FLIRT WITH DIRT – Seriously fun, off-road running…

Flirt with Dirt is fun. Its fast (well you might not be; but the courses are short and it goes quick)! It’s friends and friendly rivals, families, clubs and schools getting together! It’s engaging for fans and it’s where not all the fun happens on the course!

Flirt with Dirt has three purposes:

  • To provide racing opportunities for students and athletes who love cross country, outside of the normal school and club setting
  • As a first step for those who want to get a taste for off-road running. Shorter distances, nothing too technical, nothing too steep (up nor down) but still the joy of running in beautiful natural settings.
  • A chance for trail runners to work on their speed; our courses are shorter and sharper, conditions are largely good underfoot and you’re still amongst friends and running off-road!

Flirt with Dirt celebrates running in nature – so one of our goals is to minimise our impact as an event. There’ll be little touches and attempts to minimise waste, recycle, re-use and be a responsible running event!

The Series is starting with three events – we’d love to grow. We’d love to add a couple more venues and perhaps off-road duathlons. We believe the Gold Coast is one of the most magical places in the country to be active and amongst nature, and deserves more opportunities for the community to ‘Flirt with Dirt’!