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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Reef to Reef

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
6 – 9 August 2020
For four days in early August, Reef to Reef brings mountain biking goodness to the home of the one of the worlds most famed and fabled natural playgrounds. Around 200 kilometres of riding and 4000 metres of climbing on the kind of trails and scenery you normally only read or dream about.

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!

MAD Mtb Field Engineers Mackay Cup

Farleigh, Mackay Area
3 – 5 July 2020
The MAD Mtb Field Engineers Mackay Cup is one of the premier Olympic format Cross Country Mountain Bike races in Australia. Held at Rowallan Park via Mackay, in beautiful tropical rainforest, it is one of the most demanding events of its type in the country.

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.

McDonalds Townsville Running Festival

North Ward, Townsville Area
1 – 2 August 2020
In a setting that sees the sunrise over Magnetic Island, the majestic coral sea, the sunset behind the iconic granite of Castle hill, they have picture-perfect prime real estate to bring you a Running Festival that stands like no other.

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 145
14 – 16 August 2020
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia.  Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over one million dollars for charity and community groups.

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 15 August 2021 down on your calendar.

7 Cairns Marathon

Cairns Area
From AU$15 - 115
20 September 2020
In its second year, up to 3000 athletes from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival. Scheduled for September 20, 2020, it is the first official run festival of its kind to be held in Cairns and is forecast to generate significant visitor activity to the region.

Crocodile Trophy 2020

Cairns, Cairns Area
16 – 24 October 2020
For 25 years the Crocodile Trophy has challenged racers from all over the World to compete in an ultra-endurance mountain bike race, which offers an incredibly authentic nine-day Australian adventure through Tropical North Queensland's majestic landscapes.
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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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