Sunday 6 September – 7am

Cnr Esplanade and Upward Street

Charity – North Queensland Animal Rescue

Many of us train with our dogs, but unfortunately most races restrict entrants from competing with their dogs.  Not the K9 Challenge!  Now in its 4th year this event splits entrants into a Small (<10kg), Medium (10-25kg) or Large (>25kg) breed category.  Entrants have the option of a 3k or 6k event that takes in the northern environs of the Cairns Esplanade.

Our Event Sponsor is Petstock, Mugrave Road. Petstock will be giving away gift vouchers on the day to the 1st finishers of both distances.  Your $10 entry fee and any other contributions will be donated to their choice charity –
North Queensland Animal Rescue (NQAR).

NQAR is a foster carer based rescue organisation in the Cairns region. We aim to rescue homeless and abandoned pets from local pounds and private surrenders.

All pets are de-sexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, wormed and flea treated, before being adopted out to wonderful new, approved homes. We are a completely not for profit organisation, run by volunteers, and do what we do because we love animals and care about their welfare.

Online entries HERE….


Some of CRR awesome runners taking out first placings. Phil Bradshaw first in the 21.1km overall, Montanna McAvoy first in 5km junior AND setting new record, Tracey Greenwood first in age group on half, Steve Cunningham first in age group in marathon. More results later.

Congrats also to Jo and David going the distance…. 42.2km!

20150802 Townsville Running Festival

NOTE: Please check calendar for some minor changes to Club Meetings coming up, including the AGM. Watch this space for more details

14 DAYS…..

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