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16-17 JULY 2016

To register for this event click here 

Following the success of our first 3 annual events, the 2016 4th annual Cruise Whitsundays Running Festival will be held on the weekend of 16th and 17th July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach, when it is cold in our southern states.  It is also school holidays so bring the family for a holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.
The course includes the picturesque Bicentennial Walkway around the coastline and the Airlie Beach surrounds.

For a selection of discounted accommodation options and a selection of  Accommodation & Tour packages, refer to ACCOMMODATION page, which will be updated in February 2016.

For COURSE MAPS see links below or go to the DOWNLOADS  tab

Saturday 16 July - Broadwater Ave, Airlie Beach Lagoon

  • 12-5pm        Airlie Beach Running Festival Registration/Late entries/Race Pack collection
  • 12-2.30pm    Late registration and race pack collection for Sea Star Kidz Fun Run
  • 3pm             START – Bendigo Bank 2km Kids Fun Run including Primary School Challenge 
  • 3.30pm       Presentation for 2km Kids Fun Run

Sunday 17 July – NO LATE ENTRIES TODAY !!

Broadwater Avenue Carpark – Airlie Beach Lagoon

  • 5.00 – 6.00am    Registration (race pack collection only)
  • 7.00am              START – Half Marathon - Click here to view the course map
  • 7.30am              START –  Challenge - Click here to view the course map
  • 8.00am              START – Balance Podiatry 5km Fun Run - Click here to view the course map
  • 8.00am              START – 5km Business Team Challenge
  • 10.30am             Presentations – Airlie Beach Lagoon


The points scoring this year will be based on your BEST four runs, with points based on finishing position in each race. An additional 5% points loading will be awarded for each additional event series you compete in once you have ran 4 races.

The 2016 Series runs will include:

ANQ Half Series #1 Dynamic in a Dress 2-3 April * New series addition

ANQ Half Series #2 Burdekin Sugar Rush 15 May

ANQ Half Series #3 Mackay Marina Run 5 June

ANQ Half Series #4 Airlie Beach Running Festival 16-17 July

ANQ Half Series #5 Townsville Running Festival 6-7 August

ANQ Half Series #6 Cairns Half Marathon 1-2 October

ANQ Half Series #7 Capricorn Coast Running Festival 2 October * New series addition

Web: www.athleticsnorthqld.org.au/Competition/Road-Running-Series


      • Half Marathon – Individual
        $ 75 early bird (singlet guaranteed),   after 31 May $85
      • Half Marathon Series – Individual – $10 – 1 off payment via the ANQ direct link above
      • Half Marathon Relay Team (3 persons x 7km each)
        $120 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31st May $150
      • 10km Challange– Individual (15 yrs & over)
        $ 45 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $55
      • 10km Challenge – Individual (8 to 14yrs)
        $ 35 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $45
      • 5km Fun Run/Walk – Individual (15 yrs and over)
        $ 35 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $45
      • 5km  Fun Run/Walk– Individual (8 – 14yrs)
        $ 25 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $35
      • 5km – Business Team Challenge (3-10 persons)
        $ 30 early bird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $40
      • 2km – Bendigo Bank Kids Fun Run (5-11yrs), and the Primary School Challenge.
        $20 earlybird (singlet guaranteed), after 31 May $25

NOTE: Entry is ONLINE ONLY and is NOW OPEN at www.runairlie.com.au

NOTE: Event SHIRTS will only be GUARANTEED UP UNTIL THE CLOSE OF EARLY BIRD ON 31 MAY, they are NOT GUARANTEED for entries after that date, so get in early and avoid disappointment.    There will be a limited number of shirts available after 31 May but if you register late NO GUARANTEE.