The Mitchelton Geoff Watt Memorial Fun Run & Festival is Gippsland’s longest running Fun Run event which is held in memory of Geoff Watt – who was a marathon/ultra marathon runner & adventurer. This year we will have live music & food & wine festival at Geoff Watt Memorial Athletics Track, Burke Street, Warragul with plenty of stalls, vintage car show & entertainment.

Race events are L&F Eyecare Half Marathon, Waterford Rise Mens 10k & Bulla Womens 10k (Undulating)  and Harcourts Mens & Womens 5k (Flat with slight rise before Cirqlate drink Station). Gumbuya Park/ Baw Baw Shire 2.5k Run /Walk (Off road on Geoff Watt Aths track/ trail). This year we will have Individual as well as  Teams prizes for fastest times & most entries from Club / Workplace / team.

Presentation of Winners of the past 50 years of the Geoff Watt Memorial Half Marathon on stage to celebrate special anniversary.

All participants will receive a participation Geoff Watt Memorial Fun Run Medal  (All Participants). As well as 2 editions of Runners World, 2 samples of Cirqlate energy drink, $30 Active Feet Voucher, Sunbeam mixed berries & Almondco sample packs & Bottles of Australia Water Bottle. (Australian Participants).

We are making it a Fun / Participation event & entrants can upload their time & 3 photos to geoffwattrun Facebook page.

We will be running some competitions in the lead up & during the event with gifts on offer from our Sponsors (All competitions  will be announced on so like our page & go in the draw to win some great prizes. Upload some photos of your training or when you do your run/ walk. As in previous years we have some Fancy dress prizes on offer as well.
Be Inspired, Energetic & Creative & have Fun.


This year’s Fun Run has chosen to raise money for Gippsland Young Athlete Scholarships in association with the Lions Club. Expenses for Country athletes from Regional areas such as Gippsland are more than for their city competitors due to travel. Lions have always been a part of the Community within Australia. With raising dollars to help local communities  – Lions are there. These Scholarships proudly supported by Jayco & Asics will help young Gippsland Athletes achieve their sporting dreams.


Unable to Run and would still like to help? You can donate any amount you like by cliking on the buttonbelow.

Upload your race results and photos here!

Please note all events are now Virtual
Jayco & Gumbuya World 2.5k
Waterford Rise (Mens) &
Bulla  (Womens) 10k
Family Entry-2.5k Only
Harcourts Mens & Womens 5k
Leunig & Farmer Eyecare Geoff Watt Memorial Half Marathon
Family Entry – All events
geoff watt run poster

8.00 AM

Collection of numbers and race packs

9.10 AM

L&F Eyecare Geoff Watt Memorial Half Marathon

9.50 AM

Waterford Rise (Mens) & Bulla (Womens) 10k

Harcourts 5k

10.00 AM

Baw Baw Shire & Warragul Gazette 2.5k

Course Maps