Contact Us
Home // Big Run Events // Big Red Run // Sydney Trail Series // Big Red Bash
Born to Run

Live News

Saturday, July 05, 2014
Day 4 Update - the calm before the long run

While most events might consider 15 or 30 kilometres to be a long event, today the competitors enjoyed the ‘short day’ where the Big Red Run covered 30K while the Little Red Run event covered 15K. Most of the athletes are managing some level of injury, from minor aches and strains through to some very serious blisters, even some of the seasoned athletes are sporting new blisters. There are only a handful of runners who are reporting no injuries of any type. Yet they each continue their journey, fighting through the pain barrier, striving for the end of the 6th day.

We will update you with the full list of results once they are at hand, but we can announce that today’s Big Red Run event was won by Wayne McMurtrie in 3h:13m:32s. Dan Casey was second at 3h:21m:39s and Andrew MacPherson was in 6 seconds later, so will maintain his overall lead.
The Little Red Run had the trio of Janelle Murfitt, Linda Henry and Mandy willis cross the line together in 1h:55m:54s and demonstrating that an event of this size, the achievement is often in completing and not always the position. 

An event of this size does not happen by accident. An example can be found in the medical volunteers, mostly student doctors, who are getting invaluable experience. Their day often starts before the competitors, checking the course and setting up checkpoints, and they stay behind the last competitors, following them in to the finish each night. They help with all types of needs, from stretching muscles through to taping knees and ankles and other wounds. They also assist in the monitoring of the type 1 diabetics who are competing and volunteering at the event. The students are lead by practicing Doctors and Nurses who ensure the treatment of the athletes is appropriate.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the big day. The Big Red Run competitors will cover 84k while the Little Red Run covers 42K. The athletes will start at 6:30am, and your messages of support are a big part of lifting spirits before the start line, so please visit our Facebook page and let your friends and family know you will be thinking of them.


View all


The Big Red Run is a unique high profile fundraising event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Run sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.

Copyright 2017 © Big Red Run. All Rights reserved