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Australia Beginner Friendly Running Events

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JUN2
Mackay Marina RunMackay, Queensland, AU

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.

5k • Half Marathon • Other
Mackay Marina Run
NOV18
Glenelg ClassicGlenelg North, South Australia, AU

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!

5k • 10k
Glenelg Classic
OCT6
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Beach to BrotherTown Beach, Port Macquarie, NSW

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!

21 reviews
AUD $25 - AUD $190
5k • Marathon • Half Marathon • 10k
Beach to Brother
NOV17
Yamba TriathlonYamba, New South Wales, AU

Say yes to Yamba - the most chill tri on the coast! Bring your mob, grow your mo' for Movember and get active together.

We've got your multi-fun vibe covered with a Fun Run, McDonald's Kids Tri, and Tempta/Sprint Triathlon.

5k • Sprint • Other • 10k
Yamba Triathlon
MAR17
The Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy WalkWahroonga, New South Wales, AU

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!

AUD $15 - AUD $40
5k • 10k
The Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk
FEB9
OFFICIAL PARTNER
GTH+ Super SaturdayGoondiwindi, Queensland, AU

GTH+ SUPER SATURDAY' BEGAN IN 2018, BUT WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

Many people have said that they would like to have had a go at Hell of the West Triathlon but have felt not quite ready to take on the heat, the distances and the flies.

The Hell of the West Headquarters have always been about putting on inclusive events, so after putting their heads together, they came up with 'Super Saturday'. Three races brand new Hell of the West races in addition to the Hell Kids Triathlon.

Firestarter - Enticer Triathlon
Gundy Inferno - 5k & 10k Charity Fun Runs
Hell Kids - Mini Triathlons

These events are designed to provide a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Experience the joy and pride that comes with accomplishing a personal goal.

Plus Super Saturday gives competitors the tremendous thrill of being part of the iconic Hell of the West in Goondiwindi!

AUD $35 - AUD $38.50
5k • Other • 10k
GTH+ Super Saturday
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly running

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.


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