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Maitland River Run and Maitland Mile – including ½ marathon, 12, 8, 4km courses
This year’s 14th Maitland River Run and Maitland Mile presented by River, will once again be staged on Sun 4 June at the ‘World Class’ Maitland Regional Athletics Centre. The move, which was originally planned to be temporary due to COVID, will now become the permanent home of the River Run and Maitland Mile events.
“We are proud Maitland locals, and we are runners”, said event organiser Paul Humphreys of local sports event firm H Events.
"This move feels right for us and for the lower Hunter running community”.
Previously staged from the Riverlink precinct in the Levee, this year’s event will start and finish at the Athletics Centre for the 3rd time, with the traditional 4km, 8km and 12km and half marathon distance (21.1km) events on offer. The main 4km looped course will meander through streets and River foreshore and finish on the track to a rousing spectator crowd.
The main permanent difference will be the Maitland Mile (1609m) will now continue as a track Mile (formally a street mile), with a massive $3000 in prize money on offer. Local and visiting mid distance runners will also be lining up for the feature race on the new ‘world class’ track. Last year’s winner Luke Young (pictured leading below) is keen to defend his title.
The main course will continue to the use the River Foreshore, with the 4km’s loop to include the track, Odd St, one side of Hunter street and then the traditional lower paths along the River. Runners in the multi-lap courses receive huge encouragement as they re-enter the start line on the track for each lap and then finally to the finish area.
Local Real Estate Agency, River Realty are the naming rights sponsor for 2023 and have numerous staff entered in the event. Company Director Chris Henry, who is also a keen runner, said he is proud to be associated with this great community event in Maitland.
Event Start times:
7.30am – Half Marathon (5 laps of 4km plus 1.1km on the track)
8.45am – 12km (3 laps of 4km)
9.45am – 8km (2 laps of 4km)
10.45am – 4km (1 lap of 4km)
11.30am – Maitland Mile
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