Cool at the top today…tomorrow???

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you still have clothing available to keep you warm in tomorrows Point to Pinnacle. Although it is currently 22 degrees down here at Wrest Point, we have just been to the Pinnacle and it is 10 degrees but an aparent temperature of only 3 degrees due to 40kph winds. It is certainly not warm at the top as of 10am today. Please share this with anyone you know in the race and even though warm weather should prevail tomorrow, be prepared for cooler temps at the Pinnacle

Hot conditions for Race Day

We now know that this Sunday is forecast for a beautiful, clear 28 degrees, making it the second hottest conditions in the events 23 year history. Once above 1000m at the Chalet, no more tree cover will leave you exposed to the direct sun. Interstate competitiors, the Tassie sun bites hard when we get these conditions, so please everyone start pre hydrating, aim for 8 glasses of water / 2L and or Electrolyte drink on saturday. Make sure you apply sunscreen before you arrive at the startline, wear a hat. If you are sending a gear bag to the finish on one of the gear bag buses, pack a light weight long sleeve top to keep the sun off and pack an extra bottle of water. We will have extra water available at the start area, 6 drink stations on course and Gatorade at the last 3 plus a 600ml bottle of Hartz Water at the Finish Line. There is extensive medical coverage provided by St Johns and The SES. We hope you enjoy your day but turn up prepared for a hot race on Sunday 



Sandy Bay Road from Nelson Road to top of Byron Street – traffic disruption to north bound traffic between 7am – 7.30am and then 8am – 8.30am

Davey Street from Byron Street to the Southern Outlet – 2 right hand lanes closed until 8.45am, will cause traffic disruption for vehicles wishing to cross Davey Street and traffic exiting the Southern outlet.

Davey Street / Huon Road from Southern Outlet to Summerleas Road will be closed to all traffic until 10.00am.

Pinnacle Road and Pillanger Driver will be closed to all traffic from 7.30am – 11.40am. Local residents will be able to have access to Pillinger Drive from 10.00am.

In the event of inclement weather and the event cannot finish at the summit of Mount Wellington, all participants will remain on Huon Road and will continue through to Longley where the event will conclude at the Longley Hotel. Tasmania Police advise should this route be utilised, then the temporary closing of the following roads will occur:

Huon Road from Pillinger Drive to the Longley Hotel. – 7.30am – 11.40am

Police will be in attendance to manage traffic, and will direct traffic away from the event route.


The Point to Pinnacle and Point to Pub have now sold out for 2017. If you have any entry queries, please contact The Running Edge on 03 62 342844 Or email Congratulations to everyone who managed to get a spot in this years event.

Weeks 7-12 Training Program

The week 7-12 Training Program has now been loaded under the “Training Program & Tips” Tab on the website. We hope the first 6 weeks have been useful, best of luck in the last 6 weeks of training. Thanks to All Aerobics Fitness and please take up their offer to come along to a run session from their gym or visit Guy or Terry at All Aerobics for a free consult prior to this years P2P.

20k Fundraised & Fundraising Link

Well done to all our fundraisers so far this year, we are just on 20 thousand dollars raised so far with 2 months until race day. Keep up the great work and if you havent started fundraising yet then get started and support one of the great charities available through the Everyday Hero web platform. Well done to Jane Jansen (Parkinsons Disease Tasmania) who is currently our top fundraiser on $2033. Please use the following link to check in and see how we are travelling with this years fundraising

250 spots left, don’t miss out

Make sure you get entered ASAP if you want to do this years Point to Pinnacle. We currently have about 250 spots remaining before we sell out. Get involved in a team, dress up and make it a fun affair or just walk or run your way to the Pinnacle as part of the crowd, howver you do it, the feeling of reaching the Pinnacle is amazing 🙂

Budget Car Hire Offer

If you are looking for a great deal on car hire for this years event then make sure you contact event sponsor Budget to get organised with a discounted rate. Please go to our event booklet on the P2P website for their offer on page 36. Please pass this great deal onto anyone you think might be interested. Mainlanders this is a great option if you are in Tassie for an extended stay or a drive holiday.

12 week Training Program

Thanks to the team at All Aerobics for putting together a 12 week training program for all Point to Pinnacle runners and walkers. The first 6 weeks is now available to download from the Training Program and Tips tab on the website. Please feel free to contact Guy Franklin or Terry Moore at for a free consultation or to find out more about running and walking groups. 12 weeks to go!