Friday, October 21, 2011


Challenge Cairns is the latest international event added to the Challenge Family of global iron distance events. Set in Cairns, Australia's gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Challenge Cairns will take place on Sunday, 3rd June 2012.

The course features a memorable 3.8km swim in the warm waters off Cairns, a 180km bike leg that travels up arguably the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.3km run that finishes in the heart of Cairns.

Register for the full distance event by 31st December 2011 and you will be in the running to win the "Challenge Cairns Great Reward" for you & 3 of your friends worth RM 60,000 !

Tourism Queensland has tied-up with Qantas Holidays to offer a package to Cairns from S$1,399 per person, ex-Singapore. For more information, visit

"Challenge Cairns was one of the highlights for me and my family this year. It's just such a spectacular place and race. One of the lasting memories was the Reef trip I got to experience with my daughter - breathtaking. " Chris McCormack, World Ironman Champion, Challenge Cairns 2011 winner.

Simon says: - A group of Malaysians made the journey to Cairns for the race last year and spoke very highly of it as a race and as a holiday destination not to mention the organisers being very athlete focused (rather than Ironman being very dollar focused).

The organisers have suggested that any Malaysians going might consider using their package via Singapore if it makes financial sense, so I have attached their flyer.

This is certainly a race I will do one year soon but I've already signed up for Challenge Roth and Melbourne Ironman for 2012 so maybe 2013?


Anonymous said...

maybe that's my next big one?? Chantz x

Simon said...

Sounds like a plan Chantz - weren't we supposed to be doing Mexico or Brazil or something though?