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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
The Charters Towers Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere. It is conducted in January by the Charters Towers Cricket Association Incorporated (CTCA). The event was recently given the status of being a Queensland Iconic Event. Matches are played on 58 different playing fields, including some which are privately owned. Whilst 'The Ashes' has grown to levels well beyond the imagination of President Jack Meeson's original concept, it has not lost its reputation for friendliness and hospitality. Perhaps within that reputation, lies the secret of its past success and assured growth in the future....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
PechaKucha Night Townsville
PechaKucha Night Townsville, Volume. 28 As is customary, they have amazing presenters lined up to share their stories about exploring the tropical north. See you there!...Find Out More
Stable on the Strand at Riverway & Stable on the Streets
Have you heard the good news? Stable on the Strand is back for 2021. They are so excited to bring you Stable on the Strand in 2021 - bringing a gift of love to the people of Townsville this Christmas through an exciting hybrid event. Stable on the Strand will light up the city with Stable on the Streets displays by inviting the community to create again and register their Christmas displays. In December, an interactive map will come alive and allow people to drive around and see the visual displays depicting the message of Christmas. THEN - Come and join us for Stable at Riverway from the 18th -22nd December, 6 -9.30pm as we immerse ourselves in the story of Christmas with live actors, realistic scenes, costumes, animals and activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will also be heaps of entertainment, a wide selection of food and a designated youth area. This is a great event for the whole family to come to this Christmas. A free bus will run along Riverway Drive to pick up families from within that area. Check out the promo video on the website. They look forward to seeing you at Riverway this year. Invite your friends, invite your family....Find Out More
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