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Active & Healthy program

The Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a great way to try a new fitness activity or sport, discover one of our great parks or sporting facilities and meet new people.

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Active & Healthy - Running

The Gold Coast is a wonderful place to run. Many local running clubs and groups take advantage of more than 50 kilometres of beachfront paths and off-road tracks in our nature reserves and forests.

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See the list below for a description of the Running activities on offer. Click the button above and select 'Running' in the Category search field to find available dates and times for these activities.


Join this free weekly, electronically timed 5km run/walk session for all ages and fitness levels from beginners to experienced runners. Walk, jog or run and enjoy this stimulating and friendly program.

Junior parkrun

Join this free weekly, electronically timed 2km run/walk session just for kids. Great for any level of fitness or ability with all runners and walkers welcomed and encouraged.

Gold Coast running sessions and clubs

Running is often viewed as a solo sport, but you're missing out if you always hit the road by yourself. Join one of the many Gold Coast groups, improve your running and meet others enjoying the same activity.

Kids running groups

Kids love to run and this fun group is all about children enjoying themselves. All sessions cater for beginners to intermediate. Parents welcome. School terms only.

Trail runners

Join a fun and friendly group of trail runners for some off-road fun. All ages welcome,those under 13 years must be accompanied by a parent.

Trail Chix

This female trail running activity is run by women for women. The group also offers monthly running workshops. Beginners are welcome.

Responsible Runners

Join 30-minute weekly run/walk/beach clean-ups to help reduce marine debris and build a stronger and healthier community. All equipment provided.

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