2017 Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Great Wheelbarrow Race are now open, and with a new look nomination form, registering a team has never been easier. Download registration form by clicking here 2017 GWR Team Registration Form One of far north Queensland’s most significant...

Great Wheelbarrow Race 2017 – Bringing the Gold Home

THE annual Great Wheelbarrow Race is set for a shake up next year after the committee voted to turn the race around. After 13 years running from Mareeba to Chillagoe, Committee Chair Nipper Brown said it was time to ‘bring the gold home’ to Mareeba. “After careful consideration and community consultation with key stakeholders, the decision […]

THE annual Great Wheelbarrow Race is set for a shake up next year after the committee voted to turn the race around. After 13 years running from Mareeba to Chillagoe, Committee Chair Nipper Brown said it was time to ‘bring the gold home’ to...

Get ready for the 2016 Great Wheelbarrow Race

They laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push – the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it bigger and better! Race Committee Chair Cr Nipper Brown said the first Great Wheelbarrow Race, held in 2004, wanted to honour […]

They laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push – the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it bigger and better! Race Committee Chair Cr Nipper Brown said the first Great...

Australian Geo Article

The current May/June issue of Aus Geo  has a fantastic article about Mareeba and the Great Wheelbarrow Race. Pretty impressive!! Great for our area!

The current May/June issue of Aus Geo  has a fantastic article about Mareeba and the Great Wheelbarrow Race. Pretty impressive!! Great for our area!...

Great Wheelbarrow Race Heads for 10th Anniversary

SHOE leather and tyre rubber is beginning to heat up as entries start flooding in for the 10th anniversary Great Wheelbarrow Race. This iconic, award-winning event sees entrants race to push a wheelbarrow from Mareeba to Chillagoe – following in the footsteps and tyre tracks of the region’s hardy pioneers. “This fantastic event has built […]

SHOE leather and tyre rubber is beginning to heat up as entries start flooding in for the 10th anniversary Great Wheelbarrow Race. This iconic, award-winning event sees entrants race to push a wheelbarrow from Mareeba to Chillagoe – following in the footsteps...
Winners of the QLD Regional Achievement Award

Winners of the QLD Regional Achievement Award

The committee is proud to announce we are the winners of the Queenslad Regional Achievement Awards for Events and Tourism. We would like to thank all those who make this great event possible every year.

The committee is proud to announce we are the winners of the Queenslad Regional Achievement Awards for Events and Tourism. We would like to thank all those who make this great event possible every year....