Are you keen to tick off some personal running goals by completing your first half marathon or full marathon? Or are you a runner needing an event for some extra motivation during your weekly kilometres? Luckily for you, there are plenty of cracking running events around Australia for the back half this year.
Here are our picks for the coming months:
1. Australian Outback Marathon
Now this is one of the more uniquely Australian runs you could go on – running while experiencing the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjutu. A once in a lifetime experience. With the event options including a 6km and 11km run, plus a half marathon and marathon, there’s something for everyone. Be quick though, limited spaces left!
2. Gold Coast Marathon
From the outback, to the iconic holiday destination of The Gold Coast. This is one of the bigger running events on the QLD calendar which include a host of events such as the marathon and half marathons, as well as fun runs, junior runs, and wheelchair races. Enjoy some of the best beaches in Australia when you are done and dusted!
3. Winery Running Festival
Yes, this is as good as it sounds! Experience the Hunter Valley on foot before enjoying by the glass. For those looking at the full 42km, it is a special night time run on a 10.5km loop through the exclusive Vintage golf resort and spa, with a post event party in the wineries of the Hunter Valley. Where do I sign up (*hint: here)? Also includes a 6km and 10km run, half marathon, and 2km kids run.
Now to Sydney with the famous City2Surf; a breathtakingly beautiful course which runs from Hyde Park (CBD) to Bondi Beach. At 14km, it’s a good mid range distance to work towards for less experienced runners, and long enough for a decent hit out for the experienced runners.
5. Run Melbourne
Experience Melbourne’s city streets on foot while passing through sites such as the Botanic Gardens and the MCG. Run Melbourne’s mission is to empower the city to be active run but also for participants to raise money for a charity of their choice. Events include a 5km and 10km fun run, as well as a half marathon.