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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
Cape Pallarenda Trail Run
The signature event in the Mike Carney Toyota Trail Run Series 2021. So close to home and taking in some of the best trails in Townsville with stunning views onto Magnetic Island. The event offers a distance for everyone, a five-kilometre course for the kids or first timers, 12 kilometres for the runners who are craving more and 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance for the ones who like a good challenge....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
Forrest Beach Market
Unwind and enjoy the relaxed beach setting. Market boasts a variety of local arts and craft, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, raffles, kids activities and food vendors. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September. ...Find Out More
Ingham Gold Cup Races
Since 1879 the annual Ingham Gold Cup provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. Stay on after the race and party till late with a live band and DJ. This is an 18 plus event....Find Out More
July 4X4 Come and Try Day
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Come and Try Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery. Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts....Find Out More
Charters Towers Rodeo
Charters Towers Rodeo will slot perfectly into the Queensland Northern Run in July. Charters Towers is an Australian Champion dense centre with Tate Van Wel, Ryley Gibb, Liam Davison and Campbell Hodson all calling the town home. With a fresh Committee at the helm we look forward to witnessing the action at Charters Towers later in the year....Find Out More
The Lucinda markets are on every second Sunday from May to September. Win a meat tray or a bag of prawns. Soak up the relaxing casual atmosphere. Enjoy the music. Indulge in a coffee, hot food, seaside views. Entertain the children (playground); stroll the beach; lunch in Lucinda; browse over 20 stalls. Make sure you plan enough time to enjoy the Lucinda. Lucinda is a photographer's dream destination. The contrast of the rising or setting sun, golden beach, calm sea and backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island juxtaposed against the engineering marvel that is Lucinda jetty makes for a composition that even amateur photographers will delight in. With a plethora of vantage points to capture the an array of shots, the incredible opportunities for photography have been known to waylay plans for the day or even longer. ...Find Out More
McDonalds Townsville Running Festival 2021
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, 10k Fun Run, 5k Fun Run & Walk, 5k Junior Fun Run & Walk, 2.5k Hero Run and 5k 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
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