Great Pyramid Race

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Alley Park, Gordonvale, QLD

Run/Walk Road/Path/Park Off Road/Trail Short Medium Long Kids

The Great Pyramid Race on Saturday, 18 August 2018 has the full Pyramid Race (12km), Race to Base (6.2km) to the base of the Pyramid and back, and a 1800m junior 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.

Distances/Events

Junior 1800m - park
6.2km - road
12km - road, trail, mountain

Location map

This event starts and finishes at Alley Park.

Note: map location may be approximate.

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