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 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.

Saturday, August 13th 2016
Saturday13 Aug2016

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
11.6K, 5K, 1.8K - Off Road

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Saturday, August 8th 2015
Saturday08 Aug2015

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road

Saturday, August 9th 2014
Saturday09 Aug2014

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road

Saturday, August 10th 2013
Saturday10 Aug2013

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
11.6K, 5K, 1.5K - Off Road

Saturday, August 11th 2012
Saturday11 Aug2012

Great Pyramid Race

Norman Street, Gordonvale, QLD
11.6K, 5K - Off Road

Page history

Listing created10 Jul 2012 Last updated 04 Apr 2016 Last checked 01 Aug 2016

Update history

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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