2020 Event Information

All registrations have now been converted to virtual race entry. All purchased merchandise will still be ordered and provided in race packs.


Registration closes on Friday the 17th of July 2020 at 11:59pm

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update any information about our event as it changes.The event consists of five different races.

  • The Goodline - Marathon 42.2km
  • The Carpentaria Golf Club - Half Marathon 22km
  • Weipa Town Authority - 10km
  • Live Life Pharmacy - 5km
  • Rob Roy Earthmoving - 2.5km Fun Run

Your virtual entry fee includes:

  • Entry into your nominated race/fun run
  • Personalised race bib / certificate, for the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km distances. - PLEASE NOTE: any outside Weipa entries after the 17.06.2020 will receive an electronic bib, if located in Weipa you will receive a manual bib.
  • Finisher’s medal for 5km, 10km, 22km and 42.2km distances
  • Finisher Certificate for 2.5km Fun Run
  • Random prize giveaways
  • 12-week training program

2020 has been pretty crazy so we have decided to add some more craziness to it in the form of 2 GRAND SLAM options.... We have got limited edition medals ready to go so let us know if you are interested!

Completely FREE of charge, simply complete the runs, submit your evidence and you'll get the Grand Slam Medals, along with your original event registration medal.

You must be registered for the WRF 2020, each distance must be completed separately between the 12th and 26th July 2020.

Option 1 - complete 1 x 10km + 1 x 5km + 1 x 2.5km

Option 2- complete 1 x 42km + 1 x 21km + 1 x 10km + 1 x 5km + 1 x 2.5km



Your race/s needs to be completed the 12th - 26th July 2020 and evidence needs to be submitted to racedirector@weiparunningfestival.org.au by the 8th August 2020.

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

Results will be published on the Weipa Running Festival website. Results without evidence will not be published, alternatively your name will be listed as participated in the event. Fun Run 2.5km participants are not required to send through a time, but a selfie would be great!
Please note there are no prizes for ‘winners’ this year. Although we strongly encourage competitiveness and personal goal achievements.

Photos: as you will all be running at different times and places, we encourage you to send photos and videos of your run, in addition to your time/distance evidence. We'd also love you to tag us on social media #weiparunningfestival #wrf20

Race Rules

  • You must collect your race kit TBA
  • We recommend you wear your race bib
  • You must provide evidence of your time and distance if you wish for your results to be recorded.
  • You must complete your race in 1 session.
  • You must complete your race between the 12-26th July 2020.
  • Your race must been completed by walk / running only.
  • You must send us an awesome selfie : )


All finishers in the 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km, who submit evidence for their time and distance will receive a medal via post in August 2020.



Where and when is the event held? Anywhere!!!! From 12-26th July 2020 only.

Is there a cut off time: No, you run your race at your own pace 🙂

Is there mandatory gear? No, As you are running virtually you are responsible for your own safety during your run. Please refer to our recommended gear sections and consider all aspects of your run before heading out!

Who can participate? Anyone is welcome to participate if they want to run, walk or crawl.

What training do I need? It is recommended that you follow a training program for at least 8-12 weeks to prepare for the races.

How much does it cost to participate and what are the cut-off dates? Race fees can be viewed here. www.weiparunningfestival.org.au

What does my entry fee pay for? Please refer to the event information page on our website.

Do I have to enter online? Yes

Can I change and do another event once I’ve registered? Yes, just advise us which event you wish to change to.

Can I get a refund/Can I transfer my registration to another person? I am injured/sick/etc. and cannot run. We appreciate that circumstances arise where you may no longer be able to participate in the event. Your registration is not transferable to other people nor can you hold it over to the next year’s event. A request for refund of the registration fee must be submitted to Weipa Running Festival prior to the 31st May 2020. A 10% administration fee applies to all refunds. PLEASE cancel your registration or inform the race director if you can no longer compete.

Can I dress up in a costume? Of course! The more fun you have at the event the better, so feel free to dress up in your favourite running gear, all-weather make-up and even a tiara and tutu. Or choose to wear your tailor-made Weipa Running Festival singlet. Consider the weather and that it gets hot, so dress sensibly!

What do I do when I finish? Send us proof of your completed run, your selfies & videos the more the better!

What prizes are up for grabs? We have awesome prizes to give away during the lead up to the month of July.

Do any local charities benefit from the race? Yes. Royal Flying Doctors, Bush Fire Relief Organisations, Conquer the Corrugations, Weipa Community Care Association.

How can I find out more? If your questions haven’t been answered in this section and you need to find out more, please email info@weiparunningfestival.org.au