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28 September, 2021

Runners set for 60km ultra run

EAGER racers will hit the roads on Sunday as they attempt a grueling ultra run starting from Kuranda finishing 60km away in Port Douglas.

By Rhys Thomas

K2PD Race 2019 winners Christy King and Wes Swindale from “3 chicks and a biker” team.

EAGER racers will hit the roads on Sunday as they attempt a grueling ultra run starting from Kuranda finishing 60km away in Port Douglas. 

The Kuranda to Port Douglas Run (K2PD) was the brainchild of Lorraine Lawson from Dynamic Running.

The race includes participants from across the state, the inter-state competitor numbers have dropped off unfortunately due to lockdowns however there will be around 36 racers competition.

Runners can choose to either run the distance solo or in a team with each member choosing a section or leg to run, like a long-distance relay. 

Lorraine said that she started the race to give people the option of a longer race as there weren’t many like it around. 

“We didn’t have much happening in Cairns at the time in terms of ultra-running, so I decided to put something on that I could run in,” she said.

“People use this run as a training event, so if they are doing bigger runs they come and do K2PD. 

“Other people that enjoy this race are people who want to try out their first ultra-race.”

There is still time to register for the race if you hop onto the Dynamic Running website you can still get in before registrations close on Friday.

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