When most people think of the famous Whitehaven Beach, they picture leisurely walks along its ivory sands or lazing about with a cold drink in one hand. Yet this well-known stretch of coast sees some serious foot traffic in the month of June, when athletes of all ages converge to break a sweat and compete for prizes and acclaim. Each year, the most exciting Whitsunday beach run takes place, known as the Great Whitehaven Beach Run. And how can you not want to join in when you think of the stunning views and pristine turquoise waters? This tropical paradise offers the ultimate in running motivation!
A Fantastic Whitsunday Beach Race
The Whitsunday Islands are a wonderful place to work hard and play hard. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a newbie runner, the Great Whitehaven Beach Run offers a chance to test your endurance, while competing alongside others in one of the most picturesque running courses on earth.
The entire family is able to participate in the beach run, with events including a 5k, 10k run, and a half-marathon, as well as Junior Fun Runs of 500m or 1.5k. There are several categories for those looking for some friendly competition, with prizes awarded to the first finishers in each category. This year’s race occurs on Sunday 26 June 2016. Will you be there?
Chartering a Private Yacht for the Occasion
Why not coincide your physical exertion with the ultimate in relaxation? Coinciding your Whitsunday holiday with a challenging race may be just what you need. After running on a glorious stretch of beach, you’ll be able to return to the welcoming cabin on your private vessel. A hard run in the sun earns you a celebratory cocktail. And with total privacy on your yacht you can feel like you’ve returned to a secret world of your own.
Maybe running isn’t your thing. Why not come along and support a family member or friend as they give their all in the top Whitsunday Beach race? Or, you can watch the proceedings together and cheer on the competitors. Either way, you’ll be in the region during an exciting and lively time.
The Whitsundays = Pleasure
Chartering a yacht is a wonderful idea at any time of year, but the Whitsundays are a top choice if you’re looking for that perfect combination of paradise, activity, and relaxation. With plenty to do on and around these 74 islands, you’ll be spoilt for choice no matter when you choose to join us.
But we think the Great Whitehaven Beach Run might be calling your name…
If you want to register for the run be sure to do so before Friday 24 June 2016. And if you’re planning a yacht charter around this highly-anticipated event, book now to ensure you get the best rates and the vessel of your choice.
Can’t wait ‘til June to hit up the Whitsundays? Get in touch with our reservations team to see what stand-by deals we can offer you for a last minute getaway.