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, it is a chance to test your speed over the 50k distance.
The 30k, just like the 50k event, is a fast and flat course. For those considering the step up to the marathon distance, the 30k is a great stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon. Being on the same course as the 50k, there will be significant amounts of spectator support and numerous aid stations.
Both experienced runners and weekend warriors will lap up the 10k course as it follow the paths and boardwalks along the Cairns Esplanade. Those wanting to set a 10k PB will relish the opportunity to speed past the Cairns Lagoon while the weekend warriors will enjoy the picturesque course and an active Sunday morning.
Last, but certainly not least, the Family 5.5k Run/Walk is great for all members of the family. Bring the pram, bring the kids and stroll around the 5.5k course on a beautiful Cairns Sunday morning. Although not a 5k PB course (being 5.5k!), it is still most definitely flat and super fast! So those keen to test their 5k speed will have ample opportunity to do so.
Entries for the Cairns 50 open in September 2021 with the event weekend being April 9 and 10 2022.