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Sunday 11th September 2022

The Whitsunday Trail Fest 2022, will be in it’s 17th year from it original concept by the Mackay Road Runners in 2005 when they introduced the 28km trail event. The event is now brought to you by the Whitsunday running club, who has been organising this event for the last 8 years. Over those years, the event has grown from the original 28kms. To now include the Ultra 58km, HoneyEater Challenge and the Kids Beach run, with runners running along Airlie Beach foreshore.

The event is planned to be held on Sunday 11th September 2022.

It is a beautiful time of the year to be running the trail in the Whitsundays. While visiting The Whitsundays, it would be a great opportunity for you to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs through the beautiful Conway Circuit, which is part of the Conway National Park ranges.

Registration open 10am, 14th March 2022 AEST

Saturday - Race Precinct (Airlie Beach Saturday markets)

  • 7:00am      Airlie Beach Parkrun – Coral Sea Marina South Marina
  • 2:00pm      Whitsunday Trail Fest Registration/Late entries/Race Pack collection

Sunday - Race Precinct (Airlie Beach Saturday markets)

  • 5:00am      Competitors for WTF28 and WTF58 (ages 18 plus) to meet at the race precinct.
  • 5:00am      Race Briefing for WTF58 (ages 18 plus)
  • 5:30am      START – WTF58 Competitors
  • 5:30am      WTF28 bus leaves from Race Precinct to Brandy Creek
  • 6:00am      WTF28 race briefing at Brandy Creek (ages 18 plus)
  • 6:30am       START – WTF28 from Brandy Creek
  • 8:30am      Race Briefing for Honeyeater Challenge
  • 9:00am      START – Honey Eater 10.5 (ages 15 plus)
  • 10:30am     START – Kids Beach Run (ages 6 plus)
  • 12:30pm     Presentations
  • 3:00pm      END of all races

What can you expect from your entry fee

Your  RACE BAG for the WTF58, WTF28, Honey Eater 10.5 events will include the following:

  • Great event shirt
  • Finishers Medal on completion
  • Numbered Bib and pins
  • Those registering for WTF28, will be allocated a island island name which will be printed on your bib.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: the included Free shirt is only guaranteed for those who enter by 30th June 2022. AFTER 30th June 2022, SINGLETS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, So enter early and avoid disappointment. 

Entry Fees

Age Requirements
Late Fee*
 18 yrs & over
 18 yrs & over
Honey Eater 10.5
 15 yrs & over
Kids Beach Run
 4 yrs & over

*Late fee applies from 4th September 2022

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