The Great Wheelbarrow Race

Friday, 19 May to Sunday, 21 May 2017

Chillagoe to Mareeba, QLD

Run/Walk Road/Path/Park Superlong Relay Multi Day / Stage Race
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The current edition of this event is on 18 to 20 May 2018.

The Great Wheelbarrow Race is a 3 stage team relay event from Friday, 19 May to Sunday, 21 May 2017 where competitors push a wheelbarrow from Chillageo to Mareeba along the Wheelbarrow Highway.

Please note this event was originally scheduled for 12 to 14 May but had to be rescheduled due to a clash with other events within the Shire.

The event changes direction for the first time; after 13 years of running from Mareeba to Chillagoe, competitors will race from Chillagoe to Mareeba in 2017.

Teams can have two to ten members, but they must all be able to fit legally in a single vehicle along with a race marshall. There is also a solo category for individual runners.


144km over 3 days

Location map

This event runs from Chillagoe to Mareeba over three legs, one leg per day.

Note: map location may be approximate.

Other events

Other editons of this event were on / will be on:
- 18 to 20 May 2018
- 19 to 21 May 2017
- 13 to 15 May 2016
- 15 to 17 May 2015
- 16 to 18 May 2014


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This listing was last manually checked on 21 November 2017.

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