Registrations for our 2023 JACARANDA RUN™ are officially open! This year we have partnered with the Howler team to offer seamless registration for our event. 

The event entries will be capped for both 10 & 21km and will sell out within a few days. Kindly enter early to avoid missing your favourite community running event.

Few highlights ahead of your 2023 JACARANDA RUN™:

  • This year we run the same route as in 2022 – its fast, its flat and we hope to see some new course records! See maps below.
  • The route will be marked and Marshalls will manage busy intersections, but this is a self-navigated run. Ensure you download and familiarise yourself with the route. Download GPX Files below to your devices.
  • There will be 4 x Waterpoints on the 21km, and 2 x water points on the 10km route. WP1 @ 4km will have coke & water; WP 2 at 8km will have food, coke and water; WP 3 at 12km will have coke & water; WP 4 at 17km will have food, coke and water.
  • Kindly note that this is a green event – No cups or sachets will be supplied at the WP’s. Bring your own foldup /recycle cup to reuse at the Water Points. 
  • We only accept pre-registered and paid entries. There will be no entries sold on the day. 
  • No refunds on entries.
  • We max our capacity for the whole event to 400 people max.
  • Registration and collection will be on Friday 27/10/2023 from 5-7pm, and on Saturday morning from 5-5.45am. We highly recommend you come through on Friday to collect your gift bag and number to avoid congestion on Saturday.
  • Bring your Howler entry confirmation along to registration.
  • Substitutions are allowed if the person brings the above-accompanied documents along. Without it, no sub will be done.
  • No BULK fetching of gift bags and numbers. Why? Each person must sign the indemnity on the back, and understand the terms of our event – our admin registration must ensure this is completed and signed by each person participating in the event.
  • This year we will again hand out event numbers – purely to make it easier for you to find your race images on SMacPix after the event.
  • Parking on Saturday will be limited. Kindly Uber, park and run from Linden, or carpool with buddies. If you do opt to drive, be early to avoid congestion. Gates to the Linden Bowling Club will open at 5 am.
  • All funds raised will help Linden Runner club to improve our club hospitality, bowling club contribution for improvements and to sponsor our athletes with minimal income to go and attend OTM & Comrades 2024. As per every year, Linden Runner donates 5% of all entry fees to a children’s home based in Linden area.
  • We will have a staggered start. 21km @ 6am and 10km @ 6.15am.
  • Big finisher area with food and drink on sale and expo area from our various sponsors. Club Gazebo’s allowed with prior arrangement with Linden Runner.


This year your gift bag will include a limited edition JACARANDA RUN™ Sox, samples and vouchers from business in our community. Gift Bag collection could be done in the following time slots: 

Friday 27 October 2023 @ 5-7pm.

We HIGHLY recommend you come on this time slot to enjoy the process, hook up with mates and enjoy the sunset with a cold drink from our Bowling Club lawns. 

Saturday 28 October 2023 @ 5-5:45am (will close 10min before the start)

This option will allow for the last minute folks and those who have to travel far. Do not leave your collection to last minute, this will avoid handling bottlenecks and we kindly ask that you try and get everything done on Friday. 


We have VERY limited parking available at the Bowling club and in 3rd street in Linden. If you do arrive with a car, be there at 5am when gates open. Carpool, Uber or warmup runs to the club are highly recommended.  

21km Chairlady’s Route