COVID Safety at Running Wild:

This event will operate according to all NSW Health COVID- 19 public health orders and the Running Wild NSW COVID Safety plan.  All runners are asked to adhere to all guidelines at all times during the event and not attend the event on race day should they be unwell or have any symptoms for COVID-19.

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For full information on COVID-19, please visit the NSW Health page here

This year our lap race is changing venue!

We had hoped to be ready to run this new lap race over the October long weekend, but the logistics of a new location meant this wasnt possible.  We are now excited to announce our new date of  17th December to run this bush run with a difference – a 5k course around the trails near St Columba’s.

Course information will be updated on this page shortly, but we are really excited to be running out lap race in this fantastic, new location!

The information below will be updated shortly with full information on the new course!

A 5km loop course around St Columba’s. The course has a mixture of single track, fire trail, descents and climbs. 3 hours or 6 hours. Solo runners, pairs relay and teams relay and up to four categories are available to suit all runners. Get a bunch of mates together and come up and make a day of it. Have a run and then sit back, enjoy the company, have a cold drink and watch others do the running.

the St Columba’s Course Description will follow shortly!  For now, see the description below of our Knapsack event

Starting out of the leafy surrounds of sleepy Knapsack Oval and taking in the sights of this largely unknown running reserve (well Mtb I suppose officially). The Knapsack Lap Race will provide single track, open fire trail, ridge lines, gully’s and tremendous views from the Marge’s and Elizabeth Lookouts. All in a tidy 5km circuit. The event offers opportunities for solo runners and relay teams. With time frames of 3hrs and 6hrs to choose from. Run as many or as few laps as you want, but most importantly don’t miss the most enjoyable lap event going round in running circles (literally). RESULTS can be found on Tempus Timing

“Trail Kids collaborate with Running Wild to put on a 3 race series of trail races for kids! Race 2 will be in conjunction with the Knapsack Lap Race. At Knapsack, after the grown ups 3h race, Trail Kids are offering a 1km un-timed race for under 10’s and a 3km timed race (consisting of 2 x 1.5km laps) for 5-14 year olds. Head to the Trail Kids website for all the details and registration”

Trail Kids

Race Records

Name Time Laps Category Year
Brendan Davies 6:18:21 15 laps 6hr Solo Male 2013
Kath Carty 5:54:58 12 laps 6hr Solo Female 2014
Beth ‘n’ Gill 6:08:48 15 laps 6hr Pairs 2013
RW Leisurely Strollers 6:13:36 14 laps 6hr Team 2013
Dave Byrne 3:16:48 9 laps 3hr Solo Male 2014
Jo Brischetto 3:07:56 7 laps 3hr Solo Female 2015
Mountain Boys 3:05:52 8 laps 3hr Pairs 2013
Run with the Breeze 3:06:17 9 laps 3hr Team 2013


Australian National Anthem – 2015