This Winter RunACT!?!

Athletics ACT is excited to be launching the RunACT winter running series this year. It is a series of 6 cross country and road running events held between April and August that aims to be fun and reintroduce a club/team element back into running.

  • Sun 26 April – Stromlo Forest Park starting at 10:45am – Handicaps (1k-10:45am, 2.5k-11am & 5k-11:20am.)
  • Sun 17 May – Fadden Pines starting at 2pm – Handicaps
  • Sat 13 June – ACT XC Champs plus Fun Run
  • Sun 5 July – Weetangara Primary starting at 2pm – Relays
  • Sat 26 July – Dunrossil Drive hosted by the YCRC
  • Sat 15 Aug – Runners Shop 5km/10km hosted by the YCRC – doubling as the ACT Road Running Championships

Running for all of us mortals is often a struggle while we watch the elite effortlessly disappear from view. To beat this, the first two races will be handicapped. There will also be a relay and the final two races are two of the traditional iconic winter races in Canberra – Dunrossil Drive in front of the Governor-General’s residence and the Runners Shop 10km at the LBG.

There are different race distances to suit different ages and abilities. At each of the events enjoy the social side of athletics with food, drink, games, beanbags to chill out on, etc .!?! You will have to turn up to find out what is happening!

Team competition

Wear your Tiger stripes and help your Belconnen Athletics Club challenge for the club pointscore which is weighted towards participation rather than elite performance with overall prizes.

There is a generous prize pool and AACT will be handing out plenty of prizes. There will be barrel draws at each event, individual pointscore trophies for the end of season and awards for anyone who competes in all the events.


Athletics ACT Members: $5 per day or $25 for the six-race winter series.

Non-Members: $10 base membership and $5 per day thereafter or $30 for the complete series

Primary School Students: Free

An online entry form is available on the AACT website and entries are available on the day.

Question or want to get involved?

Stay tuned to this website, follow Run_ACT on twitter, or get in touch with Athletics ACT or your local club.