Mudgee Running Festival known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere is a perfect venue for first-timers who are looking for a no-pressure race yet still challenging enough for experienced marathoners.

The short events run alongside the Cudgegong River and around Lawson Park. The longer courses weave through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, and grazing cattle.

Designed for a fun, family event with a great supportive atmosphere. With a band of friendly enthusiastic supporters and volunteers cheering on competitors on the side.

There will be fun activities for kids too including a jumping castle, massage service for the participants, food and drinks, and great coffee!

The Mudgee Running Festival Races

5KM Fun Run/Walk

Starting and finishing in picturesque Lawson Park, your course takes you along established, flat paths around the park and banks of the Cudgegong River. A great event for the entire family.

Mudgee Running Festival

10KM Fun Run

The 10km Fun Run is a two-lap course that crosses the Cudgegong River and follows a scenic and flat route through the Glen Willow recreation area, returning back to Lawson Park.

Half Marathon

This challenging course takes our competitors north out of town towards the Pieter van Gent Winery, where they will turn around and head back to the finishing line in Lawson Park.


The course weaves through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries and farmland. There are water stations, a wine station, and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on!

The August 21st, 2022 competition is the race’s 20th anniversary. All marathon and half marathon competitors who register before 31 July will receive a commemorative Mudgee Running Festival t-shirt. Every participant will receive a 20th Anniversary finisher’s medal. And if registered before 1st August will be able to personalise their race bib.

Registration is done online until August 18th. Visit mudgeerunningfestival.



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