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Whitsunday Running Club brings you the 3rd annual
Airlie Beach Running Festival
18-19th July 2015
“Run The Great Whitsunday Trail”
Sunday 20th September 2015
Previously organised by Mackay Road Runners as “Run the Whitsunday Great Walk”
Based on the success of the past 2 Airlie Beach Running Festivals and the support of our major sponsor, Cruise Whitsundays www.cruisewhitsundays.com; plus the generosity of local community, at a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach (when it is cold in our southern states) we bring this event back again for all to enjoy.
The event includes the ever popular Half Marathon (as Race 3 of 5 in the ANQ Half Marathon Series) plus the Balance Podiatry 5km, and the 5km Corporate Team Challenge, the 10km Fun Run, and now including a NEW event – the Sea Star 2km Kidz Fun Run
We are also proud to have on board and to support again, our charity of choice ECO BARGE CLEAN SEAS Inc. and encourage you to include a donation to them when you register. More information on www.ecobargecleanseas.org.au
All information and registration for both events, plus discounted accommodation options, and package options please go to the EVENTS page.
AIRLIE BEACH is the mainland coastal destination of the Whitsunday Islands, a beautiful tropical holiday destination, popular for sailing, diving and snorkelling; positioned 150km north of Mackay and 300km south of Townsville. Airlie Beach offers a beautiful environment in which to train, for both scenery and climate. With the Conway National Park on our doorstep, which boasts the challenging Conway Circuit, and the 74 Whitsunday Islands on our doorstep, plus the scenic Bicentennial Walkway in Airlie Beach, we are spoilt for choices. Airlie Beach annual temperatures range from a minimum of 15 deg to maximum of 33 deg.
“RUN THE GREAT WHITSUNDAY TRAIL”
This iconic event is a challenging 28km run through some of the best rainforest in North Queensland, traversing through the Conway National Park via the Conway Circuit, ending up at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. The trail has some steep ascents and descents, and varying track surfaces. For anyone new to trails, add another 50% to your best 28km flat road time. Prepare to be challenged but rewarded, and you will want to return. With limited numbers for this event, register early to avoid disappointment!
Note: The trail was formerly known as “The Whitsunday Great Walk” but was recently renamed by Qld National Parks to “Conway Circuit“, which can be found on the National Parks website.