A fun family event
Perfect for the first-timer or experienced marathoner
2024 entries open March
Join us in Aug
Grab your friends, family and colleagues and let's run!

18 August 2024

Start time 7:00am

Lawson Park, Mudgee

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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.

Our festival features Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events on the same day. The longer courses weave through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! And the shorter events run alongside the Cudgegong River and around Lawson Park.

There will be a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and most importantly, great coffee. Plus, every participant will receive a finisher’s medal. 

fittest and fastest

Hey Local Sporting Clubs!
In 2023, we’re introducing a Fittest and Fastest competition as part of our 5km Fun Run/Walk.

This is your chance to show off your club’s fitness and speed while having fun with your teammates and other local clubs.

Encourage your members and supporters to select your club when registering and you could win 1 of 3 x $500 SportsPower vouchers.

Running festival fun run

Our Races

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5km fun run/walk

Starting and finishing in picturesque Lawson Park, your course takes you along established, flat paths around the park and banks of the Cudgegong River. A great event for the entire family.

10 km fun run
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10km fun run

The 10km Fun Run is a two-lap course that crosses the Cudgegong River and follows a scenic and flat route through the Glen Willow recreation area, returning back to Lawson Park.

mudgee marathon race

half marathon

This challenging course takes our competitors north out of town towards the Pieter van Gent Winery, where they will turn around and head back to the finishing line in Lawson Park.

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The course weaves through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries and farmland. There are water stations, a wine station and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on!

Visiting our region?

The Mudgee Running Festival is a great excuse to visit our region … but certainly not the only one. Award-winning wines, amazing coffee and stunning landscapes also lure visitors from all over. If it’s an active weekend you and your family/friends are seeking, then there are loads of gorgeous trails and mountain bike trails to be explored (once travel restrictions are lifted, of course). 

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