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Australia Beginner Friendly Running Events

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FEB9
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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
FEB23
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Big Husky Triathlon FestivalHuskisson, New South Wales, AU

Fourteen years strong and not slowing down, be part of Australias favourite long-course! The Big Husky Triathlon Festival has grown to become one of Australias most loved of the Long Course events. 2019 marks 14 years of Big Husky excitement!

Along with the Ultimate Distance race, there is a packed Huskisson triathlon program that includes Sprint & Super Sprint distance triathlons, Ocean Swim, Fun Runs, MINIMAN kids triathlon and a massive Health & Lifestyle Expo.

This years festival also features a new event the popular Classic Distance Triathlon.

Huskisson is a spectacular spot to race and holiday with great local cafes and restaurants, a range of accommodation from camping, cabins, motels, the famous Husky Pub through to beach front homes.

AUD $20 - AUD $175
5k • 500m Ocean Swim • 1km Ocean Swim • 10k • Other • Super Sprint • Sprint • Aquabike
Big Husky Triathlon Festival
MAR10
Port Macquarie Running FestivalPort Macquarie, New South Wales, AU

Come and be a part of the Port Macquarie Running Festival on the 9th and 10th of March, 2019 there is an event here for everyone!

Runners will have the opportunity to run down the iconic Port Macquarie breakwall in all events. The event will be staged from the Port Macquarie Town Green area, with courses spanning from Town Beach to Settlement Point areas.

The festival is a 2 day event in 2019, with the kids events and charity walk being held in the afternoon on Saturday 9th March 2019, with the Half Marathon, 10km, and 5km events being held on the Sunday morning.

AUD $15 - AUD $70
5k • Half Marathon • 10k • Other • Treble Breakwall Buster
Port Macquarie Running Festival
MAR17
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The Kuringgai Chase Fun Run 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 Fun Run and Barry Easy Walk
MAR17
Mooloolaba Triathlon FestivalMooloolaba, Queensland, AU

The iconic Mooloolaba Triathlon returns on 9-11 March 2018

Located in the heart of the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a feature event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar.

Mooloolaba Triathlon stages a course that is famous for its ocean swim along with the electric buzz in the atmosphere as thousands of triathletes descend on this popular beach town. It's perfect for first timer and seasoned triathletes.

There is something for the whole family including the Mooloolaba Twilight 5km Run, 1k Ocean Swim, Superkidz Triathlon and the Special Tri. The event also features the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup, where participants will see some of the biggest names in triathlon swimming the same waters, cycling the same roads, and pounding the same pavement as their own course.

AUD $230 - AUD $245
5k • Olympic • Ocean Swim • Other
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival
MAR17
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Gotcha4Life Cliffside Fun RunCollaroy, New South Wales, AU

Tighten those laces and get ready to make a difference for Gotcha 4 Life Foundation Ltd in Cliffside Fun Run. Whether youre in it for a fun day out, or to achieve a personal best, make every step count by fundraising as part of your run.

AUD $42.50 - AUD $63.75
5k • Half Marathon • 10k • Other
Gotcha4Life Cliffside Fun Run
MAR30
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Grapest 5k Fun Run – Port MacquarieLake Cathie, New South Wales, AU

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!

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.

AUD $25 - AUD $82
5k • 10k • Other • Brand Only
Grapest 5k Fun Run – Port Macquarie
MAR31
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MS Half MarathonFlemington, Victoria, AU

Start and finish your half marathon in Flemington Racecourse with the buzz of the Event Village in the background.

Take in this courses unique terrain, including a lap of the Racecourse itself, unlike anywhere youve run before. All while being surrounded by the famous Flemington rose gardens.

Made up of two shorter courses, you can choose to run 5km or 10km around a closed course in Flemington Racecourse, so are perfect to aim for your new PB or race your first 5km or 10km. Take in the course's unique terrain and enjoy the famous Flemington rose gardens, whilst being just moments from the CBD.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
5k • Half Marathon • 10k
MS Half Marathon
APR5
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Long Course Weekend Jervis BayHuskisson, New South Wales, AU

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
5k • Ironman • Kids Splash 'n' Dash • Splash 'n' Dash • 3.8km Swim • 1.9km Swim • 950m Open Water • 180km Bike • 90km Bike • 45km Bike • Marathon • Half Marathon • 30km Run • 10k
Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
APR7
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NewRun – Newcastle Running FestivalNewcastle East, New South Wales, AU

With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunities to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.
The event includes 5 distance with something for everyone!
1. Marathon
2. Half Marathon
3. Hill 2 Harbour 10km
4. Forts - 5km
5. 2k4Kids

AUD $35 - AUD $170
5k • Marathon • Half Marathon • 10k • Other
NewRun – Newcastle Running Festival
APR13
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Grapest 5k Fun Run – MudgeeEurunderee, New South Wales, AU

Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too! There's no races quite like the Grapest 5k Run!

Run, walk or skip through the vines of one of Mudgee's most scenic wineries!

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.

AUD $30 - AUD $82
5k • 10k • Other • Band Only
Grapest 5k Fun Run – Mudgee
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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.

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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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