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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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.

McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival Virtual Run

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 135
6 – 7 June 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government restrictions placed on mass gatherings, the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival is now a virtual run. They’re excited to bring this fresh new alternative to their runners in a time when keeping active is so important!

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.

UCI CFI - Cycle Fest International

Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
From AU$12 - 250
22 February 2021
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.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series - Hamilton Island Triathlon

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$120 - 120
21 November 2020
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.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series - Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$100 - 100
22 November 2020
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.

Adavale Sport and Rec Rodeo, Challenge, Campdraft, Bikekhana and Gymkhana

Adavale, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
2 – 4 October 2020
The fun kicks off for the annual Adavale Rodeo, Challenge, Bikekhana and Gymkhana. The best and bravest cowboys around will be battling to stay on for that eight seconds and claim the prize at the rodeo on Saturday afternoon, then after you can let your hair down and kick up some dust on the dance floor.

The Blackall 100

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$225.00 - 390.00
17 – 18 October 2020
The Blackall 100 is a trail ultra-marathon that traverses the beautiful and scenic Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. The event is open to runners and walkers with distances of 100 kilometres and 50 kilometres.
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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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