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Cairns 10 - Race Preview

With the biggest field of all the Cairns 50 events, the 10k is also likely to be highly competitive. Even over 10k, the heat will play a role with the 7:30am start and it will be a battle of not just speed, but also attrition. Who should you keep an eye out for this weekend?...

April 8, 2022

Cairns 30 - Race Preview

Cairns 30 features everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors, to those running the furthest they ever have and others training for bigger goals. It’s a mix that has brought about solid women’s and men’s fields for the first ever Cairns 30. Who should you be keeping an eye out for in this weekend’s race?...

April 7, 2022


It is shaping up to be a hot one for the inaugural Cairns 50 with temperatures predicted in the early 30s and over 90% humidity. But it won’t just be the weather that is burning up for Sunday’s race with hot fields in the women’s and men’s 50k ultra events. So who should you be keeping an eye out for this weekend?...

April 6, 2022

2022 Cairns 50 Entries Closed

Entries to the first ever Cairns 50 closed Friday march 25 with positive numbers across all events. In total, 257 runners will join us on Sunday April 10 for a run through the Redlynch Valley in Cairns. This is very positive for the first ever Cairns 50 and the event promises to be a fun and friendly experience for everyone. The Cairns 50 course, however, is fast and flat, and with a number of fast runners across the range of events, there is likely to be some speedy times out on course. The 202...

March 27, 2022

Course and Venue Change

Due to circumstances outside of our control, we are no longer able to use the Cairns Esplanade for Cairns 50 as we envisioned. We have been working closely with Cairns City Council over the past 3 months to develop alternative courses using the Esplanade which would ensure a positive athlete experience as well as abide by Cairns Council’s Esplanade use policy, however, were unable to find a solution which suited all parties. Therefore, the difficult decision has been made to move Cairns 50 fro...

January 8, 2022

Cairns 50 COVID Update

UP TO DATE AS OF DECEMBER 20, 2021As Cairns 50 is an outdoor community event with less than 5000 people, based on the current Queensland Government restrictions released on December 17 2021, all participants, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are able to attend.The directive states that contact information must be collected from all participants, spectators, volunteers and staff. The directive also states that no density limits apply.Cairns 50 will continue to update participants and spectators i...

December 20, 2021

Cairns 50 Ultra - Entries Open!

October is here which means entries to the inaugural Cairns 50 Ultra for 2022 are open! Offering events for everyone from the 50k ultra to the Family 5.5k, Cairns 50 has something for everyone!You can enter NOW HEREWith over 6 months to race day, now is the time to start preparing and Cairns 50 is proud to partner with Smurf & Smurfette Endurance and Recovery to help you meet your goals. Smurf & Smurfette are developing generic training programs for a range of distances and athletes including Co...

October 6, 2021

The Cairns 50 is Coming!

From the minds of Smurf & Smurfette come the inaugural Cairns 50 Ultramarathon! To be run along the Cairns Esplanade on April 10, 2022, the Cairns 50 will include events for the whole family. The 50k event is a fast and flat five lap course taking in all the splendour of the Cairns Esplanade and the Great Barrier Reef. It is the perfect first ultramarathon for the first timer with tonnes of spectator support, plenty of aid stations and no climbing or trails. Or, for the experienced ultra runner,...

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