Prepare to go the distance with Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival! The ultimate marathon that seeks to preserve the world’s largest reef system – the Great Barrier Reef – invites you, your family and mates to embark on an adrenaline-pumping journey across the scenic Port Douglas in Queensland. Rise with the sun on November 6th and join the running community from 4 AM to 2 PM.

Put on your running shoes and get ready for the big races ahead. Have your chance to run alongside personality Steve Moneghetti, who will lead the races. Enjoy the scenic view of the reefs and the rainforest in any of the major races: 74-km JCU Ultra Marathon, the 42-km Steve Moneghetti Adventure Marathon, the 21-km Sheraton Mirage Resort Half Marathon, as well as the 10-km Newsport Daily, the 5-km Bendigo Bank Fun Run, and the 2.3-km Junior Challenge for starters and junior participants.

Tickets are available at $35 each, and a portion of the ticket sales will greatly help the partner advocacy’s Run for the Great Barrier Reef Fund. To learn more about the tickets, event, and its advocacy, please visit

Partner your festival experience with a weekend stay at Marlin Cove Resort, where you can feel right at home in any of our elegant and affordable Cairns Beach Resort. Besides our lofty livings spaces, we at Marlin Cove Resort invite you to take full advantage of our complete guest amenities that let you relax and recharge all you want. You can begin your mornings with a refreshing dip in our sparkling lagoon-style pool and spa, chill out at our spacious barbecue area, relax your worked up muscles in our sauna, enjoy a game or two at our games room, practice your freestyling at our 15-metre lap pool, perfect your serve at our tennis court, and catch up on your favourite novels at our library. Our friendly tour desk staff are also on hand to provide you with expert travel advice and booking assistance.

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