Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair in Gordonvale, Queensland

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair has the full Pyramid Race (approximately 11.6km), the 5km Cross Country from Norman Park to the base of the Pyramid and back, and a 1500m 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.

Great Pyramid Race

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Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K Trail/Cross Country; 1.5K Road
Saturday, 13 August 2016

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K, 1.8K - Off Road
Saturday, 08 August 2015

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road
Saturday, 09 August 2014

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road
Saturday, 10 August 2013

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road
Saturday, 11 August 2012

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
Run/Walk11.6K, 5K - Off Road

Page history

Listing created10 Jul 2012 Last updated 04 Apr 2017 Last checked 02 May 2017

Update history

04 Apr 2017Added link to entry form for event on 19 Aug 2017; Great Pyramid Race entries are now open, shorter distances open soon 08 Mar 2017Added next event date: 19 Aug 2017 04 Apr 2016Added link to online entry for event on 13 Aug; note the 1500m road race has increased to 1800m 18 Jan 2016Added next event date: 13 Aug 2016 29 Apr 2015Added link to online entry for event on 08 Aug 2015 12 Aug 2014Added next event date: 08 Aug 2015 27 May 2014Added link to online entry for event on 09 Aug 2014 15 May 2014Updated links to new website 07 Aug 2013Added 2014 event date: 09 Aug 2014 31 Jul 2013Added 1.5K event to existing 11.6K and 5K events on 10 Aug 2013 17 Apr 2013Entries are now open for event on 10 Aug 2013; added link to online entry form

Location Map

This event starts and finishes at Norman Street in Gordonvale.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.

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