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 from the Esplanade to Glenoma Park. Although not on the Esplanade, the new course allows participants to experience a beautiful part of Cairns, running on quiet pathways along Freshwater Creek, and through rainforest and cane fields. The new course also provides more shade while maintaining a fast and flat terrain.
The new course for the 50km Ultra consists of 3 x 15km laps finishing with a short 5km lap. The 30km consists of 2 x 15km laps. The 10km is 2 x 5km laps and the Family Run/Walk a single 5km lap. You can see maps of the new course below.
This change in venue and course will also result in some changes to transport due to limited parking at the venue. Information regarding shuttle buses from Cairns City and return will be released in the coming weeks. All such costs are included in your race entry.
We understand that this change in course and location may impact upon some participants and their participation. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss your entry, please email Joshua via firstname.lastname@example.org