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Hill to Harbour set to return to Newcastle


The 17th City of Newcastle Hill to Harbour kicks off on Sun 7 April, for the second time as a standalone event since 2007.  

There are over 2000 recreational and serious runners expected to take part.  

The event, which is backed by the City of Newcastle major events funding as part of a 4-event packaged Newcastle Fitness Festival, will generate over $3 million in economic benefit to the area, attracting over 5000 athletes and their support crews to the City of Newcastle from Feb to April.  

The new split NewRun format for the Running Festival was implemented to allow runners the opportunity to take part in more than one event in the Festival, attract more visiting runners and allow the Hill to Harbour more space to grow into the biggest regional running event in NSW.  

“We are so excited to produce these events in Newcastle,” says H Events organiser Paul Humphreys. 

“There is a genuine desire in Newcastle for events that promote health, fitness and diversity, and we are glad to work with the local Council events team, support groups, charities and suppliers to present these events.”.  

The events combine to attract a varied cohort of recreational, elite and athletes with a disability to showcase the iconic sites of Newcastle including Bar Beach, King Edward Park, Newcastle Beach, Nobbys Beach, Fort Scratchley and Macquarie Pier, Market St Lawns and Queens Wharf, Honeysuckle, Newcastle Marina and Carrington. 

The event will cause some traffic changes until 9.30am along Bar Beach, King Edward Park, Shortland Espl, Fort Drive, Nobbys Rd and Wharf Rd.

The Hill to Harbour is part of the NewRun Festival held from 7-21 April.  

The format of Hill to harbour has moved to split the former 5-event format into two separate events including: 7 April Hill to Harbour 12km, Half a Hill to Harbour 6km and 2k FUN 21 April, Newcastle Marathon, and Half Marathon. 

Entries, race information and traffic changes for the event can be found at

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