You must be double vaccinated for COVID 19 as per NSW Health Orders to participate or attend this event.

Event Information

COURSE DETAILS (note change of course since 28 Oct)

The course starts on Camp Shortland just behind Nobbys Beach and runs from the Super Cars track north into Horseshoe Beach car park following a marked chute toward the harbour and then back towards Wharf Rd. Before Wharf Rd runners will turn right follow the paths (blocked for runners only) and run onto Tug Berth Rd (which runs parallel with Wharf Rd) and runs to a turn point at the end of Tug Berth Rd and returns to Horseshoe Beach car park and runs around to the back of Camp Shortland and up onto the breakwall. Runners move to a turn point before the sea wall and return to the Nobbys area and run behind the Surf Club and left onto Bathers Way. A special chute for runners will be set up to avoid pedestrian conflict. Runners then run to a turn point before Newcastle Baths, then back to Nobbys and through the new playground at Camp Shortland to the finish.

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Apart from the opportunity to race in a professionally staged major event in Newcastle, you get the following goodies with your entry:

    1.Souvenir Race Trucker Hat

    2.FINISHER medals!! for everyone who finishers. Distributed in the recovery area.

    3.Race bib number

    4.Electronic timing with live results. Note we use a reusable chip that you must return in the recovery area. This must be attached to your shoe.

You also get:

    ·One of the most picturesque courses in Australia.

    ·A major traffic control plan to allow use of some roads.

    ·Medical services on site and mobile

    ·The best MC's in the business.

    ·Pre and post race communication.

    ·Donations made to local Surf Life Saving Clubs

    ·Drink stations.


Please bring your phone as we have a new COVID safe race kit collection process. If collecting for others you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits.

ONLY Sunday 14 Nov 2021 – from 6.30am until 30 minutes before your event start time at camp Shortland near Nobbys.


Sunday 14 Nov 2021

    1.8.00am - 10km start in waves

    2.9.15am – 5km start in waves

    3.Note wave start times may be adjusted subject to weather forecast. Please pay attention to event emails.

ON-LINE ENTRY FEES (Limited to 1000 runners in total)










Family (2 children – 2 adults)



Children Under 16 are not required to be double vaxxed as per NSW Health orders.


If you are wish to pre or post pay for a large number of competitors for your company and or organisation, please contact us and we can provide you an option to allow them to enter without paying and we will send you an account for payment prior to the event.

Contact :


    1.Adult entrants will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age categories are: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

    2.Only children aged 12 years or older can be entered in the 10km run. Children over 8 -11 years can enter the 5km, however all children under 12 years should be accompanied by an adult walker/runner.

    3.Strollers allowable in the walk however should start at the rear of the pack and stay to the left on the break-wall and paths.

    4.Children will be entered into following age categories: 8-11 (walk only), 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.

Note: Special consideration will be given to experienced runners under 12 years of age. Please contact us for details on: (02) 4934 8138.


Computer timing chips will be distributed to each competitor. You must wear the chip on your shoe. It must be laced into the shoe. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO RESULT. Interim times will be available live on race time. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE BIB (race number) ON YOUR CHEST FOR THE ENTIRE RACE.



Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all age categories. Overall Male and Female winners are also awarded Trophies at the stage as soon as possible post race.


We will review this closer to the event If COVID restrictions are still in place winners and category prize winners can collect their trophies from the admin tent. Otherwise it will be around 10.45am at the finish.


We are reviewing the secure bag option subject to COVID plans.


Due to the course change Wharf Rd wil remain open all all time and parking is suggest to be in the Foreshore Park Car park just 300m to the start line. Also consider parking in the western end of Newcastle and taking the Light Rail to the event compound. You can alight at the Pacific Park station. Details here


ONLY ESSENTIAL SUPPORT CREW OR CARERS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE EVENT AREA. EVERYONE MUST SIGN IN AND BE DOUBLE VAXXED!! Other spectators are welcome to line the course and finish area outside the competitor area. Under 16 yo children are allowed to participate when not vaxxed if they are in company of vaxxed adult.


If you can be self sufficient, we recommend this. We will however, offer drink stations using COVID safe practices.

There will be 2 Aid Stations on the 5km loop including the finish/lap area. ONLY bottled water is available at the end. These will all be self serve. Tables will be well spread out and if you are taking a drink please slow sufficiently to take the drink without disturbing the other drinks.

Look out for our volunteers from our Surf Life Saving and Running Club Volunteers.


Experienced and qualified medical personnel will be available at the start, on the course and finish Race Compound.


H Events welcomes all participants, and encourages active participation by all individuals in sports events. That said our recent experience of congestion along the break-wall of Nobbys, has lead us to the decision to not offer a specific wheel chair category in any of the events. We are happy to look at individual circumstances, and will endeavour to provide a suitably challenging course for competitors with special needs. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns or queries.


The event requires over 40 race crew from local Running, Social and Surf Life Saving Clubs. All organisations will be the recipients of donations or gifts for work with their projects. If you are interested in helping out, contact us at and we will put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.


Results will be available live on race day. Click here and look for Recovery Run


Course Video

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