Great Whitehaven Beach Run Race Details
Saturday 20 June 2015
Half Marathon 21.1km, 10.5km, 5km, 1.5km, 500m
Charter Transfer Service
Depart Abell Point Marina at 7.30am with connection at Hamilton Island.
Depart Hamilton Island from the Cruise Whitsundays Jetty at 8:45.
Boarding starts at 8:30am.
- 10am - 21.1km
- 11am – 10.5km
- 11.15am- 5.km
- 12:30 – Junior Races
Return time back to Hamilton Island will be determined on the last competitor, we anticipate approximately 3.00pm and 4.30pm to Abell Point Marina, however this is not guaranteed.
How to Enter
Registrations will be open by end of August 2014.
Online before Monday 14th June 2015 at 5.00pm.
- 21.1km - $95.00
- 10.5km - $75.00
- 5.km - $75.00
- 1.5km (Junior) $65.00
- 500m (Junior) $65.00
- Spectator - $60.00
Beach run on Whitehaven Beach. Click here to download the course map.
- 21.1km - Competitors must be a minimum of 16 years old as at 31 December 2015
- 10.5km - Competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 31 December 2015
- 5.5km - Competitors must be a minimum of 8 years old as at 31 December 2015
- 1.5km - Competitors must be 15 years or younger as at 31 December 2015
- 500m - Competitors must be 15 years or younger as at 31 December 2015
No qualification required. First 3 across the line.
Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Open prizes awarded across all 3 distances.
Individual Age Group
Age as at 20th June 2015
Age categories subject to min. competitor entries
Pro rata system to be utilised upon final registrations
Pre Event Participation
You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for yourself and other competitors.
Competitor and Team Registration
Registration for all competitors will take place on Friday 19th June, 4.00pm–6.00pm at the Reef Lounge and Saturday 20th June, 7.00am–8.30am at the Cruise Whitsundays Jetty located on Front Street. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt. It is compulsory for all athletes to register during this time. You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc). You will receive your race pack during this time which includes your Great Whitehaven Beach race singlet and other sponsor products.
Race Briefing / Race Start
There will be a pre-race briefing at Whitehaven Beach on Saturday 20 June for all competitors directly before the start of their race.
Any athlete seen to be taking a shortcut during the event will be disqualified. iPod use is allowed but only one earphone is permitted to be worn to allow ease of communication with officials. This is a beach run and use of shoes are optional.
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email
email@example.com If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn, returning your timing chip at this point. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race.
Changes to Entry
Changes can be made until close of entries on Thursday 18th of June at 5pm. Any changes after that time can be made at registration on Friday or on race morning.
Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers
For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate from our sponsor Cruise Whitsundays. These tickets can be purchased directly with Cruise Whitsundays, simply present your Race Confirmation Details. For people travelling across on the morning of the race we have a charter boat departing from Abell Point which is included in your registration fee. To travel on this service, please select Abell Point Ferry Transfers on the first page of registrations. The Charter Ferry will depart from Abell Point Marina at 7:30am and Arrive at HTI Marina 8:25am then depart for Whitehaven Beach at 8:45 for a 9:30am arrival. For all other ferry times please visit the Cruise Whitsundays website.
It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.
Click here to view the Whitehaven Beach Run 2014 results.
Need Accommodation on Hamilton Island? Discounted rates are available to
you as a participant of this event. Please contact Hamilton Island Reservations on 137 333 and mention you are competing in this event.
Presentations for The Great Whitehaven Beach Run will be held on Whitehaven Beach at the conclusion of the event.