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Mt Haig Trail run closes on Thursday 13/08/2015 at 8pm. Don’t miss out on this challenging trail. It’s a great mix of dirt, hills, flats (but mostly hills!) on runnable bush roads, with just enough distance to push you beyond a marathon but not a scary “too far”.

Starting at the intersection of Danbulla Forest Drive and Kauri Creek Road, this beautiful course follows the road along into Mt Edith Drive. You’ll get your feet wet with several creek crossings. Oh, and you probably do some hill training before race day. The track is basically one loop consisting of three large up-down hills. If you’re not doubled over and panting when you reach the tops there are some great views both out to the ocean as well as inwards to the tablelands. Yes, it is worth it! Cut off times and staggered starts will apply.

All you need to do is click HERE  :) Happy Running!


Copperlode Cup – Sunday……… You haven’t earned your Roadies tough badge if you’ve never completed this vertical course. That’s right, not “undulating” but rather better described as “vertical”. The course follows the road from the base of Lake Morris Road to the Dam Top. Townsville – you think you’re King of the Hill? We challenge you to beat us on a real hill!

Enter HERE, closes Friday 17th @ 8pm


Upcoming event: Saturday 4th July. The cross country course is run around the lush settings of Goomboora Park. You can choose your distance with those competing in 6km / 4km / 2km,  repeating the 2km circuit. This is a great race for children, but that doesn’t mean big kids are excluded. Free for all, but you must enter on-line.

XC RunningYes it’s free, however online registrations are a must for insurance, safety planning, catering and event management – no on day registration available. Entries close Friday at 8pm, enter HERE.



Registrations close on Friday 11 September at 8:00pm. There are no on-day entries accepted.

ANQ Half Marathon Series:  The Cairns Half Marathon is a Cairns Road Runners event.  It forms part of the Athletics North Queensland (ANQ) Half Marathon Series.  The series comprises events from all over North Queensland including the Mackay Marina Run (7 June), Airlie Beach Running Restival (19 July), Townsville Runnng Festival (2nd August).  Go to ANQ Half Marathon Series for more info.

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Race Eligibility:

Half Marathon – Persons 16 years and over.

10k – Persons 12 years and over.

Ages are based on age as at 31 December 2015.

Race day Check in:

Half Marathon – 6.00 to 6.30am / 10k – 6.45am to 7.15am.

Race Briefing:

Half Marathon – 6.30am  / 10k – 7.15am.

Race Start:

Half Marathon – 6.45am / 10k – 7.30am.

Course Info:

Both events start at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater and proceed toward the Railway Station before turning left into Lower Freshwater Road between canefields.  The 10k turns around after 5k (soon after crossing Kamerunga Pedestrian bridge)  while the Half Marathoners continue, ultimately crossing the bridge adjacent to the Power Station on Barron Gorge Road before backtracking to the start.


If anybody is coming along to support you, perhaps they could also support the event by registering as a Volunteer.

Tasks include Marshalls on course / event check in / post race recording.

Click HERE for registration, course map and more details