Join us on Sunday, August 6 for Fitzy's 5 Fun Run!

On the Roads Around North Adelaide's Uni Loop - 9:00am


Adelaide's PREMIER 5km FUN RUN, combines with the State Road 5km Championships!

Get your blood pumping and have a go at this year's Fitzy's 5 Fun Run.

This is a fast, flat, road surface the whole way around Park 10, so this is the place to set an amazing PB.

To win a State Title you must be a Member of Athletics SA


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On August 6th during this year’s Fitzy’s 5 , Athletics SA are hosting their very own FREE Kids’ Athletics Clinic for children aged 5-10 run by our very own Athletics Australia accredited coaches. Starting at 8:45am, the one-hour clinic will use the brand-new World Athletics Kids’ Athletics modules to deliver Games Based Athletics activities focusing on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Everyone registered will receive their very own cool Active Band.  

If you are looking to smash your own goals at Fitzy’s 5 or even just wanting to come enjoy all the other activation zones the event has to offer, you can bring your child along for their very own athletics session.

When: August 6th 2023

Time: 8:45am-9:45am

Where: Park 10, Uni Loop North Adelaide 

Cost: FREE

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The Fitzy Story

David “Fitzy” Fitzsimons was one of Australia’s leading distance runners in the 1970’s. Renowned for being able to push himself to the point of absolute exhaustion, the stories about Fitzy are as legendary as his racing feats.

Fitzy won 8 Australian Championships over 5000m and 10000m, including the double on 3 occasions. A dual Olympian, an Olympic finalist over 10000m, a 6th placing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1977 World Cup made Dave Fitzsimons one of the greats.

A proud South Australian, Fitzy had a lively sense of humour and was a devoted husband and proud father. Forever a picture of fitness, sadly, Fitzy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As tenacious and determined as Fitzy was, even he couldn’t beat this opponent and tragically, he passed away on September 7, 2008 at the age of 58.