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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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.

Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
6 – 7 July 2019
Run for the good times at the 41st Gold Coast Marathon on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 27,000 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.

Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$30 - 190
28 October 2018
The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the largest marathon and running event in Tropical North Queensland, attracting over 5,000 participants and spectators from all around Australia and 13 different countries.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
2 – 3 February 2019
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2019, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a 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
9 – 10 February 2019
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).

The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$100 - 120
18 May 2019
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event set in one of nature's most spectacular playgrounds, North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. The Straddie Salute features a range of events suited to all abilities including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, beginners triathlon, kids duathlon and a fun run.

The Blackall 100

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
20 – 21 October 2018
The Blackall 100 is a trail ultra-marathon that traverses the beautiful and scenic Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. The event is open to runners and walkers with distances of 100 kilometres and 50 kilometres.

Tour of the Tropics

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$55 - 232
3 – 5 August 2018
Tour of the Tropics is the re-branded Tour of the Tablelands cycling event which has been in operation since 1997. Tour of the Tropics has come to life to incorporate not only a sporting event for cyclists, but a festival inspired food, wine and music event for not only sporting enthusiasts, but leisure travellers and families of all ages.

Mackay Mountain Marathon

Eungella, Mackay Area
4 – 5 August 2018
The Mackay Mountain Marathon is a mountain bike adventure ride and running event catering for all ages and skill levels. The event will start and finish at Eungella. There will be three run and ride distance that can be found on their web site.
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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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