Beginner Friendly Running Events in Geelong

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OCT12
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Grapest 5km Run – Geelong
Curlewis, VIC, Australia

There's no better way to combine fitness and fun than the Grapest 5km or 10km Run! Run through some amazing wineries, and then re-hydrate and re-energise with the Wine Tasting 1km Waddle, getting you in the spirit to enjoy live entertainment as the sun goes down.

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Grapest 5km Run – Geelong

Leura Park Estate, 1400 Portarlington Rd, Curlewis VIC 3222, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

There's no better way to combine fitness and fun than the Grapest 5km or 10km Run! Run through some amazing wineries, and then re-hydrate and re-energise with the Wine Tasting 1km Waddle, getting you in the spirit to enjoy live entertainment as the sun goes down.

AUD $25 - AUD $77
Grapest 5km Run – Geelong
OCT12
Grapest 5K Run — Geelong
Curlewis, VIC, Australia

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!

Were going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk.

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Grapest 5K Run — Geelong

Leura Park Estate, 1400 Portarlington Rd, Curlewis VIC 3222, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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!

Were going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk.

$57
Grapest 5K Run — Geelong
JUN29
Australian Wildlife Marathon
Torquay, VIC, Australia

The Australian Wildlife Marathon, set along Australia's Surf Coast, is one of the most amazing runs that Australia has to offer.

There is a choice of three distances: 42km marathon, 21km half-marathon, and a 5km, all covering superb scenery. The event starts in Torquay and travels on trails along the Great Ocean Road.

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Australian Wildlife Marathon

1a B100, Torquay VIC 3228, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Australian Wildlife Marathon, set along Australia's Surf Coast, is one of the most amazing runs that Australia has to offer.

There is a choice of three distances: 42km marathon, 21km half-marathon, and a 5km, all covering superb scenery. The event starts in Torquay and travels on trails along the Great Ocean Road.

Australian Wildlife Marathon
JUL20
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
Lara, VIC, Australia

Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.

This will be the decider for the winner of all eligible series distances with the winner crowned trail champion for that distance. If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.

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You Yangs Trail Running Festival

20 Branch Rd, Lara VIC 3212, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.

This will be the decider for the winner of all eligible series distances with the winner crowned trail champion for that distance. If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.

Booking Closed
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
NOV17
Run for Geelong’s Kids

Run For Geelongs Kids is our communities newest and most exciting fun run, proudly supporting the Barwon Health Foundations Kids Appeal.

A community event like no other, this family-friendly event caters to all fitness levels and abilities and is the perfect platform for you to support our kids in need, while doing something active with your family and friends! Choose from: 10km run, 5km run, 5km TAC Family Walk, and a 1km Kids Run!

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Run for Geelong’s Kids

58 Western Beach Rd, Geelong VIC 3220, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run For Geelongs Kids is our communities newest and most exciting fun run, proudly supporting the Barwon Health Foundations Kids Appeal.

A community event like no other, this family-friendly event caters to all fitness levels and abilities and is the perfect platform for you to support our kids in need, while doing something active with your family and friends! Choose from: 10km run, 5km run, 5km TAC Family Walk, and a 1km Kids Run!

Run for Geelong’s Kids
DEC28
Rip to River

A 10 km surf beach run from "The Rip" at Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove by the Barwon River.

Arguably the oldest Fun Run in Australia, the Rip to River, held early every Summer, is one of the club's most iconic events. It is also our single biggest fundraiser and each year we welcome approximately 1500 runners to the pristine hard sand track from the Pt Lonsdale lighthouse to the main beach at Ocean Grove.

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Rip to River

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, 9-13 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC 3225, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 10 km surf beach run from "The Rip" at Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove by the Barwon River.

Arguably the oldest Fun Run in Australia, the Rip to River, held early every Summer, is one of the club's most iconic events. It is also our single biggest fundraiser and each year we welcome approximately 1500 runners to the pristine hard sand track from the Pt Lonsdale lighthouse to the main beach at Ocean Grove.

Rip to River

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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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