Beginner Friendly Running Events in Brisbane

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JUL6
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Brisbane Trail Ultra

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

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Brisbane Trail Ultra

11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

AUD $50 - AUD $550
Brisbane Trail Ultra
JUN1
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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
About the event
Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.
AUD $15 - AUD $130
McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
JUN30
Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands

A fast and flat loop course set amongst the beautiful scenery of Minnippi Parklands.

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Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands

Minnippi Parkland, 276 Meadowlands Rd, Carina QLD 4152, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fast and flat loop course set amongst the beautiful scenery of Minnippi Parklands.

AUD $17 - AUD $37
Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands
JUN9
Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

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Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

Griffith University, Logan Campus, 68 University Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

AUD $10 - AUD $47.50
Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
AUG25
Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

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.

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Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL21
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

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.

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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

Crockatt Park, 229 Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point QLD 4019, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
OCT7
Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run

Get down to Bayside Park for this multi race event in stunning surroundings - and don't forget to stay for breakfast after!

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Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run

Bayside Park, Manly QLD 4179, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Get down to Bayside Park for this multi race event in stunning surroundings - and don't forget to stay for breakfast after!

AUD $22
Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run
NOV3
Registration Perks
Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run

Run or Walk to change lives through innovative medical research.

Run or Walk to remember...

Honour the legacy of our diggers this Remembrance Day by taking part in the 2018 Red Run on Sunday 3rd of November 2019.

Our veterans were there for us in our time of need. Now its our turn.

Sign up for the Red Run now to raise funds for research into veteran health, liver Cancer and liver Disease.

One in four Australians has, or will develop, fatty liver disease, which can progress to liver cancer if left untreated. It is a health crisis that affects all Australians - with liver cancer now the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in the country.

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Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run

21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside QLD 4032, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run or Walk to change lives through innovative medical research.

Run or Walk to remember...

Honour the legacy of our diggers this Remembrance Day by taking part in the 2018 Red Run on Sunday 3rd of November 2019.

Our veterans were there for us in our time of need. Now its our turn.

Sign up for the Red Run now to raise funds for research into veteran health, liver Cancer and liver Disease.

One in four Australians has, or will develop, fatty liver disease, which can progress to liver cancer if left untreated. It is a health crisis that affects all Australians - with liver cancer now the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in the country.

AUD $40 - AUD $55
Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run
AUG17
Registration Perks
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!

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True Grit - QLD

Creamer Rd, Tamborine QLD 4270, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUL9
Brisbane Road Runners Club 20K Championships

Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

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Brisbane Road Runners Club 20K Championships

South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

Brisbane Road Runners Club 20K Championships
SEP22
Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships

Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

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Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships

South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships
SEP22
Brisbane Road Runners Club Races

Brisbane Road Runners Club's race features the 10 Mile Club Championship, along with 5km and 10km fun runs. This event is part of a series if events every second Sunday during the year, comprising a range of distances to satisfy all needs and abilities.

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Brisbane Road Runners Club Races

South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brisbane Road Runners Club's race features the 10 Mile Club Championship, along with 5km and 10km fun runs. This event is part of a series if events every second Sunday during the year, comprising a range of distances to satisfy all needs and abilities.

Brisbane Road Runners Club Races
OCT13
Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run

We can't wait to welcome you back to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.

Whether you are a competitor who is looking to take on the 21.1km Half Marathon challenge, 5km or 10km courses, there is something for everyone at the Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run.

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Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run

361 Orange Grove Road, Nathan QLD 4111, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

We can't wait to welcome you back to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.

Whether you are a competitor who is looking to take on the 21.1km Half Marathon challenge, 5km or 10km courses, there is something for everyone at the Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run.

Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run
SEP3
Redcliffe Twilight Great Strides

Get involved as an individual or create your own team to take on this challenge together and help people living with CF breathe a little easier. Corporate teams, schools, community groups and individuals are all invited to take part. Ask your colleagues, family members and friends to join you to walk, jog or run for this great cause.

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Redcliffe Twilight Great Strides

Charlish Park, Redcliffe QLD 4020, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Get involved as an individual or create your own team to take on this challenge together and help people living with CF breathe a little easier. Corporate teams, schools, community groups and individuals are all invited to take part. Ask your colleagues, family members and friends to join you to walk, jog or run for this great cause.

Redcliffe Twilight Great Strides
MAR29
Brisbane’s Great South Run

Brisbanes Great South Run o is one of Queenslands fastest half marathon festivals and includes the Queensland State Half Marathon Championships, 10km, 5km & 1km events.

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Brisbane’s Great South Run

263 Paradise Rd, Willawong QLD 4110, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brisbanes Great South Run o is one of Queenslands fastest half marathon festivals and includes the Queensland State Half Marathon Championships, 10km, 5km & 1km events.

Brisbane’s Great South Run

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

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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