The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is rapidly becoming one of the 'must do' events on the Australian Running Calendar. Hosted in the tropical oasis of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland on Sunday November 6th, the Festival offers some thing for everyone - the icing on the cake ... you get to recover right here in paradise.

Choose your distance ...

Dubbed "the worlds best adventure course" by Olympic marathon champion Steve Moneghetti, the diverse landscape of Port Douglas offers a combination of beach, road and trail running for all distances - enabling you, the runner to see this amazing area up close and personal. All distances start on the flat, compact sands of Four Mile Beach - some on sunrise and the colours of the sun rising over the Coral Sea sets the tone for the rest of the run. There are distances ranging from the grueling 74km JCU Ultra Marathon to a 2.3km Junior Challenge, it's the perfect opportunity to get a group of mates together or gather the family and come and Race, Stay and Play in Port Douglas. With two World Heritage listed sites in the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest right on our door step, there's no better place to come and stay.

Discounts are also available online through our accommodation partners, airport transfers, reef and rainforest tours as well as the current Early Bird discount of 25% valid 31st August, 2016.

What's the best way to recover after a tough but awesome run in the tropics? On the reef of course! Calypso Reef Cruises are offering all participants in the 2016 Tropical

Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival the opportunity to recover effortlessly on the Great Barrier Reef, letting the salt water take care of those weary muscles. With 20% off your snorkelling trip, it's too good an opportunity to pass up!

Contact Tropical Journeys on 07 4099 6999 or email for more information.


TRAINED BY CHAMPS - Steve Moneghetti

Event Ambassador and Olympian & Commonwealth Games Champion Steve Moneghetti has created an online program called "Trained by Champs" that can provide you with the unique opportunity to be trained by a legend - and someone who has run the course since the events inception in 2011.

At the ripe age of 52, Steve still manages to be at the peak of his performance and continues to inspire and train runners around the globe. Whether you are training for personal fitness or attempting to RUN a marathon, Trained by Champs has a program for you. Steve himself put his expertise and passion in developing these programs to help you achieve your ultimate goals. Trained by Champs is a fun and challenging fitness program for runners everywhere. With detailed program instructions, tips and insights from a running legend, you know that your hard work will reap great rewards as you continue training with Steve. Trained by Champs is an online community for runners who are serious in achieving their goals, regardless of skill level or experience. To be the best, be trained by the best. Register now!

GBR Marathon Festival: Running with Legends

"The Tropical Journeys GBR Marathon is one of the most beautiful events on the running calendar. Port Douglas provides the perfect backdrop to test your fitness and endurance in a tropical environment. Managed by a great team, the event is professionally organised and provides all level of athletes with everything they need to have a great time. Certainly one event to tick off the bucket list!"

- Craig Mottram Four Time Olympic Champion