Race Info

After the overwhelming success in past years, Wondai (a little town with a big heart), is hosting the next Country Running Festival 22-23 June 2024. We very much hope you can join us, and we hope to make the weekend enjoyable and fun for the whole family.

Thanks to our sponsors. We appreciate your continued support.

You have the choice of either 11.1 km or 21.1 km on Saturday afternoon and four choices on Sunday morning of 10 km, half or full marathon plus the new 5 km. So you can make your own ‘Doubleup option’ and for every runner who does a Saturday afternoon trail run and Sunday morning run we will give you a gift of local produce! Bib collection will be Friday from 3pm-6pm and this will be combined with a social BBQ at the art gallery with thanks to the Wondai Proston Wolves Rugby League Club from 5pm, and then Saturday from 8am-4 pm. (Sunday bib pickup by arrangement only)

All events start in the centre of Wondai township ( there is plenty of free parking- but please be considerate of locals ) on the South Burnett Rail Trail just behind the Wondai Town Hall.

Saturday morning will have a 1 km ‘Dash for Cash’; 1km ‘All Abilities Race’ and 2 km ‘Family Fun run’ all other events please register online.

There is a choice of two Forest Trail runs on Saturday afternoon: 21.1 km starting at 12.30 pm or 11.1 km starting at 1.30 pm. The 21.1 km event will be part of the Trail Runners Association of Queensland calendar of events. https://traq.org.au for points towards their event series.

The 11.1 km and 21.1 km Saturday afternoon Forest trails will be a cross-country trail run, starting on the rail trail.

The Marathon, Half marathon and the 5km and 10 km Rail Trails on Sunday will all be on the South Burnett Rail Trail which has a fully sealed bitumen surface. The road crossings will be manned by the SES- please give them a wave. First aid facilities will be available in Wondai and on the courses. We thank our sponsors, Parkside, for sponsoring our 10 km run, and Bowy, for sponsoring our 5 km run.

There are regular toilet facilities and drinks stations along the way.

All start points are within walking distance of the centre of Wondai.

For up to date festival information and photos from previous events please checkout Facebook.

2024 Race Schedule:

Saturday 22 June 7am

a Wondai parkrun to shake out the wrinkles in the legs

Saturday 22 June 8.15am: 1km CROW FM 90.7 DASH for CASH

numbers are strictly limited. There will be three age categories; 18 and under, 40 and under, and Masters. All for fun, so do give it a go! Money on offer!

Saturday 22 June 8:45am: South Burnett CTC All Abilities race

Carers and wheelchairs welcome, but no motorised vehicles please.

Saturday 22 June 9am

the Hansen Kitchens Family 2km Fun Run on the rail trail. Untimed and social for all the family. Parents welcome to accompany young children. $5 entries on the day only. Lots of random prizes and everyone’s in with a chance for a prize.

Saturday 22 June 12.30pm: 21.1km Bega Peanuts Forest Trail

Saturday 22 June 1.30pm: 11.1km Bega Peanuts Forest Trail

Two great choices Saturday afternoon, but it’s one or the other – not both!

The start point is on the rail trial behind Wondai Town Hall. This is the same start point for all our events. The trail runs through the picturesque McEuen forest, which is adjoining Wondai township.

This cross-country course is an undulating forest trail through beautiful towering Spotted Gum and Wattle woodland. We will have a sweeper to ensure everyone’s home safe!

Sunday 23 June 6:30am: the Ken Mills Toyota Marathon

Sunday 23 June 7:00am: the Bendigo Bank Half Marathon

Sunday 23 June 7:30am: the Parkside 10km rail trail run

Sunday 23 June 7:45am: the Bowy 5km rail trail run

Registration Pricing:

Super Early Bird
(up to 28 Feb)
Early Bird
(up to 31 May)
Normal Entry
(up to 18 June)
Late Entry
(from 18 June)

Marathon

$70
$80
$90
$100

Half Marathon

$50
$55
$65
$80

5km Rail Trail

$30
(under 18 $20)
$45
(under 18 $25)
$50
(under 18 $40)
$60

10km Rail Trail

$40
(under 18 $30)
$50
(under 18 $35)
$60
(under 18 $50)
$70

11.1km McEuen Forest Trail

$40
$50
$60
$70

21.1km McEuen Forest Trail

$50
$60
$70
$80

All Abilities

FREE
FREE
FREE
$10

Family Fun Run

$5
$5
$5
$5

Dash for Cash

$5
$5
$5
$5
Super Early Bird
(up to 28 Feb)
Early Bird
(up to 31 May)
Normal Entry
(up to 20 June)
Late Entry
(from 20 June)
Marathon
$70
$80
$90
$100
Half Marathon
$50
$55
$65
$80
5km Rail Trail
$30
(<18 $20)
$45
(<18 $25)
$50
(<18 $40)
$60
10km Rail Trail
$40
(<18 $30)
$50
(<18 $35)
$60
(>18 $50)
$70
11.1km McEuen Forest Trail
$40
$50
$60
$70
21.1km McEuen Forest Trail​
$50
$60
$70
$80
All Abilities​
FREE
FREE
FREE
$10
Family Fun Run​
$5
$5
$5
$5
Dash for Cash
$5
$5
$5
$5