The Juniors Maroubra Fun Run & Summer Festival is returning after a 3 year break due to Covid.  This will be the 25th year and will be held on Sunday 22 October 2023.

The Fun Run & Summer Festival is always one of Maroubra’s biggest and best annual family and community days.  People come from near and far.  Some run, some walk and some wheel around the course.  Some will be super-fit, some will still be working on their fitness, and some will prefer to skip the Fun Run opportunity and just enjoy the Summer Festival.  But EVERYONE will have a good time.

This year our major sponsor is The Juniors.  Proceeds from the day will benefit the P&C Association of schools fielding the winning teams and various local community organizations, including the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club, the Rotary Club of Maroubra (our major sponsor in recent years) and the Lions Club of Maroubra.  As usual we will be relying on our many volunteer helpers.  So please get involved!

NB. In 2013 Randwick City Council has made a slight change to the route to lessen any potential inconvenience for local residents.  The race route now proceeds straight across Broome Street from the top of Manwaring Avenue, turns left and moves  down Broome Street to Fitzgerald Avenue. The extra distance required will be accommodated in the Bernie Kelly Drive, the Byrne reserve access road. Council sincerely apologises for the change and trusts that it has not inconvenienced any race entrants.  The route is now  more direct.


  • Veer to the RIGHT of the roundabout when you leave Arthur Byrne Reserve, go around the roundabout and onto Fitzgerald Avenue then turn left into Malabar Road.
  • Continue straight ahead(south) through the Beauchamp Road roundabout into the southern section of Malabar Road.
  • You then divert to the left onto the recently upgraded shared path along a pleasant tree-lined corridor. Then you veer left into the bottom of Manwaring Avenue and travel up our own
  • Heartbreak Hill, known locally as Mount Manwaring. At the T-junction with Broome  Street go straight ahead, across to the far side of the street, turn left past the drinks station and then go back down Broome Street, into Fitzgerald Avenue then back into to Byrne Reserve.
  • When you return to Byrne Reserve ALL competitors are required to keep to the right of the access road, Bernie Kelly Drive. ALL competitors(i.e. both 4K & 8K) then proceed to the turnaround and when you have turned please once again keep to the right .
  • 4K runners, walkers and wheelers then peel off to the right across the reserve to the finish line and the 8K runners continue straight on and begin their second lap.
  • When the 8K runners return to the park they once again continue down to the turnaround on the right of Bernie Kelly Drive, turn, keep to the right and then peel off to the right to the finish line.

Should you have any enquiries about the course please phone Richard or Philip on 9311 0088.

For more information about the event