Flinders Island Running Festival

The Flinders Running Festival is all about getting out and having fun.  It started in 2007 as a community fun run and health promotion day and has grown every year since.  Now we have the 26 km Pub2Pub and the 52 km Pub2Pub Ultra followed by the Flinders 5,  a 5 km or 2 km event.  Half-marathon and marathon times are available as runners pass through those distances.

The festival is still very much a community weekend encouraging as many people to participate at any speed, pace or gait they please.  For many local families it’s a way of getting together and celebrating Father’s Day.  There are no time restrictions or expectations for those who like to take their time but there is plenty of competition for runners who like to test themselves.  And of course there is plenty of opportunity for good food, great views and inspiring conversations!

2015 events are yet to be finalised, but it is expected to be similar to 2014:

Friday 5th September 2014
3:30pm – 5km run/walk Trousers Point through Strzelecki National Park
6pm – Pasta dinner with guest speaker Steven Bradbury

Saturday 6th September 2014
7am – Pub2Pub Ultra 52km course
8am – Pub2Pub 26km course for walkers (individual and team)
9am – Pub2Pub 26km course for runners (individual and team)

Sunday 7th September 2014
11 am – Flinders 5 Fun Run  (5km and 2 km course, spot prizes for fancy dress)
Midday – Presentation for all festival events and Taste of Flinders