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.

2015 CAIRNS Half Marathon Series logo_highres CMYK

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


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Cairns Road Runners reckons:1000 Likes on Facebook, reached in May is pretty cool and what better way to celebrate than in a manner consistent with a road running club – a run….on a beach…..some friendly banter….and a BBQ breakky!

FB Likes


A Roadies teardrop banner will be placed on the northern end of the beach at Yorkeys Knob (near the rocks).  Another banner will be placed on the beach 1km south. The timer will count 30 minutes.  How many sand k’s can you run?  The low tide of 1.4m at 5.56am should offer those looking for speed a firmer, quicker track or those looking for a hard time – the soft option!

Entries (inc BBQ, tea/coffee & fruit) are free for CRR members and $5.00 for non-members and open on an individual basis.  Don’t let this stop you from getting friends together and running as a team on the day or by alternating k’s.

This is intended to be a social, informal event.  No positions will be recorded or results posted.  Runners are required to register online for insurance and catering purposes.  No registrations will be taken on the day – Rego closes 8pm Friday 19 June.  Enter HERE 

TimingsSaturday 20 June 2015.

7am:  Check-in and issue of BBQ token.

7.30am – 8.00am: The run.

8.00am – 9.00am:  The BBQ.


Are not sought for this event but most welcome to come forward on the day to assist with a number of small tasks.


Goldsborough Gallop, Sunday May 17th: Volunteers needed

This will be the first time “The Gallop” has been run and like all our “Roadies” events we are going to need some help. We’re hoping that  a number of families will take advantage of an opportunity to go camping for the weekend. Perhaps you can give us a little of your time on Sunday 17th?  Below is a list of volunteer positions that we need to fill.

Check-in       2 people would be good

Sweep          This could be a runner or one or two people on bikes

Marshalls     Find a friend, fold out your deck chair, relax and point runners in the right direction. You don’t even have to get out of your seat! Maybe bring a camera so you can get some action shots of the runners.

Timing and Recording at the Finish   At least 3 people needed here. This may include the volunteers from Check-in at the starting line.

BBQ/ Catering   We’ll be putting on the usual fruit and drink for the runners as they finish but we hope that this will morph into a BYO brunch which will be a great opportunity for socialising.

If you can help us out, we would be very grateful. Please contact the Race Director via emails     and   or phone/text  0459020091