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26th January 2019 to 28th January 2019

Goldfield Ashes

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.

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24th February 2019

Castle Hill Trail Run

The first run in the Outer Limits Trail Running Series 2019: The Castle Hill Trail Run. This event being early in the the year is designed to get people into trail running and utilise Townsville's biggest icon. The race will start and finish from the West End State School and the course will cover the trails on the western side of the hill. The trails will not be closed to the public but they will not be using the popular “goat track”. The race has a three kilometre for beginners and kids, a six kilometre and a tough nine kilometre for the more experienced runners. This event will offer a great trail running experience right on your front door step. Registration opens 1 January 2019.

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16th March 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus St George Illawarra Dragons

Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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30th March 2019 to 31st March 2019

Burdekin Junior Netball Carnival

The Burdekin Netball Association will this year be holding its annual junior carnival in April 2019 at their Association courts in Twelfth Avenue, Home Hill. They are inviting your Association to nominate club teams and your Representative teams for this Carnival. All teams must supply a competent umpire. Please advise of their level of competency. All teams and officials are advised to be at the courts by 7.30am. This will allow the games to commence at 8am. The draw will be available from control from 7.30am. Please include an email address for the draw to be forwarded if possible as soon as it is complete. Full canteen facilities will be available starting with breakfast.

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30th March 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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4th April 2019 to 6th April 2019

Home Hill Sugar Bowl

An event over three days using both the Home Hill and Ayr tennis facilities. Teams coming from as far as Mackay and Ingham and out to Charters Towers. Individuals will be coming from Brisbane and Cairns. A team sporting event iconic to Regional Queensland. 2019 will be the 39th Consecutive Staging.

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6th April 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Canberra Raiders

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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7th April 2019

Elliot's Revenge Trail Run

The Elliot's Revenge Trail Run is the second event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series 2019. This run will take you through the beautiful Bowling Green Bay National Park, testing your stamina on steep hills and satisfying your sense of adventure with creek crossings and challenging trails. With multiple distances to choose from, this event offers fun and challenge to the whole family. There will be prizes for the first three runners in each distance as well as prizes for first place in each age category. Reward yourself with complimentary refreshments after you cross the finish line and enjoy great food and drinks from local food and coffee carts. Registration opens 1st January 2019, get in early as the event will sell out!

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12th April 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Melbourne Storm

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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13th April 2019 to 14th April 2019

Shane Muspratt Cup - Junior Rugby League

Burdekin Junior Rugby League is hosting the annual Shane Muspratt Cup and Under 12 Rugby League Carnival at Rugby Park, Ayr. This year there is 24 teams competing for the title of the Shane Muspratt Cup including teams from the Burdekin, Cairns, Townsville, Redlynch, Bowen, Mackay, Proserpine, Charters Towers, Tully, Edmonton, Herbert River and Gordonvale. Please come along and support Burdekin Junior Rugby League and view the young talent of the future on display.

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13th April 2019 to 14th April 2019

Shane Muspratt Cup

The Tropic Shane Muspratt Cup is an annual Under 12s Junior Rugby League Football carnival held at Rugby Park in Ayr. The event attracts visitors from Cairns, Townsville, Charters Towers and Mackay. Nearly 500 junior athletes will converge on Rugby Park for two days of competitive football.

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20th April 2019 to 21st April 2019

Eugene Pagotto Memorial Canefield Ashes Carnival

The Home Hill Cricket Association will be hosting the Home Hill Canefield Ashes Cricket Carnival at the Home Hill Cricket Grounds in April 2019. The Canefield Ashes brings the excitement of 20/20 cricket to the sugar capital of Australia. Held at the Home Hill Racecourse in the Burdekin Shire, the competition has quickly developed into a great weekend of cricket, mateship and socialising. The two-day contest is held over a weekend and attracts teams from the Burdekin as well as Bowen, Proserpine and Charters Towers. The Home Hill Cricket Association and the Pagotto family are now calling for teams and sponsors for the Canefield Ashes. This sporting event raises much-needed funds for the Queensland Cancer Council and is held annually in honour of Eugene Pagotto.

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28th April 2019

Burdekin Sugar Rush

The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the marquee event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. It is a key event in the Athletics North Queensland half marathon series and the only half marathon race within the Burdekin region. It has been run for the past 17 years and continue to grow and attract participants from all around the wider North Queensland region.

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3rd May 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Gold Coast Titans

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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10th May 2019 to 12th May 2019

MTBA National Championships | Marathon 2019

Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Townsville Enterprise Limited, the Queensland State Government, Townsville City Council and the Rockwheelers MTB Club are pleased to present the 2019 MTBA National Championships and Townsville MTB Festival. In its third year, the 2019 Townsville MTB Festival will again offer riders of all ages a varsity of events, including the Marathon National Championships.

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18th May 2019

Burdekin Growers Race Day

The Burdekin Growers Race Day is the largest social event on the Burdekin Shire's calendar with thousands of locals and visitors flocking to the Home Hill Race Club. It's not only the horses in the spotlight but the Fashion's of the field are hotly contested amongst race goers. There are thousands of dollars worth of prize giveaways throughout the day and a free box of locally grown fruit and vegetables are packed for every patron.

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18th May 2019

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Parramatta Eels

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019! Cheer on your Cowboys, headed by Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by reigning dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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25th May 2019

The Two Bays Trail Run

Outer Limits hosts the Two Bays Trail Run on Magnetic Island. The spectacular run takes you from Nelly Bay to the other side of the Island and finishes at the picture perfect Arcadia Bay. The event offers a 10 kilometre and a 20 kilometre course, both are challenging and beautiful at the same time.

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15th June 2019

Gold Coast SUNS versus St Kilda

Support your Gold Coast SUNS in Round 13 for their first AFL match held in Townsville. See the team take on St Kilda on Saturday 15 June at Riverway Stadium, with all the on-field action kicking off from at 1.45pm local time. It will be a great afternoon for the whole family!

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30th June 2019 to 2nd July 2019

U18 State Hockey Championships 2019 - Men

Hundreds of athletes and their supporters from all across Queensland will converge in Townsville for the U18 State Hockey Championships. Spectators are welcome to come along and see the best Under 18 hockey players from across Queensland battle it out everyday. Thanks to Townsville Enterprise and Townsville City Council for their support of the event.

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5th July 2019 to 7th July 2019

Supercars Watpac Townsville 400

Soak up the colour and atmosphere of North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event at the 2019 Watpac Townsville 400, 5 to 7 July. The rivalry between Supercars teams has never been more intense, and at the halfway point in the Championship the racing is sure to be fierce including a stellar line up of support categories that will round out the on-track action. With a host of family entertainment both on and off the track, and free Trackside admission for kids 12 and under, you can bring the whole crew. Tickets at Ticketek.

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6th July 2019

Style Over Speed Black Tie Bike Ride

Riding your bike is an ad for cycling…so do it in style! Style Over Speed is a traffic-stopping black-tie affair. Over 80 cyclists parade through town along The Strand, out to the casino and back finishing with live music, a bar and a fashion parade by participants with their bikes. Have fun and get dressed up in your fanciest formal gear, match your handbag or manbag to your bicycle and come along! The ride is designed to encourage spectators to smile and cheer at their display because cycling is something to celebrate.

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19th July 2019 to 21st July 2019

Ingham Autofest

Ingham Autofest is back and will taking place in Far North Queensland from July 19 to 21 2019. Ingham Autofest will be held at the Ingham Showground each year and the Autofest Crew look forward to working together with local clubs as well as other events already running in Far North Queensland and they are sure that this exciting new event for their region will also compliment their events as well. Autofest is open to everything automotive from Cars, Trucks, Bikes in fact anything that has wheels is welcomed to join in on all the fun and with the theme of a Family Friendly Festival. Autofest events include, Go To Whoa, Spear A Spud, Dyno Shootout, Show N Shine, Autokana and everyone's favourite, the Mighty Burnout Comp. More details will be released over the coming weeks and Entrant Forms will be posted up at their website.

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22nd July 2018 to 21st July 2019

The Paluma Push

Held in July each year, the Paluma Push is a race from the Paluma Village via the Paluma Dam through World heritage rainforest and cattle property to Hidden Valley cabins. Three courses are available, the 42 kilometre recreational course, the 53 kilometre intermediate course and the competition course which is 70 kilometres. This is a race that changes lives! If you are competitive, the prizes are substantial with both cash and equipment on offer. If you are a rider who loves a challenge, The Push is your perfect ride. But if you want to try an achievable personal challenge that will guarantee you a smile and helpful encouragement then this ride will change your life. Sign on commences before Easter 2019. Don't miss out! Hop in and register when the gate goes up. More than 600 riders every year can't be wrong.

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4th August 2019

McDonalds Townsville Running Festival

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. 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. They are not just a run. They are an experience.

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10th August 2019 to 18th August 2019

Townsville Triathlon Festival

Introducing the brand new Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival Multisport Event. The TTF is entering its 17th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit as a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance event. The Festival will host the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships North Queensland. The Townsville Triathlon Festival is the “Big Weekend” - a weekend of racing, fun and a full festival atmosphere with an array of events and activities to take part in across one massive weekend. Triathlon is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Multisport events (Aquathon, Duathlon and Cross Tri) are set to be added to 2019 event schedule. The Festival will also offer dinner competitors entertainment options including the opening night ‘With The Stars’ dinner, the option to go to the North Queensland Cowboys home game on the Saturday night, and post event get together on the Sunday afternoon, as part of the “Big Weekend”.

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16th August 2019 to 24th August 2019

North Queensland Elite Rodeo

North Queensland Elite Rodeo is an invitational only event putting the very best rodeo athletes against the best animals 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.

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25th August 2019

Ride for Road Safety in memory of Sue Bell and Jeff Ashby

Over 200 people ride 18 kilometres, (or the four kilometre option leaving from the Bicycle Pedlar), through the main streets of Townsville with a green wave through all lights thanks to Transport Main Roads. In a spectacular show of symbolism all wear red Operating hats supplied by Queensland Health over their helmets. The Townsville BUG runs The Ride for Road Safety annually in order to highlight the need to improve conditions for cycling in order to get more people riding as part of their everyday. The event began in 2013 as the Sue Bell Memorial ride. With blessing of her family and of Jeff Ashby's, the annual event is designed to attract attention of politicians, the media and the general community. Mrs Bell’s death and the community’s response to it contributed towards the push for the introduction of the laws to protect cyclists where motorists are now required to give at least a metre distance when passing cyclists, and a metre-and-a-half where the speed limit is higher than 60 kilometres per hour. By being part of this ride you are making the impact needed to sustain the push for safer conditions conducive to increased cycling.

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25th August 2019

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2019

Their signature event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. 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, 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance and of course, Townsville's only full trail marathon, 42 kilometres. Join them for a great day out on the trails.

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25th August 2019

Ride for Road Safety

Over 200 people ride 18 kilometres (or four kilometre option leaving from the Bicycle Pedlar) through the main streets of Townsville with a green wave through all lights. In 2013 two cyclists where injured and Sue Bell killed when a truck driver attempted to overtake a group of cyclists on Shaw Road. This incident galvanised the Townsville community in the call for safer roads. Mrs Bell’s death and the community’s response to it contributed towards the push for the introduction of the laws to protect cyclists where motorists are now required to give at least a metre distance when passing cyclists, and a metre-and-a-half where the speed limit is higher than 60 kilometres per hour. in 2016 Jeff Ashby was killed by a B double. More needs to be done to improve conditions both in road design and consideration and courtesy given on the roads and by being part of this ride you are making the impact needed to sustain the push for safer conditions. Become a member of the BUG and join the ride. Please register to order your shirts.

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29th August 2019 to 4th September 2019

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and community events, along with the ambience of Magnetic Island each August/September, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember. With top notch racing, live bands and partying galore, the shore side program of this annual regatta is sure to leave you wanting more year after year. You don't need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the a racing yacht or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

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31st August 2019

Ingham Gold Cup

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.

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14th September 2019

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

A full-points ABCRA affiliated rodeo, Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is action-packed family fun for competitors and spectators alike. Bulls, Broncs, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Rope and Tie, Break-Away Roping, Steer Undecorating, Barrel Racing – just to name a few events – will keep spectators engaged and enthralled. Licenced bar and hot food is available for purchase.

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6th October 2019

Magnetic Island Triathlon 2019

North Queensland's own tropical destination adventure island brings you a great Sprint Triathlon - last year was a sell out - so don't leave it too late to swim on one of the best kept secrets which is Magnetic Island and one of the best destinations for this spectacular Triathlon.

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27th October 2019

Paluma Dam Good Trail Run 2019

Join them for the last trail run of the year in the village of the clouds, Paluma. The event offers a six kilometre, 10 kilometre and 20 kilometre course, taking you through the stunning rainforest scenery of Paluma, up and down hills and across creeks. The cooler temperatures make it perfect for running at this time of the year.

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15th November 2019 to 16th November 2019

PBR Australia Grand Finals

Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the nation’s most extreme bucking bulls in a three-hour action packed event that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first bull of the night through to the last. This is the final and deciding chapter of the PBR year-long race for National Titles. It’s a showdown like no other – 22 riders all eager for glory as they strive to overcome the power of the most extreme bucking bulls in a head to head battle of power, agility and the fight of the fittest eight seconds at a time over the course of two nights of competition. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience inside the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre. This is an event not to be missed. This is the one and only PBR National Finals.

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16th November 2019

Ingham Family Race Day

An all age event that provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. The annual 'Family Race Day' race meeting is the start of the festive season and this late November race meeting is the perfect venue to celebrate. Whether it be Christmas parties, end of cane season celebrations or just an excuse to have some fun, don't miss this family race day.

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