Endurance Events

From Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland to the Gold Coast and even in Outback Queensland, you can find an endurance event to suit your skill level. So, whether you’re a beginner, experienced or professional athlete, the Queensland climate and conditions are perfect to help you set your new personal best.

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Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
25 May 2019
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.

Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
6 – 7 July 2019
Run for the good times at the 41st Gold Coast Marathon on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometre, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4 kilometre Junior Dash and Garmin 2 kilometre Junior Dash.

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
19 – 21 July 2019
Welcome to the ultimate winter cycling escape, bringing together a stunning riding location, dream riding conditions and a world class rider experience on and off the bike. Velothon Sunshine Coast is a Gran Fondo style, mass participation cycling event in and around the renowned hinterland and coastal roads of the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane UCI Tissot Track World Cup 2019

Chandler, Brisbane Area
13 – 15 December 2019
Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing is excited to announce the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be hosting round five of the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series from December 13 to 15.

McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 135
2 June 2019
Welcome to Brisbane City, Queensland, where Australia shines. Set your sights on discovering what Brisbane has to offer, by foot. McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival events, tour famous city streets and take you on a journey of the beautiful Brisbane river.

Townsville Triathlon Festival

North Ward, Townsville Area
10 – 18 August 2019
Introducing the brand new Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival Multisport Event. The TTF is entering its 17th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit as a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance event.

12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race 2020

Miami, Gold Coast Area
29 February – 7 March 2020
12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 x Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2019 - World Series Swims

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 55
28 April 2019
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$100 - 120
18 May 2019
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event set in one of nature's most spectacular playgrounds, North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. The Straddie Salute features a range of events suited to all abilities including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, beginners triathlon, kids duathlon and a fun run.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series - Hamilton Island Triathlon

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$120 - 120
23 November 2019
Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise. The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans four endurance events.
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Endurance sport events for beginners

Just starting out? Kick start your stamina with shorter races at a Queensland Triathlon Series in Raby Bay, Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. After conquering an enticer or sprint distance, boost your stamina with one of these events:
  • Gold Coast Marathon - Southern Cross University 10km run & Gold Coast Airport Fun Run
  • Mooloolaba Triathlon – 1.5km swim, 30km bike and 10km run
  • Green Island Swim – 500m, 1.5km and 3km swims
  • Velothon – 90km / 1 day velothon in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
  • Mackay Marina Run

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Endurance training

With great restaurants and cafes for carb-loading, tropical beaches for ocean swim training and rainforest walks and trails to get your cardio fix, Queensland is the perfect place for endurance training and keeping fit:

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