Trail running has been established in Far North Queensland thanks to the efforts of the Cairns Road Runners who has offered trail running events since 2006. There will be least seven Trail Running Events hosted by the Cairns Road Runners in Far North Queensland in 2012. The FNQ Trail Running Series consists of the 18km Barron Gorge Trail Race, 34km Black Snake Trail Race, the 45km Mt Haig Trail Marathon and the 64km Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra Trail Marathon. There are regular training trail runs held on weekends.
Please Note: Due to safety concerns Junior Runners (Under 18s) can participate in 5km Fun Run on the trails only. Applications for consideration in longer events can be made to the race organisers. Strict criteria (which may include, but not be limited to, full parental supervision during the event) will apply to ensure the safety of the junior runner.
Minimum Impact Trail Running
The Trail Running Series showcases fantastic trail locations in Far North Queensland. Before, during and after each event competitors, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to follow standard ‘leave no trace’ environmental guidelines. This is a requirement of the group activity permit and ensures the success of future permit applications. To reduce our carbon footprint, competitors are encouraged to make use of transport provided or organise to travel with fellow competitors. Contact Lorraine, who will put you in contact with others attending the event.
Registrations open 1 January 2013
Poker Run 02 February (page 2)
Full moon Glacier Rock 25 April (page 2)
Cairns Marathon (30 June 2013) – Part trail, part road (Day 3 of the 3 Marathons in 3 Days) (page 2)
Twin Bridges Half Marathon (13 October) – Outdoor-tober event (this event was previously part of the Kuranda to Port Douglas event) (page 2)
FNQ Trail Running Series:
Race #1: Barren Gorge 10 March (page 3)
Race #2: Black Snake 21 April (page 4)
Race #3: Mt Haig Trail Marathon 20 July (page 5)
Race #4: Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra Trail Marathon 25 August (page 6)