24 July, 2023

Nominations now open for Great Wheelbarrow Race 2024

NOMINATIONS have opened for one of the region’s most iconic events, the Great Wheelbarrow Race.

Nominations now open for Great Wheelbarrow Race 2024 - feature photo

The ultimate adrenaline rush and fun filled race will take place from 10-12 May 2024 from Mareeba to Chillagoe.

Solo, duo, trio and teams of 10 to 15 are encouraged to register now and start planning and prepping for the 140km journey run over three days. 

The event, now in its 21st year, sees competitors push a wheelbarrow through the towns along the wheelbarrow way, either for charity or challenge. 

To date, the race has raised more than $2.5 million for a host of local and international charities and organisations with majority fundraising all year long.

Teams from all across the State continue to take part with categories ranging from school aged children to men and women in their 80’s.

The race kicks off on the Friday with a downtown parade where teams walk the street in costumes and in a bid to support the towns along the way, overnight celebrations are held in each town.   

For more information on this one of a kind event and to register for 2024, visit 


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