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Welcome to Run The Great Whitsunday Trail 

Brought to you by Whitsunday Running Club with the Ultra distance now listed by AURA

IMPORTANT NOTICE (23 August): Despite all the endeavours by QPWS, the trail will not be completed right through on 24th Sept. Therefore the course will be amended this year to an out and back course from Brandy Creek. The distance remains at 28.7km and I am sure you will enjoy the course.

Runners and spectators are encouraged to drive out to Brandy Creek Road to park in designated carparks – carpooling is encouraged. A bus will then transport runners to the start line at the top of the hill and then return to transport the supporters to the start. Runners and supporters will be transported back to your vehicle by bus after you finish and have enjoyed your free breakfast.

Final information including timing, will be emailed all entrants the week prior to the event. A new COURSE MAP is on the “race information” page.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations until 2nd September will receive a 50% discount, after this date there will be no refund

run trail logo smallThis iconic event is a challenging 28.7km run or the ultimate challenge of 57.4km through some of the best rainforest in North Queensland, traversing through the Conway National Park via the Conway Circuit, ending up at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. The trail has some steep ascents and descents, and varying track surfaces.For anyone new to trails add a further 50% to your best 25km flat road race, or 50% to your best 50km road race times. Prepare to be challenged but rewarded, and you will want to return. With limited numbers for both event, register early to avoid disappointment! Experience in this type of terrain is necessary.

BREAKING NEWS!!! We are delighted to announce that the event weekend will now include something for the family, and have included a 2km kids trail run and 4.5 Rookies trail run, to take place on Sunday afternoon. So bring the family and introduce them to the joy of trail running. Please go to the Race Info page for all the weekend information.


We are also proud to announce that running legend BRENDAN DAVIES will again attend the event as 2017 EVENT AMBASSADOR. Brendan is currently AURA Australian Male Ultra Runner, for the second year in succession.


All information, including online registration will be updated on this site regularly.

Online Registration will open in early March and will be announced on our facebook page “Run the Great Whitsunday Trail” #runwhitsundays | or phone: 0418 768 493


NOTE: The trail was formerly known as “The Whitsunday Great Walk” but in 2015 was renamed by Qld National Parks to “Conway Circuit“, which can be found on the National Parks website (Mackay Region).

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