TRAQ president Ian Javes has decided to take a well-earned holiday and he will no longer be involved in the TRAQ organisation after the AGM on February 28. It is Ian’s decision for the 3 Glasshouse events (Flinders Tour, Cooks Tour and GH100) to be organised through the Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) who will be responsible for the marketing and organisation of these events.
TRAQ continues to be an organisation that is committed to its objectives:
· To promote trail running, support trail runners and trail events
· To promote active use of Queensland’s trails and natural environment
· To pursue improved arrangements for approving access to quality trails for events
· To arrange overall trail running sponsorship and support sponsorship for individual events
· To create and maintain a website which supports the association’s objectives above
We will provide more information in the near future as to the 2015 list of TRAQ events, membership prices and benefits and other important information for members. The TRAQ committee and race directors are resolved to work together to continue to bring low cost well managed trail running events to Queensland.
As recognition of Ian Javes over 25 years of trail running development in the Glasshouse Region, the TRAQ committee earlier this year created a Trail Development Fund containing $25,000 that is already being put to use to develop trails. Current developments include the new bridge on the track at Beerburrum and signage and trail development in the Bracalba Basin (known as the loops at Checkpoint 8). Further trail investment is being investigated.
We look forward to serving you as the ongoing committee of TRAQ – see you on the trails!