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Hello Runners! We can’t wait to see you this weekend for the 2016 Mudgee Running Festival. The following is a message from the race director and any information contained in this email overrides any previous correspondence.

Registration for all races opens at 12 noon on Saturday the 20th of August at Lawson Park (race headquarters) and runs until 5pm. We encourage all available runners to come down and collect their race kits at this time. There will be a limited collection period for half and full marathon & 10km fun run participants from 6am on Sunday morning, and between 9.30am and 10.30am for 5km fun run participants. Please allow some extra time on Sunday morning if you need to pick up your kit. Maps of the courses will be available to view on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and are available to view online. The course will also be discussed in detail during the race briefing. The race e-briefing can be found here. It looks like it will be a nice day on Sunday with a cool start, so make sure you dress appropriately for your run. Excess clothing can be left at any aid station along the way and will be returned to race central at the end of the race to collect. The race briefing for the Anytime Fitness Marathon and the Lowe Wines & Pieter van Gent Half Marathon will take place at 6.40am at the Lawson Park Rotunda. The races will commence at 7am. We would like to remind competitors that the cut off time for the half marathon is 3 hours and the total cut off time for the marathon is 5 & 1/2 hours (with a cut off time of 4 hours at the drink station on the corner of Eurunderee and Craigmoor Roads, which is at approximately the 32.8 km mark). The race briefing for the Wilpinjong 10km Fun Run will commence at 7.45am at the Lawson Park Rotunda. The race will commence at 8am. The race briefing for the Newcastle Permanent 5km Fun Run will commence at 10.45am at the Lawson Park Rotunda. The race will commence at 11am. Please ensure you arrive in time for your race briefing as it contains important information for your race. Please also remember that the wearing of earphones in any race is prohibited for safety reasons. We would also like to remind competitors not to park on the island in the middle of short street as parking tickets may be issued for non-compliance. Runners will have access to the toilet and shower facilities inside the Mudgee Pool Complex from 8.30am. For those runners receiving a shirt, please be aware there has been a slight change to the shirt size you will receive. Our new unisex style this year has different sizing than previous years. The shirt you receive will be of a similar size to the previous style of shirt, but will be labelled differently to the size you put on your entry. If you have any other questions regarding the race, head to our FAQs page at http://mudgeerunningfestival.com.au/event-info/faqs/. If you still have questions, feel free to shoot an email to enquiries@mudgeerunningfestival.com.au or check out our Facebook page. Please check out our sponsors at http://mudgeerunningfestival.com.au/sponsorship/ and offer them your support where you can. We look forward to seeing you and hope you have a fantastic race!

Accommodation Special

If you are visiting Mudgee we highly recommend staying in one of Peter van Gents cottages or lodges (1, 2 and 3 bedrooms). They are set in a beautiful location amongst the vines and the half marathon track runs past the winery (not once but twice).

Better still over the running festival weekend they have a Pay 2 nights & Stay 3 offer, so you can stay and extra night and unwind. For more information visit:https://www.pvgwinery.com/accommodation/

Get Running

If you are in Mudgee, come run with us. Our running group meets every Tuesday evening at 6pm at Glen Willow Sports Fields here, near the children’s playground. After a warmup and drills, we run intervals of various distance until about 7pm.

See you there.


The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner. Events include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km & 10km Fun Runs, all held on the one day – August 21st, 2016.

This year over $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the podium finishers in the Half and Full Marathon races! Prizes will be distributed as follows to the top 3 finishers in the mens and womens races:

1st – $500
2nd – $300
3rd – $150

Half Marathon
1st – $300
2nd – $200
3rd – $100


The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on!

All entrants in the half and full marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival shirt. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

It’s a fun family event with a great festival atmosphere. There’s a jumping castle for the kids, a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and very importantly, good coffee!

Take a long weekend to enjoy your Mudgee experience. There are great cafes, charming wine bars and casual brasseries, with no less than 40 wineries within easy reach.

Online registrations are open now and will close at 6pm on the 18th of August.

Race kits will be available for collection on Saturday August 20th and race registrations will also be available at this time.

Unfortunately registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon.