Running Events in New South Wales

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AUG25
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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

AUD $10 - AUD $80
Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

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!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
JUL19
Winery Running Festival Winery Marathon
Pokolbin, NSW, Australia

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm,for individuals and 4 person relay teams. Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

AUD $150 - AUD $250
Winery Running Festival Winery Marathon
JUL20
Winery Running Festival
Upper Karuah River, NSW, Australia

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm, for individuals and 4 person relay teams.

Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world-famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

AUD $25 - AUD $230
Winery Running Festival
JUL21
Sutherland 2 Surf
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf (PAYCE S2S) is an 11km fun run and walk from Sutherland to Wanda Beach, Cronulla. The event ish the Shires longest running major community event and is the lead up to the City to Surf.

AUD $38 - AUD $55
Sutherland 2 Surf
JUL21
Sri Chinmoy Gungahlin Gallop Trail Run
Hall, ACT, Australia

Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. That's why we've designed this course as an out-and-back.

AUD $13 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Gungahlin Gallop Trail Run
JUL27
Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The Newcastle Cross Country Club (NXC) conducts cross country running events in the Newcastle - Hunter Region. Most of the events are organised by NXC club members and affiliated clubs. Any member is eligible to run in any event, however to be eligible for prizes at some special events you must be registered with Athletics New South Wales (ANSW) and reside within the region as allocated by ANSW.

AUD $30 - AUD $115
Newcastle Cross Country: Hunter Wetlands
JUL27
Riverwood Downs Trail Run
Monkerai, NSW, Australia

Tail Runner Events is about encouraging everyone to go outside and play. To create and make memories of your outdoor adventures, to help you stay motivated, stay healthy and exercise with your four legged training partner or walking companion.

AUD $30
Riverwood Downs Trail Run
JUL28
Albury Ranges Trail Run
West Albury, NSW, Australia

Parklands Albury Wodongas Riverina Endurance series tackles some of the most rugged terrain around the Border area each winter. Come and find out why dirt is good- visit each events link for details!

AUD $40
Albury Ranges Trail Run
JUL28
Mountain to Mountain Challenge
West Wollongong, NSW, Australia

From experienced athletes to weekend walkers, everyone who takes on the Mountain to Mountain Challenge will feel like a champion after completing this challenging course.

$50
Mountain to Mountain Challenge
AUG3
Dungog Ultra Trail
Dungog, NSW, Australia

A once-a-year running event. 50kms from the Dungog Common to the summit of Mt Richardson and back through private farms and along dirt tracks. It is stunning, unique and capped to 100 runners.

AUD $85
Dungog Ultra Trail
AUG3
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 7
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at North Head on Saturday, 3 August 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.

The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 7
AUG3
Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
Kembla Grange, NSW, Australia

The Waratah Run Series is a rebranded and remodelled set of XC, road races and relays events. These events are for participants of all ages and abilities, and focus on participant enjoyment and on the day entertainment. Formally known as the Athletics NSW Winter Series, the Waratah Run Series is a community based social event, incorporating a championship component.

AUD $10 - AUD $40
Waratah Run Series: Short Course Series Challenge
AUG4
San Run For Life
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Funds raised at the San Run for Life will go towards San Cancer Services to support the community. In conjunction with the Hospitals world-class physical care facilities, San Cancer Services looks after the full range of emotional needs for cancer patients and their loved ones throughout their journey.

AUD $25 - AUD $90
San Run For Life
AUG10
Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Festival of the Feet offers 3km, 7km, 14km or 21.1km runs. All courses are off-road and wind their way along Georges River and around Lake Gillawarna, in the beautiful Mirrambeena Regional Park in Georges Hall. The event attracts more than 600 entrants, from serious competitors to fun runners & walkers and families - from babes in prams to energetic octogenarians. Everyone is welcome for a fun family day of fitness and festivities. We offer individual, team and family entries.

AUD $20
Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run
AUG10
The Berry Long Run
Lerderderg, VIC, Australia

This is a great opportunity to run an enjoyable but challenging ultra in one of Australias great secrets Lerderderg State Park, while also supporting a local charity that performs a crucial role in undoing the harm caused by the abuse and neglect of children.

AUD $65 - AUD $100
The Berry Long Run
AUG11
The Sun Herald City2Surf
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac has now been running for 46 years and is owned and organised by The Sun-Herald (formerly The Sun), a Fairfax Media publication. History tells us that the inspiration for this great event came via a note from Fairfaxs US correspondent, who sent a newspaper clipping in 1970 about the San Francisco Bay to Breakers to the editor of The Sun newspaper, Jack Tier.

The reputation of this uniquely Sydney event has grown year on year and the event is widely recognised as a bucket-list item for serious runners and adventure lovers around the world. The Telegraph listed the event as one of the 16 Great Running Races Around the World, whilst Runners World lists the event in their 20 Races To Do Before You Die. Runtastic counts the event amongst its list of the Worlds Most Extraordinary Races and Running Shoes Guru lists the event as one of the Top Ten Running Races In The World. In each of these lists, the City2Surf was the only Australian event to be featured.

AUD $62 - AUD $174
The Sun Herald City2Surf
AUG17
Central Coast Cross Country: Fish Co-op
The Entrance, NSW, Australia

The Central Coast Cross Country Fish Co-op races at The Entrance, NSW on Saturday, 17 August 2019 is part of a cross country series that runs through the autumn & winter months each year.

This race is held at Fish Co-op and will start from a grassy field in between the Sensory Gardens/Pelican's Wharf and the Marine Rescue building.

$25 - $35
Central Coast Cross Country: Fish Co-op
AUG18
Husky Half Running Festival
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

Get ready for the annual Husky Half Marathon! It is sure to be another crowd pleaser a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is nothing short of perfection, you wont even notice the kilometres tick over!With the half marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as 2km and 5km races, there is a distance for everyone. Pack the family up and make a weekend of it!

Huskisson is on the shores of the spectacular Jervis Bay Marine Park within the Shoalhaven. Youll find plenty of amazing things to see and do, relax on some of the worlds whitest sands meeting the crystal-blue waters along some of the breathtaking panoramic views.

AUD $10 - AUD $90
Husky Half Running Festival
AUG18
Dirty Dog Tail Run: Coopernook State Forest
Moorland, NSW, Australia

Experience the freedom of trails away from the usual suburban dog friendly haunts and have a great day with other pooch lovers. As well as a chance to run wild, there will be displays, games, food and entertainment. Plus you will be able to support local advocacy and welfare organisations that take care of all animals.

AUD $32.74
Dirty Dog Tail Run: Coopernook State Forest
AUG18
Mudgee Running Festival
Mudgee, NSW, Australia

The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner.

$10 - $30
Mudgee Running Festival
AUG24
Bilpin Bush Run
East Kurrajong, NSW, Australia

The Mt Wilson to Bilpin Bush Run or 'Willy2Billy', was the idea of a former Mt Wilson resident and bush runner Ross Bill. Ross, in his training runs, mapped the course and after 12 months of persistence, in mid 1995, convinced the Bilpin Rural Fire Brigade to organise the event in conjunction with the Mt Wilson Rural Fire Brigade. The first run was organised in just 3 months with 66 starters with Andrew Lloyd the winner.

AUD $75 - AUD $95
Bilpin Bush Run
AUG25
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

This year, the iconic Lake Macquarie event will celebrate over 34 years of running! It makes our event one of the oldest running events around Australia. Registrations are now open!

AUD $25 - AUD $70
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
AUG25
Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The iconic Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival celebrates its 26th year of raising much needed funds for worthy local charities on Sydneys Northern Beaches. Organised by the Rotary Club of Brookvale, over those 26 years, the event has raised over $3.5 million dollars for wonderful organisations including Life Education Australia, Northern Beaches Interchange (NBI), Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches, Without A Ribbon, Bear Cottage, Cerebral Palsey Alliance and Sunnyfield.

The event has three course options, catering for everyone from serious runners to families 13km from Dee Why Beach to Newport Beach; 6km from Warriewood to Newport Beach; and 3km from Mona Vale to Newport Beach. This is undoubtedly Sydneys most scenic fun run, taking in many of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Beaches. A huge Family Festival is held at the Newport Beach finish line with live music, a licensed bar area, international food options and plenty of fun rides and games for the kids.

AUD $25 - AUD $60
Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival
AUG25
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km and 4km Fun Run to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Masters categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

AUD $10 - AUD $63
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
AUG25
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
Lismore, NSW, Australia

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for over 20 years. The NAB, Lords Taverners and the Masters Games team with Our Kids to ensure the event will be even bigger than before. This year it will include a 4km walk/run, a 10km run and for the first time, the region only half marathon.

AUD $10
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
AUG25
Byron2Bruns Beach Run
Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

AUD $20 - AUD $35
Byron2Bruns Beach 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!

AUD $10 - AUD $95
Shepparton Running Festival
AUG25
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km and 4km Fun Run to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Masters categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

AUD $15
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
AUG31
Thunderbolt Trail Race
Salisbury, NSW, Australia

The Thunderbolt Trail Race presented by Salisbury Lodges, runs through patches of untouched

forest in the Barrington Tops National Park. The course takes you winding past cascades, eucalyptus, across and through subtropical delights of the scenic Williams River valley, while entering an enchanting patch of ancient rainforest.

For those wanting an extra challenge, the course heads up the Corker Trail and its not called the Corker Trail for nothing!! This part of the course is a high altitude, high-octane adventure in the rugged mountain country. This challenging track follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Careys Peak on the Barrington Plateau. We promise it wont just be the scenery that takes your breath away. Winding through a variety of vegetation, from tall open woodlands to lush rainforest and cool temperate stands of Antarctic beech, your vigorous effort will be rewarded with brilliant views near Corker Mountain. After that, the expansive snow gum woodlands, grassy plains, and swamps of the Barrington Tops plateau will roll out before you.

$60
Thunderbolt Trail Race
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)

AUD $12
Bright Running Festival
AUG31
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Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie Trail Festival. The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days with a 5.5k or 11k trail run on day 1 & a half marathon on day 2. You may compete in one event distance each day in the festival if you wish for a bit more of a challenge if you think you can handle it. So get training and get excited for 2 epic days of Trail Running around the Port Macquarie area!

AUD $35 - AUD $80
Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
SEP7
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Striders 10K at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 7 September 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.

The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 8
SEP8
Federation Hill Challenge
West Wodonga, VIC, Australia

Three options of trails- 4km kids run, 8km over Fed Hill and the 18km adding in McFarlane's Hill and Klinge's Hill for some extra vertical.

AUD $20 - AUD $55
Federation Hill Challenge
SEP14
The Great North Walk Ultras
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Kangaroo Valley Remexio Partnership would like to invite our supporters from last year, their friends and families and anyone interested in joining us this year to enjoy the beautiful valley and surrounds in spring.

We hope to raise funds this year to continue our student education project, addressing energy poverty and supporting womens leadership in Timor Leste. You can help us by walking or running 50kms, 35kms or 14kms., and get your friends and networks to sponsor your efforts.

AUD $150 - AUD $350
The Great North Walk Ultras
SEP15
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
Casino, NSW, Australia

The Casino Fun Run promises to be a fun day for all ages and abilities! The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.

AUD $12 - AUD $37
Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
SEP21
2019 GreaterBank Tulip Time Mile
Bowral, NSW, Australia

Come and run the Greater Bank Tulip Time Mile in the beautiful Southern Highlands on Saturday September 21st! The event is a race for everyone! Whether you are entering with your school pals, a keen runner eager to compete with your friends, a master who has never raced this distance before, or someone who just wants to have some fun, the Tulip Time Mile is for you! Part of the famous Tulip Time Parade, where the heart of Bowral comes alive with a unique street parade, the Greater Bank Tulip Time Mile is an exciting and fun race for anyone to join in.

The Greater Bank Tulip Time Mile is a race that is open to anyone! The event is part of the famous Tulip Time Street Party in the heart of Bowral. With the course roads closed, it is a safe and fun two-lap race that starts and finishes at the intersection of Bong Bong St and Wingecarribee St. There are separate races for adults, primary school and secondary school children and anyone who can run a mile can join in. There are discounts for teams of 6, so grab your mates and register today!

AUD $11.50 - AUD $100
2019 GreaterBank Tulip Time Mile
SEP22
Forster Running Festival
Forster, NSW, Australia

The Forster Running Festival is in its 9th year of running now, with each year becoming more and more successful. The event could not be a success without the support of our local sponsors, so when you come to Forster please make sure you check out these businesses and help to support our local community.

AUD $95
Forster Running Festival
SEP28
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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!

AUD $25 - AUD $77
Grapest 5k Fun Run – Canberra
SEP28
Hounslow Classic
Blackheath, NSW, Australia

The Hounslow Classic starts and finishes in the township of Blackheath in New South Wales world famous the Blue Mountains. The course is spectacular and once run will never be forgotten.

The event is held at the Northern Grose Valley location which is one of the most spectacular and amazing valleys in Australia. Annually over a million visitors travel to see this part of the world. Its amazing, spectacular and now home to New South Wales only SkyRunning event!

AUD $149 - AUD $340
Hounslow Classic
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Running in New South Wales

NSW has a vibrant and pretty varied running scene (see the popularity of Cupid Undie Runs). One of the bigger events is the Sydney Running Festival. However, if you're looking for something truly massive, then why not join the Sun-Herald City2Surf, which boasts 80,000 competitors - one of the top 5 largest running events in the world. You'll get to meet awesome people from around the world and probably get overtaken by someone dressed as a giant wallaby.

What you need to know about running

There are heaps of different running events to get involved in. If you want a good mix of fun, or you're just starting out, then Parkruns, colour runs, 5ks, and 10ks, are the way to go. Running is one of the world's most accessible sports, and it's also super sociable too, so grab your friends and break down some barriers (metaphorically speaking).

If you're considering a longer distance, the half marathon and marathon are the next levels to consider. The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is the biggest you'll find in Australia, and if you don't fancy running the whole thing, there's always the relay option.

Looking to push yourself further still? An ultramarathon might be for you. These races are anything over the 26.2 marathon distance. This could have you trekking for 100k or more. Ultra-Trail Australia is a great example, less than two hours from Sydney. To take on these events you've got to be prepared for anything, and the key is to be well rested and properly fuelled and hydrated. Take it slow, it's an (ultra)marathon, not a sprint. Soak in some breathtaking views and get to know your competitors, you're in it for the long haul.

Training for a running event

Training requires real commitment and motivation. Sometimes it can feel like a slog, particularly if you're by yourself. Try to buddy up if you can, this will help with motivation and can add some zing to your sessions. Everyone should be training ahead of events. Have a read over some of our pre-race training plans to get you on the move: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.

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