Hamilton Island parkrun
Join us for a fun 5km timed run around scenic Hamilton Island. This is a free, organised event open to people of all fitness levels and is a great way to start your Saturday morning.
- When: Every Saturday
- Time: 7am (arrive for 6.45am briefing)
- Meeting point: Shady Creek Lawn (across from Australia the Gift)
- Cost: Free
- Course: view the course here
What is parkrun?
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all. parkrun was founded in the UK and has since spread to Australia, Ireland, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Canada, the US, New Zealand and South Africa!
For more information on parkrun, click here.
How often will this take place?
parkrun is held every Saturday at 7am AEST at over 260 venues across Australia, and Hamilton Island is the latest venue to join the movement.
What makes this event unique?
parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed community event. Participants register with parkrun and receive a barcode which identifies them and helps record their time, regardless of which venue they attend to participate. One avid parkrunner, Neil Barnett, has run at more than 90 different parkrun venues in Australia and we are hoping he adds to his list with parkrun Hamilton Island.
Where on the Hamilton Island will it take place?
The Hamilton Island parkrun will start and finish at Shady Creek Lawn (across from Australia the Gift). It is the same track every week so that people can monitor their progress. Here is the route.
How do I register?
Entry is free, however if you haven’t already done so, you will still need to register on the parkrun website prior to the event to obtain your number and barcode. You will only ever need to register once and you can then take your details to any parkrun venue and record your efforts.
To register, click here.
Should you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sports Club on 07 4946 8590.
Enjoy your running?
Keep an eye out for our monthly Dent Dash; the run/walk around the stunning championship golf course and breakfast on neighbouring Dent Island or for those seeking a challenge; consider one of our Endurance Series events; Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run or even the Fujifilm Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim.