Endurance Events

Take paradise, add sweat. 

If you’re looking to test your limits, you’re sure to find an endurance event in Queensland.

From Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland to the Gold Coast and even in Outback Queensland, set your personal best in locations that will take your breath away – along with the course.   

Whether you’re a beginner or professional athlete (or maybe just watching from the sidelines), find your next challenge here.  


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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.

Brisbane Cycling Festival 2020

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
12 March – 5 April 2020
Gear up for 2020! Get ready for the ride of your life when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls back into Brisbane for 2020! The festival will get you psyched up with professional, junior, recreation and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues throughout Brisbane.

Tour de Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
5 April 2020
The Tour de Brisbane is set to showcase Brisbane as an international cycling destination to anyone on a bike, from elite riders, to weekend warriors, to families and kids. The event is headlined by the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which is part of the internationally sanctioned series held all over the world.

Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
23 May 2020
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
4 – 5 July 2020
Run for the good times at the 42nd Gold Coast Marathon on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2020 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.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
1 – 2 February 2020
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. The festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

Festival of Hell

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$40.00 - 280.00
7 – 9 February 2020
The Festival of Hell (formerly known as Hell of the West) is a weekend encompassing the the Hell of the West Triathlon and the GTH and Super Saturday. Described as Queensland's iconic long course triathlon event, HOTW is the "toughest (and oldest) triathlons in Queensland" consisting of a two kilometre swim in the mighty Macintyre River, 80 kilometre "dead flat" cycle along the Barwon Highway heading west and 20 kilometre 'hot as hell' run along the picturesque Macintyre River.

UCI Cycle Fest International

Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
From AU$10 - 250
8 – 16 February 2020
Cycle Fest International will deliver the single greatest change to the sporting event landscape. For 70 years the Bundaberg Cycling Club has delivered one of Australian Cycling's greatest spectacles.

12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race 2020

Miami, Gold Coast Area
5 – 6 March 2020
12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$195 - 195
13 – 15 March 2020
Tri the Beach. Mooloolaba Tri returns with more fun and action than ever. Set in the home of Australian triathlon and the ultimate holiday spot, Mooloolaba has the best of everything with six great races in one stunning beachtown.
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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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