SMC Road Race Series

We are a non-profit running club, run entirely by volunteers. Anyone can run at any SMC event, no matter what their ability, speed or experience. All runners are issued with timing chips and bibs, and all finishers get an official time from our electronic timing system.

You do not need to be a member to run at an SMC road race.  You can enter a single race online, or purchase multiple races in advance to save even more time and money.

Full details of the current season can be found on the Calendar page.

Next Event - Sunday, 23 May 2021

Race Nine

STAGGERED Start Times while on COVID restrictions:

Half marathon:
Expected finish > 2hrs 15min: 6:30am
Expected finish < 2hrs 15min:   6:45am -7:00am
10km:   7:30am
5km:     7:50am
2km kids: 7:45 


Note: With COVID situation, the above date may be changed at short notice. Dates are also subject to change without prior notice for circumstances that are beyond our control.

Registration will be open soon - watch this space.

All runners qualify for points series awards.

  • Runners must complete a minimum of 6 races in the same event in the current series.
  • Each race completed will earn you points.
  • The points from your best 6 races will count towards your end of season total.
  • For each event (Long run, 10km and 5km) the following categories will apply:
    • Outright 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    • Age groups: Under 16, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 (NB: Under 16 does not apply to the long runs as under 16’s are not eligible to enter those races)
  • Outright winners are not eligible for age group awards.
  • Your age for the season is determined by your age on the first race of the season.  So if your birthday is on the 1st November and you are 39 years old on the 20th October 2013 you will be in the 30-39 age category for the entire season.
  • For each event (Long run, 10km and 5km) the following points will apply:

    1st = 20 points
    2nd = 17 points
    3rd = 15 points
    4th = 14 points
    5th = 13 points
    6th = 12 points
    7th = 11 points
    8th = 10 points
    9th = 9 points
    10th = 8 points
    11th = 7 points
    12th = 6 points
    13th = 5 points
    14th = 4 points
    15th = 3 points
    16th = 2 points
    All other finishing positions = 1 point

  • Outright Winners – In every race, each runner will also receive points towards the overall point score.  The points are the same detailed above, but applied to the race, not split by age divisions.
  • There will be first, second and third male and female outright winners for each event So if you finished first in your race, you’ll receive 20 points.  In your next race if you finished 38th, you’d get 1 point.  Giving you a total of 21.

On The Day Registration

You may register on the day if you already have a bib for the current season. Otherwise you must pay and register online.

Registration will close 15 minutes before the start of each race. Specifically:

  • On-the-day registration for 30 km and 21.1 km early starters closes at 6:15 a.m.
  • On-the-day registration for 21.1km regular starters closes at 6:45 a.m.
  • On-the-day registration for 10 km competitors closes at 7:30 a.m.
  • On-the-day registration for 5 km competitors closes at 7:45 a.m.

Please make sure that you arrive with enough time to register. Our registration volunteers are also runners, and they need enough time to prepare for their own race.


You do not need to be a member to run at SMC.  You can just register, turn up and run if you like! However SMC is a running club and we hope you want to be a part of it.

Your $20 Membership includes:

  • 25% discount on M7 marathon or M7 marathon relay (up to $25 value)
  • Half price SMC awards night dinner ticket ($25 value)
  • Eligibility for end of season club awards

Perhaps the most important benefit is that you’ll become a member of a running club which has been established for over 30 years.

Please note that membership may only be purchased up until the 6th race in the season.  Once the registrations shut for race 6, so will the option to become an SMC member.  So don’t leave it too late!

Further Information For Members

All members who compete in all 9 runs in the same series will receive a commemorative “I did the flaming lot” t-shirt.  ‘Same series’ meaning all nine long runs, all nine 10km runs or all nine 5km runs.

"I'm not sure how to register"

Our online registration help needs to be updated. In the meantime, if you are having trouble, please do not hesitate to contact us.