Dawnbuster Fun Run 2023

Dawnbuster Fun Run 2021. all funds raised go to Give Where You Live

Sunday December 31 2023 – 7:00am

Kick off your New Year celebrations with hundreds of runners as we take in the beautiful Geelong Waterfront at the break of dawn on New Year’s Eve on our classic 5 km course.

Race begins at 7 am sharp. We look forward to seeing you at the Waterfront!

How to enter

  • Adults $20
  • Child (under 18 years) $10
  • On-line entry here
  • Or register on the morning from 6 am at the Carousel at the Waterfront (closes at 6.50 am)
  • Payment on the morning by card or cash

All funds raised go to Give Where You Live.

More details

  • Individual participant’s times will not be recorded; however finish times will be displayed on the race clock at the finish line.
  • Baggage storage will be available but we can only accept bags, not loose items, and can’t accept responsibility for valuables.
  • Please – no dogs or strollers due to the narrowness of the pavement in some places.

A collaboration between Geelong Cross Country Club and Give Where You Live.

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2024 Geelong Half Marathon

The 2024 Geelong Half Marathon will be held on Sunday April 7th, 2024.

As well as being the Geelong Cross Country Club’s annual fundraiser, your entry fees will directly help raise funds for community organisations. Thanks to your support, last year we donated $20,000 to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre at Barwon Health.

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2023 season awards

The 52nd season of the club founded by Geelong Advertiser journalists in 1971 was very successful, ending with the presentation of numerous awards at St Lords on Friday night.


  • Open Champions
    • Female: R. Thompson
    • Male: L. Drady.
  • Marathon Champion: D. Wright
  • Age Champions
    • Under 40: R. Thomson and L. Drady
    • Veterans: K. Wright and P. Posterino
    • Masters: S. Pedersen and J. Foran
    • Legends: C. Stephens and K. Walker
    • SuperVets: D. Elward.
  • Rory Wilson Age Graded 10 km: C. Stephens.
  • Best Clubpersons: M. Morton and D. Wright. Merit Award: A. Jenkins.
  • Sealed Series:
    • Frontmarkers: C. Stephens
    • Middlemarkers: A. Jenkins
    • Backmarkers: L. Drady
    • New and Returning Runners: W.Veitch.
  • Most Improved: A. Jenkins
  • Most Impressive: P. Fuller
  • Best First Year Runner: S. Hamilton.
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Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator

A field of 55 assembled in perfect conditions for the time honoured Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator at the Canoe Club. All entrants had to complete both the 4 km and 3 km events with the best performed twenty athletes qualifying for the 2 km final.

Louis Rowan and Shaun Coffey took over the lead with 250 metres to go and try as he might Coffey could not overtake Rowan who triumphed by a metre with Sabine Hamilton 45 metres back in third place. For Rowan who represented Australia in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, it was his fifth club win and his first since 2005. A member for 28 years, Rowan has also sponsored the club for the past 13 seasons through the Steigen business.

Newgrove Benchtops Eliminator winner Louis Rowan

Thanks to Mitch Geall who was the turnaround marshal. Club President, Kevin McNulty was commended on reaching his 400 club run milestone.

Top 10 Placings

L. Rowan 7.01, S. Coffey 7.41, S. Hamilton 8.31, S. Thompson 7.59, M. Minney 6.50, S. Pedersen 7.50, K. McNulty 7.43, J. Foran 7.56, S. Andrews 8.16, D. Marshall 8.21.

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