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Race Information

WELCOME to the 12th Annual 28.7k Run the Great Whitsunday Trail including the 57.4km Ultra Distance event

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28.7k Runners (max 150 runners)

These notes will be updated further, prior to the event, including an updated course map

 

- Starting at Brandy Creek 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 time is 5hrs 30mins.

 

- There are 3 Water stations and 2 toilets along the trail. It is imperative that you 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.

 

- 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.

 

Read Brendan Davies training blogs on the training page
The full course description coming soon
For full course description: coming soon
For further information contact the organisers info@runwhitsundays.com.au or phone 0418 768 493


Register now

57.4k Runners (max 50 runners)

UPDATED INFORMATION - COMING SOON


- 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.

 

Read Brendan Davies’ training blogs on the training page
The full course description coming soon
For any further questions please contact the organisers at info@runwhitsundays.com.au


Register now

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