About Us

Woot- Woot-Wooters Runners is a social running club in Newcastle. 

We love running. 
We love Newcastle. 
We also love coffee (and beer).
And we want to share these loves with EVERYONE!!!

Our main goal is to help people find FUN and JOY in running!

We are an open and accepting group, with a whole spectrum of runners in the posse- from runner/walkers, to those training for Ultramarathons!! 

We would love for you to get involved- we have a range of regular events (that cater for a wide range of fitness levels), but also encourage you to use this group as a forum for organising spontaneous runs- if you are planning on heading out for anything from a slow stroll to a long trail run- why not post it in the group... You may just find yourself a buddy to join you!!

Get involved Wootbags, and feel the love!!!

Incorporation

As the group grows (which we love), we are starting to put on some regular, larger (and awesome) events- such as the Wooters-not- a-race in the Watagans, in addition to our usual runs (Wootervals, Owls and Possums, Social runs, Scavenger Hunt, and Wooter Tourism). 

Also, with our ever burgeoning numbers, we are hoping to give all our members a bit more of a say in the running of the club, and an opportunity (for those who want to) to get involved!

As of July 2019 we have registered Wooters Runners as an entity. In formalising this and the insurance process, there will be some costs incurred. We are going to do our utmost to ensure that these costs remain minimal, as we don’t want anyone to be excluded from our awesome gang! At present, the plan is that it will be $10/member (with kids <16 yrs old free, to keep costs down for all of our wonderful families!). This will be an annual cost, but should cover us for all our current events. This is not happening just yet, but you will likely hear more about it in the next few weeks - we just wanted to give people time to process the above.

With the club becoming an entity, there will be a few additional requirements (such as an AGM), that we will keep you posted about in due course. We will keep you all updated along the way as this process unfolds.

Wooters will remain strictly not for profit, and the funds will just go toward keeping our club as awesome as it is, and hopefully help improve the (already high) quality of our events!

If there are any questions/concerns, please feel free to get in touch! This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, and it is our number one priority to ensure that Wooters continues to be the same fun, friendly and fabulous group that it has been for the past 5 years!! Thanks to everyone who has continued to share the love over the years! We look forward to seeing you all out on the tracks soon.

Origin Story

One fine day in 2012 in Newcastle, Australia a group of friends decided to go for a run... fast forward and we're a community running club laugh