Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra
August 26, 2018
Where: This 64 kilometre point-to-point race is incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Teams of 2-4 runners can also complete the full course. It starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and over picturesque creeks. There is a shorter 16 kilometre race on the same day, starting at the top of the Bump on Black Mountain Road. The finish is on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. The tropical rainforest is home to the endangered southern cassowary, a flightless bird that can grow to two metres in height – you might see one! Early Bird entries end at 12.00am on 31 May. Late Fees apply from 16 August. Registrations close 12.00am, 23 August.
When: Next event will be held Sunday 26 August 2018 ; Last race was held on Sunday 20 August 2017
Status: Non-certified trail race of 64 km. Other options include a 64 km relay (2-4 team members) and 16 km Bump to Beach Race.
How long in existence: Inaugural race was held on 28 August 2011.
Number of Starters/Finishers:2017: 37; 2016: 30/29; 2015: 37/37; 2014: 22/22; 2013: 39/39; 2012: 27/25; 2011: 32/31;
Winners in recent years:
|2017||David von Senden||5.36.50||Alena Scurrah||6.32.39|
|2016||Bryan O’Mahony||5.31.23||Alena Scurrah||6.55.52|
|2015||David Von Senden||6:04:17||Sonya Alba-Miller||7:02:06|
|2014||Stephen Cunningham||5.55.47||Yvette Edward||6.09.18|
|2013||Glen Robinson||5:14:07*||Nikki Wynd||5:52:38*|
|2012||Oliver Zambon||5:27:19||Mandy Noble||6:06:18|
|2011||Ben Carter||5:45:14||Julie Sager||6:41:58|
Race records: 64km: male – Glen Robinson (2013) 5:14:07; female Nikki Wynd (2013) 5:52:38