Coburg Harriers Fun Runs 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 January 2012

Welcome to the Coburg Harriers Fun Runs for 2014, join one of Melbourne's oldest athletic clubs by participating in our friendly fun run events.  All events are run by Coburg Athletic Club volunteers and all income from events goes to the club to enable us to put on affordable community events such as fun runs and to foster junior athletic development at the club level.

We welcome runners (and walkers) of all levels, our emphasis is on participating at your best.


Important Information:

Location of Harold Stevens Athletic Track (HSAT): Google Maps Link

Contact Information: our email address is | This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it | please use this address for all event enquiries etc.

Coaching: Coburg Harriers run middle distance training groups at the track on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm, cost is a $2 donation to the coach Brian Delaney.  If you become a regular training group member you are obliged to join our club.  By joining our club you can also run for Coburg Harriers at Athletics Victoria Events through Summer & Winter.

Computer Timing: each Entrant is giving a number which is entered into the computer system as you cross the finish line (if you can't finish the event please advise officials asap).

Event Categories for 2014 Long Events (usually 12k, 15k or Half Marathon & Short Events (usually 4k, 6k):

  • Male 6K Run | Walk
  • Male Junior 6K Run | Walk
  • Male 12K Run | Walk
  • Male Junior 12K Run | Walk
  • Female 6K Run | Walk
  • Female Junior 6K Run | Walk
  • Female 12K Run | Walk
  • Female Junior 12K Run | Walk

Results:  are available on this webpage usually within 24 Hours of the event end.  An archive of previous events can be found here.

Entry: Online Entry is preferable so we can pre-organise the event, you can also enter on the day.

Course: unless advised otherwise our course runs through the Coburg Parklands on the bike path.

Start Time: 9:00 am.

Post-race supper: we offer a post race supper and free Tea and Coffee

Parking: there is ample parking at the Coburg Basketball Stadium, next to the Harold Stevens Athletic Track

Cycling to HSAT: you can take the Main Yarra Bike Trail to the Merri Creek Bike Path from the City, you can lock your bike near the change rooms or bring it into the club rooms.

Public Transport to HSAT: At the end of the Tram 1 Route (Nicholson Street, Brunswick East) you would have a 1.5K walk along the Bicycle Path to the Athletic Track.  See this link for the tram route (map).  See this link for the tram route information and timetable.

Google Map link showing the end of the tram route (Nicholson Street) and the bike path that goes up along the Merri Creek.

Date 2014 Events

Event Name


Start Time


January 19th 2014

Coburg ”New Year’s Resolution” Fun Run

One of our popular post xmas runs, start your year with a run.

Enter online or on the day at Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium) Outlook Rd Coburg,

Melway Map 18 A10; trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, free morning tea.

[ Results ]

 12K & 6K Run/Walk
 9.00 AM HSAT
February 23rd Coburg 6 Hour Run/Walk - Event involves multiple laps of the athletic track over a 6 Hour period. This is a warm up event for the Coburg 24 Hour Multiple Laps of 400 Metre track 6.00 am HSAT
April 5th/6th Coburg 24 Hour Carnival Run/Walk - Elite Ultra Marathon Event 100km - 240km 9.00 am HSAT
May 18th

King & Queen of the North - your chance to become a 'King' or 'Queen' of the Northern Suburbs, be recognised amongst your running peers as royalty.

[ results ] [ photos ]

All ​levels ​are ​welcome. ​ ​ 

12km/6km 9.00 am HSAT
June 15th

Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic ... woohoo this one's a toughie!  - [ Enter Now ]

[ Results ]

15km XC/7km 9.00 am HSAT
July 20th

Coburg Winter Rain, Hail or Shine Fun Run
[ Results ]  [ Pictures ]

12km/6km 9.00am HSAT
August 24th

Coburg Half Marathon

[ Results & Photos ]

[ Course Map on Strava ]

[ Entry is Open, Enter NOW ]

Cost: ​Half ​$22 ​Online/$25 ​On ​Day ​(note ​the ​HALF ​may ​fill ​up ​so ​enter ​online to ​ensure ​a ​place)

10.55: ​$18 ​Online ​/$20 ​On ​day.

4.55: ​$10 ​Online ​& ​On ​Day

Juniors: ​$5.00 ​Online ​or ​On ​Day

21.1km/10.55km & 4.55km 9.00am HSAT

Coburg Half Marathon Course Description:
21.1km & 10.55km:

Start at the 100m start line (near the steeple), do an anti-clockwise loop of the track and out the gate to the Edgar’s Creek Bridge, then head south on the bike path past the market garden to the turnaround at bin near the swing bridge (marshal), then back and left across Edgars Creek bridge (at the car park, marshal here), west under Newlands Road and over to the Lake bridge (marshal) then north to Queens Parade, which is a combined drink stop and turnaround  then return back to the athletic track again doing a loop of the track to the start/finish line; this is 10.55km; the half marathon runners do a turnaround here and repeat the course again.

Start to Edgar’s Creek Bridge:  450m
Edgar’s Creek Bridge to Swing Bridge turnaround:    1790m
Return to Edgar’s Creek Bridge:     1790m
Section to Queens Parade 3035m 
Back to Edgars Creek Bridge             3035m
Loop of the track 450km
Total:                                                                           10.550km

This is one lap of 10550m repeat for the Half Marathon   

5km, 10km, 15km and 20km points will be marked on the path with flouro paint, and will have signs in place on the day.

Note: doing a lap of the track first will help to spread out the runners before reaching the bike path.

4.5km Course

Start will be 20m back from the 21.1km start, and also do a full lap of the track, behind the 21.1kmand 10.55km runners
Run south down to the swing bridge turnaround and back to Edgars Creek bridge but heading straight to the athletic track and completing a loop of the track finishing at the start/finish line.

October 5th Coburg Fun Run & Walk 12km/6km 9.00am HSAT
November 2nd HAT Charity Fun Run - Run/Walk 12km/6km 9.00am HSAT
November 23rd Coburg Lake Classic - Run/Walk 10km/5km   HSAT
   HSAT     HSAT
Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 August 2014 )
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