Sri Chinmoy 10km/4km Fun-Runs

Acton Foreshore Canberra

A bi-annual fun-run alongside Lake Burley Griffin

Scenic, central lakeside locale
Established, measured, marked course
Trophies for top placegetters
Post-race breakfast for all

About the event

Since 1984, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has conducted 10 km and 4 km Fun-Runs along the popular signposted Sri Chinmoy 10 km Recreational Running course on the cycle path along the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, starting and finishing at Acton Ferry Terminal. These race are often staged on public holidays: Canberra Day in March and Labour Day in October. The next event will be held on Labour Day, Monday 7 October.

All races commence at 8 am. Entries can be made online or at the course on the day of the race, from 6.45 am. A family atmosphere includes post-race breakfast and awards presentation.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

10 km

  • Male and Female Under 50, 1st to 7th
  • Male and Female 50 - 59, 1st to 3rd
  • Male and Female 60 - 69, 1st and 2nd
  • Male and Female 70 and Over, 1st.

4 km

  • Boys and Girls Under 13, 1st to 3rd
  • Boys and Girls and 17, 1st to 3rd
  • Male and Female 17 and Over, 1st to 3rd.

Read more on the Sri Chinmoy Recreational Running Course

Sri Chinmoy 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Canberra

A twice-annual run along shared pathways alongside beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, on the signposted Sri Chinmoy 10km Recreational Running Course.



    • 8am
    • Registration from 6.45am
    • $22 online (until 5pm Friday prior to race day)
    • On-the-day: $30


    • 8.05am
    • Registration from 6.45am
    • $15 online (until 5pm Friday prior to race day)
    • On-the-day: $20


Prachar Stegemann
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Award categories

  • 10km: 1st to 7th M & F Under 50; 1st to 3rd M & F 50-59; 1st and 2nd M & F 60-69; 1st M & F 70+
  • 4km: 1st to 3rd M & F Under 13; 1st to 3rd M & F Under 17; 1st to 3rd M & F 17+

Race records

The Sri Chinmoy 10 km Recreational Running Course has been in use for races in Canberra since 1984.  The following are course records established for the 10 km and 4 km courses since 2004.

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Joshua Torley 15:00 5/10/2009 Jordyne Rauter 15:35 9/3/2015
4 km Under 17 Alex Hughes 14:00 12/3/2018 Sarah Lonsdale 15:13 5/10/2009
4 km 17 and Over Stuart Doyle 13:23 6/10/2008 Hannah Walmsley 15:50 9/3/2015
10 km Under 50 Alan Craigie 32:25 13/3/2017 Jackie Fairweather 36:29 2/10/2005
10 km 50 - 59 Greg Regester 37:07 1/10/2012 Maria O'Reilly 43:58 28/3/2005
10 km 60-69 Peter Kallio 41:26 2/10/2005 Jennifer Kellett 49:47 1/10/2018
10 km 70 and Over Bob Chapman 49:32 2/10/2005 Caroline Campbell 58:21 9/3/2015

Previous Results

  • 2019 Mar 31st
    Sri Chinmoy 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Canberra, 31 March 2019

    Due to the Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic being held on the Canberra Day Long Weekend this year, the traditional Canberra Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs were moved to Sunday 31 March, a less-than-ideal choice as it turned out due to several other significant events also happening about town on this day.

    So it was a smaller-than-usual field who gathered on a cooler-than-usual morning with a little less-than-usual excitement and anticipation in the air.

    The low-key atmosphere did not deter Jeff Grey however, who had come to the 10km race this morning with a focus and a goal: the 15-year-old Male 50-59 Course Record. Jeff ran the race of the day to convincingly claim the new best time of 39:03, to further consolidate his growing reputation as one of Canberra’s outstanding and best-performing veteran runners of all time.

    A few minutes ahead of Jeff, Jonathan Moore had claimed the outright win in the 10km race with a fine 35:51, edging ahead of Aston Duncan (35:58) and Ben Crabb (36:14). Behind Jeff’s record-breaking performance, the race in the Male 50-59 was for the minor placings, with Mark Duncanson taking 2nd in 43:38 from Kim Houghton’s 44:07. Keith Bennett took home the main trophy in the Male 60-69 with 47:25; while Peter Gentry was fastest of the Male 70 and Over brigade in 1:05:10.

    The women’s 10km race also proved a tight contest, with Ellie Barrett (42:51) outlasting a challenge from Natty Beck’s 42:59, and Amanda Kennedy taking the final podium placing in 43:40. Debra Kay was fastest of the Female 50-59 in 49:50 from Mayumi Takeuchi’s 54:47 and Sharon Humphreys – who accidentally ran an additional lap around Museum Point – clocking in at 1:00:34.

    The top 5 placings in the 4km race this morning were 3 Boys Under 17 and 2 Girls Under 13. Riley Whatman (16:00) was the outright winner, from his brother Angus Whatman (17:31). 3rd overall and 1st Girl Under 13 went to the flying Jemma Wilson in 17:32, followed by the 3rd Boy Under 17, Jayden Alderman in 18:09 and 2nd Girl Under 13, Hannah Quispes with 18:55. Hugh Radford took out the Boys Under 13 in 19:00, followed closely by Flynn Duncan (19:20) and Owen Duncanson (19:35). Melinda Lee won the Girls Under 17 division with 44:37. Among the adults, Severine Bernard took out the Female 17 and Over category in 21:27; and Jose Quispes Garay the Male 17 and Over with 22:32.

    Congratulations to all who participated and all who volunteered their services to help make this morning so enjoyable and fulfilling. This race will return to its traditional home of Canberra Day in 2020!

  • 2018 Oct 1st
    Sri Chinmoy Labour Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Acton Ferry Terminal, Canberra, Monday 1 October 2018

    It is rare indeed that a new race record is set on a course which has been used at least twice a year for over 35 years. Yet Jennifer Kellett today did just that – breaking the long-held record for this challenging 10km course of Canberra running legend Caroline Campbell for Female 60-69 – with her wonderful run of 49:47. Congratulations Jennifer!

    No-one could possibly have asked for any better conditions this morning alongside the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin for the annual Sri Chinmoy Labour Day gathering of enthusiastic and aspiring runner-enjoyers and pancake-lovers.

    Ellie Barrett took out the Female Under 50 10km race with a fine run of 42:28, from Natasha Beck in 43:57 and Skye Cappuccio, whose 45:02 just edged out Julia Ison’s 45:07 for 3rd placing. Kerri Vaughan showed great form to win the Female 50-59, and take 8th outright with 47:34.

    Tim Carton was strongest in the men’s race, taking the win in 37:07 from Callum Burns’ 37:21 and David Beaven with 37:37. 6th outright and winning the Male 50-59 was a in-form and unstoppable Jeff Grey with a fine run of 39:29, from Kim Houghton’s 42:53 and Mark Duncanson in 44:09. David Alder took out the competitive Male 60-69 with a scintillating run of 43:07 from Trevor Jacobs’ 45:25; while Graham Burke was too good in the Male 70 and Over in 58:10.

    The shorter 4km saw Dave Hardwicke run a superb unchallenged 14:04, the fastest time over this course for a while. Next home in the Male 17 and Over was Iwo Pilecki-Silva with 15:08, just ahead of 1st placed Boy Under 17, Xavier Quispes in 15:15, winning from Riley Whatman in 15:36. Fastest in the Boys Under 13 was Mitchell Osmond in 17:23, from Owen Toyne’s 17:57.

    Emily Hill took out the Female 17 and Over and 1st place outright in the women’s 4km race in 16:41, just ahead of 1st placed Girls Under 13, Rebecca Solomon who ran an excellent 16:52, ahead of Mily McCabe’s 17:42 and Jemma Wilson in 17:47; while winner of the Girls Under 17 was Laura Burns with 19:05.



  • 2018 Mar 12th
    Sri Chinmoy Canberra Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Monday 12 March 2018

    Not many running races start with a spectacular hot-air balloon display over a lake prior to the start; just one of the many treats afforded the runners in the annual Sri Chinmoy Canberra Day Fun-Runs.

    A beautiful morning, mild and clear, greeted the small but eager field assembled by Lake Burley Griffin for either a 10km or a 4km hit-out to start their Public Holiday in the best possible fashion.

    Alex Hughes not only won the 4km race outright from the Boys Under 17 category: he set a new age group course record of 14 minutes flat in doing so, ahead of Male 17and Over winner Gordon Milne’s 14:27.  The next two home were also from the competitive Boys Under 17s – Xavier Quispes in 15:16 and Rohan O’Grady in 15:22. Boys Under 13 winner was Harry Martin in 17:05.

    Emily Hill was a clear winner of the Female 17 and Over in 17:42; while Hannah Quispes won the Girls Under 13 in 22:17.

    The 10km run is certainly no stroll in the park, some striking lakeside scenery tempered by a few decent hills heading in both directions on this out-and-back course.

    Jason McRae made the best of the morning, returning a 37:37 to win the Male Under 50s from Samuel Lowe’s 38:11 and David Beaven in 38:27. David Clarke took out the Male 50-59 in 41:28; Peter Clarke the Male 60-69 in 44:08; and Peter Gentry the Male 70 and Over category in 1:03:03.

    Sally Parker showed good form to win the Female Under 50 race with her 43:39, from Ellie Barrett in 44:27 and Michelle Burns with 46:59. Kelley Horan won the Female 50-59 with 49:44; and Robyn McLelland the Female 60-69 in 59:01.

    As the area around the soon-to-be-defunct Acton Ferry Terminal heads into a major redevelopment, we sincerely hope that this event, now in its 35th year, will be able to continue along this lovely course for may years to come.

  • 2017 Oct 2nd
    Sri Chinmoy Labour Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Monday 2 October 2017

    Today represented a special milestone in the history of Sri Chinmoy races. Forty years ago, to the day, the first ever Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team event was held: a ten-mile race in the hills of Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Many more races were to follow, with thousands of participants. Not to mention a significant number of races held in Canberra, beginning in the early 80's.

    This Labour Day holiday featured the best weather Canberra has to offer – a brisk Spring morning blossoming into a warm, sunny day. The wind that has plagued the region for the last ten days seemed to be taking a holiday too. 160 runners toed the starting line in the 10km and 4km events, having beaten the Floriade multitudes into the Acton Ferry carpark! Veteran runners Rad Leovic and Lachlan Lewis, now both in their 80s, put in a welcome appearance amongst the participants. After our traditional moment of silent reflection, the race was underway.

    As is to be expected, the 4km runners were the first home. Thanks to our first foray into chip timing at this event, we could see the runners' names onscreen well before they crossed the finish line. Another innovation meant that finishers could scan their race bibs and see their finish time and position – courtesy of Martin Fryer and FlyerUltra race timing.

    The Cuzner family dominated the male divisions, with Ryan in the Under 13s winning the race outright in 15:51. In the adults, Matt won in 18:18. Hannah Cuzner was first in Girls Under 17 (21:26). The Under 17 Boys was won by Rohan O'Grady (15:57, second overall).

    The Quispes family featured Xavier and Caleb finishing second and third in the Boys Under 13, whilst Hannah Quispes won the Girls Under 13 (20:57).  The Over 17 Women was won by Kim Wilmshurst (16:36), who was also first to claim her medal before dashing off to work.

    The 10km event saw Daniel Carson come home first in the blistering time of 36:41. The first seven men all came in under 40 minutes. For the women, Penny Slater won in 39:33.

    Jeff Grey was first in the Male 50-59 division in 41:35. Pam Muston won the Female 50-59 category in 50:41. Legendary mountain runner Trevor Jacobs took the line honours in the Males 60-69 in 45:25.

    Peter Gentry won Male 70 and Over division 1:03:37, though was beaten to the finish line by Caroline Campbell, Female 70 and Over in1:00:01.

    Congratulations to all the runners, and we hope to see you at our next 10km & 4km Fun-Runs on Canberra Day in March 2018.