Have an Event for our Events Calendar?

As part of the Inspiring an Active Mackay program (I AM), Approach Adventure is developing an online calendar which aims to draw attention to the wide range of events, activities and training programs in our region aimed at encouraging locals to enjoy the outdoors and engage in physical activity

The purpose of the calendar is to be a source of information for beginners who are wanting to try new activities as well as those looking for events and activities to hone their skills or test their endurance. It will also to showcase what our region has to offer to visitors and travelling athletes.

The calendar is hosted on a dedicated Approach Adventure page which will be marketed through monthly emails, social media posts and other collateral.

While the first components of the I AM Program were events aimed at increasing the participation of women in physical activity, the Events Calendar has a broader focus to engage all members of the community including children and teenagers.

If you would like to add your event to the calendar and share it with locals who are looking for opportunities to try new sports, put their skills to the test, have fun, or meet new people, please ensure your event meets the following criteria and then click on the APPLY NOW button below.


 To be included in the calendar, your event should:

  • Be an activity, event, competition or training program which is considered an ‘individual sport’ – meaning participants don’t need to be part of a team to participate.

  • Is located in the Mackay, Isaac or Whitsunday region

  • Primarily based in the outdoors

Who can submit:

  • Sporting clubs and groups with a primary focus on outdoor individual activities

  • For-profit and not-for-profit trainers and organisations

  • Charity organisations holding a fun run or other fundraising event

Examples of what can be included:

  • Introductory programs and short courses aimed at introducing new participants to a sport/activity

  • Competitions and events which are open to the public such as Mackay Marina Run, Zach Mach

  • Fun runs/charity events

  • Come and try events, open days

Not to be included:

  • Ongoing club meets, classes or activities that take part as a regular part of your sport.

Not sure if your event meets the criteria? – feel free to contact us.  If your event meets the criteria, please submit your application below:



I AM is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, provided funding to Mackay Regional Council to deliver the I AM program.

The program is focused around spending time in the outdoors and developing skills that will enhance capacity to participate in broader events across the Region and will focus on long-term engagement in activity.


As part of the I AM funded project, Approach Adventure has been engaged to create a calendar of events.

We understand that many sporting events are run by volunteers and that time and resources may be limited. One of Approach Adventure’s skillsets is our ability to market and communicate to a wider audience, and as part of our mission and commitment to engaging the community in activity, we offer our skills to create and manage this calendar and test whether there is an ongoing need for this type of resource.

Currently there is no one place where people can find out about the ways to engage in physical activity and the outdoors. Feedback from the I AM Program has been overwhelmingly supportive of having a one-stop-source of all the events and activities that are occurring the region rather than to scour individual websites and social media pages.

As new participants to adventure ourselves, we are sometimes disappointed that we find out about an event after it occurs.

We would welcome your feedback, suggestions or questions anytime and look forward to working with you on the development of this exciting resource.

Kind regards

Claire, Jarrah and Karla