Upcoming Events

This list is simply a guide to some upcoming events that you may wish to train for.

SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018 – YMCA Half Marathon

For more details and to enter, visit https://canberra.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/activey/runnersclub/ymca-canberra-half-marathon/

A lovely community focused run over a scenic course, which usually attracts around 300-400 participants. Canberra YMCA focuses on participation, fun and encouragement.

SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018 – Kowen Trail Run

The Kowen Trail Run will be held at Wamboin (20 km east of Canberra) on Sunday 17 June, offering a marathon, half marathon and 12 km run/walk.

The race is a not-for-profit event with all proceeds going to the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade.

For more info visit http://www.kowen-trail-run.com

SATURDAY 30 JUNE / SUNDAY 1 JULY – Gold Coast Marathon


The world class international marathon will attract 25,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4km Junior Dash and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.

The Gold Coast Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, is the pinnacle of road running events in Australia and during its 39-year history has distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018 – City2Surf


Join 80,000 of your closest friends for a run from Hyde Park in Sydney to Bondi Beach.

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Fundraising event

FIT member Frances McPherson is holding a fundraising event in memory of her son, Kym Xerri, who would have turned 30 this year.

FIT is supporting this upcoming 6km run/walk event, with all money raised going to Redkite, an Australian charity providing essential support to children and young people (0–24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network who care for them.

The event will start and finish at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston

To register, donate, or volunteer to help on the day, visit http://www.trybooking.com/VMZP

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Gears and Beers (Cycling) Festival


Craft beer and picturesque cycling routes.  Festival atmosphere, outstanding locally roasted coffee, accompanied by local regional food plus first class musical entertainment.  Fast becoming a must do event for cyclists around the country who enjoy a quality beer at the end of a ride.  Courses range from 9km to the Dirty 130.

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 – Medibank Melbourne Marathon


The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival is Australia’s premier Marathon event. There are five event distances to choose from, each finishing with a lap of the hallowed turf of the MCG.

SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018 – Bowral (Cycling) Classic


Make your choice from three courses: The Maxi Classic, a challenging 160km ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery you can experience on two wheels. The Challenge Classic; a 120km option for those with less time on their hands, or distance in their legs. For a cruisier and casual experience, The Social Classic is a 45km ride through the most stunning areas of the Southern Highlands, with the opportunity to stop in a local wineries and cafes along the way.

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