5k Runs in Australia

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    Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
    Sun 30th Jun
    Murray Bridge, SA, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $75
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    Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

    1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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    AUD $50 - AUD $550
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    Brisbane Trail Ultra

    11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

    The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

    The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
    Sun 18th Aug
    Wyaralong, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $50
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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)

    1660 Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

    Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

    So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

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    Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $80
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    Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run

    1 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Beach to Brother
    Sun 6th Oct
    Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
    Details

    Beach to Brother

    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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!

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    True Grit – NSW
    Sat 1st Jun
    Lower Portland, NSW, Australia
    AUD $116 - AUD $142
    Details

    True Grit – NSW

    Dargle Water Ski Resort, 312 River Rd, Lower Portland NSW 2756, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our NSW course is run at Dargle Farm, on the Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland. Not far from Sydney, this True Grit course moves through a varying property of grasslands, temperate rainforest, dense swamps, granite escarpments and towering sandstone cliffs.

    Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

    Not only do we hold our True Grit event here, but also our OCR World Championship 24hr Enduro course on the same property. Take on the same course the pros tackle for a full 24hrs!

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    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley
    Sat 1st Jun
    Rothbury, NSW, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $77
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    Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley

    Hope Estate Road, Rothbury NSW 2320, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    There's no race quite like the Grapest 5K run. Enjoy an evening 5km or 10km run through the wineries of the Hunter Valley, and re-hydrate and cool down after with the wine tasting 1km Waddle. A great evening to enjoy with friends, topped off with live entertainment as the sun goes down.

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    AUD $15 - AUD $90
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    Western Sydney Marathon

    Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

    Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

    With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
    Sat 1st Jun
    AUD $15 - AUD $130
    Details

    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

    Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
    About the event

    Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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    Mackay Marina Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $90
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    Mackay Marina Run

    83M Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

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    Roller Coaster Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    AUD $10 - AUD $20
    Details

    Roller Coaster Run

    The West Australian Marathon Club, Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Roller Coaster Run in Perth is a 5km and 10km fun run organised by the West Australian Marathon Club.

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    Traralgon Marathon
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Traralgon, VIC, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $120
    Details

    Traralgon Marathon

    26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

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    Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Albany, WA, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $40
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    Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race

    Albany WA 6330, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Asics Elleker Half Marathon and Retravision 10 km Road Race is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. This event attracted a recoded number of participants of over 260 entries last year. Participants travelled from as far away as Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance and even the USA to take part.

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    Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast
    Sun 9th Jun
    AUD $29 - AUD $39
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    Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast

    99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Were back! Dementia Australia is thrilled to be returning to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Memory Walk & Jog. This year were headed back to Kawana Surf Club on Sunday 9 June 2019.

    Choose from 2.5km, 5km or 9km and walk, jog or run and help Australia Get Active and Beat Dementia.

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    Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
    Sun 9th Jun
    AUD $10 - AUD $47.50
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    Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

    Griffith University, Logan Campus, 68 University Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

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    Rottnest Running Festival
    Sun 16th Jun
    Rottnest Island, WA, Australia
    AUD $35 - AUD $110
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    Rottnest Running Festival

    Somerville Dr, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

    The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

    The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

    The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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    Wild Goose Chase Running Festival
    Fri 21st Jun
    Avon Valley National Park, WA, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $109
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    Wild Goose Chase Running Festival

    Avon Valley National Park WA 6084, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Wild Goose Chase Running Festival is Australias newest Multi-Day event on the running calendar. The festival has blossomed into an outstanding selection of trail races from 5k for the kids up to 177k for the Multi-day events with plenty of elevation for each course, in a quintessential Australian bush setting with the courses designed to encourage and test all levels of ability.

    With 2 Multi-day events aptly named the Loose Goose (18k, 45k, 22.5k) and the Ducks Nuts (18k, 106k, 53k), these races are designed to test your grit, determination, stamina, dedication and overall mental insanity levels

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    Curtis Island Trail Run
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Curtis Island, QLD, Australia
    AUD $15
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    Curtis Island Trail Run

    Capricorn Lodge, 1 Seaview Esplanade, Curtis Island QLD 4680, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Returning on Saturday, June 22 is the annual Curtis Island Trail Run, courtesy of Gladstone Road Runners and the event sponsor - Turtle Street Beach Resort. The trail running community is gathering momentum and constantly looking to put on a variety of events in unspoilt areas, and this event is no exception. Gladstone's Best Kept Secret - one of Australia's most picturesque beaches.

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    Cooks River Fun Run
    Sun 23rd Jun
    AUD $15 - AUD $35
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    Cooks River Fun Run

    Freshwater Park, Ada Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Tighten your laces runners! Strathfields much loved active living event the Cooks River Fun Run is returning!

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    Central Coast Cross Country: Norah Head Sports Club
    Sat 29th Jun
    Norah Head, NSW, Australia
    AUD $5 - AUD $10
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    Central Coast Cross Country: Norah Head Sports Club

    Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club, Victoria St, Norah Head NSW 2263, AustraliaView event
    About the event
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    The Rover Trail Run
    Sun 30th Jun
    Wondecla, QLD, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $25
    Details

    The Rover Trail Run

    Herberton Range National Park, Wondecla QLD 4887, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rover Trail Run will take participants to a new, exciting and usually lesser known trail each year, as it "roves" through Far North Queensland.

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    Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands
    Sun 30th Jun
    AUD $17 - AUD $37
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    Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands

    Minnippi Parkland, 276 Meadowlands Rd, Carina QLD 4152, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A fast and flat loop course set amongst the beautiful scenery of Minnippi Parklands.

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    Women’s Classic Fun Run
    Mon 15th Jul
    AUD $15 - AUD $45
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    Women’s Classic Fun Run

    1 Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to Breast Cancer Care WA. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants have the option of a 10km and a 5km event. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 10km is too far. It is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents.

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    Champion Lakes Half Marathon
    Sun 21st Jul
    AUD $15 - AUD $55
    Details

    Champion Lakes Half Marathon

    Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Henley Dr, Champion Lakes WA 6111, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Enjoy a run in the unique location of Champion Lakes.

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    Airlie Beach Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $135
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    Airlie Beach Running Festival

    14 Broadwater Ave, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Weipa Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Rocky Point, QLD, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $65
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    Weipa Running Festival

    Andoom Rd, Rocky Point QLD 4874, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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

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    AUD $25 - AUD $85
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    Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

    Crockatt Park, 229 Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point QLD 4019, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    AUD $20 - AUD $65
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    Greenbelt Challenge

    1 Esplanade, West Beach SA 5024, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
    Sat 27th Jul
    AUD $30 - AUD $115
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    Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands

    Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, 1 Wetlands Pl, Shortland NSW 2307, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    £15 - £155
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    Yaberoo Trail Ultra

    Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail, Burns Beach Rd, Joondalup WA 6027, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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!!

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    Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
    Sun 28th Jul
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    $35
    Details

    Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run

    Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will offer runners a selection of beautiful scenic routes from 5km, 8km, 16km and 21.1km situated on the Bluewater Trail within the tropics of Mackay and a 2.6 km dog walk at Iluka Park to raise vital funds for your local helicopter rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue. All three races will start and finish at Iluka Park.

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    AUD $30 - AUD $55
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    Run Melbourne

    Flinders Street Station, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Kembla Grange, NSW, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $40
    Details

    Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge

    Integral Energy Park, 88 Darkes Rd, Kembla Grange NSW 2526, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Waratah Run Series is a rebranded and remodelled set of XC, road races and relays events. These events are for participants of all ages and abilities, and focus on participant enjoyment and on the day entertainment. Formally known as the Athletics NSW Winter Series, the Waratah Run Series is a community based social event, incorporating a championship component.

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    San Run For Life
    Sun 4th Aug
    AUD $25 - AUD $90
    Details

    San Run For Life

    Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga NSW 2076, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    AUD $15 - AUD $110
    Details

    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

    6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, AustraliaView event
    About the event

    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.

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    Perth Half Marathon
    Sun 4th Aug
    AUD $15 - AUD $30
    Details

    Perth Half Marathon

    The West Australian Marathon Club, Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to the Lions Save Sight Foundation. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants have the option of a 5km walk or run in conjunction with the Half Marathon. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 21.1km is too far. The 5km is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents. Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timings and the WAMC website.

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    Barossa Marathon
    Sun 11th Aug
    Tanunda, SA, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $120
    Details

    Barossa Marathon

    Lord Lyndoch, 6 Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda SA 5352, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
    Sat 17th Aug
    Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $120
    Details

    Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

    Wagga Beach, Cabarita Park, Johnson Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend on 17-18 August 2019. Events include marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a mountain bike event.

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    True Grit - QLD
    Sat 17th Aug
    Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    AUD $106 - AUD $142
    Details

    True Grit - QLD

    Creamer Rd, Tamborine QLD 4270, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our popular QLD event is held on a property by the base of Mt Tamborine. Easily accessible by both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it would be less than an hour road trip away!

    Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

    This True Grit course will see participants travel through harsh grasslands, balmy rainforest, tropical latana and numerous water bodies. Be prepared to get a little wet!

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    Mudgee Running Festival
    Sun 18th Aug
    Mudgee, NSW, Australia
    $10 - $30
    Details

    Mudgee Running Festival

    Short St, Mudgee NSW 2850, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    AUD $35
    Details

    Devilbend Fun Run

    Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, 159 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc VIC 3933, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsulas hidden gems Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and enjoy join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, or recuperate at your favourite local caf or winery.

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About 5k events in the Australia

5k runs are hugely popular in Australia. Regardless of ability levels hundreds of people gather every weekend to put the miles behind them. 5ks are great for beginners, but you'll also find the regular speedsters using them to stay sharp or warm up to something longer. Part of what's great about a 5k is that they often try to inject some entertainment into the format, you can find anything from night runs, to colour runs, fun runs and charity runs all year round.

What are the best 5k events?

If you're looking for friendly competitors, fancy dress and maybe even a charitable cause to bring people together, then you've come to the right place. The 5k is a race to have fun with. A regular Aussie favourite is the 5k Foam Fest, which has events across most major cities including Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and in Yarra Valley. If you're looking to join in with a big crowd, the Bridge to Brisbane 5k had 30,000 competitors in 2018. Additionally, larger events such as the Brisbane Marathon Festival and the Melbourne Marathon host 5k and 10k races alongside their longer flagship distances.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

If you're looking to set a competitive time, the running community would consider anything under 30 minutes to be pretty fast, that's running a 9.5 minute mile or faster. That said, finishing times vary massively depending on the goals you set and the training you've done. Some prefer to walk it and can take an hour, and others will be pushing for the 14 minute mark - though that's seriously fast. There's no set way of doing these things, you'll have to build your own goals.

How long should I train for a 5k?

Your current fitness levels and experience should help form what goals you want to set yourself. If you are running for the first time then take this into consideration when choosing a plan. Take a look at our 6 week training plan to give you an idea of what you should be doing to get you up to speed. Following a plan like this will lower the risk of injury and also help to keep you motivated.