The Famous Race is on this Sunday

October 20, 2022

The bounce back for major events continues in Tasmania this weekend with the 38th Strait Link Burnie 10.

A red hot field of world class athletes is taking to the race, with eight Olympians and two internationals set for battle for the title of Oceania Champion.

Read the full preview of the women’s race here and view the men’s field here.

Nearly 2000 runners from all states in Australia and as far away as California will line up in the centre of Burnie on Sunday, following in the footsteps of tens of thousands before them over the decades.

Some fast facts and quick stats on this years event include;

  • Staging of the Oceania Championships for the first time
  • Includes Tasmanian championships across a range of ages
  • Included in the Tasmanian Masters Games
  • Featured on a 1.9kg Milo tin
  • Attempt on the men’s course record by Jack Rayner – current Australian 10,000m record holder
  • 8 Olympians entered
  • Every state represented
  • 51.2% female participation
  • Average distance travelled per entrant is 139km
  • Entries from USA, Austria, Papua New Guinea and French Polynesia


All event information is available in the Event Booklet here.


View live results during the event here.


View the live broadcast of the event here.


Entries are still open at until Saturday 3pm.

  • Burnie 10
  • Elphinstone 5km
  • 5km/10km Virtual events

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Whether you’re a seasoned long distance runner, an eager novice or someone who hasn’t necessarily had the time to prepare for a full 10km distance - either the 10km and 5km are perfect events to set your sights on!

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