About 3 Marathons In 3 Days

Race Founder, Larry Lawson, claims that this ultra-marathon came about ‘by accident’, as there was a “Run A Marathon in Three Days” event on the race calendar in Cairns in 2012, but Larry said “I’ll do Three Marathons in Three Days”, and soon he had enlisted other runners to join him. It is a popular event for those clocking up their marathons, and ultra-runners who want to try a multi-day event.

Where

Kuranda to Cedar Park (Koah area) to Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

When

12-14 July 2019 then 10-12 July 2020. The inaugural race was held in 2012*.

Races

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days event has many entry options, all run over the same course, but varying in distance and days:

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days event has many entry options, all run over the same course, but varying in distance and days:
• GRAND SLAM 3M3D (126.6km), 12-14 July 2019. In its eighth year. A marathon is run each day over three consecutive days. Competitors can opt to compete in only one or two of the marathons, but the ‘Grand Slam’ medal goes only to those who complete all three marathons. NOTE: Entry fee for Marathon 1 and or Marathon 2 is the same as for the Grand Slam event.

• Cairns Marathon (42.2km), 14 July 2019. In its seventh year, the Cairns Marathon is the same course as Marathon 3 of the 3M3D event.

• Kauri Half Marathon (21.1km), 12 July 2019. In its fourth year, this race is the same course as the first half of Marathon 1.

• NEW! Lake Morris Road Race (16km), 14 July 2019. This is the second year this race will be held. It follows the same course as the last 16km of the Cairns Marathon.

Pre-Race Get Togethers

Buffet Dinner – Thursday, 11 July 2019, 6.30-9.00pm – view maps and chat to the race directors.

Post-Race Get Together

Presentation and After party at Cairns Colonial Club Resort. Sunday, 14 July 2019, 5pm to late.

Accommodation

TBC: Cairns Colonial Club Resort is offering a special package for competitors and their families.

Transport

The bus departs from the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. You can book a seat on the bus. Bus for the Lake Morris Road Race departs from Goobmoora Park.

Race Records

Male:  Om Beacom-Halliday (2016) 10:50:10

Female: Maggie Jones (2015) 12:37:38.

The slower runners take up to 23 hours (8 hours for Marathons 1 and 2 and 7 hours for Marathon 3).

* The race organiser since 2014 is Dynamic Running Ltd. Race organiser in 2012 and 2013 was Cairns Road Runners and Triathlon Club Inc.