Every Wednesday since 1978, the BBQ Stakes has been a fixture on the local running calendar. Perfect for runners in the Woden area, the 6km handicap features the tough climbs around the back of Chifley, as well as the rolling trails along the base of Oakey hill.
An offshoot of the BBQ Stakes, the Lake Stakes is a weekly handicap around Lake Tuggeranong, held every Tuesday lunchtime.
Work in the city? Customs run from Stage 88, Commonwealth Park each Friday, and take in the scenic views of Lake Burley Griffin.
For 30 years, the Ginninderra Handicap has taken in the scenic route around Lake Ginninderra, on the last Tuesday of every month. The course is 7km, and donations go to the ACT Cancer society. www.ginninderrahandicap.com
Find the lunchtime running calendar here.