Both the 6km and 12km courses will see you running alongside the Newcastle Foreshore while you take in the stunning coastal surrounds. This year we have DJ’s, Drummers, Choirs, a Brass Band, a Pipes Band and many more live performances ready to entertain you throughout every km of the course, we want to make sure the festival fun follows you every step of the way!
For our littlest runners, the course for our Cotton On Kids 1km run is along a shorter section of the Foreshore course with a big finish in our festival village. The course is guaranteed to be lots of fun with music, bubbles, characters and mist machines. Each child will receive a cute medal to reward their efforts.
Festival Event Precinct at Foreshore Reserve, Newcastle – Meet us in front of the main stage for the Cotton On Body warm up twenty minutes before your event begins. You will then be marshaled over to the start line.
The start line will be located on Wharf Road just outside of our Festival Event Village at Foreshore Reserve Park, Newcastle
Foreshore Reserve, Wharf Road, Newcastle.
For all registration enquires please head to our Information Zone in our Event Village.
Please note the following about the start process:
The start chute will be divided into five different speed zones and we strongly encourage all runners to position themselves in the speed zone appropriate to your expected time to complete the course.
Remember to listen to the MC for announcements about when to move into the start chute and ensure you position yourself in the speed zone best suited to your ability and anticipated finish time.
The speed zones for the 6km / 12km will be:
(otherwise known as ‘The Serious Stuff’)
These guidelines are here to make sure everyone stays safe and is able to enjoy Run Newcastle:
Volunteers will look after water stations with plastic water cups for you to pick up and drink whilst on the move. Please throw your empty cups into the cardboard boxes located on the side of the course.
A professional medical service company will be providing medical assistance and first aid services during Run Newcastle. They will have remote first aid stations at each of the water points as well as at the finish line. Please don’t hesitate to approach them if you need assistance or see anyone else needing help.