Gold Rush Marathon at the Babinda Boulders, Queensland

The Gold Rush Marathon is an epic rainforest trail run over the popular Goldfields Trail, starting and finishing at the beautiful Boulders Swimming Hole. There are full 42km marathon, 23km and 7km events.

This event is not being run in 2016.

The Goldfields Trail traverses Australia's wettest rainforest with a multitude of refreshing creek crossings, scenic waterfalls and a challenging climb over the saddle between Queensland's two highest peaks: Bartle Frere (1622m) and Bellenden Ker (1592m).

Sunday, July 26th 2015
Sunday26 Jul2015

Gold Rush Marathon

Babinda Boulders, QLD
42K, 23K, 7K, 2K - Off Road

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Sunday, July 20th 2014
Sunday20 Jul2014

Gold Rush Marathon

Babinda Boulders, QLD
42K, 23K, 7K - Off Road

Sunday, July 14th 2013
Sunday14 Jul2013

Gold Rush Marathon

Babinda Boulders, QLD
42K, 23K, 7K - Off Road

Sunday, April 22nd 2012
Sunday22 Apr2012

Gold Rush Marathon

Babinda Boulders, QLD
42K, 23K, 7K - Off Road

Page history

Listing created05 Apr 2012 Last updated 04 Feb 2016 Last checked 04 Feb 2016

Update history

04 Feb 2016This event is not being run in 2016 23 Jun 2015Added link to online entry for event on 26 Jul 2015 10 Nov 2014Added next event date: 26 Jul 2015 04 Jun 2014Added link to online entry for event on 20 Jul 2014 31 Oct 2013Added next event date: 20 Jul 2014 16 Oct 2012Added next event date: 14 Jul 2013

Location Map

These events start and end at Babinda Boulders as shown in the map below. The driving instructions from the official website are as follows:

From the Bruce Highway turn West at Babinda (around halway between Innisfail and Cairns). Travel through the small town of Babinda and follow the signs to the 'Boulders'. Once you leave town continue on the main road for a pleasant 10 to 15 minute drive to the rego and start line at the Boulders. It is suitable for conventional vehicles, but please drive with caution.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.


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