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Welcome to Airlie Beach Running Festival 

Whitsunday Running Club will again bring you the annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 16-17th July 2016,

as well as the “Run The Great Whitsunday Trail” on Sunday 11th September 2016.

CW ABRF logo 2016

Based on the success of the past 3 Airlie Beach Running Festivals and the support of our major sponsor, Cruise Whitsundays; plus the generosity of local community, at a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach (when it is cold in our southern states) we bring this event back again for all to enjoy.

The event includes the ever popular Cruise Whitsundays Half Marathon (as Race 4 of 8 in the ANQ Half Marathon Series) plus the Balance Podiatry 5km, and the 5km Business Team Challenge; the 10km Challenge; plus the Bendigo Bank 2km Kids Fun Run and Primary School Challenge.

The charity that the Whitsunday Running Club and our local events support is Eco Barge Clean Seas, a local NFP organisation with over 100 volunteers who keep our coastal waterways free of debris, not only keeping the Whitsunday waters clean but also saving the lives of many turtles with their Turtle rehabilitation program. Please consider donating to this worthy cause when you register for the event. Click here for more information on the amazing work that they do.

All information and registration for this event is now open. Discounted accommodation & package options will be updated soon. For more information click here.

AIRLIE BEACH is the mainland coastal destination of the Whitsunday Islands, a beautiful tropical holiday destination, popular for sailing, diving and snorkelling; positioned 150km north of Mackay and 300km south of Townsville. Airlie Beach offers a beautiful environment in which to train, for both scenery and climate.

With the Conway National Park on our doorstep, which boasts the challenging Conway Circuit, and the 74 Whitsunday Islands on our doorstep, plus the scenic Bicentennial Walkway in Airlie Beach, we are spoilt for choices. Airlie Beach annual temperatures range from a minimum of 15 deg to maximum of 33 deg.

Major Sponsors