Beginner Friendly Running Events in Victoria

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JUN2
Traralgon Marathon
Traralgon, VIC, Australia

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

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Traralgon Marathon

26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

AUD $10 - AUD $120
Traralgon Marathon
JUN16
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

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Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park Lake, Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park
JUL28
Run Melbourne

EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbournes famous landmarks Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

With cheer zones, more training support, fundraising resources and true to our core, a race day experience youll never forget.

Lets Run Melbourne together next July.

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Run Melbourne

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbournes famous landmarks Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

With cheer zones, more training support, fundraising resources and true to our core, a race day experience youll never forget.

Lets Run Melbourne together next July.

AUD $30 - AUD $55
Run Melbourne
AUG17
Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend on 17-18 August 2019. Events include marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a mountain bike event.

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Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

Wagga Beach, Cabarita Park, Johnson Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend on 17-18 August 2019. Events include marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a mountain bike event.

AUD $10 - AUD $120
Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
AUG18
Devilbend Fun Run

Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsulas hidden gems Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and enjoy join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, or recuperate at your favourite local caf or winery.

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Devilbend Fun Run

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, 159 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc VIC 3933, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsulas hidden gems Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and enjoy join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, or recuperate at your favourite local caf or winery.

AUD $35
Devilbend Fun 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!

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Shepparton Running Festival

536 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC 3630, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
AUG25
de Castella Run

Take the challenge in this historic community event along with world marathon champion Robert de Castella in Melbourne, Victoria. It doesnt matter if you run or walk, you will enjoy city views, rolling hills and soak up the encouraging atmosphere as you shake off winter, on the last Sunday in August each year.

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de Castella Run

Yarra Blvd, Kew VIC 3101, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take the challenge in this historic community event along with world marathon champion Robert de Castella in Melbourne, Victoria. It doesnt matter if you run or walk, you will enjoy city views, rolling hills and soak up the encouraging atmosphere as you shake off winter, on the last Sunday in August each year.

AUD $40 - AUD $55
de Castella Run
AUG31
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
Lorne, VIC, Australia

Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.

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Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run

8 Grand Parade, Lorne VIC 3232, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.

AUD $45
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
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)

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Bright Running Festival

Howitt Park, 7 Riverside Ave, Bright VIC 3741, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed road circuit along Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, following the gentle curves of the Yarra River.

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Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon

805 Orrong Rd, Toorak VIC 3142, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed road circuit along Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, following the gentle curves of the Yarra River.

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon
SEP15
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne

This year Aussie SCAD Survivors will be walking in Albert Park Melbourne; to raise awareness and much needed Medical Research Funds for SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection). Our major fundraisers, these 5k SCADaddles for Research are organised by volunteer Aussie SCAD Survivors to change the outcome for SCAD sufferers and every cent raised goes to SCAD Medical Research. Register today to show your support!

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SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne

Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

This year Aussie SCAD Survivors will be walking in Albert Park Melbourne; to raise awareness and much needed Medical Research Funds for SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection). Our major fundraisers, these 5k SCADaddles for Research are organised by volunteer Aussie SCAD Survivors to change the outcome for SCAD sufferers and every cent raised goes to SCAD Medical Research. Register today to show your support!

AUD $31
SCADaddle for Research: Melbourne
SEP22
Mornington Running Festival

Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, Bonaccorde 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance.

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Mornington Running Festival

Mornington Park Primary School, 40-58 Robertson Dr, Mornington VIC 3931, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, Bonaccorde 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance.

AUD $20 - AUD $80
Mornington Running Festival
SEP28
Registration Perks
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!

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Grapest 5k Fun Run – Canberra

The Vineyards Rd, Collector NSW 2581, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
OCT5
Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night
Fairfield, VIC, Australia

Ignite your senses and take your running off-road for the 2019 Trail Running Series. 5 races at 5 breathtaking locations await! All in misty wilderness and a one hour drive from Melbourne. Each series event includes short, medium and long course formats with lots of trail-stomping in pristine landscape.

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Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night

Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Ignite your senses and take your running off-road for the 2019 Trail Running Series. 5 races at 5 breathtaking locations await! All in misty wilderness and a one hour drive from Melbourne. Each series event includes short, medium and long course formats with lots of trail-stomping in pristine landscape.

AUD $49 - AUD $61
Melbourne Trail Running Series: Yarra Bend at Night
OCT6
Casey Stride Series — Race 1

Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series.

Each race features a 5km or 10km along with a kids races from 400m to 2k.

The events are organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, and designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community.

We have a large Family focus and are very much Family friendly.

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Casey Stride Series — Race 1

160 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series.

Each race features a 5km or 10km along with a kids races from 400m to 2k.

The events are organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, and designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community.

We have a large Family focus and are very much Family friendly.

AUD $7.50 - AUD $35
Casey Stride Series — Race 1
OCT6
Wellness Walk & Research Run
Bundoora, VIC, Australia

Walk or run with Olivia in Melbourne, or wherever you are in the world, and fundraise to support people with cancer.

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Wellness Walk & Research Run

La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Plenty Rd & Kingsbury Dr, Bundoora VIC 3086, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Walk or run with Olivia in Melbourne, or wherever you are in the world, and fundraise to support people with cancer.

AUD $20 - AUD $90
Wellness Walk & Research Run
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.

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Harrietville Half Marathon

B500, Selwyn VIC 3737, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
OCT12
Registration Perks
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
About the event
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
JUN2
Registration Perks
MS Walk + Fun Run- Melbourne

Enjoy a great day out with family and friends on Sunday, 2 June 2019 and support Australians living with multiple sclerosis by taking part in the MS Walk + Fun Run at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Victoria. Since the first event in 1989, MS Walk + Fun Run participants have raised millions of dollars to fund essential services and support for people living with MS.

Choose to run or walk 5km or 10km, while taking in the views of Melbournes most recognizable landmarks.

The Melbourne MS Walk + fun Run is an easy grade track that start and finish at Lakeside Drive, Albert Park Lake.

Remember that the MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

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MS Walk + Fun Run- Melbourne

22 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Enjoy a great day out with family and friends on Sunday, 2 June 2019 and support Australians living with multiple sclerosis by taking part in the MS Walk + Fun Run at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Victoria. Since the first event in 1989, MS Walk + Fun Run participants have raised millions of dollars to fund essential services and support for people living with MS.

Choose to run or walk 5km or 10km, while taking in the views of Melbournes most recognizable landmarks.

The Melbourne MS Walk + fun Run is an easy grade track that start and finish at Lakeside Drive, Albert Park Lake.

Remember that the MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Booking Closed
MS Walk + Fun Run- Melbourne
JUN23
Victorian Road Runners Woodlands Park Fun Run
Greenvale, VIC, Australia

The Victorian Road Runners Princes Park Fun Run has a 5km and 10km fun run/walk on a course around Woodlands Park.

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Victorian Road Runners Woodlands Park Fun Run

Oaklands Rd, Greenvale VIC 3059, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Victorian Road Runners Princes Park Fun Run has a 5km and 10km fun run/walk on a course around Woodlands Park.

Victorian Road Runners Woodlands Park Fun Run
JUN29
Australian Wildlife Marathon
Mount Buller, VIC, Australia

A very scenic trail run through the Australian Alps.Distances 5K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50K. All Inclusive Package includes accommodations, meals and sightseeing.

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Australian Wildlife Marathon

4160 Mt Buller Rd, Mount Buller VIC 3723, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A very scenic trail run through the Australian Alps.Distances 5K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50K. All Inclusive Package includes accommodations, meals and sightseeing.

Australian Wildlife Marathon
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
JUN30
Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic
Coburg North, VIC, Australia

Welcome to the Coburg Harriers Fun Runs for 2019, join one of Melbournes oldest athletic clubs by participating in our friendly fun run events. All events are run by Coburg Athletic Club volunteers and all income from events goes to the club to enable us to put on affordable community events such as fun runs and to foster junior athletic development at the club level. We welcome runners (and walkers) of all levels, our emphasis is on participating at your best

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Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic

Harold Stevens Athletic Track, 20 Outlook Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the Coburg Harriers Fun Runs for 2019, join one of Melbournes oldest athletic clubs by participating in our friendly fun run events. All events are run by Coburg Athletic Club volunteers and all income from events goes to the club to enable us to put on affordable community events such as fun runs and to foster junior athletic development at the club level. We welcome runners (and walkers) of all levels, our emphasis is on participating at your best

Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic
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
AUG25
VRR Princes Park Fun Run

The Victorian Road Runners Princes Park Fun Run on Sunday, 25 August 2019 is on a flat course around Princes Park and Melbourne General Cemetery. This event is organised by the Victorian Road Runners but you do not need to be a club member to participate. Enter on the day.

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VRR Princes Park Fun Run

YMCA Victoria Youth Services, Gate 3, IKON Park 400 Royal Parade,Princess hill, Melbourne VIC 3054, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Victorian Road Runners Princes Park Fun Run on Sunday, 25 August 2019 is on a flat course around Princes Park and Melbourne General Cemetery. This event is organised by the Victorian Road Runners but you do not need to be a club member to participate. Enter on the day.

VRR Princes Park Fun Run
SEP8
Sandy Point Half Marathon

The Sandy Point Half Marathon is held along the streets of Melbournes iconic bayside, starting at Green Point, Brighton. The event offers three distances (Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k) and a bonus 3k kids run as you run along Beach Road. Stunning views of Melbournes Port Phillip Bay will help you stay motivated to cross the finish line.

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Sandy Point Half Marathon

Green Point, Brighton VIC 3186, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Sandy Point Half Marathon is held along the streets of Melbournes iconic bayside, starting at Green Point, Brighton. The event offers three distances (Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k) and a bonus 3k kids run as you run along Beach Road. Stunning views of Melbournes Port Phillip Bay will help you stay motivated to cross the finish line.

Sandy Point Half Marathon
SEP22
Run Maroondah

Run Maroondah is all about challenging yourself within a supportive environment - whether that means taking on the 10km or 15km challenge; the 5km run/walk; or even the kids 1.2km race!

The aim is to encourage individuals and families to take part in physical activity together and have fun while doing it.

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Run Maroondah

H E Parker Reserve, 152 Heathmont Rd, Heathmont VIC 3135, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run Maroondah is all about challenging yourself within a supportive environment - whether that means taking on the 10km or 15km challenge; the 5km run/walk; or even the kids 1.2km race!

The aim is to encourage individuals and families to take part in physical activity together and have fun while doing it.

Run Maroondah
NOV3
Registration Perks
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.

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Four Vines Running Festival

21 Lakeside Dr, Nagambie VIC 3608, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
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
NOV24
Run for the Young Marathon
Lilydale, VIC, Australia

The Run for the Young Marathon is a charity fundraiser in Lilydale, Victoria.
hem in continuing the valuable work the Charity already does in the local community.

The courses are measured, will have official timing and drink stations along the course to provide adequate hydration. There will be food and entertainment at the finish line, and is a great day out for the whole family. Whether you want to run a Marathon or simply run for the fun of it, it will be great to see the whole community involved.

Distances/Events
5km
10km
21km
42km

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Run for the Young Marathon

Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside, 1, Jarlo Dr, Lilydale VIC 3140, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Run for the Young Marathon is a charity fundraiser in Lilydale, Victoria.
hem in continuing the valuable work the Charity already does in the local community.

The courses are measured, will have official timing and drink stations along the course to provide adequate hydration. There will be food and entertainment at the finish line, and is a great day out for the whole family. Whether you want to run a Marathon or simply run for the fun of it, it will be great to see the whole community involved.

Distances/Events
5km
10km
21km
42km

Run for the Young Marathon
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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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