Race Rules & Etiquette

  • Participants must complete the marked course on foot under your own power. Trekking poles are permitted.
  • All Race Bibs must be visible at all times on the front of your body.
  • PORT DOUGLAS ROAD: Participants in the marathon, half marathon and 10km events will return along Port Douglas Rd / Davidson St, running on the shoulder of the road. At no time are participants allowed to run on the bitumen (asphalt) and will be instantly disqualified and removed from the event should they do so. This is a strict safety message from the Douglas Shire Council and Department of Main Roads.
  • KEEP LEFT: As a courtesy to fellow runners, please keep to the left of the course and allow others to over take if they need.
  • Participants must stay on the marked course.  Short cuts are not permitted. If you think you have gone the wrong way, go back.
  • During the course there are times in which you will be running across roads & driveways so please be diligent at all times and follow directions of the traffic marshals / controllers. Should they ask you to stop you MUST STOP. This is for your safety. Should you disobey a direct order from a marshal your bib # will be taken and you will be disqualified.
  • All volunteers have the authority of Port Douglas Event Management to withdraw a runner if they show signs of distress and are deemed to be a liability to themselves and others. Should you see another runner in need of assistance, you are required to stop and give attention until a volunteer or St. Johns member arrives and dismisses you.
  • HEADPHONES: Any head phones worn can only be on low and in one ear only – this is for your safety
  • RUBBISH: Drop zones apply for each water station – bins are located at start & finish of water station to dispose of rubbish. Failure to dispose appropriately may result in DQ.
  • If you withdraw from the event, you must report to the closest checkpoint or finish line and hand in your race bib.
  • Not all roads are closed for this event. Obey all road rules and give way to vehicles
  • Pets/Dogs anywhere along the course are prohibited – this applies to competitors, volunteers, support crew and spectators.
  • Support crews must follow the instructions of race officials.
  • The event organisers are not responsible for the safety or whereabouts of support crew.