Traversing Carlo Sandblow: there is something for everyone – beginners, walkers and runners at one of Queensland’s most picturesque run trails
Entries are now open for the Rainbow Beach Trail Festival held on Sunday, August 9.
Now organised through Run Queensland, Race Director, Joe Raftery said, “Demand has been excellent and I am expecting at least double the entrants of last year.”
He says there will be a few changes this year, including the date being brought forward to winter, and says, “The time of year opens up the original course. In the hot months there was too much risk of getting stopped for fire hazard. Plus it is much cooler and definitely more conducive to an even more enjoyable experience.
“The Rainbow Beach Trail Marathon is returning to the original course. Starting at Phil Rogers park it will head up and across Carlo Sandblow, then out to Poona Lake, Freshwater campground, Double Island lighthouse, and return to Rainbow Beach.
“Runners will experience all the best that trail running has to offer. Hills, sand, sub-tropical rainforest.”
All races will begin at Phil Rogers Park, and this year’s event will host 5km, 11km, 25km and 43km runs.
Run through and around some of the most picturesque scenery in the South East; it offers options for runners, bushwalkers and beginners in both.
Including rainforest trails, sections along the beach and across the Carlo Sand Blow, no one will leave disappointed.
Registrations will be held at the Rainbow Beach Hotel on the Saturday night.
Come and check out one of Queensland’s, as yet, undiscovered jewels in the trail running scene. You might even have to get on a wait list next year! Visit www.runqueensland.com to register today.