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Newrun - Newcastle's Running Festival

Newcastle's Running Festival is back | 11 Apr

NewRun 2021 is back on the calendar with the event booked in for the 11th of April! This year’s event includes the new flat Marathon (4x 10.5km loops, Half Marathon which climbs the famous King Edward Park, the iconic Hill to Harbour run from Bar Beach to the Harbour as well as the 5km and 2km runs.

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

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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.

Marathon & Relays

This course is totally flat and traverses the Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore four times! Do the lot or team up to run 10.5km each.
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Marathon Tyres Half Marathon

This fastest growing category is an an ideal tester for anyone who prefers running low and slow. The wonderful half marathon course traverses the coast and harbour of Newcastle.
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Newcastle Herald Hill to Harbour

The recreational run/walk is for both the serious or novice runners looking to participate in the Newcastle Running Festival.
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City of Newcastle Fort 5

A 5km recreation running or walking event for people wanting to participate in the large-scale sports event that is Newcastle Running Festival.
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Hunter Valley Orthodontics 2K4Fun

Created for those who are not quite up to the longer courses and are looking for some healthy fun. Awesome for young families!
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“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, NewRun is the event for you.

Newrun - Newcastle's Running Festival