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16/17 JULY 2022

The 9th annual Tassal Group Airlie Beach Marathon Festival will be held on the 16th and 17th of July 2022.

The award-winning Tassal Group Airlie Beach Marathon Festival will be run over very similar courses to 2021 with minor adjustments at the beginning and turn around points.  The festival is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the 42.2, 21.1, 10 and 5km courses will all be formally measured by an A grade measurer. This means any world, country or state records can be recognised and it can also be used as an Olympic qualifier.

The Athletics North Queensland Championship Marathon is a unique four lap off road (run on concrete footpaths and boardwalks) standard marathon that provides your support team with the opportunity to cheer you on several times at one location.

The program this year will include a corporate team (maximum of 10) in the 5 km event.

The McDonald’s Magic Mile will be run on Saturday afternoon.

The Tassal Group Airlie Beach Marathon Festival is not possible without the support of our main sponsors and we encourage you to support them.  We thank them for their support and you can go to their websites by clicking on their logos on our Sponsor page.

Why choose the Tassal Group Airlie Beach Marathon Festival?

Airlie Beach is a beautiful tropical holiday destination in the Whitsundays, Northern Queensland, Australia and the home of two marinas and a local airport that provides easy access to the 74 Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It is the launching pad for tourists to visit iconic destinations like Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef.  

It is located in Queensland approximately 150km north of Mackay and 300km south of Townsville. 

The scenery and climate in Airlie Beach during July is ideal for competing in the marathon festival. 

The region is serviced by three airports (Proserpine – Whitsunday Coast, Hamilton Island and Mackay) with daily flights to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and close to the Bruce Highway that runs from Brisbane to Cairns.

The schedule for ABMF22 is as follows:

Friday 15 July 2022

Online Registrations Close

Saturday 16 July 2022

2:00pm – 5:30pm
Airlie Beach Marathon Festival registration/race pack collection
START – McDonald’s Magic Mile

Sunday 17 July 2022

START – ANQ Airlie Beach Marathon (18+)
START – Tassal Group Airlie Beach Half Marathon (16+)
START – Whitsunday Transit 10km Fun Run (15+)
START – Ray White 5km Fun Run and Corporate Team Challenge (10+)
START – Wilmar 2km Junior Dash & Primary School Challenge (6+)
START – Whitsunday Regional Council 1km Kids Run/Walk (4+)
12:00 noon
END of all races

Note: 1) No prams in the 42, 21, 10 and 5km events as the course can become congested in places.
Note: 2) No pets allowed as they are banned on parts of the course.

Entry Fees

Age Requirements
ANQ Championship Airlie Beach Marathon
 18 yrs & over
Airlie Beach Half Marathon
 16 yrs & over
10km Fun Run
 15 yrs & over
5km Fun Run – Individual
 10 yrs & over
5km – Corporate Team Challenge (3-10 persons)
 10 yrs & over
2km – Junior Dash & Primary School Challenge
6 yrs & over
1km – Kids Run/Walk
4 yrs & over
Airlie Beach Foreshore Magic Mile
6 yrs & over

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