The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival on Sunday, 12 September 2021 is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.
For the first time this year, runners can compete for the title of Mercedes-Benz Coffs Coast Garluunnggi Buluunggal-gundi Nyami (First female of the Creek) and Garluunnggi Buluunggal-gundi Jaanybarr (First male of the Creek).
The Nyami and Jaanybarr of the Creek is a race combining the Cex Coffs 10km Fun Run, Beachside Radiology Half Marathon and Coastal Works 5km Fun Run to make a total distance of 36.1km. Runners will start at the same time as the Cex Coffs 10km Fun Run and complete all three distances. Runners who finish a distance before the start of the next event will have the opportunity to rest until the start of the next race.
Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back