About 3 Marathons In 3 Days

** IMPORTANT NOTICE **

3M3D races in 2020 are virtual events only

Essential information about 2020 event cancellation

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

11-13 July 2021. 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). 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). The Cairns Marathon is the same course as Marathon 3 of the 3M3D event.
  • Fig Tree Half Marathon (21.1km). This race is on the first part of Marathon 2.
  • Lake Morris Road Race (16km) follows the same course as the last 16km of the Cairns Marathon.

Pre-Race Get Togethers

Buffet Dinner – View maps, meet fellow competitors and chat to the race director.

Post-Race Get Together

Presentation and After-Party to celebrate your achievement.

Accommodation

Recommended accomodation is MiHaven, Gatton Street, Cairns. 
New. Secure. Central. Each air-conditioned townhouse apartment has 7 private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a shared kitchen, dining & lounge area. Singles travelling alone have privacy or groups & teams can all stay together within a small 6 apartment complex. MSL provides an affordable and private alternative to hotel accommodation, yet still offers common areas for informal meetings or get togethers whilst in a safe and secure environment with swipe card access only and CCTV cameras. 

Transport

Transport to and from all events are pre-arranged and should be booked at the time of race registration. 

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.