The Cairns Half Marathon on Sunday, 30 September 2018 is organised by the Cairns Road Runners and is based at Ryan Weare Park.
This event has a beautiful course set from Freshwater to Barron Gorge and return. It is mostly flat with cool, shaded undulating hills in the Lake Placid section. The course is predominately on asphalt surface and involves a mix of running beside traffic on road shoulders as well as concrete multi-purpose pathways.
Both events start at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater and proceed toward the Red Beret Hotel before turning right at tram lines and alongside cane fields. Majestic and Hartley Streets lead you down to the Barron River where you follow the multi-purpose path to Lake Placid. The 10km turns around after 5km, while the Half Marathoners continue, ultimately crossing the bridge adjacent to the Power Station on Barron Gorge Road before backtracking to the start with a short detour along Stoney Creek Road.