Soft Sand Running Festival

29th September 2018

Jock Athletic invites you to come along to Wanda Beach, Cronulla to take part in the Australian Soft Sand Running Festival. 

With 5 soft sand running events to choose from, there is something for everyone.

1km Junior Dash   

2km Jane McGrath Classic Fun Run & Walk

2km Middle Distance Championship 

6km Cross Country Championship

8km Combo

Corporate Dash


DATE:                                   Saturday 29 September, from 8am

EARLY BIRD ENTRIES:     Close 15 August 2018.

LATE ENTRIES:                 Available on the day. Cash only. 


  • Registration Tent will be open from 6:45am on Saturday 29 September, at Wanda Surf Life Saving Club, 2 Marine Parade, Cronulla. 
  • Present your Email Confirmation (in print pr digital) to collect your race number and free running sinlget from the Registration Tent.
  • On the day Late Entries welcome. Cash only. 
  • Events will kick off at 8am sharp.
  • Have Fun!



Jock Athletic have been running and training athletes and people from all walks of life at the Wanda Sandhills for over 20 years. It seemed only natural to create an event that would capture the essence of what we love about sand running and use it to raise money and awareness from a great cause. 

In 2007, the Jane McGrath Classic Fun Run & Walk was created as a means to promote heath and fitness in the local community by encouraging family participation and as a premier fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation. Most importantly, the event was our way to offer support to Jane and others close to us, through their battles with breast cancer. The event is also designed to raise awareness toward educating young women to be breast aware and raising funds for much needed breast care nurses.

In 2009, the Wanda X-Treme 6 was created to promote heath and fitness in the local community as well as to show off this amazing natural training environment. Soft sand fun runs have been growing in popularity and we are BIG advocates for the soft surfaces of grass, soft sand and gravel trails, which are far better for runners joints long term than the hard surfaces of roads or concrete footpaths.


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