YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon

ymcahalfThe 2014 YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon incorporated the 45th Annual Rex Foulkes Memorial Half Marathon on the weekend of May 17th and 18th. Rex Foukles, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner.


City to Casino Fun Run and Walk

citytocasinoTHE second-biggest field in City to Casino history hit the ground running in Hobart yesterday with 3967 people voting with their feet for fitness and fun.

With three events on offer, a small army took to the streets for Tasmania’s biggest fun run – the youngest a four-year-old in the 2.7km for kids 12-under, and the oldest runner an 11km competitor in his 80s.


Wangaratta Marathon & Fun Runs Free Time Trial

wangaratta free time trialJoin in a free, informal Time Trial at Apex Park Wangaratta this Sunday 25 May. No entry fees or prizes, but times and individual splits for those that do the 10km or the Half Marathon will be recorded. All courses are accurately measured, along the Ovens River cycle and walking paths, with no crossings.


Suunto teams up with Strava

SuuntoSuunto Sisu Challenge inspires athletes as Suunto GPS watches become compatible with Strava.

Suunto today announces it is joining forces with Strava, the online network connecting the global community of athletes. From April 28th, Suunto's Ambit watches can be used with Strava’s service, which lets members share and compare their GPS-tracked activities with friends. In addition, sports enthusiasts will also now be able to buy select Suunto products through the Strava shop.


Thousands Hit the Pavement for SMH Half Marathon

SMH HalfMore than 12,000 runners entered the 23rd annual Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon.

Competitors were seen off by official event ambassador Stephanie Rice, who fired the starting gun for the 21.1km event which wove its way from St Mary’s Cathedral and past some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.


Great Ocean Road sees thousands race Australia’s most spectacular marathon

GORMCelebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Australia’s most spectacular marathon attracted over 6,200 to Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road coastline over the weekend. 

National marathon champion Alex Matthews was first across the line in 2:32.33 after completing the 45km Great Ocean Road Real Estate Marathon from Lorne to Apollo Bay in a PB 2:25.


North Face 100 - Like Nothing You've Seen Before

north face 100This Saturday in Sydney’s breathtaking Blue Mountains, close to 2,000 runners from across Australia and across the world - many of them little more than recreational superheroes - will take on a thigh-busting challenge of extraordinary magnitude. Half of them will dip their toe in the shallow end, with a 50km outing on legs that will certainly ache but ultimately not break. Close to a thousand people, however, will chase the unknowable hurt, humour, physical impact and elation of The North Face 100 finish line.


Volunteers help deliver history making Australian marathon

suncorp bankMore than 1,100 volunteers, recruited as part of the Suncorp Bank Volunteer Program, will assist in delivering Australia’s first and only IAAF Road Race Gold Label event across a variety of roles at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon held from 5 – 6 July.

To acknowledge the vital role volunteers play in the event’s execution, interns from Bond University, Griffith University, Southern Cross University, University of Queensland and Gold Coast TAFE were treated to breakfast this morning at the Southport Broadwater Parklands in celebration of the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week (12 – 18 May).


On your marks, get set and register!

bay runThe Inner West’s favourite fun run, The Bay Run is now open for registrations. Events on the day include the men and women’s 7km run or walk, as well as the Fastest Dog in the Inner West and the 2km Primary School Challenge.

The annual Bay Run, held on Sunday August 3 around Sydney’s Iron Cove, attracts almost 3000 runners and walkers and is an ideal lead up to the City2Surf event the following weekend. The Bay Run is regularly voted as one of Sydney’s best fun runs*.


Australian running legend Benita Willis revealed as Gold Coast Airport Marathon ambassador

Gcam ambassadorFour-time Olympian and Australian female marathon record holder Benita Willis was today announced as an official ambassador for this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon to be held Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2014.

The proud Queenslander will take part in a number of activities over race weekend including the Southern Cross University 10km Run, guest speaking at the AirAsia X Legends Lunch and providing insightful commentary during the event’s live webcast.


Oatley Park Fun Run

oatley park fun runThe Oatley Park Fun Run was held on Sunday April 27th in Oatley Park, situated in the southern Sydney suburb of Oatley West, which is 18km south of the city centre and 4km from Hurstville.

Including a 5km, 2.5km and Kids 1km event, the event included refreshments, a kids playground and a spectacular riverside location that made this an event not to be missed.


The Puffing Billy Great Train Race

puffing billy great train raceThe 2014 Great Train Race took place on Sunday 4 May 2014, with Craig Appleby and Sarah Klein emerging as the male and female winners.

The Great Train Race isn't simply a race amongst the competitors - it's an exciting challenge competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy!


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