Just visiting Byron Bay?....
Welcome to 'the Bay', we hope you have a fantastic time whilst you're here!
Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions on our training groups, visitors cannot attend club weekly training runs (we hope this will change very soon). However, please email the club, if you'd like suggestions on some local trails and run routes.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a 400m running track in Byron?
Yes! The Cavanbah Centre on the Ewingsdale Road has an excellent 8 lane grass track (marked all year round). Individual members of the public can use this for free ('organised' groups have to pay - please contact the council for more information). We suggest avoiding Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings when the Archery club use the middle! The club also has sprint, hurdle and steeplechase equipment available for any track runners who are on a strict training schedule (please contact the club for more information).
Where is your nearest Parkrun?
Unfortunately Byron Bay doesn't currently have a parkrun; however, there are several great courses within a short drive.
The nearest is Ballina Coast Parkrun: https://www.parkrun.com.au/ballinacoast/
Approximately 25 mins drive south of Byron, a beautiful, flat coastal run along Ballina foreshore (lighthouse) and back. Byron Bay Runners favourite!
If you are heading north, Kingscliff Parkrun: https://www.parkrun.com.au/kingscliff/
Approximately 45 mins drive north of Byron, a totally flat, straight out and back. Great breakfast options afterwards at Salt.
If you are heading to the Gold Coast (Airport), Kirra Parkrun : https://www.parkrun.com.au/kirra/
As Kirra is in Queensland, you can get the benefit of the extra hour's time difference in summer (NSW is one hour ahead of Qld during summer/October-March), and the only place in Australia where you can do two parkruns in one day (it's approximately a 15min drive between Kirra and Kingscliff)! Kirra is a super fast course, well supported (in excess of 300 runners), good if you are looking for some fast competition!
Are there any good trails around Byron Bay?
Yes there are! We are lucky to have a range of terrain all in close proximity to the town. Please send us an email, and tell us what kind of run you are looking to do (distance, terrain, vert, etc) and one of our running team will get back to you with some suggestions (email@example.com).
Do you know Chris Hemsworth?!
Not personally, but you may see him (or Liam) running the lighthouse... or as a keen surfer, wherever the best waves are on the day (but that's always a secret!)