History of the Six Foot Track

The Six Foot Track Marathon is not just held between two random points on a map - it follows a defined trail that has been there over many years and has its own history. The track is close to the Blue Mountains National Park (now a World Heritage Site) although the track is generally on Crown Lands. The Blue Mountains themselves have been inhabited for thousands of years, although evidence of this is hard to see unless you venture away from the main towns of the area into the bush. The Blue Mountains play a key part in early exploration attempts by white settlers in more recent times.

You can learn more about the history of the track and the wider area, by clicking on the links below :

History of the Marathon

The best article about the history of the race would be by Max Bogenhuber, one of the original sixfooters:


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