Were your New Year’s resolutions filled with promises to get fitter and healthier? Or perhaps you want to become more active in 2023?
Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of events happening around Newcastle in 2023, guaranteed to tick both of those boxes.
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or amateur enthusiast, these events are designed to get you active while enjoying everything our gorgeous city has to offer.
Take a look at just some of the fitness-forward events happening around you and have an active 2023!
Girls Day Out – Women in Sport
Saturday 21 January
This great event is aimed at getting girls aged 5-16 to come and try a range of new sports including Surfing, Surf Lifesaving, Netball, Rugby League, AFL and Rugby Union.
The structure of the. Day is short 45-minute clinics that will be facilitated by professional athletes including netballer Sam Poolman, Newcastle Knights star Caitlin Johnson, and surfing champ Philippa Anderson.
Australia Day Newcastle Harbour Swim
Thursday 26 January
Looking to make a splash in 2023? Well, this event could be just the ticket!
Jump in for either the Single Crossing (700m) from Stockton to Queens Wharf Quay, or the Double Crossing (1400m) from Queens Wharf to Stockton and back.
All ages and skill levels are welcome and there will also be plenty of prizes on offer throughout the day as well as heaps of fun!
City of Newcastle Island Triathlon Festival
Friday 3 February
Griffith Park and Surrounds
Stockton is set to come alive this February with the City of Newcastle Island Triathlon Festival.
Competitors will be able to soak up the gorgeous coastal scenery as they compete across a range of events including a standard and sprint triathlon, an evening fun-run, aquathlon and Oceania Para Triathlon.
This event is set to become one of the ‘must-do’ triathlon courses in NSW.
Newcastle Relay for Life 2023
Saturday 11 March
University of Newcastle
Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.
Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives.
Port to Port
From Thursday 30 March
Riders let loose across the spectacular Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Region in an awesome east coast mountain bike holiday packed with fun trails, and good mates.
It's around 200km of riding and 4,000m of climbing, spread across 40 to 55km each day; the Port to Port keeps things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, testing hill climbs and groomed downhill trails – many through private land that can only be ridden during the event.
Hill to Harbour
Sunday 2 April
Bar Beach to Carrington
The iconic Newcastle running event is now a stand-alone event to be staged on a new and permanent 12km version of the beautiful c Bar Beach to Carrington course.
The event will also incorporate a Halfa Hill to Harbour 6km run and a 2k4FUN fun run.