may 2020

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the RACE

21km / ELEVATION GAIN (& LOSS) 850m / individual or relay teams (3 x 7km) / JUNIOR RACES 

The Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon gives you a challenging event in one of Australia’s most idyllic locations. With 70% off road including magnificent trail to some of the most stunning vistas in the world, this is an event like no other. Based out of the Hamilton Island Resort; the race mantra of ‘Race Hard, Recover Harder’ is hard to ignore with countless places to park post race to reflect and reward yourself!

More than a race, the weekend includes a FREE presentation of ‘Trails in Motion’ film festival, a chance to add another parkrun to your list, clinics, recovery runs and a choice of dozens of fun activities; everything from visits to the Great Barrier Reef and/or Whitehaven Beach, go-karting, para-sailing, sailing, snorkelling, spa and beauty treatments and of course; retail therapy - or you could choose to do nothing!

See the event website for full event details

the TOUR

Still not enough? The Whitsundays Tropical Trail Tour will commence five nights out from race day and will include some unique trail experiences on various Whitsunday Islands and in nearby Airlie Beach. Based in your own Hamilton Island luxury home, you can return to ‘camp’ each night and enjoy a dip in the pool, a choice of amazing restaurants and settle into a nice comfy bed; ready to do it all again the next day! See below for details!

the place

Hamilton Island is the crowning jewel in the glistening Whitsundays; the launching pad to the Great Barrier Reef and world famous Whitehaven Beach. With direct flights into nearby Proserpine or onto the Island itself; getting here is a breeze and with endless accomodation options, it truly is a dream destination.

Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Whitsundays is a water wonderland that has plenty of active options, as well as countless nooks to settle in and soak up the sun, consume a book - or a delicious meal - and truly getaway. The trail scene is continuing to evolve and provide a mix of experiences that sure to delight all the senses with amazing vistas, lush forest, secluded beaches, opportunities for some vert and of course plenty of pools and beaches to recover in which helps create a unique trail running holiday. 

As far as trail running holidays we don’t think you’ll find a more stunning location. With all the comforts of an Island resort, the conveniences of a small town including an IGA supermarket and numerous dining options; you’ll find the right mix of comfort and exploring your amazing tropical playground! 

Our TOUR package


  • 6 nights accomodation; 5 nights on Hamilton Island, one night in Airlie Beach. Find an example of our Hamilton Island accomodation here

  • Daily runs; short, long and rest options available!

  • Continental breakfast daily, Welcome dinner (Tuesday), lunch and snacks (Thursday and Friday adventures) and Celebration dinner (Sunday)

  • Race entry into Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

  • Ground and island transfers as required (including race day transport)

  • Tropical Trail Tour merchandise including Koda Nutrition pack

  • Tour guides and relevant National and Marine Park permits and usage fees

  • Charter boat transfers between trail adventures on neighbouring islands (Thursday and Friday)

    Prices from $2250pp (twin share). Single supplement available.

trail trips can arrange and help if you wish to extend your stay before/after the base trip.  Contact our booking team to discuss your options.


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