Veteran's Trails K'gari Trail Run #1

5th - 7th March, 2021
5th - 7th March, 2021


K’Gari (also known as Fraser Island) is a World-Heritage-listed island along the south-eastern coast in the Wide Bay–Burnett region, Queensland, Australia. The island is about 123 kilometres long and 22 kilometres wide. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1,840 square kilometres. It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth-largest island and the largest island on the east coast of Australia.

The Fraser island Weekends required a three and a half-day time commitment from the participant runners. Runners met and stayed in accommodation at Rainbow Beach on Thursday night, the runners then had an early departure on Friday morning to cross the ferry to Fraser Island and commence the trail run.

On completion of the trail run, runners were transported to their camping accommodation at Orchid Beach, Fraser Island. A completion dinner was held at the Orchid Beach Hotel on Friday night evening. On the following day, runners were taken on a sightseeing tour of the Northern Fraser Island before returning to the accommodation. Sunday saw the cleanup of the campsite and the return to the mainland for the runners.

Veteran's Trails K'gari Trail Run #1


The run is suitable for every ability, from experienced trail runners to first-timers and is one of the most rewarding experiences running along one of the most popular islands in the world.

The trail begins at Lake Boomanjin winding around the lake and into the moderate vegetated areas before passing Lake Benaroon to reach Checkpoint 1 located south of Lake Birrabeen. The Trail continues along Lake Birrabeen and past Lake Jennings into the Rainforest area that surrounds the central station. From there, the trail continues onto Checkpoint 2 located at Lake McKenzie. The trail moves off from Lake McKenzie to Checkpoint 3 before the final leg winds downhill to the township of Eurlong where runners will finish on the sands of Seventy Five Mile beach next to the Pacific Ocean. All Checkpoints and the Finish point will be operated by a support crew that will have water, food and medical supplies. Participants will need enough fluids and nourishment to sustain travel between the checkpoints.

Fraser Island run - cp1
Fraser Island run - cp2
Fraser Island run - cp3
Fraser Island run - cp4
Fraser Island run - cp5


Mark Scanlan
Rebecca Francis
Natasha Foster Jones
Craig Turnbull
Nick Foster Jones (Diggers Rest)
Karen Foster Jones (Diggers Rest)
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