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|Half Marathon||$117||$140||READ MORE >>|
|10KM||$59||$70||READ MORE >>|
|5KM ||$28||$35||READ MORE >>|
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BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
42.195km Steve Moneghetti ADVENTURE Marathon
The Steve Moneghetti Adventure Marathon is by no means an easy flat course marathon - but it sure is stunning. With the gun firing at sunrise, the course begins along the flat compact sands of Four Mile Beach, before weaving out to the valley behind Port Douglas through the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club. The course takes you into the valley, along dirt roads before coming to the infamous Bump Track - a 6.2km climb with an ascent of 320m. This is by far the most difficult component with the first 2km a very steep incline.
At the top of The Bump Track, the course turns left onto Black Mountain Rd and continues for 2km along an unsealed road (the original road to Cairns) before back tracking and returning back down the mountain. From here the journey extends through the rainforest, over a fresh water stream, alongside cane fields before returning to the finish through the streets of Port Douglas.
This is not a fast course but certainly one should you love a challenge and love trails!
21.1km Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Half Marathon
The course starts on Four Mile Beach at 6:30am with runners enjoying the first 4.5km of flat compact sand at sunrise, though the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club as the sun is rising - simply stunning. The course then weaves its way out into the Mowbray Valley behind Port Douglas, past the sugar cane fields and historic cane train lines before turning back and weaving back to the finish line on the Esplanade.
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5km Calypso 5000
The Calypso 5000 is a great event for people of all ages and abilities, you can run or walk, race or not, it's up to you! It's the best way to be involved in the marathon festival, even if your training's not quite up to scratch. Grab a group of friends and make a day of it, come and cheer on the many competitors across all five events and be a part of the action. The best part is, you get a nice shiney medal at the end!
The 5km course starts on the compact sands of Four Mile Beach and runs approximately 2.2km along it before looping back up the beach for another 1km. The course then cuts up inland towards the Garrick St cul-de-sac where runners join the marathoners and 10km runners as they continue back towards the finish line on the Port Douglas Esplanade. This course is 60% on compact sand and 40% bitumen.
Parents with parents may enter however there is soft sand to navigate as you exit the beach.
Minimum Impact for Trail Running in North Queensland
The TROPICAL JOURNEYS Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival showcases the fantastic trail locations to run in the Port Douglas region. Before, during and after each event competitors, volunteers and supporters are 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 make sure this annual event continues each year. To reduce the runners carbon footprint, all competitors are encouraged to make use of transport provided by the event organisers. Contact Us