In Maroubra Fun Run Event, there are different categories, so you can choose as per your comfort level. You can choose the category of the race at the time of registration, whether you are doing it online in advance or on the day of the race. If you are doing it online, choose the category while filling the online registration form. And if you want to choose it on the day of the race, mention it while in the form.
When the event was started, running was the only category. However, with time, we added other categories to make it more thrilling and entertaining. Apart from running, we also have racewalking, wheelchair race, half marathon, and family fun run. All the categories are divided into many divisions as per the age of the participants. It includes under 12, 12 to 16, 16 to 19, 20 to 39, 40 to 49, 50- 59, 60 to 69 and 70 plus. Let’s read about different categories one by one.
Running is the oldest category and part of the Maroubra Fun Run Event since its inception. A lot of people, including beginners and experienced runners, take part in this particular segment. In the previous events, this category is mostly won by the experienced runner. If running is your passion, then you must participate and run this time for a good cause. In the previous event, around 2100 people participated in this event, and the chances are that the number will further increase.
It seems very easy, but it’s not! This type of racing needs a lot of strength, practise and the right understanding of the technique. However, as this is a fun run event and open for everyone, you don’t require professional skills. People who regularly do powerwalking during the morning and evening walks are good enough for this category. Many elders, kids and females take part in this particular category and thoroughly enjoy the race. Every year we see an increase in the number of participants for this category.
We cannot overlook the fact that more than 2 million people in our country between the age of 15 and 64 years have some sort of disability, and around 4.4% of people use wheelchairs. In the past events, this particular category and its participants got a warm welcome from the rest of the participants. We are expected to see more participants in this category in our upcoming event. Seeing the happiness and excitement on their faces motivates and inspires our volunteers and continues the good work.
A running event is incomplete without the inclusion of the marathon. However, it requires an immense level of stamina to complete the race. So, we have included a half marathon in our event. The participants need to cover a total of 21.097km. However, the distance is a lot for the kids. Therefore, under 12, 12 to 16, and 16 to 19 age groups are not allowed to participate in this category. For joggers, walkers, and slow runners, this category is ideal, and they also usually won this category.
This is undoubtedly the most exciting category of the Maroubra Fun Run Event and one of its kind. In this category, the entire families run together and won the trophy of the best ‘fastest family’. You can also participate with your group of friends. We have recently added this category to make it more attractive for families. The family members or participants can jog, walk, run as per their convenience and need to cover a total distance of 3 kilometres. This category not only makes this event more attractive but also improves the bond between the family members and motivates everyone to stay fit.