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Running Calendar

There are three programs organised by the Mackay Road Runners:

  • Race Program
  • Midweek Run
  • Shawn’s Summer Series

Race Program 2018

The calendar is available below or download the PDF version.

DateEvent & VenueDistanceGun TimeTypeMap
Sat Oct 20Mackay Road Runners Presentation Dinner – Mackay Surf Club, East Point Drive, Mackay Harbour 6:30 pmSOCIAL

Bring your own water for all 12km and under events.

SOCIAL No Handicap or Club Championship Points
Scratch start – Handicap Points
Handicap Race Start – Handicap Points
CC Club Championship Race – Scratch Start – Club Championship & Handicap Points
Event fees applies

Midweek Club Run

When: Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Location: Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex (“ARC”), 193 Boundary Road, Ooralea.

Jim Ford (0417 797 346),
Janelle Tilse (0400 997 432)
Alana Knezevic (0431 217 584)

Format: Group social run for all abilities. Beginners welcome. Children under 12 require an adult co-runner. Challenge for quick runners.

Courses:  Athletics Track

(non-club/casual/no cost for training – small fee $3.10 applies for use of athletics track)

Wednesday Track

Shawn’s Summer Series – Oct 2017 to Feb 2018

Coordinators of Summer Socials – at least on in attendance to organise each event.

  • Jim Ford – 0417 797 346
  • Janelle Tilse – 0400 997 432
  • Alana Knezevic – 0431 217 584


Runners of all abilities are welcome. Social, not competitive and a good way to finish your weekend. Bring a water bottle. Refreshments provided at runs end. Gold coin donation appreciated. This year be the overall ‘summer champion’.
End of series prize to runner with most accumulated kilometres in the summer runs. Note:- Handicap event with extra k’s awarded to the older participants each week. (41 to 45 – 1km), (46 to 50 – 2km), (51 to 55 – 3km) and so on.
This of course will involve an element of honesty; I remain an optimist.
Note:- Course extensions for masochists and short run (5km) for beginners always available.

Bucasia Social Run

Sun Oct 21 October – Seabreeze Tavern ( Sand course loops 3 x 3km) 9km
Sun Oct 28 Mater Hospital Car Park- ( Goose ponds to Indoor Sports). Negative split challenge – view course map 11km
Sun Nov 04 Cape Hillsborough ‘Hurt Locker’ (10 Km of tracks) – Note -: early start for light and tide, 4.30 pm. 10km
Sun Nov 11 Track – Mackay High oval – mixed pace 5 to 8km
Sun Nov 18 City Loop pairs event – view course map 10.1km
Sun Nov 25 Lagoons to Lookout (10 to 12 km – 1hr total) – view course map 12km
Sun Dec 02Track – Mackay High oval – mixed pace 5 to 8km
Sun Dec 09Blacks Beach Tavern – Hills & Sand 10km
Sun Dec 16 Town Beach ( big teams run). Picnic area 9.9km
Sun Dec 30Memorial Pool to beach ( 35 minutes out/ 1 hr total) – view course map 9 to 12km
Sun Jan 06Hibiscus Shopping Centre Bucasia Rd – Beach and road run 10km
Sun Jan 13Surf Club (River mouth and lighthouse) – view course map 10.3km
Sun Jan 20Track – Mackay High oval – mixed pace 5 to 8km
Sun Jan 27Planet Paget (all new course so Simon can’t cheat). Meet Railway carpark. 8km
Sun Feb 03 Wetlands double pump. Andregrove Tavern car park ( Drinks afterwards) 5 / 10km
Sun Feb 10Northwall – Sand and swim (option). 10 km sand and hills. 10km
Sun Feb 17Track – Mackay High oval – mixed pace 5 to 8km