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Win a Run Clinic at your School


We’re very excited to announce a special prize up for grabs for participating school teams taking part in the Merimbula Fun Run on 27 May 2018.

All school teams (with at least 6 entrants) will go into the draw to win an exclusive group run clinic conducted by elite long-distance runner Steph Auston at your school.

Some local schools will already have a team set-up, so you simply need to search for that team name when registering online.

If your school does not yet have a team set up, please contact your school administration to ask if it is possible for them to create a team, which they can do simply through the online registration system.

We hope you can spread the word through your school community, and tag your school friends to prompt them to come and join you.

Register online or set-up your team

SCR Trail Run Series – Event 1 Mandeni Results

WOW! What a huge success our first official trail event was at Merimbula’s Mandeni Golf and Fun Park today!

View Results

Sincere thanks go out to all the awesome people that made it happen

  • Peter and the crew at Mandeni for their awesome location and making us so welcome
  • Club Sapphire for providing the post-run BBQ supplies
  • The tireless Sapphire Coast Runners committee for their ongoing commitment to bringing great running events to our community
  • SportsPower Bega & Merimbula for on day spot prizes
  • Our on-day volunteers: Steph Auston, Kim Loveday, James Lukassen, Brett Roberts, Tammy Edmonds, Davina Hewes, Peter Dickson, Richard Lane, Geoff Pursell, Donella Roberts, Glenn Edmonds, Skylar Roberts, Barry Hewes
  • Each and every entrant, and their supporting friends and family

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And YES, we will be making this a series… so expect an announcement soon about the next SCR Trail Event!

Urban Rogaine 24/06/18

Sapphire Coast Runners invites members and their family/friends to participate in a fun urban rogaining event.

Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is a orienteering type event and is a great way to explore around the local area (in this case Merimbula and Mirador). It involves navigating your way around on foot to various checkpoints within a set period of time.

Date: 9:00am on Sunday 24 June 2018
A briefing, including a full explanation of the event and maps will be provided at 9:00am. Participants will set off running/walking at 9.30am sharp.

Meeting point: Merimbula visitor information centre

Event categories: Teams elect to participate in either the 90min event or the 3hr event, which will run simultaneously.

Teams:  Entrants must be in teams of 2-4 people (although this can be more if it is a family). Please note, the team members must stay together at all times.

Cost: As this is a club event it is free to enter, though at least one person in each team (typically the team captain) must be a financial Sapphire Coast Runners member – join now.

Entries:  A team captain who is a SCR members must complete the online entry form prior to the event to enter their team.  By entering Sapphire Coast Runners club event entrants agree to the Club Events Terms & Conditions.  If you have any questions about this event beforehand, please feel free to ask Michelle van der Voort or Andy Gibbs.

Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded to the highest point-scoring teams in both categories, plus spot prizes (including one for best team photo taken during the event – winner to be decided by the organisers).

Compulsory gear: Teams must carry a mobile phone and hydration as well as the provided course map and questionnaire.

Navigation & Checkpoints

  • The navigation in an urban event requires some ability to read a street map, so it is not difficult navigation but should be considered when selecting your team (it’s a great active, social outing with friends, but not if you are fighting about getting lost!).
  • ‘Checkpoints’ are locations marked on the map and you will need to look out for some feature, and answer the questionnaire about what is at that point.
  • Teams may visit any checkpoint and in any order.
  • The aim is to collect as many points as possible during the nominated time.
  • The point value of the checkpoints varies, with the most distant and most difficult to access checkpoints being worth the most points.
  • Fast runners will not necessarily get the most points, if their planning and navigation is bad.
  • The course is set up that teams that walk the event should be able to access a large number of checkpoints during the allocated time.

Urban Rogaine Entry Form - 24/06/18



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Merimbula Fun Run Course Changes

The 2018 Merimbula Fun Run course has changed significantly from prior years. The course still takes in the beautiful views of the lake and coastline from along Beach Street to the Merimbula Wharf.

The changes were necessary to reduce costs (primarily traffic management) and to decrease volunteer marshall requirements to help ensure the future viability of our event.​

View the new course route

Progressive Long Run

On Sunday 10th June 2018 (Queens Birthday long weekend) we are organising a progressive 20km long run for our club members and friends.

The 20 kilometers will be covered by completing 4 parkrun freedom runs in one day. Starting with 5km at Merimbula at 7am, followed by 5km at Bega at 8:30am, 5km at Batemans Bay at 12 Noon and finishing with 5km at Huskisson 3:30pm.

There is absolutely no requirement to run all four 5km courses, you can do any number, joining in wherever you wish.

All runs will be parkrun freedom runs. No official results will be sent and completed runs will not go towards your parkrun run counts.

Travel and accommodation are by your own arrangement, and car pooling is recommended.

Please RSVP by one or more of the following methods:


Wilderness Wear Member Offer

Wilderness Wear are happy to offer all club members a 30% discount off RRP to Wilderness Wear ‘Active’ socks range via online purchases.

Club members simply need to enter the special code in the ‘Gift Voucher Code’ box at the checkout section when purchasing online for the 30% discount to apply to the Active socks.

Members should check their email for the special code, which was sent on 21st March 2018. If you have not received the code, please email us.

Code will be valid to 31st December 2018.

Visit Wilderness Wear website

This special offer is available exclusively to financial members – join today.

Run for a Reason – Donating to Tathra Bushfire Appeal

Our annual Run for a Reason Virtual Challenge is held during March, which sees $10 of every registration donated to a local charity.

In the aftermath of the Tathra bushfire disaster this year’s nominated charity OzHarvest Sapphire Coast and the Sapphire Coast Runners committee have decided the donation will be made to the official Bega Valley Shire Council Mayoral Appeal Fund.

If you would like to donate to this appeal, see below for details:

Mayoral Appeal Fund
Bank transfer details:
BSB: 012525
Account number: 837535154

Credit Card details
Phone (02) 6499 2345 during business hours (9am to 4.30pm)

Sapphire Coast Runners Trivia Night 2018

Sapphire Coast Runners is holding a Trivia fundraiser night on Friday 13th July 2017.

Date: Saturday 14th July 2017
Venue: Club Sapphire Auditorium
Time: Doors open 7:00pm, for a 7:30pm start
Price: $15 per adult, $10 per child
Teams: Up to 8
Tickets: Drop into Club Sapphire or call them on 6495 1306 to book a table or purchase tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased direct from committee member Belinda Cardwell.

This is sure to be a fun night, with proceeds helping Sapphire Coast Runners to continue to stage  events and coordinate activities that get people in our local area involved in running.

Join the Facebook event

Member Offer: Discounted Influenza Vaccinations

2018 influenza vaccinations are now available at Seeto, Dodd & Dwyer Pharmacy at 32 Market Street Merimbula.

Usually $24.95 but if you like the Sapphire Coast Runners Facebook page and join the Sapphire Coast Runners Chat group, then mention you are part of this group you will get the club discount rate of $20.

No appointment necessary Monday to Friday, just call in.

Offer valid for 2018 influenza vaccinations only.