The most recent edition of this event was on 2 September 2017.
The NQ Defense Trail Run on Saturday, 3 September 2016 has a 17km King & Queen of the Mountain race up Mt Stuart and 5km Lavarack Trail Run, based from the Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland.
Lavarack Barracks will open the gates to the public in conjunction with the trail run, providing a demonstration of military field displays and demonstrations including first time access to the real army obstacle course. The simulated indoor range will also be open to the public. The 1 RAR Band will feature throughout the day's event. There will be amusements for the kids and food and drink for sale.