Category Archives: Merimbula Fun Run News

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

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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

Merimbula Fun Run Road Closures – Sunday 28 May 2017

Council roads will be temporarily closed from 7:00AM to 10:30AM on Sunday 28 May 2017 for the Merimbula Fun Run,

  1. Full Closure of Ocean Drive, Merimbula from Ford Park to the Fishpen Road intersection;
  2. Full Closure of Fishpen Road, Merimbula between the Ocean Drive and Market Street intersections;
  3. One lane of Market Street, Merimbula between the Fishpen Road and Beach Street intersections;
  4. Full Closure of Beach Street, Merimbula between the Market Street and Main Street intersections;
  5. Full Closure of Main Street, Merimbula between the Cameron Street and Randolph Street and Henwood and Lake Street intersections, and one lane closed between Randolf and Henwood Street;
  6. Full closure of Lake Street, Merimbula between the Main Street intersection and the Merimbula Wharf.
  7. Access to some parking will also be restricted along the course route, and a clearway in operation for Southbound parking lanes along Market Street from Beach Street to bridge.

Sapphire Coast Runners Inc appreciate these closures may cause short-term inconvenience and sincerely thank road users and the public for their understanding and support to maintain safety of participants, spectators and the public during this event.



2K Kids DashWe are excited to announce we have added a 2km Kids Dash to the Merimbula Fun Run program this year, with the event taking place on Sunday 28 May.

All registered Kids Dash finishers receive a special finisher medal with male and female placegetters receiving a placegetter medal and kids prize pack.

Early bird registration is now available online – click HERE to register.

Merimbula Fun Run Registration closing 5:00pm today!

Online registration closes at 5:00pm today!
Everyone who registers online receives special online pricing, easy race pack collection on race day, a voucher for two free issues of Runner’s World Magazine and an entry into an exclusive prize draw.

On-the-day registration will be available:

  • 10km Run: $45
  • Open 5km Run|Walk: $35
  •  Junior 5km Run|Walk: $30

Payment method for on-the-day entries is via cash or eftpos.

On-day entries will open at 7:00am and close 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Find about more about the Merimbula Fun Run


2016 MFR Raffle Prize List Announced

The 2016 Merimbula Fun Run raffle prize list has been announced.

With prizes valued at over $1300, don’t miss your chance to win!

The Merimbula Fun Run Raffle is a key event fundraiser to aid Sapphire Coast Runners in covering the costs associated with traffic management, timing services, insurance, equipment, prize money, and other expenses.

Tickets may be purchased during the registration process, from a member of the Sapphire Coast Runners committee, or on-the-day at the race bib collection tent.

Sapphire Coast Runners sincerely thanks all prize donors for their generous support.


Merimbula Fun Run Update – 8 weeks to go

It’s less than 8 weeks to the 2016 Merimbula Fun Run, 55 days in fact until you line up at Ford Park on Sunday 29th May ready to take on the 10km Run or 5km Run|Walk… or for a few both!

As we start the countdown we are encouraging as many entrants as possible to register online during April to have your race pack posted direct to you.  The online registration link is provided below. Those registering after April will need to collect their pack on race day.  On-day race pack collection will close 20 minutes before race start

We are also seeking on-day volunteers to make it all happen.  So if you know anyone who isn’t running but would like to help out please encourage them to sign up. Please see volunteer information and links provided below.

We will continue with regular updates over the next 8 weeks, and if you have any questions please take a look at the frequently asked questions or email us.

View the full update with links here.