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Entries will open around Christmas !  See you in June 2024

A friendly country welcome awaits you in rural Wondai 3 hours NW of Brisbane in Qld for

The 7th annual Wondai Country Running Festival 22/23 June 2024

You are the master of your running destiny!....the choice of either 11.1 km or 21.1 km on Saturday afternoon and four choices on Sunday morning of 5 km, 10km, half or full marathon.  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 FREE GIFT of local produce.  

To be eligible for this please select the Saturday forest run first and then select your Sunday event option

 Doubler gifts will be handed out at bib pickup.  

Our rail trail has gentle gradients and a bitumen surface and we offer options for everyone: from a 1km dash for cash, 2 km family fun run, an all abilites event, or a 5 km,10 km, half marathon or full marathon. Also our 11. 1 km or 21.1 km forest trail runs are through the picturesque McEuen forest. This is a more challenging and undulating trail and very beautiful.

All race start/ finish locations are on the rail trail behind the Wondai Town Hall.

REFUND Policy:  All refunds/ rollovers at the committees discretion. We will refund up until end of early bird (31 May) less $10 admin fee or rollover to next year up until  14 June 2024.  Dinner tickets are non refundable from 7 days prior when we confirm numbers with the caterer.  Thanks 

Wondai Country Dinner: 

Wondai Country Dinner...  we are again hosting a Country Dinner  on Saturday 22 June 2024 - starting at 5.45pm. We have booked the Wondai Town Hall - just near the start line. Our experinced caterer  is working on a fabulous menu and choice of desserts.  Bar onsite. And yes Mulled wine will feature.  Tickets must be prebooked and will be limited.  Please click here to book your seats.

We are delighted that the local Wondai Wolves, rugby league club will be hosting a bbq on Friday 21 June at the Wondai Art gallery from 5 pm, adjoining bib pickup. All welcome to join us for a casual evening. More details on facebook but pre-booking not necessary. 

Thanks to our sponsors, we really appreciate your wonderful support, and our amazing team of volunteers- couldn't do it without you smiley

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Step 1: Select Event, then select Option A and Option B below
Registrations Close: Friday 23 June 2023 06:00 AM (AEST)
Early Bird Registrations Due By: Tuesday 28 February 2023 11:59 PM (AEST)

Wondai 2023 Country Running Festival.

Welcome to Wondai  and the 2023 Wondai Country Running Festival.  More information on our web and facebook page.

We have running events over the weekend to suit all runners. Our entry fees are really good and we aim to provide a professional supportive and enjoyable event for everyone. We would love you to join us.   

Our famous timber medals will be making a return! Dont miss them.

NOTE: As we have two choices for Saturday afternoon forest trail events and three choices for Sunday morning we are offering everyone who 'does their own doubler' (as in one event Saturday arvo and one Sunday morning) a FREE GIFT of local produce.

To be eligble for this please select the Saturday afternoon event first and then select your second event in the options.

This free gift will be at Bib collection for you.

Saturday 24 June 7am Wondai parkrun to shake out the wrinkles in the legs

Followed by Saturday 24 June  8.15 am  is a 1 km CROW FM 90.7 DASH for CASH.  1 km and numbers strictly limited.Three age categories. 18 and under; 40 under and Masters.  All fun so do give it a go. Medals and money on offer  smiley

On Saturday 24 June 8:45 am  is the South Burnett CTC All Abilities race. Carers and wheelchairs welcome but no motorised vehicles please

On Saturday 24 June at 9am.  the Hansen Kitchens Family 2 km Fun Run on the rail trail. Untimed and social for all the family. Parents welcome to accompany young children. Entries on the day only, lots of random prizes and everyone in with a chance for a prize.

Saturday 24 June  12.30 pm  21.1 km Bega Peanuts forest trail 

Saturday 24 June 1.30 pm 11.1 k Bega Peanuts forest trail.

Two great choices Saturday afternoon but its one or other- not both!  The start point is on the rail trial behind Wondai Town Hall. (same start point for all our events) and run 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 timing mat half way and a sweeper to ensure everyone home safe! 

On Sunday 25 June  at 6:30 am we have a Marathon, 7:00 am half Marathon and 7:30 am 10 km run on the pristine South Burnett Rail Trail. Our South Burnett rail trail has gentle gradients and a smooth bitumen surface- its fantastic for runners. The runs will be an out and back course on the rail trail.

more information on our website

Entry fees*:

We have limited capacity for late entries but can take some on Saturday 24 June. We are unable to do late entries on Sunday 25 June.  All late entries incur a $10 admin fee.
  $70 to 28 February; $80 up to 31 May and $90 up to 20 June.
Half Marathon and the 21.1 km Forest trail Run :   $50 to 28 February; $55 up to 31 May and $65 up to 20 June
11.1 km Forest Trail and the 10k Events:   $40 to 28 February; $45 up to 31 May and $55 up to 20 June.

CROW FM Dash for Cash: A fun event for all the family.  $5 entry. First prize $10; second $9; third $8, all the way to tenth position wins $1 .  It will be fun and all welcome. Prizes for anyone donning a 'Dashing' outfit .

All Abilites Bridge Run :  this is 500m, non-competitive and everyone wins a medal.
2k Funrun untimed: $5; no pre- entry.  enter on the day only- lots of random prizes

Cut off times are generous to encourage participation and so great opportunity to have a go at a new distance:

 2 km Fun run-30 mins.

Saturday afternoon Forest Trail 11.1 km- 2 and half hours and 21.1 km 4 hours:

Sunday  Rail trail events -Marathon/ half marathon/ 10 km - 7 hours.  For Marathon runners  we expect you to have reached the half marathon turnaround point (10.5km) within 2 hours.

* Plus online booking fees of 3.95% or $1.20 min fee per booking