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runHub, Mountain Culture Festival

Our runHub is more than just a start-finish line and tents. It is a place for runners, supporters, volunteers and the local community to come and connect. It is the beating heart of our mountain and culture festival – where we share experiences that celebrate palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and knowledge, as well as stories about kunanyi itself, the flora and fauna who call kunanyi home, and so much more!

It also has all the good stuff: an excellent view of kunanyi, food vans (including veg & vegan options), hot & cold drinks (including classic Tassie beverages), live music, complimentary physio & foot treatments and an expo. And importantly, our runHub is kid (and dog) friendly!

2024 Festival Booklet Schedule

A Mountain Culture Festival

We are generously welcomed by the palawa to run with kunanyi, and our festival aims to be a safe place where runners, their supporters, volunteers and the local community can all explore their own connections to Country.

Smoking Ceremonies are held before each run. They are powerful cultural experiences and previous runners regularly tell us how they’ve subsequently run with kunanyi with a fresh cultural lens.

In 2023, our festival included a ‘Story Place’ that hosted films, speakers’ panels, music, inspiring storytelling and an expo with teams from Bushcare, BirdLife and more. We had morning yoga, breathwork and a live music soundbath to stretch and support your bodies. We also partnered with the team behind award-winning wukalina Walk (currently the only palawa-owned and guided multi-day hiking trip), to offer guided walks on kunanyi. Guides shared their knowledge that spans thousands of generations – from cultural practices to bush tucker to language revival.

Our 2024 program will be announced in coming months so stay tuned!

Runners nitty gritty

Here’s the low-down on what you’ll do at the runHub:

  • Start & finish your race (apart from the Vertical Kilometre)
  • Mandatory gear check (required prior to picking up your bib)
  • Check-in for your run and pick up your race pack and bib
  • Mandatory run briefings
  • Access to first aid and toilets (including period-friendly loos & baby change facility)
  • Post-run presentations
  • Grab your kMR merch to take home!

Getting to our runHub

Our runHub is located at Wellesley Park, in South Hobart – it’s (almost!) a stone’s throw from the famous Cascade Brewery.

Get there by taking the meandering rivulet track (by foot, bike or scooter!) or catch a public bus. If you do have to drive, all our runHub parking is on the Cascade Paddocks on Strickland Avenue. Head to our kMR Community Group to find someone to carpool with!