Hold onto your running shorts and slap on some sunscreen, folks, because we're about to dive headfirst into a series of wild and wonderful endurance events! The Great Whitehaven Beach Run, the second event in the legendary Hamilton Island Endurance Series, is here to bring the heat and test your limits. But hey, before we jump into the sandy action, let's rewind a bit and get you up to speed.

The Endurance Series

Get ready to mark your calendars because the ultimate endurance extravaganza is here! The Endurance Series, a lineup of five thrilling events, is back and better than ever, running from May through to November. We're talking about a series that will push your limits, challenge your abilities, and leave you with a rush of accomplishment like no other!

First up, we have the heart-pumping Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon, where you'll conquer hills, trails, and stunning island vistas all in one epic race. Then, get ready to feel the sand beneath your feet as you sprint through the breathtaking Great Whitehaven Beach Run, where every step is a picture-perfect moment. 

The action doesn't stop there. Prepare to dive into the Hamilton Island Triathlon, a multisport challenge that will put your swimming, cycling, and running skills to the ultimate test. And for all the water enthusiasts out there, the Hamilton Island Ocean Swim offers a chance to conquer the open waters surrounding this tropical paradise. 

Now, here's the best part: You can choose your own adventure! Whether you're up for the full endurance experience or want to dip your toes into just one event, the choice is yours. 


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The Great Whitehaven Beach Run

Step onto the powdery sands of Whitehaven Beach and embark on the Great Whitehaven Beach Run. Experience the sheer beauty of one of the world's most renowned beaches as you challenge yourself in this iconic event. Choose your distance, push your limits, and let the breathtaking surroundings inspire and motivate you to reach new heights of accomplishment. This is a race you'll remember for a lifetime.

Event Details

Date: 25 June 2023

Location: Whitehaven Beach

Race Categories

The Great Whitehaven Beach Run caters to participants of all skill levels. Whether you are an experienced marathoner or a casual runner looking to push themselves, there is a race category suitable for everyone—even the little ones!

Choose from the following options:

  1. Half Marathon: Ideal for seasoned runners looking to test their endurance on the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach.
  2. 10km Adventure Run: A moderately challenging race that immerses participants in the stunning surroundings.
  3. 5km Run: Perfect for beginners or those who prefer a shorter distance.
  4. 1.5km Junior Fun Run
  5. 500m Junior Fun Run


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The Scenic Route

As you embark on the Great Whitehaven Beach Run, you'll be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty surrounding you. The race route spans Whitehaven Beach's shimmering coastline, offering panoramic views of turquoise waters, pristine silica sand, and lush greenery. This iconic stretch of paradise has been recognised with numerous awards, including the 2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches and named the 'Best Beach In The World' by Tripadvisor in 2021, making it one of the world's most enchanting locations for a race.


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Why Stay at WAHI

Experience the ultimate bliss of post-race recovery in paradise at WAHI! Unwind and rejuvenate with our top-notch amenities and services, carefully designed to make your healing journey after the endurance series a truly relaxing escape. 

  1. Tranquil Accommodation: After your race, retreat to your spacious apartment at WAHI, where comfort and serenity await. Our thoughtfully designed accommodation will provide a peaceful haven for rest and rejuvenation, allowing you to unwind and recover in comfort.
  2. Refreshing Pool & Heated Spa: Take a dip in our sparkling lagoon-style pool or a relaxing soak in our heated spa. The soothing aquatic environment will relieve muscle soreness and provide a refreshing respite for your body.
  3. Centrally located: WAHI is conveniently situated in a central location, offering easy access to all the amenities and attractions the island offers. After your race, you'll find yourself in the heart of the action, with restaurants, shops, and entertainment options steps away. This prime location allows you to maximise your post-race recovery time and make the most of your stay.

Book your stay with us at WAHI, and let our team assist you in achieving the ultimate post-race recovery experience. Your body will thank you as you emerge refreshed, revitalised, and ready to conquer new challenges.

Register for The Great Whitehaven Beach Run now to test your limits and create unforgettable memories.

If the Great Whitehaven Beach Run doesn't suit your schedule, explore the other exhilarating events in the Endurance Series, and the WAHI team will be here to support you every step of the way. Don't miss out on the opportunity to turn your Whitehaven Beach Run holiday into an unforgettable experience. Book now with WAHI and indulge in the perfect blend of fitness, stunning landscapes, and ultimate relaxation.