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Our 2017 Running Festivals got started with two fun events in Ballina and Tamworth.

Friday, 11 August, 2017.

Tamworth and Ballina Running Festivals were held in perfect weather on Sunday, 6 August, as the starter’s gun marked the commencement of our running season. 

The enthusiastic local Newcastle Permanent teams were on-hand at both events to hydrate about 600 runners with bottled water and cheer on participants at the finish lines. 

Congratulations to the Tamworth Tri Club and Ballina Lions Clubs for again hosting these successful events, and to the winners who valiantly took home the rewards. 

Winners – Newcastle Permanent Tamworth Ten 

1st Gerald Macpherson 
2nd Rob Hungerford 
3rd Steven Ballantine 

To see times visit: the event website here.

Winners – Ballina Lions Fun Run-Walk

1st Tony Curtis
2nd Scott Pearson
3rd Nick Fowaz

Some furry friends joined the race in Tamworth, too, including Tucky the assistance dog and owner Rebecca Linich who completed the half marathon for the second year in a row. 

Supporting Running Festivals like Tamworth Ten and the Ballina Lions Fun Run-Walk is just one of the ways we support our community and help to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

Discover more running events throughout August and September here.

Runners on the starting line at a race.
Runners on the start line at the Tamworth event of the Running Festival.

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