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Perth Running Races 2019


Guests on our running tours often ask what races are taking place in the city. Perth running races are held throughout the year with a large range in distances, being appropriate for both kids and adults. In 1970, the running events in Perth started, when a group of runners formed the WA Marathon Club (WAMC) to bring the community together and hold regular events to promote living a healthy lifestyle.

The HBF Run for a Reason attracts the greatest numbers and the Perth Marathon is the most prestigious event as it culminates in the state titles. Along with all of these amazing events, you could also check out our Perth Running Tours, and see if there is anything that catches your eye.

Perth Running Races 2024 is a list of our  favorite  running races in Perth this year.

Main Perth Running Races

Perth Marathon 

Date:  8 October 2024 

Start Time:  6:30 AM  

Go! Running Tours Perth have competed in this marathon in past years and enjoyed some success and challenges (oxygen at the end!) in completing the event; but it is worth the effort to finish this magical distance when you cross that finish line to cheering from friends, family, and spectators!  

Perth Running Races 2019

Up until 2018, this event has been organized by the WAMC, but last year it was incorporated into the Perth Running Festival who supports the charity – The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. The event is a road race and finishes in Optus Stadium where you will get a rare opportunity to finish in our magnificent stadium on the shores of the Swan River. 

Extras: Other distances include 4km, 10km, and Half Marathon. 

HBF Run for a Reason 

Date:  21 May 2024

Start Time:  4km – 9.00am, 12km – 8.00am, Half Marathon – 6.45am 

HBF Run for a Reason celebrated 10 years in 2019 and has supported many partners throughout this time. It is one of the most wholesome events of all the Perth running races. The event attracts participants from all walks of life running or walking for their own reason – #hbfrun community.

My family and I have run various distances over the last few years and it is always a great festival atmosphere. 

Run a  20km with a private guide  that is designed for you in terms of pace, route, etc.

Smaller and Club Races 

Bridges Fun Run 

Date:  14 April 2024

Start Time:  10km – 8.30am, 5km – 8.20am, 0.3km – 10am

The “Bridges”, as its known to the locals, has a long history and was the major fun run in Perth for many years. The Bridges is a 10km loop around the Swan River where you cross the Narrows Bridge at the freeway end and run along the South Perth foreshore and cross the Causeway at the East Perth end back to the City. You will see plenty of runners, walkers, and cyclists on any day getting some exercise in around the river. 

Since 2019 there has been a new start/finish at Elizabeth Quay which should only build to the success of the event and hopefully some PB’s! 

The Bridges Fun Run is organized by the volunteers at the WAMC and is always an enjoyable morning.  

Best of the Coast

Date: Various

Best of the Coast running tour in Perth - 9km

The Best of the Coast run provides 9km along the stunning white beaches of the Perth Coastline. Follow a private guide into native bushland and finish with refreshments in trendy bars or a dip in the Indian Ocean.

Joondalup Running Festival 

Date:  26 May 2024  

Start Time:  21.2km – 7.00am, 10km – 7 am, 5km – 7.15am 

Presented by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc., the Brooks Jundalup Running Festival is a celebration of the running spirit, all while supporting a good cause. With a portion of the proceeds benefiting Cahoots, lace up for a meaningful run on Sunday, May 26th.

What started as the successful Joondalup Half Marathon has now blossomed into a grander event! In 2024, the Joondalup Running Festival features not only the signature Half Marathon but also includes a 5km and 10km race for the second time.

Whether you’re conquering the 21.1km, tackling the 10km challenge, or enjoying the 5km breeze, every participant will proudly take home a finisher medal. 

Perth Running Races 2019

In case the above Perth running races are not of interest to you and you would prefer running alone with a local runner while enjoying the city, then check out our  running tours  and we will be happy to guide you on one of our tours. 

Happy running, 



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