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Race Information

WELCOME to the 11th Annual 28.7k Run the Great Whitsunday Trail and the 57.4k Run the Great Whitsunday Trail Ultra

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FOR ALL LAST MINUTE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS, CHECKLIST & NOTES: CLICK HERE
PLEASE NOTE: 28.7km Runners MUST arrive at the Airlie Beach Lagoon by 7am to board the bus. DO NOT go to Brandy Creek

The schedule for weekend is as follows:

Saturday 23 September

7:00am – Parkrun Airlie Beach, Abell Point Marina
12:00 - 5.00pm - Race Bag collection – Airlie Beach lagoon, Broadwater Avenue
4.00pm - 2km KIDS trail Run - BIG4 Airlie Cove Caravan Park, Jubilee Pocket
4.30pm - 4.5km ROOKIES Trail Run - BIG4 Airlie Cove Caravan Park
5.00pm - Presentations

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: LATE ENTRIES MAY BE RECEIVED IF NOT BOOKED OUT!

Sunday 24 September

5:30 - 6:30am - Last minute race bag collection at Airlie Beach Lagoon
7:30am - 28.7km runners board busses to start at Brandy Creek
8:20am - 28.7km Race Briefing
8:30am - START - 28.7km Race
2.00pm - Presentations, Airlie Beach Lagoon

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NOTE: NO LATE ENTRIES TODAY!

Entry Fees

28.7km - MAXIMUM NUMBER 150 (Min age 18)
$125 Early bird rate until 20 August (includes event singlet) – Non Club members $130
$135 Standard fee from 21 August (includes event singlet) – None Club members $140

57.4km - MAXIMUM NUMBER 50 (Min age 20) - Event Cancelled
$160 Early bird rate until 20 August (includes event singlet) – Non Club members $165
$170 Standard fee from 21 August (includes event singlet) – Non Club members $175

2km KIDS Trail Run (Min age 8yrs)
$25 Early bird rate until 20 August (includes event shirt) – Non Club members $30
$30 Standard fee from 21 August (includes event shirt) – Non Club members $35

4.5km ROOKIES Trail Run (All ages, 12 yrs and over)
$25 Early bird rate until 20 August (includes event shirt) – Non Club members $30
$30 Standard fee from 21 August (includes event shirt) – Non Club members $35

Special DISCOUNT CODES

When registering for any of the events, there will be 2 CODES available if applicable:

Member of an AA affiliated club – enter “AAA17” to receive your $5 discount
Member of AURA, competing in the 57.4km Ulta only – enter AURA17 to received your special discount
“Note that information will be checked for validity”


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28.7k Runners (max 150 runners)

- Starting at 8.30am at Brandy Creek, after a bus ride from Airlie Beach, this event is a challenging run through the Conway Ranges, and finishing at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

 

In some areas there is no radio range.  So, in in the interest of your safety, you must have completed a similar event or have followed a specific training program and be able to complete the distance in under 5hrs 30mins.

 

- Note:  This is not a walking event Cut-off times at 8k and 13k will be strictly adhered to.

 

- Water stations and toilets are in in some locations but with the difficulty of the track in some areas it may not be possible to have sufficient water, so please carry your own hydration and special fuel requirements.

 

- Remember that this is a National Park so please do not leave litter on the ground – carry it to the next aid station.

 

- SES personnel are stationed throughout the trail and will take care of any emergencies that occur.

 

- The last 1.7km is on road and finishes at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

 

- First time runners - We are not trying to make the race "elite". The race is the equivalent of 44km of flat road running (ie a marathon), and it is often hot on race day, so may not be suitable for a person's first ever attempt at this distance. We want to discourage runners with no proven race history that might get into difficulties - we have had no fatalities in the history of the event, and would prefer to keep it that way.

 

For Brendan’s specific training blogs and advice for this event go to the training page, to be updated regularly from May onwards
For a course map click here
For full course description click here
For any further questions please contact the organisers at info@runwhitsundays.com.au


Register now

57.4k Runners (max 50 runners)

This event has been cancelled for 2017 only, due to Cyclone damage


- This new event takes you from the finish line to the start line and back to the finish, starting 6am at Airlie Beach Lagoon and running the 28.7km course backwards to Brandy Creek and turning to return to Airlie Beach.

 

This event is a challenging run through the Conway Ranges and in some areas will have no radio range.

 

- When you register for this event you will be required to show that you have completed a similar registered event over this distance (or similar) since July 2015 to be able to complete the distance in under 8hrs 30min. Event organisers have the right to check the official recorded results from that event.

 

- Water stations and toilets are in in some locations but with the difficulty of the track in some areas it may not be possible to have sufficient water, so please carry your own hydration and special fuel requirements. Special hydration and fuelling, clearly marked, can be taken to the half way point for you.

 

- Remember that this is a National Park so please do not leave litter on the ground – carry it to the next aid station.

 

- SES personnel are stationed throughout the trail and will take care of any emergencies that occur.

 

- The last 1.7km is on road and finishes at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

 

- First time runners - We are not trying to make the race "elite". The race is the equivalent of 88km of flat road running, and it is often hot on race day, so may not be suitable for a person's first ever attempt at this distance. We want to discourage runners with no proven race history that might get into difficulties - we have had no fatalities in the history of the event, and would prefer to keep it that way.

 

For Brendan’s specific training blogs and advice for this event go to the training page, to be updated regularly from May onwards
For a course map click here
For full course description click here
For any further questions please contact the organisers at info@runwhitsundays.com.au


Register now

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