All the best to our members out there who are participating in the Ironman events over the week. I’m sure you’ve all trained hard and prepared well for this tough event.

GoodluckMay the tailwind be with you, the sunshine above you and the finish line behind you.

Happy running!



When was the last time you won a race? Can’t remember? Well here’s your chance!

The Cairns Road Runners Members Handicap is on again Sunday 29th May.  Our run director is Ian raska who ran this event last few years. Set at the picturesque Cattana Wetlands, the 5k handicap circumnavigates the wetlands on the gravel path that surrounds the 3 lagoons. The clock countdown starts at 9:00, so get there well before then to get the race briefing, and your start time.


Cattana Wetlands

Registration closes Friday at 8:00pm – click HERE to enter. This is a great way to taper for the Ironman for all our extreme members.



Hi Members,

The Cairns Half Marathon (and 10km) is being held on Sunday 2 October 2016, starting at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater.

The prices for 2016 are $50 (Half Marathon) and $25 (10km). 

However,  the club is honouring its member pricing policy for 2016 and offering Cairns Road Runners Members only – the following discounted rates if they register on or before midnight on 31 July 2016:

10km:  Adults – $10  / Juniors – Free (eligible entry ages 14-17 inclusive)

21.1km:  Adults – $25 / Juniors – Free (eligible entry ages 16/17 only)

Members that register after 31 July will pay the normal prices.


To Enter:

1. Go to

2. Click on desired event

3. Enter the following when prompted to enter a PIN (PIN code provided to you by CRR)

4. Complete the registration process


Life Members:  Please reply to the email anytime prior to close of registrations so that we can manually enter you.

Volunteers:  As always, if you aren’t running and want to volunteer on or before the day, please respond to this email indicating your interest.  Tasks include managing water stops, safety marshalls and assiting at the finish line.



Glen Robinson  |  President and Race Director

Cairns Road Runners


Hi Members,

To date, we are still without a Race Coordinator for the Black Snake Trail Race scheduled for Sunday 15 May. At the committee meeting last night it was decided, given a significant ultra running event enticing our trail runners away that weekend and the impost of the 34km event with time and volunteers it will not be included in this years ‘Black Snake’ event.

The options will now be the same 10km and 21.1km courses as in previous years, both starting at Copperlode Dam at 7am.

Does this simpler version of the event now attract anyone to assist on the day as the Race Coordinator?

Permits will be taken care of, volunteers will be sourced – you will only need to make it happen on the day! Please respond to this email if you are interested?


Glen Robinson | President

Cairns Road Runners