Stage 5 - "Slow Burn" - 16.2km
|Sign-in||6:45am||Old Princes Highway, Benandarah NSW|
|Finish Cut-off||9:05am||Old Princes Highway (behind Termeil General Store), Termeil NSW|
This stage is for the hill runners, with the most elevation gain of all the stages. A long steady climb heading north up the Old Princes Highway track through the South Brooman State Forest. You will be rewarded with elevated views of the leafy surrounding area as the sun rises. The final few kilometres provide a fast downhill to the finish line on the grassy area behind the Termeil General Store.
Terrain: Dirt country roads, bitumen road finish