Lace Up Your Sneakers! Juniors Maroubra Fun Run Returns This October

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Juniors Maroubra Fun Run & Spring Festival, one of the biggest and best annual family events in town, is finally back!

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On Sunday, 22 October 2023, Maroubra will host the 25th annual Fun Run & Spring Festival, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, promising a day filled with family, community, and fitness.

The Fun Run & Spring Festival has become a beloved Maroubra tradition, drawing participants from across the region for a morning of activity followed by an afternoon celebrating spring. 

Photo credit: Maroubra Fun Run & Spring Festival/Facebook

Whilst some will lace up their sneakers and run or walk the course, others are sure to cheer on the athletes before enjoying the Spring Festival. No matter how one chooses to participate, the event offers fun for all ages.

Photo credit: Maroubra Fun Run & Spring Festival/Facebook

The event will feature live music from local fan-favourite bands, a barbecue hosted by the surf club, and a variety of beers, wines, and other refreshing drinks for attendees to enjoy.

This year’s major sponsor, The Juniors, will help cover costs to benefit local schools and community groups. Proceeds will go to the P&C Association of schools with winning Fun Run teams, as well as organisations like the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club, Rotary Club of Maroubra, and Lions Club of Maroubra.

The 25th anniversary is a milestone reflecting the Fun Run & Spring Festival’s role in bringing the community together through athletic and springtime celebrations. For participants, it promises to be a day full of laughter, friendly competition, connections, and seasonal joy.

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If you’re planning to go, be sure to come early at the Arthur Byrne Reserve to allow enough time to collect your race bib number and timing tag before the race begins.

For those who have not registered yet, visit to join or to learn more about the event.

Published 13-October-2023