A marathon for Port Douglas

Registrations are open for what will be one of the most exciting sporting events in Port Douglas history - the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival.

To be held on November 12, the festival offers a variety of events catering for all ages and all abilities, from an easy 5 kilometre course to a full blown 74 kilometre ultra marathon.

The Great Barrier Reef Marathon is likely to attract a fairly large international participation, say the organisers.

Anybody wanting to register to take part in the run can sign up here.

The 2011 Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival will be the first in a series of annual running events to be held in Port Douglas, including the much anticipated 2012 Solar Eclipse Marathon.