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 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.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
4 – 5 July 2020
Run for the good times at the 42nd Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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 Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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 Triathlon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
28 – 29 October 2020
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival returns on 28 October to 1 November 2020 with a jam-packed five days of festival fun for everyone! Set in the home of triathlon and the ultimate holiday destination, the Festival features 12 events from the world famous Noosa Triathlon to the GemLife Noosa Breakfast Fun Run.

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.

McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 135
6 – 7 June 2020
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.

Noosa Classic

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
16 August 2020
The Noosa Classic will surely be a bike ride to remember, but also a classic Australian experience, and a sensual feast of visual and gourmet delights. So gather your cycling mates, get yourselves ready, and mark Sunday 16 August 2020 down on your calendar.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2020

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 55
26 April 2020
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.
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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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