Brought to you by Whitsunday Running Club with the Ultra distance now listed by AURA, TRAQ and DUV
Coming again in 2020: Both the Ultra and standard distances are included in the Inaugural TRAQ 2019 Trail Running Championships - yet another reason to select your annual events for this year, including "Run The Great Whitsunday Trail". This could be your lucky year! For more information go to www.traq.org.au
The Queensland Trail Running Championships are a group of independent races that showcase the rugged beauty and challenge Queensland trail running has to offer. The Championships are convened by the Trail Running Association of Queensland but owned by all runners, racers and event directors across the State. See here for more information.
Whitsunday Running Club is delighted to announce the 4th 57.4km Ultra Distance event in 2020. This event enhances the shorter distance of 28.7km which will be celebrating 14 years in 2020. This iconic event is a challenging Ultra distance of 57.4km and the shorter distance of 28.7km, through some of the best rainforest in North Queensland, traversing through the Conway National Park via the Conway Circuit. Both events end their journey at the Airlie Beach.
The trail has some steep ascents and descents, and varying track surfaces. This event is not a walking event so, for those new to trail running, add a further 50% to your best 25km flat road run or 50km road race times. Prepare to be challenged but rewarded, and you will enjoy the journey. DO train on varying tracks and trails in the months leading up to the event.
When registering you will be required to prove that you have experience in this type of terrain. The organisers have the right to disallow entry, if runners are not prepared. With a capped entry of 250 total runners over 3 events, it is suggested you enter early to avoid disappointment.
Included in the 2020 event is the 3rd Honeyeater Challenge - 10.5km - taking in the spectacular view from the lookout at the turnaround point. This trail includes the first part of the Ultra distance so is also challenging, starting and finishing at Airlie beach. Training on hills and trails is imperative.
All further event information will continue to be updated on this website and on our facebook page - runwhitsundays.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 EVENT WILL GO "LIVE" VIA THIS WEBSITE IN EARLY 2020.
When registering online, we’d like you as competitors to show your thanks and appreciation to the amazing SES, who keep us all safe while participating in this event; by adding a small donation to your entry fee. At close of the event, all the donations will be forwarded to SES. Remember, it might be your life, or your home that they could be saving.