Race News

Keeping the Spirit of the Race Alive

February 5 2021 Preparations are in full swing to keep the spirit of the Great Wheelbarrow Race alive. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the Great Wheelbarrow Race committee will host a one-day “COVID-Challenge” on Saturday 15 May 2021. The ironman style event will...

Face of the Race 2020

On the third weekend in May of each year, one of the region’s most iconic events takes place. The 2020 Great Wheelbarrow Race was officially launched in Dimbulah on Sunday as part of the Australia Day celebrations. The launch coincided with the naming of this year’s...

Face of the Race 2019

One of the region’s most popular events is back for yet another year with the Great Wheelbarrow Race officially launched in Dimbulah on Saturday. The launch coincided with the naming of this year’s Face of the Race, with that title being awarded to Sandy...

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...

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...

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!

Great Wheelbarrow Race 2023








Fundraising Amounts


Year         Amount

2007       $13,480

2008       $14,200

2009       $44,398

2010       $87,315

2011       $123,000

2012       $153,000

2013       $461,000

2014       $437,000

2015       $243,300

2016       $200,000

2017       $195,289

2018       $110,000

2019       $140,000

2020       COVID-19

2021       COVID-19

2022       $132,230

Total      $2,354,212 which is outstanding for any sporting event.