The Event

The Event


The Great Pyramid Race is a FREE FAMILY EVENT run by The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair Association Inc. as a service to the local community.


The event and the supporting pop up stalls, entertainment and music, cultural and craft events, children’s activities and rides and amusements have become the foremost community event for Gordonvale and surrounding areas, growing every year since its inception in 1959.


Festival activities include the main event, The Great Pyramid Race & the new 1/2 Pyramid Race, as well as other sporting activities including a 6.2km Race to the Base, 1800m Juniors Race around Alley Park and The Charity race which also runs to the base of the mountain.


There will also be a diverse selection of performers, musicians, workshops and roving entertainers to keep the crowds enthralled. This year sees great representation from local businesses, organisations, school groups and individuals – all committed to showcasing the unique community of Gordonvale.


The event, held on the third weekend in August annually, is attended by up to 8,000 spectators (local, interstate and international), making it one of the largest and most vibrant events in the region.


We have been featured in multiple publications and have been selected by TravelMag as 1 of the 12 unique things to do in Cairns. Check the article here