The event and the supporting pop-up stalls, entertainment and music, children’s activities, rides and amusements have become the foremost community event for Gordonvale and surrounding areas, growing every year since its inception in 1959. Festival activities include the main event, The Great Pyramid Race, as well as other sporting activities including a 6.2 kilometre Race to the Base and a 1,800 metre Race around Alley Park (for competitors from 10 years of age), and a Charity Fun Run for all ages.
There will also be a diverse selection of performers, musicians, workshops and roving entertainers to keep the crowds enthralled. This year sees great representation from local businesses, organisations, school groups and individuals – all committed to showcasing the unique community of Gordonvale. The event, held on the second weekend in August annually, is attended by up to 8,000 spectators (local, interstate and international), making it one of the largest and most vibrant events in the region.
There will still be food stalls and activities as usual, however, the market stalls are no longer part of this event – the Country Fair is held in June.
How hard can it be?
You’re damn fit, you run a lot, you have strength, grit and confidence, so the prospect of a of 12-kilometre race doesn’t especially faze you. You stare up at the perfect peak of Walsh’s Pyramid rising 922 metres above you and think “how hard can it be?”. Find out on the Race website.
While you're here
Trail runners and bushwalkers are spoilt for choice in Tropical North Queensland. It’s hard to put a figure on how many trails there are but trust me, there are hundreds. Situated in lush, heritage-listed rainforest, the Goldfields Trail, between Babinda and Goldsborough Valley, is one the most iconic in the region.Trail Running the Goldfields Trail at Babinda Boulders
There’s a wonderful swimming lagoon on the Cairns Esplanade – but that only scratches the surface of all the gorgeous swimming spots in Tropical North Queensland. Nature has provided a wonderful spectrum of magical places to get wet – many of them set against the beauty of the rainforest.Freshwater Swimming
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