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In line with popular demand, Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again in 2022 with a Multisport Extravaganza. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks of the Ross Dam. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors to first-time adults and those seeking a bit more of a challenge. Paddle, run and ride courses are designed to provide you with the best experiences of the location and to throw in a little adventure...Find Out More
Burdekin Growers Race Day
Burdekin Growers Race Day has cemented its place in the 2020 North Queensland Events Calendar, celebrating their nineteenth year for the event this year. The day has been hailed as 'the best tropical race day in North Queensland' and boasts one of the states richest fashions on the field prize packages. Their local produce growers display their fruit and vegetables and at the end of the day patrons are invited to take a box of produce home with them. They anticipate another excellent crowd of in excess of 3000 patrons to be in attendance at the track once again this year. Please note that this event is for people aged 18 years and older only....Find Out More
Burdekin Sugar Rush
The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the signature running event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire, but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.. The event attracts running enthusiasts from around the region (including Townsville, Cairns, Charters Towers, Whitsundays and Mackay) and also has a key focus of attracting first time competitors through the provision of a half marathon (21 kilometres), five and ten kilometre fun run, team challenge and kids fun run. Most participants take part for the personal challenge, the experience of a vibrant community event and embracing an active and healthy lifestyle. The Rush Aims to: Create a signature running event for the district. Profile the Burdekin’s quality health and fitness facilities which enhance the visitor experience, which will in turn increase economic activity for the district. Promote to visitors that participating is an excellent way to experience the district’s wonderful lifestyle. Sugar Rush Start Times: 6.30am 21 kilometres. 7.15am 10 kilometres. 7.30am 5 kilometres, Seniors, Juniors Under16 and Pram Push....Find Out More
Centenary Park Charity Markets
On the fourth Sunday of each month, local producers gather at Centenary Park to sell fresh produce, home made crafts, jewellery, clothing and just about anything else you can think of. Stroll through the beautiful surrounds of Centenary Park and chat to a local, with over 50 stalls each month and the local Country Music Club providing live music. Each month the markets raise funds for a nominated charity....Find Out More
McDonalds Townsville Running Festival 2022
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. The Townsville Marathon was started by a group of hardcore enthusiasts in 1972, who founded the “Townsville Marathon Club”. The name was a little exclusive and elitist so they toned it down somewhat to become “The Townsville Road Runners” which we all know and love today. The annual McDonald's Running Festival incorporates the Townsville Marathon, Half Marathon, 10-kilometre Fun Run, 5-kilometre Fun Run and Walk, 5-kilometre Junior Fun Run and Walk, 2.5-kilometre Hero Run and 5-kilometre Corporate Challenge. In 1999, Townsville Road Runners aimed to raise the profile of running in the region by stepping into the unknown and hosting one of the countries first Running Festivals. The event has evolved into the premier and largest regional marathon in the state today. It is a regional event, with its own vibe, feel and unique welcoming allure, yet the certified racecourses, new race HQ at Jezzine Barracks and professionalism of the event coordinators bring a product on par, if not raising the bar, for major national events and a definite appeal for “race-chasers” and race hardened running purists alike....Find Out More
North Queensland Elite Rodeo
North Queensland Elite Rodeo has changed to two nights of action packed Rodeo. The 2019 Prize money was over AUD70,000. It is no longer invitational only. The aim of the event is to put the very best Rodeo athletes against the best Rodeo stock in the country. Their goal is to not only put on one of the greatest competitions for spectators but to also show junior and emerging rodeo stars that there is a pathway for this great sport....Find Out More
Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2022! Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) - a month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events returning bigger and better than ever. Council is committed to delivering this annual Arts and Cultural Festival which showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity. At the height of the global pandemic in 2020, Council was able to deliver a modified, COVID Safe version of the Festival to support the local arts community, help rebuild the tourism and events sector and improve economic recovery. Stay up to date with Festival announcements by registering for NAFA news through the event website....Find Out More
2022 Townsville North Queensland Games
The NQ Games is the largest regularly run multi-sport event in regional Australia. The North Queensland Sports Foundation in partnership with NQLGA members have delivered this event biennially for the past 37years. Athletes, Officials and the sporting community across the region will converge on Townsville and surrounding regions to participate in the 2022 NQ Games. The Games brings social and economic benefits to the region as a result of visitation and community connection. There is no shortage of attractions in Townsville and surrounding regions for intrastate and interstate participants and spectators to stay and play....Find Out More
Junior State Cup North
The Junior State Cup North (JSCN) is a regional touch football initiative held at the Queen's Park touch fields and Sports Reserve, Townsville. The inaugural three-day tournament provides the opportunity for junior touch football players from across Queensland to participate and compete against teams from around the state in an inclusive, fun and safe environment. The key focus of the event is to connect players, coaches, and referees and promote participation within the sport of touch, which can be enjoyed with family and friends....Find Out More
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