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About Us

Hamilton Island parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD 4803. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at a local cafe - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Hamilton Island Running & Triathlon Club: In 2006, six Island staff competed in the Townsville Running Festival. Wearing singlets sent straight to the hotel from the printers; the troupe initiated a tradition of running for ‘good times’! The club evolved in 2007, embracing triathlon; formally linking with the Whitsunday Triathlon Club as the Hamilton Island Running and Triathlon Club (HIRTC). The club was quick to impact on the local community and region. Under its leadership; the Hilly Half Marathon began in 2007, followed shortly thereafter in 2009 by the Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim. The latest event; the Great Whitehaven Beach Run. The Island is a host venue for the Mother’s Day Classic and assists in the delivery of athletics. ‘Dent Dash’; a run on the stunning championship golf course on neighbouring Dent Island is held monthly, weekly training sessions and rookie programs are conducted and club members travel extensively to race!

  • Hamilton Island Enterprises: Hamilton Island Enterprises is owned and operated by the Oatley family. The family have been supportive of the establishment of sports programs on Hamilton Island; recognising the benefits of a healthy and active community in creating a positive environment for staff, residents and guests.