Burnie 5km Event

With a view of providing an intermediate distance younger participants and those individuals unable to fully commit to preparing to complete 10km the committee introduced a shorter 5 kilometre event in 2015.

The race field of 433 participants started in Wilson Street outside the Council Chambers to ensure an accurate distance when finishing under the race gantry near Burnie’s Centrepoint Arcade.

Local runners Daniel Reeves and Emma Saint-John (who finished fourth over-all) were the inaugural race’s first winners.

In 2018 RACT became its first exclusive naming rights partner with a race record of 537 starters. The following year 662 participants registered establishing a new record for the RACT Burnie 5km race.

Phil McConnon, from the small Tasmanian midland town of Stonor, holds our 5km race record with a 15:41 time he ran in 2019 while Launceston’s Abbie Butler is our fastest female with her 18:07 also in 2019. Sam Clifford, Emma Saint-John and Abbie have been first across the line twice while both Abbie and Emma are our best-placed female finishers with their fourths (in 2018 and 2015 respectively).

With even more emphasis on participation than the 10km race, our 5km version is perfect for participants of all abilities who wish to be part of the day without completing the longer distance.

2019 RACT Burnie Ten 5 kilometre race
Male winner Phil McConnon 00:15:41 Overall Position: 1
Female winner Abbie Butler 00:18:07 Overall Position: 9
2018 RACT Burnie Ten 5 kilometre race
Male winner Deon Kenzie 00:16:20 Overall Position: 1
Female winner Abbie Butler 00:18:43 Overall Position: 4
2017 B&E Burnie Ten 5 kilometre race
Male winner Sam Clifford 00:15:56 Overall Position: 1
Female winner Catelyn Turner 00:20:43 Overall Position: 11
2016 B&E Burnie Ten 5 kilometre race
Male winner Sam Clifford 00:16:04 Overall Position: 1
Female winner Emma Saint-John 00:20:22 Overall Position: 12
2015 B&E Burnie Ten 5 kilometre race
Male winner Daniel Reeves 00:17:44 Overall Position: 1
Female winner Emma Saint-John 00:20:43 Overall Position: 4