The Buttons Brewing Penguin Running Festival will be held on Sunday 11 February 2024. Over 500 runners from across Tasmania and interstate will participate in events from 1km to a 42.2km marathon.

The race hub and start/finish line will be located on the Penguin foreshore, near the Big Penguin and playground.

To ensure the safety of community, race participants and event organisers, the following streets and roads will be temporarily closed. No vehicles are to remain parked in the closed areas during this time. 

Main Road, Penguin

The east of the junction with Johnsons Beach Road, to west of the junction with Crescent Street, will be closed from 5:00am to 2:00pm.

Main Road, Penguin, Penguin Road, Penguin and Penguin Road, West Ulverstone

The west of the junction with Crescent Street, through the transition into Penguin Road, to adjacent the property at 241 Penguin Road, West Ulverstone; including the junctions with Crescent Street, Arnold Street, Dooley Street, Kentish Street, Cann Street, Seaside Crescent, Robertsons Road, and Rockliffs Road, will be closed from 5.00am to 12.00pm.

Maps of traffic changes and temporary road closures

Preservation Drive speed reduction:

Preservation Drive /Johnsons beach road closure:

Main town area road closure:

End of main town area road closure:

East end of main town area road closure:

Residential Access 

Event organisers recognise the road closure will impact residents and locals. During the road closure, there will be a lead escort car available to escort vehicles in or out of the closed section in a controlled, slow, and safe manner. Please note, the lead escort car will need to be requested.

Requests Before the Event

Until 4.00 pm Friday 9 February, requests for unavoidable and critical access may be made to the Penguin Running Festival organisers: 

Phone: 0467 579 815

Requests on Day of Event

On the day of the event, requests for unexpected or urgent access may be made to, Dwayne Evans, who is the Traffic Management Coordinator on the day.

Phone: 0467 579 815

What if there is an emergency?

The Penguin Running Festival has contacted the emergency service organisations (Police, Ambulance, Fire) to ensure their awareness of the event and the emergency access plan, and to uphold the health and safety of residents and participants.

In the event of an emergency please contact Triple 0 (000).

Council and the Penguin Running Festival Committee would like to thank the residents and businesses of Penguin for their patience and understanding.