Walk, run or cheer them on – trail festival is here!

Ocean views as you traverse Carlo Sandblow: there is something for everyone - beginners, walkers and runners at one of Queensland's most picturesque run trails.

Ocean views as you traverse Carlo Sandblow: there is something for everyone – beginners, walkers and runners at one of Queensland’s most picturesque run trails.

If you don’t believe that the Rainbow Beach Trail Festival held on Sunday, August 9 is truly one of Queensland’s trail scene’s hidden gems, make sure you check out Paddle Guy’s video, at www.facebook.com/RainbowBeachRun.

With options from 5km to 43km – there’s something for everyone and in the most spectacular surroundings, this event is truly undiscovered in the Queensland trail calendar.

Alun Davies, from Run Queensland, said “Runners from relatively local areas are entering from all along the Sunshine Coast, but more impressive to us, is that we’re drawing some entries from New South Wales.

“The course, as ever, is stunning. With a mix of rainforest trail as well as the run along Teewah Beach, it offers something for everyone, as challenging as they wish to make it. Either way, they’ll be spoilt for scenery.”

This year 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.

The event will host 5km, 11km, 25km and 43km runs.

Registrations will be held at the Rainbow Beach Hotel on the Saturday night. Get in there, demand will be high this year.

Visit www.runqueensland.com to register today.