Friday 28th April till Sunday 7th May 2023. Gala Day Saturday 6th May.

Bright Bolt!

The Bright Bolt is a new event added to the Gala Day Parade. 

The short course running event caters to all ages and there is a major prize on offer for the best dressed.

Fancy dress is optional for all events and it’s recommended to purchase items from the local Bright Hospital Op Shop. An epic glamping weekend has been donated from Porepunkah Holiday Park for best dressed over all the races! This year the Olympic theme is quite fitting.

“It’s great to be part of this community event,” said Richard Xerri, founder and owner of Bright Running Festival. “To see the excitement of short course racing on closed roads inspires and drives performance for many athletes and I look forward to this becoming an annual inclusion and fundraiser for the Bright Autumn Festival.”

Race timings and entry details can be found via

Bright Bolt, Ireland Street, Bright, Victoria

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Saturday April 30th, From 11am

11am-11.45am: Free ride scooter and skate
11.45am: Under 7’s 800m (1.5 laps). Course A
11.55am: Under 11’s 1000m (2 laps). Course A
12.10pm: Under 15’s 1500m (3 laps) Course A
12.25pm: All ages inc. fancy dress 3km fun run (4 laps)
12.55pm: Victorian Dress Running Championships (1 lap)
1.00pm: Club 3km (male and female combined) 3km (4 laps). Sub 16 minutes all round.
1.20pm: Elite 3km (male and female combined) 3km (4laps). Sub 12 minutes for men and 14 minutes for women.