Just visiting Byron Bay?....
Welcome to 'the Bay', we hope you have a fantastic time whilst you're here!
Visitors are very welcome to join us on our weekly runs... we'd love to share some of our favourite trails and run routes with you. Go to 'Weekly Club Runs/Training' for details of our current weekly runs (everything from track training, to trail to easy pace recovery runs). Decide what suits your holiday schedule, drop us a quick message (via our 'contact' page) so we know to expect you, and remember to bring a few coins for post-run hydration!
Details of the club social runs (for adults) on Thursdays (6pm) and Sunday mornings (6.30am) are given on the club facebook page:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to pay to run?
No, as a visitor you run free of charge (although we're partial to a local craft beer or freshly brewed cinnamon chai post-run if you'd like to treat us!)
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!
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!)