5k Runs in Australia

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AUG18
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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
Wyaralong, QLD, Australia

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.

AUD $20 - AUD $50
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
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
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
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
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
Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
Mackay, QLD, Australia

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.

$35
Beach to Gardens Charity Fun 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
Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
Kembla Grange, NSW, Australia

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.

AUD $10 - AUD $40
Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
AUG4
Perth Half Marathon
Perth, WA, Australia

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.

AUD $15 - AUD $30
Perth Half Marathon
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
AUG17
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True Grit - QLD
Tamborine, QLD, Australia

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!

AUD $106 - AUD $142
True Grit - QLD
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
Devilbend Fun Run
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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.

AUD $35
Devilbend Fun Run
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
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
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
Lorne, VIC, Australia

Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.

AUD $45
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
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
SEP1
Run the Rotto Bidi
Rottnest Island, WA, Australia

We're showcasing all the trails that Rotto has to offer. Whether you're new to trail running, or always up for a new event, this is the one for you!

Three courses all starting and finishing at Kingstown Barracks, providing many stunning views along the coastal trails. 5km, 14km and Half Marathon will be on offer.

And for this event, we're also holding a kids trail run experience too! They'll get a fully marked 1.8km course so make it a family outing!

AUD $40.94
Run the Rotto Bidi
SEP15
Launceston Women’s 5K
Launceston, TAS, Australia

Cancer Council Tasmania and Harcourts Launceston are proud to present to you the Womens 5km Walk/Run. This event is designed to support and encourage health awareness, raise vital funds for Cancer Council Tasmania and bring the community together in a celebration and remembrance of life.

Our aim is to raise awareness for all cancers, of all ages and encourage women to get out and have some fun whilst being active. You can support and sponsor your friends and family to take part in this wonderful community event.

AUD $5 - AUD $38
Launceston Women’s 5K
SEP15
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

This year Aussie SCAD Survivors will be walking in Albert Park Melbourne; to raise awareness and much needed Medical Research Funds for SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection). Our major fundraisers, these 5k SCADaddles for Research are organised by volunteer Aussie SCAD Survivors to change the outcome for SCAD sufferers and every cent raised goes to SCAD Medical Research. Register today to show your support!

AUD $31
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne
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
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
SEP28
WTF
Dwellingup, WA, Australia

Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first and only AURA-sanctioned 100 mile race in Western Australia.

Held annually on the last weekend in September (WAs Queens Birthday Public Holiday weekend), the 50mi and 100mi events both start at 6am on Saturday, and have generous cut-off times. The 50mi event runs south from Jarrahdale to Dwellingup, mainly following the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail. The 100mi event runs from Dwellingup to Jarrahdale and back again, along the same course, with a bonus out and back hill on the outbound leg.

AUD $90 - AUD $130
WTF
OCT5
Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night
Fairfield, VIC, Australia

Ignite your senses and take your running off-road for the 2019 Trail Running Series. 5 races at 5 breathtaking locations await! All in misty wilderness and a one hour drive from Melbourne. Each series event includes short, medium and long course formats with lots of trail-stomping in pristine landscape.

AUD $49 - AUD $61
Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night
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
Perth Kilt Run
Perth, WA, Australia

The first Perth Kilt Run was organized in 2010 as a "one-time event". That race broke the world record for a kilt run and to this day continues to break the Guinness record each year. The race typically draws a large field of 2,000+ runners with some people setting some very fast times!

AUD $5 - AUD $10
Perth Kilt Run
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
OCT12
Grapest 5K Run — Geelong
Curlewis, VIC, Australia

Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet youve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5K Run!

Were going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk.

$57
Grapest 5K Run — Geelong
OCT12
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Grapest 5km Run – Geelong
Curlewis, VIC, Australia

There's no better way to combine fitness and fun than the Grapest 5km or 10km Run! Run through some amazing wineries, and then re-hydrate and re-energise with the Wine Tasting 1km Waddle, getting you in the spirit to enjoy live entertainment as the sun goes down.

AUD $25 - AUD $77
Grapest 5km Run – Geelong
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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.

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