Lace up for the 9th annual Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run

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Lace up for the 9th annual Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run

Words by Staff Writer

The Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run is back for 2024 so c’mon and get those endorphins pumping.

The Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run is back for its 9th edition, promising an evening filled with coastal trails, breathtaking views, and a celebration of community spirit. Taking place on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, this much-loved event is set to once again captivate the Bellarine Peninsula with a blend of running, eating, drinking, and laughter.

Hosted by Flying Brick, the run offers various distances catering to all levels of fitness and a unique opportunity to explore the Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonards. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual walker, the event is open to everyone, encouraging participants to enjoy the stunning scenery and the camaraderie of local supporters along the way.

Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run

  • Date and Time: February 10, 2024, 05:00 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Location: Wadawurrung Country, 1 Pier St Portarlington, Portarlington
  • Cost: Admit one
  • Facilities: Catering and/or dining, First Aid available, Seating/viewing areas, Toilets available

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

The Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run is not just about fitness and fun; it’s also a platform to raise awareness about the crucial link between exercise and kids’ mental health.

The Bully Buster 4 km, which starts from Bellarine Sunset Run HQ in front of the Portarlington Pier and will start immediately before the Active Feet Half Marathon, contributes to Bellarine Community Health Youth Services.

There’s also the ACTIVE FEET half marathon, which is an out-and-back course starting from the Portarlington pier with the main group at 5:20 pm; and the Steigen 10km leaving St Leonards pier at 5:20pm, where runners and shufflers will head to the Portarlington finish line.


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The Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run has become a highlight of the local running calendar, attracting families and friends to the Bellarine Peninsula for a weekend of physical activity and community bonding. The scenic courses showcase the picturesque landscapes of the Bellarine Peninsula, including views of Melbourne’s skyline, the You Yangs, and the charming old-fashioned towns and over the years, this run has raised significant funds, exceeding $30,000 in total.

Whether you choose the challenging half marathon, the scenic 10 km, or the family-friendly 4 km Bully Buster run, the Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run promises an unforgettable experience. The event’s inclusive nature means there are no cut-offs for participation, ensuring that everyone can join in the festivities.

As the sun sets on the Bellarine Peninsula, participants can expect an evening filled with joy, accomplishment, and a sense of community spirit. So, lace up those running shoes, gather your loved ones, and join the Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run for an evening of fitness and fun on February 10, 2024.

To secure your spot and register for the run, head here.