The Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs will be held on Sunday 24th of November 2013. Races will be held over 3 distances, starting from 11km and event numbers are growing each year.
Local resident and Race Director, Joe Raftery said, “We changed the start location for the short run. It has been starting at Bymien picnic area. This proved difficult to transport all runners to.”
This year, the Rainbow Beach Sports Club and Aquatic Centre will not only host registration and the breakfast, but the start of all races.
When asked why the date is a little later this year, Joe said “The main reason for the race date is the tides. We have to be back from the lighthouse to the toilet block at the Leisha track before the tide makes that section almost impassable.” He mentions it depends on current beach conditions.
He says the most popular distance is the 11km race which starts at 6.30am, but participants can run 25km or choose the longest (43km) which has the halfway point near the ocean side of the Leisha track, Double Island Point.
“On the day we have both the Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay SES crews helping out. They assist by manning checkpoints and providing emergency assistance if required. The sports club and pool also provide assistance with venues.”
To register or find out more about the races, visit the website beachhttps://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=10260. Spectators are very welcome.