Race News

2013 Results

Great Wheelbarrow Race has record-shattering 10th anniversary   THE tenth anniversary Great Wheelbarrow Race which finished on Sunday has raised a jaw-dropping $461,000.10 for charity. "That is a stunning result and just blows away the previous record of...

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...

‘Chillagoe Fossil’ ready to race

'Chillagoe Fossil' ready to break the 1000km mark in 2012 Great Wheelbarrow Race When Jon Booth celebrates his 76th birthday a few days after the 2012 Great Wheelbarrow Race, he wants to also celebrate another milestone - breaking the 1000km mark. Jon has competed in...

Race Souvenirs

This year, the Great Wheelbarrow Race will be selling souvenirs at Dimbulah, Almaden and Chillagoe. Specially designed T-Shirts, caps and USB sticks will be on sale. Look for Robyn or Karen at the finish of Dimbulah, Almaden and Chillagoe. More details on this soon...


Accommodation along the race is varied - from small hotels to caravan parks and camping. Please call the local accommodation outlets to find out about what's on offer and whether you need to book. Dimbulah Dimbulah Caravan Park - 4093 5242 Junction Hotel - 4093 5206...

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.