Win Flights, Fight Cancer at Mackay Airport Run

Run, walk, dance…or fly?

A number of lucky participants in the upcoming 2024 Mackay Airport Twilight City Run will snap up free return flights from Bonza, just for taking part.

It comes as organisers prepare for the popular, inclusive event to be bigger and better than ever, with attendance tipped to surpass last year’s record-breaking turnout.

Mackay Airport Head of Operations Adrian Miles said the annual 5km fun run, scheduled to be held on Friday 1 March, offered something for everyone.

“The Mackay Airport Twilight City Run is an excellent, family-friendly event that caters to all ages and abilities, bringing our community together in a fun, healthy way,” he said.

“We are thrilled to continue our support for this fantastic event, which promotes wellbeing and raises money for a vital cause, while also providing another excellent incentive for visitors to stay and play in our region.”

“Bonza has connected us directly to more destinations across Australia and it’s never been easier to plan a holiday here.”

All registrations in the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run will go in the draw to win one of three return Bonza flights for two to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Melbourne.

Bonza Chief Executive Officer Tim Jordan said: “Bonza is all about connecting communities and we're happy to get behind the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run and the legends who take part in supporting such an important cause. The Mackay community has embraced Bonza since we launched last year and we want to give back.”

All proceeds from the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run, held in the lead up to the BMA Mackay Marina Run, will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

More than $600,000 has been raised since the run began, a figure tipped to grow significantly in 2024 with a record number of participants expected.

BMA Mackay Marina Run Event Director Tim Magoffin said the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run was an instrumental contributor to annual fundraising efforts.

“Currently, 53 people are diagnosed with blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, every day in Australia, and this number is anticipated to nearly double by 2035,” he said.

“Collaborative community initiatives, such as the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run, help to provide vital support for anyone impacted by blood cancer.”

Participants are also invited to raise their own additional funding by setting up a page on the Mackay Marina Run site and dedicating their run to the Leukaemia Foundation.

To register for the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run, visit and click on the ‘Events’ tab.