This event can be as serious or as social as you like!

The 5KM event is known for being a fun distance. Gather your friends, family or running buddies and run or walk around the stunning Victoria Park Lake precinct and follow the pathway along the majestic Goulburn River. Enjoy being a part of the Shepparton Running Festival.


DateSunday 26 August 2018
Distance5 kms
Pre race briefing9:00 AM at the start line
Start Time9:10 AM
Cut Off TimeNo official cut off time. Runners and walkers can participate
Field LimitN/A
Start LineWyndham Street, (adjacent to the Quality Hotel Park Lake)
Finish LineEvent Venue, Victoria Park Lake
Age Limit12 years or older on race day. Under 12 yrs must participate with an adult
Online Registration Cut OffWednesday 22 August, 2018 at midnight
Late Minute Registrations Saturday 25 August, 2018 at the event venue from 10am – 3pm


Sign up early to secure the best pricing.

Super Early Bird$25 2 March, 5pm4 March, midnight
Early Bird$305 March15 April, midnight
Regular Entry$3516 April29 July, midnight
Late Entry$4030 July22 August, midnight
Last Minute$4525 August, 10am25 August, 3pm

*Registration service fee included in entry fee.
*Credit charges of 2.5% not included in entry fee.
*Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time.


  • Race Entry
  • Race Bib with timing chip
  • Safety pins
  • Race Information Booklet
  • On course hydration and nutrition
  • Optional post-run massage
  • Finishers medal
  • Recovery drinks (juice and water) and fruit

Optional purchase

  • Race bib mailed prior to race day $5 (select this option when entering, no race bibs mailed after 31 July)
  • Race souvenir t-shirt available to purchase through the registration system and collected on race weekend
  • Food and drinks available at the event venue on race day

Entry Fee information

  • The Super Early Bird entry is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged
  • No on day race entries accepted
  • A more detailed refund policy and race waiver is available here


  1. Start on Wyndham Street, adjacent to the Quality Hotel Parklake
  2. Head south towards the railway line and then turn right, before the railway line, following Fitzjohn Street
  3. After approximately 1.2km’s you will be directed left onto the sealed pathway heading south where you will run amongst the Red Gums following the Goulburn River
  4. The sealed pathway will take you past the Goulburn and Broken River junction and under the rail bridge
  5. Continue along the path for a short distance where you see the 5km turnaround point. This point will be signed and marshalled.
  6. Turn and follow the path back to the junction at Fitzjohn Street
  7. Head North along Tom Collins Drive
  8. As you approach Aquamoves a marshall will direct you to turn right where you re-join the Victoria Park Lake path
  9. As you run between Aquamoves and the lake the finish line will be in your sight


Toilets are available on course and in the event venue close to the start/finish line.

Aid Stations will be set up on course at regular intervals along the full course and will offer water, energy drink & lollies.

Basic First Aid supplies will be available at all aid stations on course

5KM Aid Stations:

  1. Start line – aid station and toilets
  2. Lincoln Drive – aid station
  3. Finish line – aid station and toilets


The Personal Drinks service is available to competitors in the full marathon only


Male and Female age categories available for selection are:

  • Under 12 years (must be accompanied by an adult)

  • 13 - 18

  • 18 - 29

  • 30 - 45

  • 46 - 59

  • 60 +

Minimum unsupervised age is 12 years on race day.
All male and female Age Category winners will receive a certificate recognising their achievement.