Welcome to the Mackay Mountain Marathon Mountain Bike and Trail Running Festival!

Whether you are looking for a fun family adventure, an extreme MTB challenge or a big day out on the trails, this event set in Eungella national park, is sure to satisfy. Pedal or run your way through lush rainforest on a winding single track crossing platypus inhabited creeks and rivers. Then head out to tackle challenging fire trails in the back country before making (if you are brave enough) your way back to finish

above the clouds and on top of the world!

Why not make a weekend of it? We have planned family events and entertainment on the Saturday afternoon and evening. We encourage all participants to camp out with us at the Eungella cricket oval on Saturday night. Eungella national park is situated 80km west of Mackay.  

The Mackay Mountain Marathon is a mountain bike and trail running festival catering for all ages and skill levels. The event will start and finish at Eungella. There is a choice of 3 mountain bike adventures and 3 trail running adventures (maybe consider doing 1 of each).

Mountain Bike

  • 15km Recreational Course – designed for those wanting to participate in a mountain bike event for the first time and younger riders (14 or older - all riders under 14 wishing to participate must have an approval letter from either their MTB club or a MTBA coach)
  • 38km Sport Course – designed to challenge those who are familiar with the sport. (open to riders 15 or older, all riders under 15 wishing to participate must have an approval letter from either their MTB club or a MTBA coach)
  • 80km Marathon Course – competitive course with prize money up for grabs as well as the prestigious “Platypus Trophy” (18+).

Trail Run

  • 5km Family fun run/walk – designed to encourage everyone to get back to nature and experience the tropical rainforest without having to venture too far.
  • 15km Recreational Course – for anyone keen to experience the joy of trail running. This course is a good entry level trail run or a great hit out for anyone keen to push themselves for a fast time.
  • 38km Platypus Trophy Marathon Course – designed to challenge the more experienced runners who are familiar with trail running and want to tackle a more technical course.

The courses consist of a combination of fire trails, bitumen roads, winding single track, creek crossings and amazing views of the pioneer valley. The conditions along the courses will vary from lush rainforest to arid bushland so you should be prepared for all conditions.
Register before 30 June 2019 and receive a FREE event jersey (mountain bike) or T shirt (trail run) with your registration. To determine what size jersey or shirt you should order check out the size chart.

Below is the schedule for 2018. The schedule in 2019 will be similar to this.