The first weekend in May will be fantastic - there's
The Canberra Road Running Festival (note the underlined text is a link, press on it to go to the relevant website) first up, including a runners EXPO on Saturday and Sunday. If you're around Lake BG in the morning be sure to cheer the marathoners on. I'll be helping out at the finish line.
The National Heart Foundation are having a Heart Week Walk on Sunday 2nd May from 9am. Meet at the Carillon for the two bridges walk at Lake Burley Griffin - should be a good vantage point to watch the marathon. The Heart Foundation run walking groups all over the country, you can join one or start your own walking group :)
Later in the month there's
The Mothers Day Classic on Sunday 9 May - 5km or 10km options. Online registrations close soon. Again, around the lovely Lake BG in Canberra: http://mothersdayclassic.com.au/
An alternative on Sunday 9 May is a multi-sport event - Pedal, paddle 'n puff aka Sri Chinmoy run-paddle-mountain bike-run. Go in a team of 2 or 3 people or go solo.
The ABS Fun Run / Castles Shield challenge at lunch time (12.30pm start) on Wednesday 19 May. 7.3km run or 6.2km walk on the bike path around Lake Ginninderra.
There is fierce competition between ABS and DIAC for the Castles Shield!
A good website for running events is Cool Running - heaps of info on upcoming events, training, links to some crazy runners... http://www.coolrunning.com.au