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.

Upcoming Endurance Events

Choose Your Endurance Sport

Triathlons

Swim, ride and run your way to the finish line with the hottest backdrops. If you’re interested in ticking off a Queensland triathlon, our top picks are:

Marathons

More of a runner? We recommend you challenge yourself at these marathons:

Ocean Swims

Are you an avid swimmer? Give your body the ultimate workout at these ocean swims:

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Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
30 June – 1 July 2018
Celebrate the special fortieth edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 25,000 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
12 – 15 July 2018
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.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
31 October – 4 November 2018
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event, based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities. The schedule includes a Breakfast Fun Run and a Run Swim Run event.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 64.50
3 – 4 February 2018
The Noosa Summer Swim, Presented by Milk and Co, is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2018, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a new five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

E&E Waste Hell of the West Triathlon and GTH+ Super Saturday

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$220.00 - 280.00
3 – 4 February 2018
The Hell of the West Triathlon is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim in the mighty Macintyre River, an 80 kilometre "dead flat" cycle along the Barwon Highway heading west towards, St George and a 20 kilometre 'hot as hell' run along the picturesque Macintyre River (which consists of three loops).

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$195 - 195
11 March 2018
Experience Mooloolaba Tri and Swim, Bike, Run, Party! Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival remains been a standout event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar. The Olympic distance triathlon provides a course that is known and loved for it's ocean swim along with the electric buzz in the atmosphere as thousands of triathletes descend on this popular beach town.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - World Series Swims 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 55
13 May 2018
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival, The

North Stradbroke Island,
From AU$90 - 110
18 May 2019
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is one of Queensland's unique destination events which brings together athletes, supporters and the local community to experience and showcase the very best of North Stradbroke Island.

Mooloolaba Beach Festival | Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
17 – 18 February 2018
Welcome to the new Mooloolaba Beach Festival! The new-look weekend of events is a celebration of sand, surf and beach culture on the Sunshine Coast. We’ve put together a program of events that offer a range of experiences, including ocean swims (some old and some new!

Eromanga Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft

Eromanga, Quilpie Area
From AU$15 - 15
30 March – 1 April 2018
Get yourself geared up for the annual Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft, Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana held Easter weekend! Things kick off Friday and run right through to Sunday with the heart stopping action of the rodeo taking place Saturday afternoon.
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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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