Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD

Run/Walk Off Road/Trail Short Long 5K
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The most recent edition of this event was on 19 August 2017.

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair on Saturday, 9 August 2014 has the full Pyramid Race (approximately 11.6km), a 5km Cross Country from Norman Park to the base of the Pyramid and back, and a 1800m road race.

It began many years ago, in a local Gordonvale pub, with two cane farmers having an "argument" after the end of a hard days work! They decided to settle this "argument", with a race to the peak of the nearby Walsh's Pyramid. This was (and still is) no ordinary race. A wager was made between the two cane farmers to see who could run up in the quickest possible time. This race created so much interest that the local bookie took bets on which cane farmer was "right". The first official race subsequently took place in 1959.


1800m road race
5km trail/cross country
11.6km trail/mountain run

Location map

This event starts and finishes at Norman Street in Gordonvale.

Note: map location may be approximate.

Other events

Other editons of this event were on / will be on:
- 19 August 2017
- 13 August 2016
- 8 August 2015
- 9 August 2014


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