigades continue to monitor the situation in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.
At this time we would like to thank our entrants who have generously made donations to the RFS as part of the registration process. We are proud of our running community for both their support and understanding during these dreadful events. Entrant donations have been provided to the Blue Mountains RFS along with the names of the donors and the RFS will arrange for tax receipts to be sent to your mailing address. We will also be providing later this year a further donation to the RFS representing 100% of the net proceeds from the event.
Finally, as the National Parks and trails in the Blue Mountain start to re-open and as you recommence your training in the Blue Mountains area, we would encourage you to support the local businesses whose patronage have been adversely impacted by the recent events.
Six Foot Track Marathon Committee
Six Foot Track Marathon
The Six Foot Track is a 45km trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from the Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba, to the Jenolan Caves.
The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail.
The race is a not for profit event and all profits are donated to the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service who man the aid stations on race day.
Each year the event has over 850 entrants completing the course on race day.
2020 RACE DATE
Saturday 14 March 2020