A Mega Obstacle Course In The Bush Is Coming To Murgon Next Month

A part of an epic running festival!

A Mega Obstacle Course In The Bush Is Coming To Murgon Next Month

Lace up your runners and pull out the lycra - there's a massive running festival coming to town.

The town of Murgon located an hour West of Gympie in the South Burnett Region, will once again come alive when they host the annual Rail Trail Festival on Sunday 30th of September. 

From serious runners, leisurely walkers or those who just want to have some fun; the festival celebrates all the town has to offer with a marathon and mega obstacle course rolling out across the stunning 'Rail Trail' of Murgon. 

The stunning Murgon 'Rail Trail' - a backdrop for the running festival. Source: Murgon QLD

The Rail Trail Fun Run Fever is a one-of-a-kind obstacle challenge based on one thing: having fun. 

Spread across three football fields, the 8 mega course includes an inflatable race course, mattress run, hurdles and the famous ninja wall making it one of the biggest obstacle courses ever to come to the bush.

The 8 mega obstacle course is spread across three football fields. Source: Murgon QLD

Be prepared to wind your way through an imaginative and creative course across 60 minutes that is sure to challenge and surprise you. 

Register now for the Mega Obstacle Course between 9am - 3pm here.


For the gung-ho runners ready to work up a sweat, the full marathon kicks off the same day from 6am followed by a half, 10km and a 5km marathon along the breathtaking bush backdrop. 

The route takes participants along the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail, along out and back routes starting at the Murgon trail head. Register for all Marathon routes here.

The Murgon marathon line-up. Source: Murgon Rail Trail Festival 

Fun for whole family, the festival has something for everyone with live entertainment, markets, food and wine and a stack of activities for the little ones. 

Needing a place to crash for the night (or two)? If you're a little far from home, why not make it a staycation in one of the town's quaint B&B's, cottages, apartments or bush cabins available here. 

Follow the rail trail on September 30 for the Marathon Source: Murgon QLD 

Follow the Rail Trail and come face-to-face with some of Queensland's most uninterrupted and picturesque views as you take on gruelling and fun challenges across the land.

The festival will be held on Sunday September 30. For all updates and information keep an eye on their Facebook page here.