Event Overview

The mcgrath Launceston Running Festival is your opportunity to be a part of launceston's biggest fun run event!

We’re Back in 2024

The 2024 Mcgrath Launceston Running Festival will be held on 2nd june 2024.

Tasmanian distance running fans can rejoice, with the return of the biggest running event in Launceston.

Epic Events and Marketing, a Tasmanian business specialising in mass participation sporting events and sports media has acquired the event from Sydney based business Pont3.

“We’re passionate about health and fitness, particularly through running.  Along with many, we were saddened that the 2018 edition wasn’t able to go ahead.  We have big plans for the Tasmanian Running Festival future,” Managing Director of Epic, Richard Welsh said.

Among the changes, will be a new program for the day, which has been known for a fast 10km race, since it began in 2007.  The event offerings for 2024 will include;

Launceston 10km


The famous Launceston 10. Recognised internationally as a flat, fast and friendly 10km event. An ideal course to do your fastest 10km. Includes the Tasmanian Road Running Championships for U20.

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5km run or walk


Perfect way to start a Sunday, walk, run, stroll or crawl, just make it to the finish line! Includes the Tasmanian Road Running Championships

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Liveat 1 Mile


Introduced in 2020, the mile is 1609m. Ideal for kids, aspiring runners, or fun run first timers. Includes the Tasmanian Road Running championships for U12.

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Think Big Half Marathon


Introduced in 2020, the flat, fast and fresh course will take in many of Launceston's highlights. Come fit and ready to run, as this will be Australia's number 1 half marathon in 2024.

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Finisher Medal

All finisher's in the half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km events will receive a finisher's medal!

The medal will have space on the back for those who wish to purchase a brag tag and display your time – perhaps a PB.

Race Rules

Merit Awards will be based on Gun Time (i.e. the order of the athletes across the finish line)

Official results published will be by Net Time (the time difference between the athlete crossing the start line and the finish line)

In the unlikely event of any dispute, the Race Directors decision shall be final.

Race bib Collection

2024 bib collection information will be confirmed closer to the event.

Your race bib has your individual race number and timing tag and must be visible and worn on your chest throughout the event.

If you are unable to utilise the above options your race bib will still be available for collection on event morning, at least 15 minutes before your race.

If you have any further queries, please email the event office at info@epicem.com.au

See you in 2024

Sunday, June 2