10k Runs in Australia

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AUG25
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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

AUD $10 - AUD $80
Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
JUL20
Winery Running Festival
Upper Karuah River, NSW, Australia

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm, for individuals and 4 person relay teams.

Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world-famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

AUD $25 - AUD $230
Winery Running Festival
JUL21
Airlie Beach Running Festival
Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

The 7th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 2019 will be held on the weekend of 20th and 21st July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach. It is a great opportunity to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs along the foreshore from Port of Airlie to Cannonvale beach.

AUD $20 - AUD $135
Airlie Beach Running Festival
JUL21
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Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
Karlkurla, WA, Australia

The July 21st Goldfields Pipeline Marathon is made up of 3 different events. The Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42.2 km Marathon. The Ellery Brookman 21.1km Half Marathon and the 10 km Retravision Fun Run or Walk. All events are in beautiful Goldfields bush trails in Western Australia and finishing at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Golf course.

AUD $30 - AUD $95
Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
JUL21
Weipa Running Festival
Rocky Point, QLD, Australia

The Weipa Running Festival in Queensland on Sunday, 21 July 2019 has a distance for everyone, from a 2.5km fun run through to a full marathon. The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red

AUD $15 - AUD $65
Weipa Running Festival
JUL21
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Whether you choose to walk or run ,the Jetty 2 Jetty Fu Run is an event for all ages and levels. Come and see why thousands return each year for Queensland's most scenic and longest running fun run.

AUD $25 - AUD $85
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
JUL21
Greenbelt Challenge
Adelaide, SA, Australia

Originally starting out as the Half Marathon Distance of the Adelaide Marathon, Greenbelt has evolved over the years; from changes to its course to shorter distances being added.

AUD $20 - AUD $65
Greenbelt Challenge
JUL27
Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The Newcastle Cross Country Club (NXC) conducts cross country running events in the Newcastle - Hunter Region. Most of the events are organised by NXC club members and affiliated clubs. Any member is eligible to run in any event, however to be eligible for prizes at some special events you must be registered with Athletics New South Wales (ANSW) and reside within the region as allocated by ANSW.

AUD $30 - AUD $115
Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
JUL28
Albury Ranges Trail Run
West Albury, NSW, Australia

Parklands Albury Wodongas Riverina Endurance series tackles some of the most rugged terrain around the Border area each winter. Come and find out why dirt is good- visit each events link for details!

AUD $40
Albury Ranges Trail Run
JUL28
Run Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbournes famous landmarks Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

With cheer zones, more training support, fundraising resources and true to our core, a race day experience youll never forget.

Lets Run Melbourne together next July.

AUD $30 - AUD $55
Run Melbourne
JUL28
Yaberoo Trail Ultra
Perth, WA, Australia

Our most popular trail event in the Ultra Series WA calendar, this event is run along the Yaberoo Budjara Trail from Joondalup in Perths North through the Neerabup National Park.

The ideal introduction trail event with superbly groomed limestone trails along the entire route, it also makes for a very fast course with some ridiculously quick times over the last few years. The generous no cut off times are perfect for those wanting to accomplish their first trail experiences and pop that cherry into Ultra Marathons for those attempting the 50k. Spectacular scenery has you unsuspecting that you are running through the metro area with no road crossings throughout and hardly a sign of civilisation!!

£15 - £155
Yaberoo Trail Ultra
AUG3
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 7
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at North Head on Saturday, 3 August 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.

The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 7
AUG3
Truth or Consequences
Perth, WA, Australia

Pick your passion! The Truth, the whole Truth, or nothing but the consequences...which could mean a dreaded DNF...Or, feeling unprepared to tackle 50km of hills, rocks, boulders, single track, fire trail, steeps, flats, ruts, and pea gravel! So we give you an option, run the Half Truth instead. Just want short? Choose our 10km option.

AUD $75.10 - AUD $132.02
Truth or Consequences
AUG4
Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run
Burnett Heads, QLD, Australia

Mark the date to join the fun for the Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun, Run or Walk Event where you pass by (some) iconic cane fields of Bundaberg and finish triumphantly at Neilson Park in Bargara overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea and help make a difference to your favourite charity and yourself!

$15 - $35
Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run
AUG4
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Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.

AUD $15 - AUD $110
Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
AUG4
San Run For Life
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Funds raised at the San Run for Life will go towards San Cancer Services to support the community. In conjunction with the Hospitals world-class physical care facilities, San Cancer Services looks after the full range of emotional needs for cancer patients and their loved ones throughout their journey.

AUD $25 - AUD $90
San Run For Life
AUG11
Barossa Marathon
Tanunda, SA, Australia

Starting at the Tanunda Town Oval, the relatively flat course will take participants through iconic Barossa Valley vineyards and wineries, finishing in the main street. Everyone from beginners to advanced runners are welcome.

AUD $20 - AUD $120
Barossa Marathon
AUG18
Husky Half Running Festival
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

Get ready for the annual Husky Half Marathon! It is sure to be another crowd pleaser a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is nothing short of perfection, you wont even notice the kilometres tick over!With the half marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as 2km and 5km races, there is a distance for everyone. Pack the family up and make a weekend of it!

Huskisson is on the shores of the spectacular Jervis Bay Marine Park within the Shoalhaven. Youll find plenty of amazing things to see and do, relax on some of the worlds whitest sands meeting the crystal-blue waters along some of the breathtaking panoramic views.

AUD $10 - AUD $90
Husky Half Running Festival
AUG18
Mudgee Running Festival
Mudgee, NSW, Australia

The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner.

$10 - $30
Mudgee Running Festival
AUG18
Lake Manchester Trails
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Enjoy this great morning of running events at Lake Manchester, just west of Mount Crosby. There are four options: the new 1km adventure run for kids under 10 years, the 6km run or walk beside the lake, the 10km run/jog/walk, or the more challenging 22km run.

AUD $10 - AUD $25
Lake Manchester Trails
AUG25
de Castella Run
Kew, VIC, Australia

Take the challenge in this historic community event along with world marathon champion Robert de Castella in Melbourne, Victoria. It doesnt matter if you run or walk, you will enjoy city views, rolling hills and soak up the encouraging atmosphere as you shake off winter, on the last Sunday in August each year.

AUD $40 - AUD $55
de Castella Run
AUG25
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
Lismore, NSW, Australia

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for over 20 years. The NAB, Lords Taverners and the Masters Games team with Our Kids to ensure the event will be even bigger than before. This year it will include a 4km walk/run, a 10km run and for the first time, the region only half marathon.

AUD $10
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
AUG25
Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The annual Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane is Queensland's largest fun run. Participants will again enjoy the course that takes in some of Brisbanes most iconic landmarks including running over the Story Bridge and finishing at the beautiful South Bank Parklands.

AUD $42
Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
AUG25
Byron2Bruns Beach Run
Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

AUD $20 - AUD $35
Byron2Bruns Beach Run
AUG25
Shepparton Running Festival
Shepparton, VIC, Australia

We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB, stepping up a distance or a beginner runner. See you in Shepp!

AUD $10 - AUD $95
Shepparton Running Festival
AUG31
Bright Running Festival
Bright, VIC, Australia

Just 3 hours from Melbourne and 1 hour from the regional towns of Albury and Wangaratta we bring you the Bright Running Festival.

The 2019 event is now open. Taking place on Saturday 31st August 2019.

Distances:

100km 18 years plus)

50km (18 years plus)

25km (17 years plus)

5k & 10k (15 years plus)

For the little ones:

Punka 1 km (3 years - 14 years)

AUD $12
Bright Running Festival
SEP7
Kangaroo Island Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

AUD $79 - AUD $139
Kangaroo Island Marathon
SEP7
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 7 September 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.

The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
SEP15
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
Casino, NSW, Australia

The Casino Fun Run promises to be a fun day for all ages and abilities! The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.

AUD $12 - AUD $37
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
SEP21
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The perfect event for any runner seeking the tranquility of nature and wildlife. Forget the headphones, you can listen to the birds sing! The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

AUD $79
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
SEP22
Mornington Running Festival
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, Bonaccorde 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance.

AUD $20 - AUD $80
Mornington Running Festival
SEP28
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Grapest 5k Fun Run – Canberra
Collector, NSW, Australia

Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness & lots of fun. You will work up a thirst with the 5k or 10k run through amazing wineries across Australia. Then enjoy a cool down through the wine tasting waddle to re-energise yourself before some grape dancing with our live entertainment as the sun goes down.We bet youve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run!

AUD $25 - AUD $77
Grapest 5k Fun Run – Canberra
OCT5
The Waterworks 10
Ridgeway, TAS, Australia

Set amongst the tranquil parklands of Waterworks Reserve, this 10km course offers a pleasant mix of road, tracks and trails. Yes, we did say road, but within the confines of the reserve it will be just fellow runners and the local wildlife for company. The smooth and speedy single-track loops around both reservoirs, before the obligatory climb up the steps of Gentle Annie Falls ensures kudos will be earned! Up and down the historic Pipeline Track offers a fresh vantage point of the mountain, before the descent on fire trail and a final sprint around the water birds. Who will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of kunanyi?

AUD $50
The Waterworks 10
OCT5
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 9
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at Lane Cove on Saturday, 5 October 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.

The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 9
OCT6
Casey Stride Series — Race 1
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series.

Each race features a 5km or 10km along with a kids races from 400m to 2k.

The events are organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, and designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community.

We have a large Family focus and are very much Family friendly.

AUD $7.50 - AUD $35
Casey Stride Series — Race 1
OCT6
Harrietville Half Marathon
Selwyn, VIC, Australia

The Harrietville Half Marathon runs from Bright to Harrietville along the Great Alpine Road in Victoria.

The event is organised by a local running group with a passion for running, health & wellbeing & the community. The "Harrietville Half" is planned to be an ongoing, annual event to encourage and promote healthy activities, fitness and lifestyle in our community. All proceeds will be donated to the Harrietville Primary School supporting "Excellence in Regional Education".

Along with the half marathon, there are 2km, 5km and 10km fun run/walk distances.

AUD $8 - AUD $17
Harrietville Half Marathon
OCT7
Sri Chinmoy Labour Day Fun Run
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Since 1984, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has conducted 10 km and 4 km Fun-Runs along the popular signposted Sri Chinmoy 10 km Recreational Running course on the cycle path along the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, starting and finishing at Acton Ferry Terminal.

AUD $15 - AUD $22
Sri Chinmoy Labour Day Fun Run

About 10k events in the Australia

Still a great challenge for beginners or those who want to build to something bigger, 10k events (or 6.2 miles) are hugely popular with runners of all levels. If you've been running 5ks for a while, there's a good chance that the same event hosts a 10k route too, so you can stretch towards the longer distance when you feel ready. If you enjoy being cheered on by a crowd, large running festivals such as the Brisbane Marathon Festival and Melbourne Marathon also host 10k races.

What are the best 10k events?

The largest event in this category is the Sun Herald City2Surf in Sydney, which last year attracted over 80,000 participants. Taking you from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach, it is technically a 14k event, but we felt it would be a shame to miss it out given its popularity. If you'd prefer to stick to 10k we can recommend these events the Sydney Running Festival, and Gold Coast Marathon, which weave you through some of Australia's most beautiful spots.

How long will it take to run 10k?

The mens and womens world records (for road racing) stand at 26m44s and 29m43s respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon). For the average runner, these would be considered as fast for a 5k let alone a 10k. A respectable 10k time for your regular casual runner would be anything around the hour mark. However, if you're new to running, allow yourself a little longer and set your goals based on the results of your training.

How do you train for a 10k race?

To get in the best possible shape for your race, try following our 6 week training plan. Set your training goals to your current fitness and running experience. Challenge yourself, but don't go too hard in training, build up slowly to minimise the risk of injury before or during the race. Want to push yourself further? Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars.

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