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Cape York

Sun 14th Apr 2019
Bamaga QLD 4876, Australia
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Experience Australia's wild northern coast and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Great for those who're looking for their next challenge, this course is not for the novice. Come and bag the northern point of Australia's compass and test your limits.
  • Trails
  • Mixed
  • Finisher’s medal

From the organizer

Organizer's website

This awesome race series makes its fourth stop with Cape York; the northern tip of Australias compass.

This isnt just your usual sort of race however, with Australias roughest elements on show. From the drowning humidity to some insane trails this event is not for part-timer. Be prepared to enter the wild: the Cape North leg starting just outside Bamaga before hitting Australias northern compass points in a there-and-back race.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon Race

    Run 42km
    6:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
    AUD $120–AUD $145
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    6:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
    AUD $70–AUD $85
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What’s Included

Support throughout the course from medical professionals and organisers. Stations are at the startline/finishline, Croc Tent tourist attraction, and the Northern Tip of Cape York.

Finish line facilities

Shuttle bus with full air-conditioning running to Bamaga and Seisia

Cape York finisher's medal

Limited edition Compass Club North event singlet and photograph of you at the Northern most point of Australia
Course Details


Taking tourist and local residents concerns into consideration, both 42.2km and 21.1km events will start on the junction of Pajinka Back Road and Pajinka Road at 6am.

42km Marathon Route -

Participants will run from the starters arch just outside Bamaga Airport in a north westerly direction. Competitors will continue along Airport Road for approximately 10km. Competitors will u-turn at the Bamaga Police Station, then run the entire stretch of Pajnka Road, finishing on the beach adjacent to the most Northern Point of Australia, thus completing their 42.2km marathon.

21km Half Marathon Route -

Participants will run from the starters arch onto the existing 4WD track in a north easterly direction. Competitors will continue along Pajinka Road for 21km, where they will cross the finish line in the walking trails carpark. Competitors can take the walking track from the walking trail car park, and have their photo taken at the Northern Most Point of Australia.

Raceday Logistics


Both events will start at 6:00am





It is 28 hours from Cairns to Bamaga - not recommended to drive after running a marathon


The race organisers have a race sponsorship with Skytrans which offers flights 6 times a week between Cairns and Bamaga.

Kit List

Make sure you are fully prepared for the climate. For specific requirements please get in touch by emailing the race organiser.


Spectators are welcome to come and support this awesome adventure.


What will the weather be like?

Bamaga has a tropical climate, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees. Basically it'll be hot and humid.

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