Statement: 2015 Grass Tree Beach Races

Statement: 2015 Grass Tree Beach Races

Author: Media/Monday, July 27, 2015/Categories: State News

On behalf of the Gum Valley Veterans and Natural Terrain Club, Motorcycling Queensland wish to regretfully advise that the 2015 Grass Tree Beach Races will not be held this year.

The club have provided the following statement: 


With much regret, due to various constraints, the 2015 Grasstree Beach races will not be held. We have had too many hurdles to jump in the short amount of time available and constraints on dates.

We are working with all parties to form a committee for the running of 2016 Grasstree Beach Races. We are aiming for it to be held late August and we will notify everyone as more details become available.

The Mackay beach races have been run intermittently since before WW2 and have enjoyed a large following since finding a home at Grasstree beach. Many community groups have benefitted by the event and will welcome its return. It is the only beach race held in Australia.

Thank you to all those who are helping to make this happen and we thank everyone for your patience. If you are interested in being involved in this iconic event, please contact Ann Hand on 0409 503 733.

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