North Queensland Cross Country Championships

The 2023 ANQ Cross Country Championship will be held in Galbraith Park in Cannon Valley in the Whitsundays, Queensland on Sunday, 19 March. This Championship is hosted by Whitsunday Running Club

The race precinct is on the southern side of Galbraith Park Drive situated between Galbraith Creek and Saltwater Creek.

Galbraith Park Drive is the first turning to the left as you enter Cannonvale before the first set of traffic lights. The Whitsunday Shopping Plaza that houses Woolworths, Harvey Norman and Big W is situated in Galbraith Park Drive at its intersection with Shute Harbour Road.

There is ample on-street parking on Myer Lasky Drive and at the Whitsunday Shopping Plaza.



The day will consist of seven races with a mix of age categories and event distances. Champions will be awarded medals in each of the age categories.

Race One 7:00 am Start of 10km (5 laps) for Open Women and Men (born 2003 or earlier)

Race Two 8:00 am Start of 8km (4 laps) for Under 20 men (born 2004-2005) and Master’s Men 30-39/40-49/50-59/60-69

Race Three 8:45 am Start of 6Km (3 laps) for Under 17/18 Boys (born 2007/2006), Under 20 Women (born 2004-2005), Masters Women 30-39/40-49/50-59/60-69/70+ and Master’s Men 70+

Race Four 9:30 am Start of 4km (2 laps) for Under 17/18 Girls (born 2007/2006), Under 15/16 Girls (born 2009/2008) and Under 15/16 Boys (born 2009/2008)

Race Five 10:00 am Start of 3km (1x2km plus 1x1km) for Under 12 Girls (born 2012), Under 12 Boys (born 2012), Under 13/14 Girls (born 2011/2010) and Under 13/14 Boys (born 2011/2010)

Race Six 10:30 am Start of 2km (1 lap) for Under 11 Boys and Girls (born 2013)

Race Seven 10:45 am Start of 1km (1 lap) for Under 7/8 Boys and Girls (born 2017/2016) and Under 9/10 Boys and Girls (born 2015/2014)

Presentations Final presentations will be held at 11:00 am

Things to do in the Whitsundays

The must-do things to do when visiting the Whitsundays are:

  • Day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays.
  • Half or full-day trip to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet with Cruise Whitsundays, Camira, Ocean Rafting, or Red Cat Tours.
  • Flight over the Great Barrier Reef by seaplane or helicopter.
  • Jetski tour with Whitsunday Jetskis.
  • Crocodile tour to the Proserpine River.
  • Tuk Tuk tour of Airlie.
  • Segway tour of Airlie.

Places to Stay

The closest accommodation to the Race Precinct is at the Big 4 Adventure Park and the Reef Gateway Hotel – both within walking distance. Other suitable accommodation options can be found at Mantra Club Croc, NMRA Airlie Beach Holiday Park and Colonial Palms Motor Inn.


Places to Eat

Coffee, breakfast and lunch at Luv a Coffee in the Whitsunday Shopping Plaza, Fat Frog at Cannonvale Beach, The Rainbow Café at Shingley Beach and Garuma in the Main Street. Dinner at the Reef Gateway Hotel, Paradiso, Hoggs Breath Café or Fish D’Vine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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