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About the

North Beach Sand Runs

Illawarra's only Soft Sand Run
4km and 2km options

Get set for some soft sand run fun!

Illawarra's 'little bondi' North Beach Wollongong is the setting for the fun and challenge of the North Beach Sand Run.

Wet and soft sand, shoes or no shoes...race for a time or a fun fitness challenge!

4km: 2 lap course - soft and wet sand, all ages

2km: 5yrs and up this is for you..

Enter on your own, with the family or organise a group and do it together!


Beach Run Experiences

Soft Sand Beach Dash

Gear up to take on Illawarra's only Beach fun run experience... 

Soft Sand Run - all age fun

  • Start: 9.30am North Wollongong Beach
  • 4k    = two laps
  • Tide dependant- mix of soft and firmer sand
  • Shoes, or no shoes
  • Individual or group / team, 
  • TIMING included
  • Age awards
  • Entry includes chest numbers, timing, results, photography, refreshments, barrel draw tickets, and key safety services

Mini 'soft sand 2k'  dash

Kids and families this one is for you!

  • 9.30am
  • North beach start/finish
  • all ages, 5 and up..or try one lap (1k with toddlers)

        Course Map

Course Description
Start: Central sand near water edge

 4km: 2 laps (1km out and back) along  soft/wet sand, aid station at 1k mark.

 2km: single lap- out and back  
on the day

What you need to know

Check In 'registration' Location: 

North Beach at water side lawn of surf club)  – look "northWollongong surf Club marquee. 

• Collect entry chest plate to be worn and time chip for 5km.

Check In Time

From 8.15am until 15min before event start time.

Start Line: 

On the beach under ‘start banners’

Start Time: 

9.30am: 4km first, than 2km


Timing, course layout and services, first aid, refreshments, sponsor freebies, safety measures, wonderful volunteers, spot and barrel draws.


Runners are free to run barefoot or with shoes, wetsuit slippers...the area is mostly very clean but storm, and public debris may still be on sand. Run at own risk

Finisher awards

4km: Overall, plus age awards.

2km 1st, 2nd, 3rd U13 yrs boys/girls

Spot prizes - all go in the draw.


It’s set to be ON! So ensure to prepare for all weather, but lets hope its sunny…

Terms and Conditions

View Terms & Conditions.


4k is timed, time chip on ankle is provided at registration. Results posted online after the event. Official age category awards apply.

Safety Measures?

First aid, and ample volunteers. Course signage, and services. Please ensure to read and acknowledge waiver and usual risks associated with sporting events of this nature. Note sand may contain debris with participants to run at own risk.

Can I run with my child?

Sure can - the toddler dash is made for parents and kids to enter together, though all events allow for families to run together if they choose.

Can we buddy or Group UP?

PLEASE DO…you can join in with a friend or why not sign up as a group

If you have any other questions, drop us an email

Entry Fees

Go To Beach Run Register Page

How To Guides

Go To Preparation Page