Local Events

Throughout the year, many guests travel to Hamilton Island to enjoy the range of events on offer. The event calendar is packed with a variety of festivals, sporting events and competitions.

View upcoming events below for more information.

Every Saturday

Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run that has ignited a love of running in people all over the world. It's held in over 741 locations across the world, with more than 145 of those in Australia. Parkrun Hamilton Island occurs every Saturday at 7am, starting and finishing at Front Street. It's free – all you have to do is register online and print out your barcode.

Sunday 6 May 2018
Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon

A race as beautiful as it is tough, the Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon is the first event in the Hamilton Island Endurance Series. With marathon, half marathon, 3 x 7km relay and children's race options, there's a distance to suit all runners. The scenic course is famous for its hills and challenging terrain, and the race will certainly earn you a well-deserved drink and meal at the marina afterwards.

13 - 14 May 2018
Mother's Day Classic

The Mother's Day Classic is held in 19 cities and towns across Australia, including right here on Hamilton Island. Raising much needed funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. Walk or run in the 4.2km or 6.7km events and show your support for breast cancel research. 100% of fundraising and donations go to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Sunday 24 June 2018
The Great Whitehaven Beach Run

The second event in the Endurance Series is held on the picturesque Whitehaven Beach. Choose from the half marathon, 10km or 5km distance, with a shorter 1.5km or 500m option for the kids. Once you've finished the race, cool off in the beautiful clear water or simply enjoy being in one of the most wondrous places in the world.

Saturday 17 November, 2018
Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon

In November, keen triathletes will swim, cycle and run their way around Hamilton Island in the Fuijifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon. The Triathlon event includes a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. The event also includes a Junior Triathlon distance for kids between 4 and 14, and there's also the Dent Dash over on Dent Island for walkers and runners.

Sunday 18 November 2018
Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim

The day after the Triathlon event, swimmers of all ages and abilities will head across to beautiful Whitehaven Beach for the annual Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim. The event includes 2km and 750m distances, as well as a shorter 250m swim for the kids. In beautiful, blue clear water and next to exquisite white sand, this event is truly one of the most spectacular, fun swimming races in the world.



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