Greater Bank RunNSW 5km digital race, December 10-11, anywhere: Described by organisers as a “one-of-a-kind fun run”, you can do this anywhere, and anyone can participate. Register for free at www.runnsw.com.au, sync a GPS tracking app or wearable device and walk, wheel, run or jog one activity totalling 5km.
Big Beach Challenge, February 12, Merewether beach: Now in it's third year at Merewether, the Big Beach Challenge forms part of Surfest and attracts runners from all over Australia. There are 3km, 6km or 15km options. But beware, running on the sand is a challenge in itself, so get training now.