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The half marathon course encounters road, bush, beach and dirt. With the event setting off just before sunrise. This event is a flat track and teams of two can enter the event. There will be a half way check point for the teams to swap out.
|Date||23rd July 2023|
|Distance||22km – Yes this has changed from previous years!|
|Teams||Teams of two are able to participate in the event, there will be a halfway check point for the teams to change over at the Mitre 10 aid station. Leg one will be 9.8km leg two will be 12.3km|
|Cape York Resident||$65.00|
|Cut off time||All competitors will be allowed to finish the race in their own time, within reason. |
Race officials can and will withdraw competitors from the course if required.
|Age restrictions||Minimum 18 Years – Under 18yrs entry upon application|
|Mandatory gear||– Closed in shoes|
– Head Lamp (Drop box on course will be available)
– 1x Smart snake bandage
– Individual competitors: race bib to be worn on your front and visible at all times
– Team competitors: race bib to be worn on your front and back and visible at all times
-Water carrier (e.g. hydration pack) with a 500ml minimum capacity to be carried at all times.
|Online registrations||Close 11:59pm Friday 21st July 2023|
Starting on Andoom Rd running north towards Mission bridge, the course then heads west along a dirt track past the Rocky Point swamp and into the ‘single persons quarters’ (SPQ) following the bitumen road through to the Rocky Point boat ramp – this is aid station #1 which is at the 4km mark. From here runners will run along the white sandy beach on hard sand for approximately 1km before leaving the river bank slightly and following a track through the bush to the Albatross Hotel, where the bottle shops drive through will be setup with aid station #2. Cold one anyone?
Runners will then head out onto the public road for a short period before following the bitumen bike track over Trunding Creek, past the shopping centre and directly toward the parkrun track. Runners will continue to the end of the nanum walking track behind the industrial estate onto the dirt path to join the main road. Head right towards Mitre 10 Aid station #6. This is the change over point for the team runners. Continuing on to the dirt road to begin the lakes loop running opposite to the marathon runners. Aid station #5 is a full service aid station with water, Tailwind nutrition food and toilets. Once past the freshwater lakes follow the bitumen road to the Weipa Camp grounds entrance, run in through the caravan park turning right at the 2nd driveway, running out of the park to the shopping centre carpark then turning left past the old tennis courts. Follow path until you join intersection previously crossed, turn right and cross drain, follow marshal direction to then cross the main road and head into the bush area down behind the Weipa Hospital, following the track through to Andoom Road. The track is a single vehicle bush track with mild undulation throughout. Runners will come out of the bush track and take a left turn onto the Andoom at the 21km mark for a final run along straight bitumen road to the finishing Shute.