Waterworks 10

Sunday October 9, 2022

Event Hub: Marquee Site, Waterworks Reserve

Female runner on slope of Waterworks 10

A revised route for 2022 takes us on 95% trails!

Set amongst the peaceful parklands of Waterworks Reserve, these courses
offer a mix of single track, trails, and historic water supply
infrastructure that have been providing Hobart’s water supplies since the
1800s. Both courses start on some little-known single tracks to get to the
front gate, then across the lower dam and onto the smooth and speedy
single-track around both the upper and lower reservoirs. These provide a
scenic water foreground while kunanyi/Mount Wellington looms in the

The Waterworks 10 (Enduro) course then sees runners make the obligatory

climb up the steps of Gentle Annie Falls, which is sure to get the heart
pounding! Then head up and down the moderate slopes of the historic Pipeline
Track, saying g’day to the passing runners and admiring the fresh vantage
point of the mountain over Turnip Fields. At Old McDermotts farm, turn right
and fly down the fire trail. Not done yet! Another lap around the reservoirs
and a final sprint over the historic stone arch bridge to finish!

The Waterworks 5 (Sport) course has all the great tracks and heritage but

less elevation and half the distance. After the first lap around both
reservoirs, you’ll head back to the event hub then a lap of the upper
reservoir to finish. You’ll run across the historic stone arch bridge twice!
Whilst this is mostly a relatively smooth and flowing route, there are a
couple of little hills, for which you’re ok to follow the guidance: “the best kept
secret of trail running is you don’t have to run uphill!”

Waterworks 10

Distance – 10.1km (Enduro)
Elevation gain – 420m


Registration opens at Event Hub – 2:30pm
Run Briefing – 3:50pm
Run Start – 4:00pm

Base data from theLIST (www.thelist.tas.gov.au), © State of Tasmania

Image courtesy of STRAVA

Waterworks 5

Distance – 5km (Sport)
Elevation gain – 240m 


Registration opens at Event Hub – 2:30pm
Run Briefing – 3:50pm
Run Start – 4:05pm

Map under development

Waterworks 5 - Strava

Image courtesy of STRAVA