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May 2016
Sun 29 May SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 1: "COTTER CANTER" 5KM & 10KM
A trail running "taster" at Canberra's original family playground, the Cotter. The Series starts with a moderate-grade 5km course (the 10km completes 2 laps) comprising a paved loop on the "Cotter Dam Discovery Trail" in the shadow of Cotter Dam, followed by a contrasting loop on walking tracks and fire trails with a river crossing, a hill and a sandy beach – a bit of everything. Park at the end of the Cotter Bend picnic area, off Cotter Rd. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting from 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2016
Tue 7 Jun MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 13 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE
A favourite event on the Winter calendar, the Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon is staged in and around Telopea Park on the Queens Birthday public holiday Monday. Also featuring 2 shorter races over the classic "Imperial" distances of 5 miles and 2 miles. Post-race breakfast for all. Start 9 am for Half Marathon at Telopea Park East car park, 9.30 am start for shorter races. Online entries available or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 21 Jun BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 25 Jun TOUGH BLOKE CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Tough Bloke Challenge is open to men and women who wish to confront a hellish assault course in a test of strength and endurance. Reputed to be one of the most gruelling adventure runs found anywhere in Australia, you will brave 25+ hair-raising obstacles over a cross-country course laden with thick mud-pits and ice-cold water crossings. Expect muscle-burning obstacles, mud trenches covered with barbed wire, and damp, dark concrete tunnels. Amongst other challenges, the ultimate hurdle, aptly named ‘Hells Gate’, is the one feared by most and comes with tales of rope burns at nerve-racking heights. Designed for the weekend warrior this is running at its toughest. Take it seriously, or not (some opt to walk the entire course), the event promises to be a fun day out for all. Every participant who completes the challenge will receive a finishers medal and an opportunity at unlimited bragging rights! contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Jun TOUGH CHICK CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Tough Chick Challenge is open to men and women who wish to confront a hellish assault course in a test of strength and endurance. Reputed to be one of the most gruelling adventure runs found anywhere in Australia, you will brave 25+ hair-raising obstacles over a cross-country course laden with thick mud-pits and ice-cold water crossings. Expect muscle-burning obstacles, mud trenches covered with barbed wire, and damp, dark concrete tunnels. Amongst other challenges, the ultimate hurdle, aptly named ‘Hells Gate’, is the one feared by most and comes with tales of rope burns at nerve-racking heights. Designed for the weekend warrior this is running at its toughest. Take it seriously, or not (some opt to walk the entire course), the event promises to be a fun day out for all. Every participant who completes the challenge will receive a finishers medal and an opportunity at unlimited bragging rights! contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jun SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 2: "TUGGERANONG TROT"
The Sri Chinmoy Canberrra Trail Series heads to Tuggeranong for a varied exploration of the Murrumbidgee Corridor. Barely minutes from the Town Centre, you'll think you were miles from anywhere as you wend your way northward through bushland, and return along the riverside walking track. The 8km course loops around at Tuggeranong Creek, while the 20km goes as far as Kambah Pool before heading south. Parking is at Pine Island North picnic area, at the end of Pine Island Rd, Tuggeranong. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. Park at the end of the Cotter Bend picnic area, off Cotter Rd. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting from 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2016
Fri 1 Jul BRAVEHEARTS 777 MARATHON
The Bravehearts 777 Marathon Series is being held again in 2016 around Australia. This is an event like no other and sees participants run 7 marathons, across 7 states in 7 days. Our inspirational athletes run close to 300kms in one week and in the process raise money for Bravehearts to help educate, empower and protect Aussie Kids against sexual assault. Led by three-time Uncle Toby's Ironman Series winner, Guy Andrews, this event is not just for the fitness fanatic but those up for an amazing challenge. Taking on this heart-pounding adventure sees participants run marathons in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Kingscliff and the Gold Coast. And if the challenge of running all 7 marathons seems too daunting, join us in just one marathon in your home state.  contact: Karen. email: adventures@bravehearts.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 Jul MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Jul RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing the inaugural Raffertys Coastal Run. The event will be hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Nestled amongst beaches and bush on the quiet bay of Cams Wharf, the self catering resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation – just 90 minutes north of Sydney. It provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend of running and activities for the whole family. On offer are three course distances – 10km, 22km and 35k to accommodate runners/walkers of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Raffertys Resort, the trail snakes through the Wallarah National Park taking in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. The terrain is varied – bushland single track, fire trail, coastal tracks, rock platforms and beach running all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Jul SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 3: "GUNGAHLIN GALLOP"
Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. Starting and finishing at Hall's historic Showground, both courses ascend to the summit of One Tree Hill, from where the 30km continues following the ACT/NSW border. Enjoy one of Canberra's deluxe running experiences. Park at the Hall Showground. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. Parking is at Pine Island North picnic area, at the end of Pine Island Rd, Tuggeranong. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. Park at the end of the Cotter Bend picnic area, off Cotter Rd. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting from 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 19 Jul BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Jul RESOLUTION RUN #3
The 2016 Resolution Runs are a series of graduated running events, suitable for novice to experienced running enthusiasts. Running around the picturesque Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway ACT and surrounds. Proceeds supporting the Movember Foundation. Start small and finish big offering 3km, 7km, 14km half and full marathon throughout the year. Also available 7km walk and 700m Kiddie's Dash. This Event Run : 7km,14km, half marathon Walk: 7km Kiddy Dash: 700m contact: Melanie Smith. email: melanie@resolutionrunseries.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Jul PAYCE SUTHERLAND 2 SURF SUNDAY 24TH JULY 2016 (NSW)
Held on Sunday 24th July, the PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf (S2S) is an 11km fun run from Sutherland to Wanda Surf Club in Sydney, NSW. The S2S is organised and run by the Wanda Surf Club volunteers and is their major fundraising event. Over 8,000 people of all shapes and sizes take part in either the run or walk event.  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Jul SRI CHINMOY OFF-ROAD DUATHLONS
Two genuine off-road duathlons – short course and long course – in the heart of the city. Run through the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens, mountain bike and second run in the natural forest of Black Mountain Reserve. Start time 10 am, starting at the end of Frith Rd, Acton. Short course is 2 km run/7 km mountain bike/2.5 km run. Long course is 3 km run/23 km mountain bike/7.5 km run. Enter online now or on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2016
Tue 2 Aug MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 6-7 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra SATURDAY 6 August 2016: 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 11.00am 10km run and walk ; 11.10am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.40am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 7 August 2016 8.00am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk; 9.00am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Aug SPRING TREK SYDNEY (NSW)
Spring Trek Sydney is an annual 30 km, 4 person team trail walk/run to raise money for Room to Read, an organisation that promotes literacy and girls education in Asia and Africa. Set in the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, 50 teams will walk sections of the iconic Great North Walk less than an hour north from the heart of Sydney. There is an entry fee of $140 per person and each team of four must raise $900 for Room to Read. contact: Kirk Marcolina. email: info@springtrek.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Mon 12-15 Aug RUN LARAPINTA STAGE RACE (NT)
The Run Larapinta Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail, in the MacDonnell Ranges around Alice Springs from August 12th to 15th, 2016. Including two course distance options: The Malbunka - long course with stages of 20-45km each day The Namatjira - short course with stages of 11-30km each day Trail runners worldwide are welcome; from the recreational to the elite. Friends and family members are encouraged to join you so they can share this incredible experience. Each stage will start and finish at different locations every day and showcase the many aspects of Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Course highlights will include: The old Telegraph Station, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen, Ormiston Gorge, The Finke River, Ochre Pits, Mt Sonder and of course the endless awe of the outback. contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 16 Aug BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 19-21 Aug WAGGA TRAIL MARATHON RUNNING WEEKEND (NSW)
The Wagga Trail marathon running weekend is the premier distance running event in the Riverina. A very family friendly with events to suit everyone from 15.km to full 42km trail marathon. There are even relay and Mountain bike options as well. The course starts and finishes on the banks of the iconic Murrumbidgee River and is a mix of shared path, fire trail and single track. contact: Rob Sharpe. email: waggatrailmarathon@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Aug LAKE MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
'Where the best view is not the finish line' Join over 2,000 athletes running on road around the scenic foreshores of Lake Macquarie. Commencing in Warners Bay NSW we have an event for all comers. Half Marathon, 10.5km Fun Run and 4km Kids Scamper. We are donating money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the John Hunter Hospital and encouraging participants to fundraise. This event has been held annually for 32 years. Proudly sponsored by Brooks, Pure Performance, Billy's Lookout and the Newcastle Permanent contact: Anne Griffith 0424 402 524 or Kate Griffith 0410 474 488. email: enquiries@lakemacrunning.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2016
Sat 3 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 29km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. Set amid one of Australia’s oldest and wildest coastal terrains, in fact it is the world’s second oldest national park (after Yellowstone in the U.S), the Coastal Classic is a trail run along the Coast Track from Otford to Bundeena. With 29km of trails, beaches, sand and rainforest – this race has a little bit of everything with great views to top it off! While the Royal National Park has long been used by runners, thanks to its beautiful scenery and easy access from Sydney’s Southern Suburbs, there hasn’t been a long trail race in the Park in recent years (apart from along Lady Carrington Drive). contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Fri 4-4 Sep THE CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN
The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac has been going strong since 1975 raising much needed funds for Australian Charities, the 2015 event raised more than $100,000. With 14km, 10km and 5km courses there is something for everyone! contact: 1800 555 514. email: canberrafunrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Sep THE CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN
This year the 5km course will start in front of the steps of Old Parliament House, complete a loop up to Parliament House before joining in with 14km and 10km courses on Kings Avenue through to the finish on the Rond Terraces in Commonwealth Park. If you're wishing to walk the adidas 5km course, please start at the back of the pack.  contact: Fairfax Media. email: canberrafunrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 6 Sep MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 Sep BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL ULTRA (103KM)
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary 100km trail run was staged in 2013. With Canberra now 103 years old, in 2016 the event grows to 103km. Starting and finishing from The Rond Terraces, the route explores Parliament House, Red Hill, Isaacs Ridge, Farrer Ridge, Mt Taylor, Mt Arawang, Cooleman Ridge, Stromlo Forest Park, the National Arboretum, Cork Oaks, Aranda Bushland, Black Mountain Reserve, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Lake Burley Griffin. The run is open to Solo Runners, and to Relay Teams of 2-4 members, with 4 relay legs of approximately 25 km. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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