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.

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Brisbane Cycling Festival

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
28 March – 14 April 2019
Watch, Play, Stay Get ready for the ride of your life when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls into the city. The festival will get you psyched up with professional, amateur and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues around Brisbane.

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
30 March – 7 April 2019
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, also known as the Aussies, is an annual event where members from Australia’s 314 surf clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events.

Tour de Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
11 – 14 April 2019
The Tour de Brisbane is set to showcase Brisbane as an international cycling destination to anyone on a bike, from elite riders, to weekend warriors, to families and kids. The event is headlined by the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which is part of the internationally sanctioned series held all over the world.

Six Day Brisbane

Chandler, Brisbane Area
12 – 14 April 2019
The world’s best track cyclists will descend upon Brisbane in April 2019 when the internationally-renowned Six Day Series comes to Australia. A combination of bikes, beats and beers, the Six Day Series takes a traditional form of cycling and mixes it with an exciting party atmosphere to form the ultimate sporting event.

Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
25 May 2019
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.

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.

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
19 – 21 July 2019
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.

Brisbane UCI Tissot Track World Cup 2019

Chandler, Brisbane Area
13 – 15 December 2019
Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing is excited to announce the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be hosting round five of the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series from December 13 to 15.

12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race

Miami, Gold Coast Area
2 – 3 March 2019
12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 x Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$195 - 195
17 March 2019
Experience Mooloolaba Tri and Swim, Bike, Run, Party! Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival remains a standout event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar. The Olympic distance triathlon provides a course that is known and loved for it's ocean swim along with the electric buzz in the atmosphere as thousands of triathletes descend on this popular beach town.
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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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