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Register for the Push // 13th July 2024

Registration opens 6th November 2023 | Registrations close: Friday 12th July 2024 at 2pm or when sold out

To edit or change your registration, please use the link provided in your confirmation email. In your account, you can change the distance, edit your details and add camping and bus transfers. In order to request a transfer to the following year's event, please contact us via email.

Changes and transfers can be made until the 29th June. Any changes and transfers will incur a $10 administration fee.

Cut off for personalised race plates is Saturday, 22nd June 8pm.

Classes & Categories

Age determination day is December 31 of the current racing year, meaning how old you are at the end of the year determines which category you can race.

Race & Age Categories
100km Marathon Course
Race Age Category Min Age Max Age
100km Open (17-39 yrs) 17 39
100km Masters (40-49yrs) 40 49
100km Grand Masters (50-59yrs) 50 59
100km Grand Grand Masters (60yrs+) 60 69
100km Wise Wizards 70+

70km Cross Country Course
Race Age Category Min Age Max Age
70km Open (17-39 yrs) 17 39
70km Masters (40-49yrs) 40 49
70km Grand Masters (50-59yrs) 50 59
70km Grand Grand Masters (60yrs+) 60 69
70km Wise Wizards 70+

53km & E-Bike Rainforest Course - Bike Fix Townsville
Race Age Category Min Age Max Age
53km Open (17-39 yrs) 17 39
53km Masters (40-49yrs) 40 49
53km Grand Masters (50-59yrs) 50 59
53km Grand Grand Masters (60yrs+) 60 69
53km Wise Wizards 70+

42km Traditional Course
Race Age Category Min Age Max Age
42km Junior U17 (12-16 yrs) 12 16
42km Open (17-39 yrs) 17 39
42km Masters (40-49yrs) 40 49
42km Grand Masters (50-59yrs) 50 59
42km Grand Grand Masters (60yrs+) 60 69
42km Wise Wizards 70+

Mini Push
Race Age Category Min Age Max Age
Mini Kids (4-10 years) 4 10


Prizes & Awards

The overall top 3 Male and Female winners in each distance will be presented with a trophy and a prize. See below list for prize money per race distance( Note: the below list might be subject to change).

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
100km $350 $200 $100
70km $300 $200 $100
53km $200 $100 $50
E53km $200 $100 $50
42km $100 $75 $50
42km Junior $75 $50 $30
Mini Push $40 $20 $10

Additionally Markwell Group is giving away $200 to the 23rd rider in each distance.


What You Get

    • Race Entry to the Paluma Push
    • Paluma Push Event Shirt (NOTE: the shirts are a small fit. Please be advised that your chosen size may not be guaranteed and is subject to availability)
    • Paluma Push Rider Bag (a re-usable laundry bag)
    • Race Plate Number with option to customise the plate with your name or nickname
    • Awards and prizes at the end of the event
    • Timing results service
    • Paluma Push Finisher’s Medal
    • Medical support & assistance
    • Water and Feed stations on course
    • Bike wash facilities at the Finish venue
    • Mechanical support
    • Paluma Push finish venue and recovery area at the Hidden Valley Cricket Oval
    • Fresh Fruit and refreshments at the Finish line
    • Race Day Bag Drop - leave anything you don’t want to take on course and we move it to the finish for you
    • Photography service (rider photographs are available for FREE after the event)
    • One hell of an Adventure

Terms & Conditions

Online Registration - when registering online you agree to the terms and conditions, including the Release of Liability, Indemnification & Assumption of Risk Agreement

Age Restriction – Minimum rider age is 12 years old. Riders aged 12 - 16 years old can only participate in the 42km Recreational Course and are listed as Junior Race category in the race entry portal. A parent will have to register any under aged riders and agree to the terms and conditions.

Participant Numbers – Participant numbers for the Mike Carney Toyota Paluma Push are capped at 700 Racers.

Category Participant Numbers – Outer Limits  reserves the right to merge race categories should there be less than 10 participants in a category.

E-Bike Recreational Category – E-bikes to be used in this category should be your standard, industry compliant pedal-assist e-Bikes. No modifications are acceptable to the powertrain. This allows for 25km/hr maximum power assist. DIY or non-compliant e-Bikes are not permitted. There will be checks and monitoring of the e-bike speed capability, attached devices, and product apps. All top 3 riders' bikes will be checked at the finish line and if found non-compliant, riders will be disqualified. The 42km Traditional Course now offers a NON COMPETITIVE E-Bike option. This is intended for riders who would like to ride their E-Bike with their mates at the mid or back end of the field. E-Bikes in the 42km course are excluded from placings and awards and are not allowed to 'race' the course.

Event Cancellation- Outer Limits reserves the right to cancel the event at any time due to matters beyond its control (examples: natural disasters, inclement weather, direction from governing bodies, major accidents during the race etc.).

Dependent on the time and reason for cancellation, Outer Limits may offer part or full refund or option to transfer to next event.

Rider Cancellation / Refunds – Riders may apply for a refund if they are no longer able to attend the event. Refunds may be given up until 3 weeks from the event (minus $20 refund fee). A 50% refund may be given up until 2 weeks from the event (minus $20 refund fee). Strictly no refunds after 29th June 2024. Additional purchases are non refundable.

Riders also have the option to transfer to the 2024 event and this option is made available up until 1 week from the event. Any transfers incur a $10 transfer fee. After this time period, entries can not be transferred.   Any transfer requests need to be made via email before the cut off date. Messages on social media channels will not be taken into account as a request. Event entries can only be transferred once, if they are not used at the subsequent event, the rider will forgo their registration fees.

Changing Categories – Changing your race category after you have registered is possible. A rider can do this via the self serve portal which is accessible via the link provided in your confirmation email. No refund will be issued if changing to a shorter distance.

Transfer of Entry - The tranfer of your entry to another person is possible. A rider can do this via the self serve portal which is accessible via the link provided in your confirmation email. This option is available up until 7 days from the event.

All changes must be completed by 7 days from the event.