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Welcome to the 12th Annual Run the Great Whitsunday Trail
19th August 2018

This event was formerly known as Run the Whitsunday Great Walk, which was the inspiration of the Mackay Road Rnners. The event is now organised by Whitsunday Running Club who also organise the popular Airlie Beach Running festival in July.


The iconic course is a challenging 28.7 km through some of the best rainforest in North Queensland, traversing the Conway Ranges National Park via the Conway Circuit, with varying surfaces. Prepare to be challenged, but rewarded, and you will want to return. The maximum time for this event is 5hrs 30mins.


The introduction of the 57.4km Ultra in 2016 proved so popular that it is now firmly placed on the event calendar, and travels the 28.7km course in an out and back loop.

Another new event has been added in 2018 - the 9km Honeyeater Challenge, to be conducted on the same day, starting and finishing at Airlie Beach Lagoon. This event is steep and challenging and takes runners to the Honeyeater Lookout and back.


It is imperative that runners accept that it is a challenging trail and should train appropriately. It is a requirement when registering that you provide the name of a similar event within the previous 18 months, and your time for that event.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: All events are covered by Event Public Liability Insurance but it is recommended that you check your personal insurance policy to make sure you are covered in case of accident/injury.

You will be requested to advise if you are a member of a Running Club which provides its member PL insurance cover (eg Athletics Australia). If not, you will be obliged to pay an additional $5 when registering.

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