Endurance Events

Take paradise, add sweat. 

If you’re looking to test your limits, you’re sure to find an endurance event in Queensland.

From Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland to the Gold Coast and even in Outback Queensland, set your personal best in locations that will take your breath away – along with the course.   

Whether you’re a beginner or professional athlete (or maybe just watching from the sidelines), find your next challenge here.  


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Noosa Triathlon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
27 – 31 October 2021
Noosa Triathlon returns with a jam-packed five days of festival fun for everyone! The largest and most iconic triathlon in Australia and the biggest multi-sport festival in the southern hemisphere, the event attracts national and international competitors each year to Queensland’s stunning shores to tackle the world-class event.

Festival of Hell

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$40.00 - 320.00
6 – 7 February 2021
The Festival of Hell celebrates 30 years in 2021 and is a weekend encompassing the the Hell of the West Triathlon and the GTH+ Super Saturday. Described as Queensland's iconic long course triathlon event, HOTW is the "toughest (and oldest) triathlons in Queensland" consisting of a 2 kilometre swim in the mighty Macintyre River, 80 kilometre "dead flat" cycle along the Barwon Highway heading west and 20 kilometre 'hot as hell' run along the picturesque Macintyre River.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival 2021

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
21 February 2021
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. The event offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

UCI CFI - Cycle Fest International

Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
From AU$12 - 250
22 February 2021
Cycle Fest International will deliver the single greatest change to the sporting event landscape. For 70 years the Bundaberg Cycling Club has delivered one of Australian Cycling's greatest spectacles.

The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

North Stradbroke Island,
From AU$100 - 120
14 – 16 May 2021
The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event 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, kids duathlon and a fun run.

Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 135
5 – 6 June 2021
One of the most historic events on the Queensland running calendar, the Brisbane Marathon Festival has iconic resonance with the 1982 Commonwealth Games where the famed Robert de Castella was first across the line in a celebrated victory.

Noosa Classic

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
14 – 15 August 2021
The Noosa Classic will surely be a bike ride to remember, but also a classic Australian experience, and a sensual feast of visual and gourmet delights. So gather your cycling mates, get yourselves ready, and mark Sunday 15 August 2021 down on your calendar.

7 Cairns Marathon

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$15 - 115
18 – 19 September 2021
In its second year, up to 3000 athletes from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival. Scheduled for September 19, 2021, it is the first official run festival of its kind to be held in Cairns and is forecast to generate significant visitor activity to the region.

Crocodile Trophy 2021

Cairns, Cairns Area
15 – 23 October 2021
For 25 years the Crocodile Trophy has challenged racers from all over the World to compete in an ultra-endurance mountain bike race, which offers an incredibly authentic nine-day Australian adventure through Tropical North Queensland's majestic landscapes.

2021 Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
21 March 2021
The Mooloolaba Mile is a feature on Queensland’s ocean swimming calendar and continues to attract swimmers from all over Australia. The main event, a one mile (1.6km) course is well within reach for beginners and novice ocean swimmers an ideal step up from traditional short course events.
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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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