Mar 2017
Racing The Vale 5k Sports Challenge
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Download the Participant’s Event Guide here – or read on below to find out more……

Racing The Vale is a 5km ‘sports challenge’ fun run that is hosted annually in Helensvale, Gold Coast. Participants start at Helensvale State High School, finish at the Cultural Centre and take part in over 10 sporting challenges en route. Only those that complete the activities and collect all wristbands can continue to the finish line!

The event aims to 1) help raise funds for local beneficiaries 2) highlight local sporting clubs and community groups while showcasing facilities and 3) provide participants an opportunity to “try” new activities and sports with friends and family in a positive and fun environment.

All ages, all fitness levels. Get involved in a fun community event. Mums, Dads, Students, Clubs, Teams – anyone can take part. All for a great cause!

It’s great to get the support of many local sporting clubs – each offering their own mini sports challenge for participants to try. Never tried some of these sports before? Well, now is your chance.

Sports Club Challenges

Each of the following sports clubs will be hosting a surprise challenge for participants during the run.

Helensvale is one of the biggest and brightest sporting suburbs in South East Queensland, with multiple award winning clubs and some of the best sports facilities the City has to offer. Find out more on the sport and joining by clicking on the various club images >>

Helensvale Little Athletics
Helensvale Hogs
Helensvale Swimming Club
Helensvale Community Golf Club
Helensvale Pacific Pines Hawks Cricket Club
Helensvale Hornets JRLFC
Coomera Magpies JAFC
Helensvale Netball Club
North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball
Discovery Park Tennis Club
Helensvale Lawn Bowls

Check out the current dates, times and schedule for Racing The Vale 2017.

  • Friday 10 March 2017
    Day 1
  • Event Times
14:45 Rego Opens
Pick Up Your Race Kit and Goodies!

Come down to Helensvale State High School and pick up your race bib, safety pins and any free goodies provided by sponsors and supporters.

15:20 Event Welcome
At the ready

Participants receive final race briefings before the start of Racing The Vale 2017

15:35 Start of Race
First waves leave the school

Under starters orders! The first wave of participants depart the start line and make their way to the first sports challenge.

16:00 Finish Celebrations Begin
Entertainment underway

The first of the Racing The Vale 2017 participants start to finish under the arch at the Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre.

18:30 Event Finish
That's a wrap. Well done everyone!

With The Racing the Vale presentations complete, it's time to look forward to 2018!

Course Map

Check out an overview of the Course Map for this year’s event below.
Click on image to enlarge.


This event also celebrates the lives of those we’ve recently lost. They continue to inspire and help others through sport, events and initiatives. #NeverForget #HeroesInOurHearts #LachyWall #LiamEnese #BreytonHoromona #Helensvale


Enter online today for great savings! Please look out for the deadlines below.

    • 10.00
      Online Entry
      • Entry includes:
      • Your 5k Run
      • Drawstring Sports Bag
      • Race Bib
      • Finishers Wristbands
      • Cheer Stations plus Recovery
      • Feel Good Factor
      • And More!


Enter online to save $$$ on the day.

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Monies raised will be donated to a number of worthy causes including:

1) RizeUp, who provide help to many families affected by domestic violence; 2) Local school chaplaincy services at Helensvale State High School and Helensvale State Primary School – who provide care and support to all students; & 3) Foundations and support groups set up in memory of Lachy Wall, Liam Enese, and Breyton Horomona – three students who passed way too early but continue to inspire through sport and other events & initiatives.


Check out the clip for this year’s event!

Racing The Vale – A great community sports event showcasing the clubs, schools, important local causes and Helensvale. Open to all runners and walkers. All ages. Enter TODAY!

Event Partners

Thank you to our current sponsors. Please help support our partners below by purchasing their products, services or experiences.

Interested in becoming a Racing The Vale Sponsor in 2017? Benefits include brand awareness, networking opportunities and community involvement. For an information pack please contact Event Management.

Helensvale State High School
243 Discovery Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212