Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival

  • Written by Naomi Hammond

Runners are sprinting into Airlie Beach for the 5th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival set for July 16.


Exclusive accommodation partners, Mantra Club Croc and Mantra Boathouse Apartments, are offering event participants and spectators special rates to stay for the event.


Mantra Club Croc is offering a special Stay and Save package with rooms starting from $107* per night for a Garden Deluxe Room (minimum three night stay – total cost $321*).


Mantra Boathouse Apartments have rates starting form $279* per night for a Two Bedroom Apartment (minimum three night stay – total cost $837*).


Bookings can be made at or by calling 13 15 17.


The Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival is the largest onshore mass participation event in the Whitsunday region.


The event line-up includes the 42.2km Heart of the Reef Marathon that will also be North Queensland Marathon Championships; the Cruise Whitsundays Half Marathon, Mantra Club Croc 10km Fun Run, The Coffee Club 5km Fun Run, 2km Junior Dash (4-14 years old) and a free community event, the Turtle Club 1km Family Fun Walk for all ages.


After the event, participants and their families are invited to make their way to Mantra Club Croc for a recovery pool party with live music and a BBQ buffet, taking place from 12-3pm. The cost is $35 per adult and $17.50 for kids over 10.


Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said increased capacity into Whitsunday Coast Airport offers an opportunity for intrastate and interstate participation levels to grow.


Event Organiser Tim Oberg from the Whitsunday Running Club said he is thrilled to welcome Mantra Group as the exclusive accommodation partner of the Festival.


“We are particularly excited to help promote the newly renovated Mantra Club Croc, an iconic location that will be perfect for families travelling to the Whitsundays for our event,” said Mr Oberg.


More information on the 2017 Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival can be found at


About Mantra Group

Mantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator.  Mantra Group’s portfolio consists of 127 properties with more than 21,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree - Mantra Group operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number). The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200:;; ;

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Block-out dates and minimum night stays apply.