This is an interim web page which will operate from 1 June 2021 until our new web site is operational later in 2021.
Canberra Runners (formerly YMCA Canberra Runners Club) is Canberra’s largest running organisation and offers events and activities for runners of all ages and abilities. At Canberra Runners we aim:
Canberra Runners holds over 90 races each year ranging from 1.6 km to half marathons and a 100 km multi-stage event. Our headline events include Capital to Coast, the Canberra Half Marathon, and the Thredbo Fun and Fitness Week. We also offer training programs for beginner runners looking to run their first 5 kms, through to runners wanting to step up to a half marathon.
If you’re just looking for someone to run with Canberra Runners also offers group runs with the TTS group meeting on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, and Sunday Runners on Sunday mornings.
Membership of Canberra Runners is open to all. Membership categories include adult members, junior members (open to persons under 18 years of age), family members, and volunteer members. All members must agree to uphold the objects of Canberra Runners and comply with the requirements of the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws.
The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December and membership provides free entry to all Canberra Runners activities except the Half Marathon, Capital to Coast, Thredbo Fun and Fitness Week, and Training Programs. Members receive discounted entry for these activities.
Membership pricing is detailed below and signing up is available here.
|Membership type||Early Bird
|Child (Under 18 years on 1 January 2022)||$30||$40|
|Family (Family members residing at the same address)||$95||$125|
Canberra Runners has several flagship events run each year:
More information will be available on the new web site in due course.
Canberra Runners hosts a series of races throughout the year. Participation is free for members. Non-members are welcome and entry is $15 for adults and $5 for runners aged under 18 years.
|Date||Event name||Start time||Distance(s)||Start address|
|Sat 5 June 2021||Smithy||12:45 pm||2/3/6 km||Uriarra Road – Stromlo Park|
|Sun 6 June 2021||Jogalong||9:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Sat 26 June 2021||North Lyneham||12:45 pm||2/3.1/6.2 km||Salkaukus Cr, North Lyneham|
|Sun 4 July 2021||Jogalong||9:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Sat 10 July 2021||Runners Shop||12:45 pm||2/5/10 km||Menindee Drive Parkes|
|Sat 24 July 2021
||Red Hill||12:45 pm||2/3/6 km||Mugga Way, Red Hill|
|Sun 1 Aug 2021||Jogalong||9:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Sat 7 Aug 2021||Stromlo Forest Park||12:45 pm||2/4/6/8 km||Stromlo Forest Park|
|Sat 14 Aug 2021||Ginninderra||12:45 pm||2/4/8 km||Diddams Close Belconnen|
|27-29 Aug 2021||(CANCELLED) Capital to Coast||100km Foot Race||Canberra – Jervis Bay|
|Sun 5 Sept 2021||(CANCELLED) Jogalong||9:00 am
||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Sat 18 Sept 2021||(CANCELLED) Goorooyaroo Half Marathon||7:00 am||21/14 km and relays||Amy Ackman St Forde|
|Sun 3 Oct 2021||(CANCELLED) Jogalong||9:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 2 Nov 2021||Spring Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Boat House (East Basin)|
|Sun 7 Nov 2021||Jogalong||8:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 9 Nov 2021||Spring Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Barranjoey|
|Tue 16 Nov 2021||Spring Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 23 Nov 2021||Spring Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Black Mountain Peninsula|
|Tue 30 Nov 2021||Spring Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Stromlo Forest Park|
|Sun 5 Dec 2021||Jogalong||8:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Mon 6 Dec 2021||Xmas relay||TBC||8x2 km||TBC|
|Sun 2 Jan 2022||Jogalong||8:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 1 Feb 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Stromlo Forest Park|
|Sun 6 Feb 2022||Jogalong||8:00 am||6/3/1.6 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 8 Feb 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Museum|
|Tue 15 Feb 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/4 km||Telopea Park|
|Tue 22 Feb 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Weston Park|
|Tue 1 Mar 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Barrenjoey|
|Tue 8 Mar 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Boat House (East Basin)|
|Tue 15 Mar 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Black Mountain Peninsula|
|Tue 22 Mar 2022||Summer Series||6:15 pm||2/5 km||Stromlo Forest Park|
Group Runs occur all year round and are free to members. Our group runs cater for runners of all ages and abilities, although runners aged under 18 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Canberra Runners offers structured training programs which cater for beginner runners through to more experienced runners wanting to increase their distance or pace. Each program is delivered by Training Program Coordinators, volunteer members with Level 1 Run Leader (or above) accreditation through Athletics Australia, with assistance from volunteer members of Canberra Runners.
Each program is designed to all allow participants to develop fitness and running strength in a fun and supportive environment. Programs are priced individually with a discount offered to current members.