5k Runs in New South Wales

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NOV3
Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run
Armidale, NSW, Australia

Run in Australia's Highest City in the Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held for the sixth time on Sunday 3rd November 2019. The event has attracted over 450 runners in all previous events and has strong roots in the local community including the Armidale Athletics Club and Armidale parkrun.

AUD $11.50 - AUD $110
Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run
NOV15
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Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

The stunning Jervis Bay, NSW is the home to The Long Course Weekend (LCW) in 2019. The unique event lasts three days and this fun, inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together.

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, where the LCW athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Swim also has a 1.9km and 950m distances.

On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Grand Fondo, a 180km ride of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km and 45km distances to attract athletes of all abilities.

To finish the weekend, the athletes will complete The Run a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskinson. There is also a 21.1km run and a 10km run which allows everyone to be involved.

More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 300 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances. Successful LCW athletes will be awarded with the LCW medal and polo shirt at the finish line presentation on Sunday after the marathon.

AUD $15 - AUD $330
Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
JUL27
Sutherland Half Marathon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Community athlete registration is $10. Annual participation fee is $5 registered or not. All runners wanting to have their time recorded will need to purchase a timing chip for $5. To be eligible for points score you must be registered with the club.

Sutherland Half Marathon
JUL28
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

There is a race for everyone from professional athletes to families, and kids just having a go! The traffic free marathon circuit makes it one the worlds most unique. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

Booking Closed
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
JUL28
Sydney Harbour 10K & 5K
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Race your way through Sydney in these flat and quick 10km and 5km events. Great for runners of all abilities, the course begins and ends in The Rocks, taking runners along the harbour. Come reach your next running goal or simply for a fun day out with friends and family.

Sydney Harbour 10K & 5K
AUG3
Waratah Run Series XC Short Course
Sydney, 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.

Waratah Run Series XC Short Course
AUG17
Newcastle Cross Country: Jesmond Park
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Newcastle Cross Country Club's race at Jesmond Park is part of a series of races in the Hunter Region of NSW. This is an old time favourite of many runners. After the event, stay for afternoon tea and a chat with the committee members.

Newcastle Cross Country: Jesmond Park
AUG25
Head to Head Walk Run
Crescent Head, NSW, Australia

The walk starts and finishes on the beach on the north side of the Crescent Head footbridge that crosses Killick Creek. The entire event is held on the beach which is flanked by the Hat Head National Park coastal bushland.

Head to Head Walk Run
SEP8
St George Bank Beachside Dash
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Held annually in Sydney the Beachside Dash provides 10km, 5km and 2km courses. Starting and finishing in Peter Depena Park, Sans Souci, the Dash also takes in the beautiful views of Dolls Point and Brighton.

The fun run raises funds and awareness for St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation supporting medical research in St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

St George Bank Beachside Dash
SEP8
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.

Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back.

The event raises funds for local childrens charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and Early Connections Coffs Harbour.

Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival
SEP8
Lane Cove Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Be among the crowd on the starting line in the Lane Cove Fun Run OUR community Fun Run. We encourage everyone to enter into the FUN of the event, dress up, get your kids to dress up and dress up those strollers!

Lane Cove Fun Run
SEP8
Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Sawtell, NSW, Australia

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.

It is on the beautiful Coffs Creek Walkway that meanders along the south and north banks of the Coffs Creek which is all part of the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back.

Coffs Harbour Running Festival
NOV3
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Four Vines Running Festival
Nagambie, VIC, Australia

The Four Vines Running Festival is more than just a run! The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for the Children First Foundation. The Children First Foundation does amazing work in providing life saving and life changing medical care for children who need it most. A portion of your race entry fee is donated directly to Children First Foundation.

The event is based at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie on the banks of the Goulburn River Valley. The running side of things see athletes challenge themselves in one of six races ranging in distance from 2km for kids through to marathons for adults. Actually the shortest races is the Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble - a $500 dash for cash!

The finish line is where the party starts with live bands, food and wine on offer, kids entertainment and more.

We hope you can join us at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival.

Booking Closed
Four Vines Running Festival

About 5k events in New South Wales

5k runs are hugely popular in NSW. Hundreds of people gather every weekend to put the miles behind them. 5ks are not only great for beginners, you'll also find yourself running with regulars too - these are great training events if you're preparing for something longer. 5k races tend to have a fun side to them, expect a great atmosphere, maybe some fancy dress and a lot of happy runners. You can find anything from night runs, colour runs, fun runs and charity runs all year round.

What are the best 5k events?

A regular favourite is the 5k Foam Fest, which has events across most major cities including Sydney. Or if you're feeling festive, the Santa Fun Run is always a big hit with kids and parents alike. Big running festivals like the ones in Sydney also have their own 5k races, which is perfect if you want to soak up a big race atmosphere.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

Anything under 30 minutes is pretty quick, that's running a 9.5 minute mile or faster. You might be faster or slower but don't worry, the point is to set your own goals and not worry about others. If you'd rather walk than run it, then you'd be looking at around an hour. If you're seriously fast you might be pushing for the 14 minute mark - though that's serious professional level!

How long should I train for a 5k?

Take a look at our 6 week training plan, this will help you build some goals relevant to you. Push yourself, but also listen to your body. Training helps to prevent injury and helps you run faster. You'll enjoy yourself much more during the race if you've done some training.

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