Membership

Darwin Runners & Walkers Inc. has currently about 488 members. The membership year starts in March but new members are welcome at any time. New membership costs $60 for a single registration or $120 for a family. Download the Registration Form here. The Annual General Meeting is held in February.

Registration

Registrations can be submitted on the Sign On Day, 11 March 2015, at Arafura Stadium from 5:30pm onwards, or either prior to Wednesday runs between 5:45pm and 6:00pm, or after the run. This is to allow registrars the opportunity to participate in the run. Alternatively you can download and complete the registration form, scan it and email it to a registrar along with your fees. For details please see the Contact Us page.

Events

Regular road, path or cross-country runs are held on Wednesdays at 6:00pm / 6:15 pm at pre-determined courses in the greater Darwin area. On weekends there are a few special events such as the Cross-Country Championships at Knuckey Lagoon Reserve, the Half Marathon and the City to Surf.

Wednesday events are usually 2 and 5 km, with some at 3, 6, 9 and 10 km. There is a 5 / 10 / 15km road run, on a Saturday, mid year. Most courses are measured with a surveyor's wheel, GPS and Google Maps while others are a good estimate.

Calendar

A calendar is produced on an annual basis from April to April listing all runs in the year. The calendar is posted on this web site, is available in the club's trailer at weekly runs, and is also placed in sports stores around Darwin.

Competing

While Darwin's best cross-country and road runners regularly participate and keenly compete, varying levels of competition emerge within a run or walk due to differing ages and abilities. On the other hand, some members are not out there to compete, but wish to engage in regular exercise to improve their fitness, supported by the presence of others. The club has always encouraged people of all ages and abilities who are willing to enjoy the improvement in fitness that running or walking brings. The youngest member is 1 and the oldest is 80. Many members supplement the club's runs with their own runs through the week.

Timing

Times are recorded for most events using electronic RFID timing equipment. The results are posted on this web site and at times in the Northern Territory News.