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Whitsunday Running Club will again bring you the annual
Airlie Beach Running Festival
16-17th July 2016
“Run The Great Whitsunday Trail”
Sunday 11th September 2016
Based on the success of the past 3 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 Cruise Whitsundays 10km Fun Run; and 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 will be on the EVENTS page early in 2016.
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” 10th Anniversary
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! Some exciting news will hopefully be released in early 2016 with all information on the EVENTS page.
Note: The trail was formerly known as “The Whitsunday Great Walk” but in 2015 was renamed by Qld National Parks to “Conway Circuit“, which can be found on the National Parks website.