Startup Strider

🏃 Run     ☕️ Coffee     💥 Startup

Startup community to build healthy habits

Every Saturday morning.

Startup Striders Sponsors

How does it work?

Every Saturday morning we meet up and go for a 5km run, wait for everyone and go for coffee.


Startup Striders is 100% FREE, but we're fortunate to be supported by three great sponsors.
Sponsors have donated $1.5k to charity on behalf of Startup Striders.

1. PuddlePod - productivity community and course -
2. Overnight Success - insider's view on Aussie start-ups & VC -
3. NetNada - climate solution for every business -

Startup Striders Sponsors

Wanna join as a sponsor?
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sydney Striders?Startup Striders is a self-perpetuating healthy habits community to deal with the stresses of startup life.The most amazing version of Startup Striders is if none of us need to be there and Striders keep showing up and running and chatting together.Community is never about just one person, but about people having a sense of belonging and desire.That's how Startup Striders is set up, an overarching sense of belonging with each group taking on their own colour in their respective city.

Why should I join Startup Striders?We started Startup Striders to bring three of our favourite things together.1. Optimistic people - that startups are full of
2. Deep conversations - as we have so few of these in-person
3. Sports - stay healthy

What if I can't run 5km?No problem!We run as part of Parkrun, an organised 5km "race". Everyone runs at their own pace and we wait for everyone at the end.Most runners & walkers finish between 20-40mins.

What if I want to get faster?Perfect.You get your adrenaline boost by running in a group of 40-400 runners, whilst only really competing against your own time.Register on Parkrun, bring your barcode with you and each week you'll get an email with your 5k time to get better each week.

🏃 Run     ☕️ Coffee     💥 Startup

Startup community to
build healthy habits

2024 Running Events

We've listed some of our favourite running events below.
Whether you're setting a personal-best or soaking in the vibes, they're good tucker.

Tarawera Ultra-Trail New Zealand
17 - 18 February 2024
Rotorua, New Zealand
Distance: Varies (100mi, 100km, 50km, 20km)
UTMB Series

Canberra Times Marathon Festival
7 April 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 5.4km, 2km fun run)

Hobart Airport Marathon Festival
7 April 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 5km, 5km walk, 2km mini)

Newcastle Running Festival
7-21 April 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 12km, 6km, 2km fun run)

Ultra-Trail Australia
16 - 19 May 2024
Distance: Varies (100km, 50km, 22km, 11km)
UTMB Series

Brisbane Marathon
1 - 2 June 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 5km, 5km walk, 2km mini)

Gold Coast Marathon
6-7 July 2024
Gold Coast
Distance: Varies (63.3km, 42km, 42km wheelchair, 21km, 10km, 10km wheelchair, 5km, 4km dash, 2km dash)

11 August 2024
Distance: 14km
The World's Largest Fun Run

Adelaide Marathon
25th August 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 5km)

Sydney Marathon
15th September 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 19km, 3.5km fun run)
Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate

Perth Marathon
6th October 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 4km dash)

Melbourne Marathon
13th October 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 10km, 5km, 3km walk)

Auckland Marathon
3 November 2024
Distance: Varies (42km, 21km, 11km, 5km)
New Zealand’s biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration

Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko
28 - 30 November 2024
Distance: Varies (164.6km, 105.9km, 50.4km, 27.2km)
UTMB Series