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Entry Form, Course Details, Beneficiaries and Sponsors

Click on the link below to download your entry form for the 6 August 2017 Ballina Lions Fun Run Walk:

The Course
All events start and finish at the Missingham Bridge Reserve. Scroll down to view the course map.

All 5 km competitors both runners & walkers will complete the circuit once.

All 10 km competitors will complete the circuit twice including the "extension" between each circuit.

Marshalling starts at 8:00 am,  The events will start at 9:00 am

It's better to be early than late, especially with many late entries!

The Events

  • Ballina Overnighters 10 km Run Open Male
  • Ballina RSL Club 10 km Run Open Female  
  • Newcastle Permanent   5 km Run Open Male
  • Thursday Plantation   5 km Run Open Female
  • G.J. Gardner Homes   5 km Run Boy's 17 years & under
  • G.J. Gardner Homes   5 km Run Girl's 17 years & under
  • McGrath Real Estate   5 km Run Boy's 12 years & under
  • McGrath Real Estate   5 km Run Girl's 12 years & under
  • The Cellar   5 km Run Male 50 years & over
  • Ballina Golf Club   5 km Run Female 50 years & over
  • Non Competitive   5 km Walk Male & Female 
       (5 km Walk for Children 12 and under free)


Winners, (1st, 2nd & 3rd) in all competitive categories will receive an award medallion and their names will be published in the Northern Star the following day.

Cash prizes will be given to 1st placegetters in the Open 10 km and 5 km and the Over 50's 5 km events.

Participants will also receive gifts from Thursday Plantation and Newcastle Permanent

Fun-Run-Walk Donations

Net proceeds from the previous Fun-Run-Walks have been donated to the following organisations:
  • 2006 - Lions Campaign SightFirst  to eradicate preventable blindness worldwide plus Northern Rivers Charities
  • 2007 - Lions Campaign SightFirst plus Northern Rivers Charities
  • 2008 - Lions Campaign SightFirst plus Northern Rivers Charities
  • 2009 - Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Surf Life Saver Club
  • 2010 - Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
  • 2011 - Our House 
  • 2012 - Biala Special School
  • 2013 - Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
  • 2014 - Ballina & District Riding for the Disabled Association
  • 2015 - Ballina Marine Rescue New Communication Centre
  • 2016 - Heartfelt House and Ballina Hope Haven Women's & Children's Refuge
This year

  2017 - Donations will be presented to:
  • Heartfelt House, Alstonville, 
  • Ballina Hope Haven Women's and Children's Refuge, 
  • Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation and 
  • Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Surf Life Saver Club

Ballina Lions Club gratefully acknowledges the support of many local business who help to make this project a success. These include:

Major Sponsors



Other Sponsors





Media Sponsors



Television advertising - 2017

Today Show 6 - 9 am:  31 July to 4 Aug
Weekend Today 29 & 30 July
Weekends 10 am to 5 pm 29-30 July & 5 Aug
Sat Night Movie 9-11 pm 29 July
Hot Seat 5-6 pm 1 & 3 August
Peak News 6-7 pm 31 July & 2 Aug
various  27 July daily to 5 August 
GO! Peak night 6 pm to 10:30 pm 30 July to 4 Aug

Press Advertising

Ballina Shire Advocate July & August

Radio Advertising

Paradise 101.9 FM  Periodic promotions during July & August

Retail Promotions

Posters in Ballina at several retail outlets
Banners at entrance to Ballina

Entry Forms available at 
  • Athletes Foot  Shop 17 Ballina Central Shopping Centre
  • Newcastle Permanent 137 River St Ballina and
  • on website

Course Map

More Information

For all enquiries about the Fun-Run-Walk please phone John 6686 0412

Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk is now in its 12th year. Each year the Ballina Fun-Run-Walk has been growing in popularity. This included all skill levels, from elite athletes through to walkers. Many runners who regularly compete in triathlons join in the fun at the Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk. A big thanks go to the Ballina Athletics Club, Ballina Little Athletics and the Ballina Triathlon Club who join in the Ballina Lions-Fun-Run each year. Come along and enjoy the day at Ballina Lions Club's Fun-Run-Walk.