Official Race Day: Sunday 21st July 2024

Virtual Races: 7th – 21st July 2024

The Weipa Running Festival consists of five different races over varied terrain within the township of Weipa, there is an official race day and a virtual option for all races. Don’t forget we also have an additional grand slam challenge option.

  • Marathon and TEAM Marathon
  • Half Marathon and TEAM Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km
  • Fun Run

EVENT PROGRAM

Event program will be available soon!

RACE PACK COLLECTION

6/07/24 – Outside Live Life Pharmacy 9.00am – 12pm  
13/07/24 – Outside Live Life Pharmacy 9.00am – 12pm  
20/07/24 – Weipa Showgrounds Andoom Oval 9am-12pm

Contact us on info@weiparunningfestival.org.au to make alternative arrangements.

COMPETITOR PACK

Click here to be directed to the competitor pack.

CHECK IN TIMES

Check-in on Race Day:
4.20am – 4.45am – Marathon & Teams
5.20am – 5.45am – Half marathon & Teams
5.50am – 6.20am – 10km
6.50am – 7.20am – 5km
7.45am – 8.15am – 2.5km

ENTRY INCLUSIONS

  • Entry into your nominated race/fun run
  • Personalised race bib (if registered by 31/05/2024) for the 2.5km Fun Run, 5km, 10km, 22km and 42.2km distances
  • Finisher’s medal for 2.5km Fun Run, 5km, 10km, 22km and 42.2km distances
  • Novelty trophies for the winners in the 5km, 10km, 22km and 42.2km distances
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • A fun, safe and professional activity
  • Public liability insurance

ENTRY FEES

Please refer to the individual race pages for entry fees.

RACE DAY

Spectators are welcome at Andoom Oval to cheer on fellow runners, friends and family.

EventTime
Marathon start5:00am
Half Marathon start6:00am
10km Start6:30am
5km Start7:30am
Fun run8:30am
Presentations10:00am
After party 3:00pm

TEAM EVENTS

There are now 3 Team events: 

  • Half Marathon team of 2
  • Marathon team of either 2 or 4 runners
  • And our brand new ‘The Mission –  Team Event’. Teams consist of one nominated runner in each of the 5 events on race. (marathon / half marathon/ 10km / 5km + 2.5km) The winning team will be the team that has the quickest total combined time. (nb: marathon & half marathon legs can consist of team entries also)

Another 2024 addition is our interschool sports house competition, be sure to enter your child’s school sports house details in their registration to ensure their run counts towards the overall winner! 

GRAND SLAM CHALLENGE

(This is an additional add on which is found in the ‘merchandise’ section of registration into a race)

There are 2 Grand Slam options.

Simply complete the runs, submit your evidence and you’ll get the Grand Slam medals.

Note: Each distance must be completed separately.

Register for your desired race event, participate in that event on race day (or virtual if you are a virtual participant)

Then complete the remainder of distances virtually and submit your times to the race director.

All distances must be completed during the virtual run dates.

If you are registered for the grand slam events, evidence is required to be submitted by the 31/07/2024 medals will be distributed shortly after the event or via post in August 2024.

Grand slam typeDetailsCost
The Goal Digger1x 10km + 1x 5km + 1x 2.5km$10
The Full Haul1 x Marathon + 1 x Half Marathon + 1 x 10km + 1 x 5km + 1 x 2.5km$10

AGE LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS

The decision to approve registrations is at the race director’s discretion. 

EVENTAGE LIMITSMANDATORY GEARPRAMS
42.2KM18 + Application for U/18 YesNo
21.8KM18 +
Application for U/18
YesNo
10KM10 + YesNo
5KMall ages*NoYes
FUN RUNall ages*NoYes

*We STRONGLY recommend you gauge your child’s ability before race day for the sake of their and the other runners race.

VIRTUAL ENTRIES

Your race/s needs to be completed by the **** and evidence needs to be submitted to racedirector@weiparunningfestival.org.au

Any evidence of distance and total time will be accepted. We suggest the following apps to help you: 

Virtual Runners – Race medals can be collected at the Race Check in Canteen on race day, please ensure evidence has been submitted to racedirector@weiparunningfestival.org.au 

HAPPY RUNNING