Following the overwhelming success of the 2011 Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns, entries for 2012 Challenge Cairns open this Friday 17/6/2012.

Entries for the 2012 Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns will open online to the general public from 9am on Friday 17th June 2011 and following the success of the inaugural event earlier this month, organisers are tipping entries will fill fast.
Limited to only 1000 general participant entries (individual and teams); competitors are encouraged to get in fast to avoid disappointment.

USM EVENTS Chief Executive Officer Geoff Meyer said the popularity of Australia’s newest iron-distance event is set to increase after the overwhelming response and positive feedback received from competitors.

“The 2011 Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns was a huge success and feedback from the competitors has been incredible.  From the course, to the perfect Tropical North Queensland weather and everything in between we anticipate the demand for entries to be at a premium.  We only have 1000 general entries available so we are urging competitors to get in early to secure themselves a position on the start line,” said Mr Meyer.

Set in one of the world's most iconic tropical locations, the 2012 Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns will take place on 3 June 2012 and will feature a course memorable for the 3.8km swim in the warm waters off Yorkeys Knob, a 180km bike leg that travels up arguably the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.2km run that includes the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.

Inaugural Challenge Cairns champion, Chris McCormack touted the course as one of the world’s best.

“Without question it is one of the most beautiful courses I’ve raced, the backdrop on the bike was awesome.  Cairns really know how to turn it on - it was Cairns-tastic,” he said following his victory earlier this month.

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns will take place on 3rd June 2012 and entries open at 9am on Friday 17th June 2011 at and

Cairns Half and Cairns Airport Adventure Festival events will open at a later date. For further event information visit

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