Fun Run (Public)

The public Fun Run is open to everyone from serious recreational runners to casual joggers, walkers and families.  Enter as an individual or create a Team for your running club, work, family, or other social group to get an “official” time around The Tan.  Rally the troops and create a Corporate Team. We will also be holding some special waves for the super fast age groupers to have a crack at the official all-time Age Category Hall of Fame and awarding medals and prize money for the fastest male and female times up Anderson Street Hill  which is open to ALL events and participants).




Elite Athletes

This is the main feature event proudly sponsored by New Balance with Up There Athletics representing the Top Male and Female Elite Athletes in Australia and some international guest athletes.  There is also a separate race for the top Para Elite Athletes proudly sponsored by Myriad Kofkin Global.

Only those elite athletes who have been invited or who satisfy the strict entry criterion can participate in this event.

Elite athletes will be racing for both pride and some decent Prize Money.

It is expected to be electrifying to watch how fast these athletes can run around The Tan and if anyone can break the all-time records. 

If you are an Elite athlete who has been invited to compete in this event or believe you are eligible to participate or have any questions then please contact us at: Run the TAN.

NOTE:  ALL nominations /entries for the Elite Showcase events must be submitted by no later than 5pm Friday 5th April.





The Celebrity Challenge is proudly presented to you by GMHBA and is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the great man, Shane Warne, and all his contributions to life and sport in Australia. Warnie was the Ambassador for the inaugural Run the Tan event in 2021. The Celebrity Challenge event is only open to current and past professional athletes from other sporting codes (e.g. AFL, NRL, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Racing etc) and key sporting identities/celebrities.  To register for this event you will need to be invited or provide evidence that you have played at least one game at a professional level in your chosen sports code or have celebrity status.

Rub shoulders with your sporting idols and watch these guys race for their code! Some will be running to show their support for mental health and others will be having a crack at getting their name in the Hall of Fame for the fastest players around The Tan.

If you think you meet the criterion and would like to participate in this event then please contact us at: Run the TAN.




Emergency Services

The Emergency Services feature event is proudly sponsored by Jellis Craig. This event is open to both current and retired employees/volunteers of all the Emergency Services Agencies (police, firefighters, ambulance, SES, Surf Life Savings, Corrections, etc), Health Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Specialists, Psychologists, etc)  and employees of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Veterans and ADF civilians.

Help support those who protect us and watch these guys go head to head for pride and their badges!

If you are part of any of these organisations and haven’t yet received a separate communication and invite to participate in this event, please contact your local Emergency Services games representative, Association Team, ADF Sports group, Young Veterans or contact us at: Run the TAN.





The Battle of the Schools feature event is proudly sponsored by McArthur. It is open to all school students to represent their school and compete against other schools. Each school will be required to create a Team for their School and invite students to join the team or students can search and join their school team once its been created.  This is expected to be a very competitive and fun race event.  Who are the fastest schools and students?

Medals will be awarded to overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters and we will also be awarding the Perpetual Trophy for the overall School Championship Male and Female categories.

If you are interested in participating in this new feature event then contact your head of sports at your school to create a team or contact us at: Run the TAN.