Busy weeks ahead for Douglas
THOUSANDS of people will be cycling, paddling and fishing around Port Douglas and Daintree over the coming weeks.
The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon (GBRM) is run this weekend, with more than 2000 runners expected, representing 17 different countries.
The 10th Marlin Coast Challenge run by the Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club will also take place this month on October 28.
Paddlers start at Yorkey’s Knob, Cairns and relay teams will cover 45kms in four legs up to Port Douglas. The race is designed for both the experienced and novice paddler, with changeovers at beaches between the two centres.
Preparations are also well underway for the annual Port Douglas Marlin Challenge from November 9-12.
The boats for the tournament come from as far south as Sydney, while the competitors travel from around Australia, the US and Asia to compete.