Great Wheelbarrow Race

Race in Chillagoe

This annual race pays tribute to the miners of the 1880s who pushed their belongings in wheelbarrows along the gruelling 140km track from Mareeba to Chillagoe. While today's race reverses their route (runners start in Chillagoe and take three days to get to Mareeba), the wheelbarrow-pushing and rough conditions remain.

This is one for the super-fit (though anyone can raise a toast from the sidelines).