The best Half Marathon Cairns has to offer! This is such a great course, it’s not hard core trails, it’s not on a major highway, it’s not dead flat and in one line, it’s not multiple laps round the nard, it’s just right for you to hit a PB or finally achieve the Half Marathon distance you’ve been dreaming of.


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*NOTE: Course may change due to race day circumstances and permit requirements. Video is for promotional purposes only and may not depict event course accurately.


The little things in life are often the best. Such can be said of the 2016 Goldsborough Trail Race.

It was a small turnout on an events-packed weekend but all who came experienced the delight of being out early in one of Cairns surrounds’ most serene and beautiful pockets.

The runners had a great time, and so did I with good company, good coffee, and Michelle’s delectable slice! Thanks Michelle.

Goldsborough Pic 2016

The course comprised a 1km warm-up (a hill) along the road out from the campground, followed by an easy run back past the start, a detour leaping and bounding up to Kearney’s Falls, then straight out along the beautiful Goldfields Walking Trail to the causeway over the East Mulgrave River (not so far for the 10km), and back along the same trail to the campground for a downhill sprint across grass to the finish.

Taking out first place in the 10km was Glen Robinson, our President, in the very smart time of 45.31. But the champion of the morning was Dave Wall, who impressed mightily with his 21km time of 1.45.23; a very fast run considering the undulations and terrain.

Patrick rolled his ankle whilst gazing at the scenery but still ran a strong 2.00.52 for 2nd place. Michelle trailed Lucille until the last km and overtook just in time to take 3rd place. Well done to all of you.

All competitors were in under the very respectable half-marathon time of 2.28.35. Even a late starter, Michael, on holidays from the UK who missed the turn off to Goldsborough, but who still ran and had a great experience.

Thanks to Dave O’Brien for sorting permits and to Glen for set-up, and everyone else present for participating and/or supporting. It was a really enjoyable morning.

May it stay small and special for years to come.

Alison Smith | CRR Treasurer.


Sunday 14 August – 7am

Join Cairns Road Runners in the beautiful Wooroonooran National Park for the Goldsborough Half Marathon (&10k) in two weeks. Both events start at the Goldsborough Day Use Area and head outbound on the access road for 1km before turning around and running to Kearney Falls, then onto the Goldfields Trail past the locked gate. The half marathoners will turn around at the Mulgrave River Causeway. The 10krs will turnaround about 3k past the gate. The venue is only 45mins from Cairns. Drive in on the morning or why not camp. Click HERE to register. The camping link is also supplied.


A reminder that the member discount for the Cairns Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday 2 October 2016 (starting/finishing at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater) ends midnight on Sunday 31 July – that’s 1 week away!

Entry before the cut-off entitles entry cost to CRR members at the normal club rates for either the 10km or Half Marathon.  After this time, members will have to pay the standard entry fee of $25 for the 10k or $50 for the Half Marathon.

Complete the registration process by clicking HERE, when prompted for a PIN, enter the special *members only* code you’ll find in your latest CRR email.