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Newrun - Newcastle's Running Festival

Event postponed until 11 Oct

Events on the day include the Mine Super Marathon, Marathon Tyres Half Marathon, Newcastle Herald 10km, City of Newcastle 5km or Hunter Valley Orthodontics 2km races.

The annual running festival has been keeping locals active since 2007. Originally known as the Hill to Harbour, the Mine Super NewRun is staged in Newcastle’s most iconic venues and offers participants the opportunity to test their fitness around our beautiful coastal city.

Hosted by the Maitland based family firm, H Events, we caught up with event organiser and Director of the events company, Paul Humphreys to learn more about the event and what participants can expect.

“This event makes you happy! The vibe during these events is electric and we have two of the best sports MCs to bring everyone home.

“It has arguably one of the most scenic courses in Australia and some of the best post-race infrastructure (cafes, bars, and restaurants within 200m). It encourages people to line-up and test themselves in a friendly and professionally staged participant sports event. It gives them a goal and gives them a reason to ‘get moving’, train and achieve goals,” Paul explained.


Made for those capable of running the distance. The Marathon course is totally flat and traverses the Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore three times. Run the lot individually or team up to run 14.065km each.
Start Point: Queens Wharf
Length: 42.195km
Time Limit: 6hrs

Half Marathon

For those looking for a longer running goal, the half marathon is the fastest growing category in the world. The course traverses Newcastle’s coast and harbour.
Start Point: Queens Wharf
Length: 21.1km

Hill to Harbour

The recreational run/walk is for both serious of novice runners and walkers who are looking to participate in the Newcastle Running Festival.
Start Point: Empire Park
Length: 10km


For both serious or novice runners and walkers, this recreational event offers participants and flat 5km course.
Start Point: Queens Wharf
Length: 5km

Fun Run

Created for those who are not quite up to the longer courses and are looking for some healthy fun. Awesome for young families!
Start Point: Queens Wharf
Length: 2km

“This is a Running Festival and we make no excuse for saying this event is about the running/walking or wheelchair participants completing the course and achieve their goal. H Events is about ‘getting people moving’ no matter what form it takes.”

Whether you’re an elite runner looking for a new PB or a novice looking for a fitness goal, the Mine Super NewRun is the event for you.

Newrun - Newcastle's Running Festival