8km Trail Race, Saturday July 26th. Start time 4.30pm. Smithfield

Are you a road runner who would like an easy introduction to trail running? Need to blow away some cobwebs after a period of enforced or voluntary activity? Maybe you just want to run FAST!  This shorter trail race could be for you!                                                                          Starting at the same place as the Poker Race earlier in the year (adjacent the mountain bike trails behind James Cook University, Smithfield) this race is run on dirt trails through local bushland with a little hill challenge thrown in.                                                                                Please be at the start area to check in by 4pm so the race can be started at 4.30pm sharp. The light will be fading in the latter stages of the race and I’d like runners back before dark!          I would appreciate a little help with this event; help with check-in before the race start and help with timing and recording at the finish. If you have a little time to offer on Saturday afternoon please let me know  via email at     trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au     or give me a call  on     0459020091     Safe running everyone.       Dave OBrien


What a great event, good course, inspiring runners, fabulous weather, and it’s local. Some smashing times were run and have set the course records high.  Many thanks to our smiling and happy volunteers who made the event possible. Click HERE for race results. Next year with a little more hill training and speed work maybe you can do a new PB?


If you looking for something different, a new challenge or to brush up on your skills then check out Coral Coast 2014 Information fact sheet.

You can be part of the 2014 Coral Coast Track and Field Carnival by entering either as an individual, relay or even earn points towards the CRR Club.  The event is held from the 12th to 13th July. Check out the below documents for how, when, where to enter. Nominations close 03/07/2014.

Coral Coast 2014 Timetable

Coral Coast 2014 Nomination Form

Coral Coast 2014 Relay Nomination Form


The Cairns Road Runners are starting to plan for the 2015 season.  The committee values the thoughts, opinions, and ideas of its members, and as such are inviting members (and other interested parties) to have a say.  A drop in session will be occurring on Saturday 14th June, at the meeting room at Stratford Library. We invite all members to come along between 3:00 and 5:15pm to talk to the committee about what you think.

It is an informal session and might only take you a 10 minutes to tell us your thoughts, but we would like to encourage as many members as possible to drop in. Parking is easy and there are some great cafes nearby. It is also a good opportunity to meet some of your committee members.

We want to hear your thoughts on topics including (but not limited to):

  • What races do you think the club should continue to hold / not hold?
  • What distances do you like running?
  • Is there a race / distance that you think the club should trial?
  • How do we encourage runners, families, and friends to help out with volunteering on race days.
  • What events should the club avoid clashing with?
  • How many races should the club be putting on each year?

If you are unable to attend, you can send your ideas and thoughts to the info@roadrunners.org.au email address. From this session, the sub-committee will collate the information, draft a calendar, then seek the final thoughts of the members by late September.

This is your club, so please let us know what you would like.