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All New Merchandise Range

New merch has just dropped

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World Athletics Label for Launceston Half Marathon

The McGrath Launceston Running Festival has joined an exclusive group of events around the globe, being awarded a World Athletics Label.

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2 Day Festival in 2024

For the first time, the McGrath Launceston Running Festival will run over 2 days on June 1-2 in 2024.

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Fields are Ready to Run this Sunday

Tasmania will be the focus of the Australian distance running scene this weekend, with the 15th edition of the McGrath Launceston Running Festival.

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Full Pace Likely for 1/2 Marathon

In only 3 years, the Think Big ½ Marathon at the McGrath Launceston Running Festival has built a reputation of the quickest in Australia.

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Robbo Returns for Crack at 10k

Last years’ 10km and half marathon champions will face off over 10km at this years McGrath Launceston Running Festival.

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Launceston 10k Women's Elite Field Announcement

A trio of Australia’s best female distance runners will duke it out in the Launceston 10k on June 11.

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Smash the Sad’s with a Sweat this Season

Winter can be tough – cold mornings, dark evenings and the iconic Tasmanian fog. For many, these conditions can result in increased fatigue, depression and isolation.

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Launceston's Largest Mass Participation Event This Sunday

The 15th edition of the McGrath Launceston Running Festival is on this Sunday 12th June with more than 200 eager athletes coming from interstate for the ‘Laun Weekend’.

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History of Speed to Continue at Launceston 10

Since it began in 2007, the Launceston 10 has forged a reputation of attracting world class distance running fields and super quick times.

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Olympians to Chase a Fast Half in Launnie

The McGrath Launceston Running Festival is already widely regarded as the place to run a personal best for 10km. That’s rapidly expanding to include the Think Big Half Marathon.

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Pushing Wheelbarrow for a Half Marathon

If you think simply running a Half Marathon is hard, let us introduce you to Jade Child.

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McGrath Joins Launceston Running Festival

Launceston’s largest mass participation sporting event has a new sponsor and new name.

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GRADUATION DAY LOOMS FOR RUNNING ROOKIES

This Sunday’s Launceston Running Festival will be extra special for six locals.

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Elite Fields Announced for #RunLaunnie

The 2021 Launceston Running Festival welcomes a stellar lineup of elite athletes to #RunLaunnie

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The 2021 LRF Running Rookies

In 2021, we are turning running rookies into local legends! Introducing our 6 Running Rookies for the 2021 Launceston Running Festival!

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Nutrition Tips from KODA Nutrition & Olympian Milly Clark

Get your pre-race, race day and post-race nutrition right with these tips and tricks from Milly Clark and KODA Nutrition

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Clifford Eyes 'Blinky' World Record

Australian Para distance running star is aiming an assault on the 10km vision impaired world record in Launceston on December 13.

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Elite Fields Announced for Fresh Launceston Running Festival

The deepest fields in the events history have been assembled for the new look 2020 Launceston Running Festival.

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See you in 2024

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