Sri Chinmoy 10km/4km Fun-Runs
A bi-annual, lakeside fun-run
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 Park.
These race are often staged on public holidays. Dates for the 2023 Fun-Runs are Monday 13 March (Canberra Day) and Monday 2 October (Labour Day).
All races commence at 8 am. Entries can be made online until 7 pm of the Friday prior to race day.
On-the-day registration, race number bIb collection and late entries are available between 7am and 7.40am at Acton Park.
A family atmosphere includes post-race breakfast and awards presentation.
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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.
- $22 online until 7pm Friday 29 September
- $30 on the day
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- $13 online untill 7pm Friday 29 September
- $20 on the day
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- 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+
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.
|4 km||Under 13||Joshua Torley||15:00||5/10/2009||Jordyne Rauter||15:35||9/3/2015|
|4 km||Under 17||Daniel Randall||13:50||13/3/2023||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||Harrison McCGill||31:23||16/2/2020||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||Clare Wall||49:17||13/3/2023|
|10 km||70 and Over||Trevor Jacobs||49:09||2/10/2023||Caroline Campbell||58:21||9/3/2015|
While works were being conducted around Acton Foreshore, a second course was being used at Lake Ginninderra in Belconnen, starting and finishing alongside Bimbi Beach. These records are for this course, in use occasionally since October 2020.
|4 km||Under 13||Alex Fillingham||16:37||14/2/2021||Lara McClelland||20:46||5/10/2020|
|4 km||Under 17||Xavier Quispes||14:04||14/2/2021||Hannah Quispes||22:04||5/10/2020|
|4 km||17 and Over||Kael Hulin||14:26||14/2/2021||Jordyne Rauter||17:21||5/10/2020|
|10 km||Under 50||Travis Haslam||33:47||14/2/2021||Katie Porra||38:46||14/2/2021|
|10 km||50 - 59||Matt Rizzuto||36:38||13/2/2022||Bron Adams||49:21||14/2/2021|
|10 km||60-69||Ron Schwebel||44:45||5/10/2020||Elizabeth Simpson||47:08||14/2/2021|
|10 km||70 and Over||Peter Clarke||46:05||14/2/2021||Susan Archer||54:39||5/10/2020|
2023 Oct 2ndSri Chinmoy Labour Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Monday 2 October 2023
Living in Canberra, we are spoiled. Sometimes it takes a runner visiting from out of town, or from overseas, to remark – “What amazing trails you have here!” or “How I wish we had such a lovely run around the lake in my town!” – to remind us how fortunate we are. Truth be told, the Sri Chinmoy 10km Recreational Running Course could have been located in a dozen different places around 3 alternate lakes: all would draw similar exclamations of wonder and praise.
Next year, 2024 will mark the 40th anniversary of the first public Sri Chinmoy 10km Fun-Run on this Acton course, so a celebration is surely on the cards. Nevertheless, each time we run is a celebration, an offering of gratitude for this simplest expression of wellbeing, happiness and progress – of life.
The stand-out performance today capped a sensational year for Trevor Jacobs, who in winning the 10km M70+ in 49:09, smashed an age group record which had stood for 18 years, and collected his 7th age group record from as many Sri Chinmoy races in 2023! (the Lennox Gardens 5-mile race, today's Acton 10km, and all 5 of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series events).
Zac Rosser led the 10km men’s race from the get-go and never looked back, running confidently to win in 34:33, from Andrew Lake’s 35:33 and 3rd placed Daniel Cook in 37:10.
4th and 5th places outright were taken by the first 2 women, with Alexandria Nicholls (37:13) and Rachel Waters (37:41) eating up the hills to run the fastest times on this course in several years, followed by 3rd placed Sarah King in 41:12.
Debra Kay claimed the glory in the Female 50-59 category with 49:14, from Sarah Fien’s 50:57, and Jodi Coppin’s 57:06. In the F60-69, Clare Wall reigned supreme with 54:03, ahead of Liz Simpfendorfer with 55:01 and Manqin Xu in 58:44.
In the Male 50-59, Andrew Carson was swiftest on the day in 41:50, from Andrew Leigh MP’s 42:03, and Andrew Dempster with 42:42. Keith Bennett took out the M60-69 with 50:09, with Peter Simpfendorfer in 55:02 and Chris Lamb in 55:52.
The 4km race was fast (but not furious), with Daniel McIernan gliding to victory from the Male 17+ category in 15:06, ahead of Dominic Torley’s 15:41 (also taking 1st place in the Boys Under 17). Alli Welsford won the female race outright from the Girls Under 13s in 20:49, just edging out Sibylla Muecke’s 20:51, which was fastest of the F17+ category.
2023 Mar 13thSri Chinmoy Canberra Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Monday 13 March, 2023
Canberra Day held a special significance this morning as the 2023 Australian edition of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run concluded its journey from Brisbane. The Torch was carried on its final leg by a small team, including ACT Peace Run Patron Andrew Leigh, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury and Federal member for the Canberra seat of Fenner; and long-time Peace Run supporter, ACT Attorney General, Shane Rattenbury. Both Andrew and Shane then joined the field for the 10km run.
Michael Daly showed the field a clean pair of heels in the men’s 10km race, winning in an impressive 33:12, from Daniel Carson’s 34:49 and Kodi Clarkson with 35:03. Aston Duncan set one of the fastest times ever in the Male 50-59 with his fine 37:39, taking this competitive category from Andrew Leigh’s 40:09 and Jeff Grey in 40:12. The closest finish came in the Male 60-69 where Kim Houghton’s 44:47 was just good enough to cover the fine run of 44:49 from Collin Acton; while Peter Badowski took out the Male 70 and Over with 1:02:18.
The women’s race saw a good win from Sarah King, winning in 40:31, with 2nd placed Lili Mooney not far behind in 40:50, from Rebecca Lin with 42:38. Sarah Fien was fastest in the Female 50-59s with an impressive 47:10, from Renee Wolford in 52:23 and Debra Kay with 53:03. Evergreen Clare Wall claimed the Female 60-69 crown with 49:17, from Pam Muston (52:32); while Julie Bell took home the Female 70 and Over award with 1:07:37.
The 4km race saw the largest field ever assembled at this event for this distance.
Daniel Randall was the overall winner from the Boys Under 17 category, in a sizzling 13:50 – a new age group record – ahead of a thrilling sprint finish in the Male 17 and Over, with Xavier Quispes (14:02) edging out Jonathan Fearn (14:03). Ashley Evans was a clear winner in the Boys Under 13 with 18:26.
Kim Wilmshurst was fastest finisher in the women’s race with 17:07; while Alli Westwood took out the Girls Under 13s in 22;21; and Isla Moore the Girls Under 17 with 23:10.
Our gratitude to Robert de Castella for presenting the awards this morning. At the conclusion of the awards presentations, the Peace Run team sang Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Run song, and on behalf of the Peace Run team, Susan Marshall, winner of last year’s Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Race (the world’s longest footrace), then presented the Peace Run Torch-Bearer Award to local running legend, Pam Muston. See the Peace Run website for a full report.
The Peace Torch was then symbolically handed to Mick Mudford, representing the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. Mick will now bring the Peace Torch to the Aussie Peace Walk, to be held around Canberra on the weekend of 25 & 26 March.
2022 Oct 3rdSri Chinmoy Labour Day 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Canberra, Monday 3 October, 2022
Perfect weather greeted us at Lake Ginninderra this morning. Blue skies reflected in flat glassy waters, without a breath of wind about. The chilly 2 degrees soon warmed to an agreeable 10-ish degrees, making for excellent running weather. Sure, the grass was a little long at the Bimbi Beach starting line, but that didn't matter once the athletes hit the bitumen path.
The outright winner of the 4km race was the young Alex Fillingham, a feat that was mirrored when his father Kane won the 10km event (36.14).
Laura Ramboer was first woman in the 4km in 17.47, and Georgina Pembroke was first in the 10km in 40.32.
A large contingent of Achilles runners and guides turned out today to support both events.
Congratulations to all competitors at Lake Ginninderra today.
2022 Feb 13thSri Chinmoy 10km & 4km Fun-Runs, Sunday 13 February 2022
The Sri Chinmoy 10km & 4km Fun-Runs returned to their “home away from home” alongside Lake Ginninderra’s Bimbi Beach for a rejuvenating morning’s outing.
Liam O’Rorke (34:50) had to contend with a strong challenge from James Mason (34:56) to hold onto the main prize in the men’s blue ribbon 10km event, with Andrew Proctor (35:45) coming in 3rd ahead of a fast-finishing Sarankhuu Jargal (35:57), and Kodi Clarkson (36:09) – just 3 days after his 14th birthday. Matt Rizzuto took out the M50-59 with a fine new course record of 36:38; Kim Houghton returned to the winner’s podium in the M60-69 with 47:21; while Greig McEwan led home the M70 and Over in 59:20.
Jordan Anderton won the women’s 10km race in 46:18, from 2nd placed Rowena Woods (46:46), with Yolanda Lovie-Toon completing the podium in 48:42, ahead of Frederike Stock (49:39) and Chloe Hanbury (49:57). Gabrielle Brown won the F50-59 category with 51:01; while Elizabeth Simpson was again a convincing winner in the F60-69 with a commanding 48:54.
Ashley Evans won the 4km race outright from the Boys Under 13 category in 19:14, from Nick Karpetis (1st M17 and Over) with 20:50. Next home was F17 and Over winner, Naomi Block in 21:47, just eclipsing Darcy Byrne who took out the Girls Under 13s with 21:50.
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