There are various trail runs, training runs and races available to those who live in the Cairns Region. Anyone is welcome to join in.
5 November 2017: Atherton Forest Trail Race.
19 November 2017: Black Mountain Training Run
26 November 2017: Black Mountain Trail Race. 21.1km or 35km
The race follows the Twin Bridges track (East Black Mountain Road), 27 kilometres from the Kennedy Highway and re-joins it 2 kilometres from the top of the Bump Track. Closed by gates at both ends, it is a multi-use track for trail runners, walkers and mountain bikers. Motor vehicles, trail bikes and horses are not allowed on this track.
3 February 2018. Smithfield Trail Race, approx. 5.5km.
29 April 2018: Speewah to Cedar Park (Day 1 of 3M3D) training run.
13 May 2018: Marathon 2 of 3M3D training run.
27 May 2018: Kauri Half Marathon training run (16+ only, conditions apply).
17 June 2018: Cairns Marathon training run.
13-15 July 2018: 7th Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days – 3M3D, Cairns Marathon, Kauri Half Marathon.
26 August 2017. 8th Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra Trail Marathon Race. 64km; 64km relay (2-4 runners); 16km Bump to Beach. This Point-to-Point race starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road that runs through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and crosses picturesque creeks. It is a scenic course incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The pyramid-shaped Black Mountain is a prominent feature of the race. The tropical rainforest is home to the endangered southern cassowary, a flightless bird that can grow to two metres in height.