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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Australia 5k Running Events
Celebrate the end of the year with SARRC with a fast out and back course along the Glenelg Coastal Path!
The Glenelg Coastal Path is known for being a flat and easy trail with scenic views of the coast as well as passing some iconic landmarks. Come get active and enjoy the beautiful Adelaide beaches!
SAVE THE DATE and get your running shoes ready!
The Eltham Fun Run on Sunday, 2nd December 2018 is an annual 5km and 10km fun run and walk through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne, Victoria.
Enjoy the scenery along the Nillumbik walking paths as you walk, jog or race, individually, with family or as part of a team. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.
All proceeds from the Eltham Fun Run to go to The Pat Cronin Foundation.
This flat and fast multi-lap course is set in the heart of one of Australia's premium beach holiday destinations. With numerous distances on offer, choose how much to push yourself in Australia's relaxation capital.
Distances: Marathon, Team Relay Marathon, Half Marathon, 31.6km, 10km, 5km
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!
The Kuringgai Chase Fun Run and Barry Easy Walk is a community fun run and walk incorporating both a 5km walk/run and a 10km fun run.
All funds raised go to Special Olympics Upper North Shore, an organisation that aims to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The program 1-on-1 support and provides access to 40 venues in 11 sports across the North Shore for over 250 athletes. None of this would be possible without financial support. All proceeds make a difference!
What you need to know about 5k running
A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.
Find local 5k running races
There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.