YMCA of Canberra Runners Club
Calendar of Events


Major ACT/National/International Events


    Race Times unless otherwise stated:
        Tuesday  - 6:15pm
        Saturday - 1km 12noon, short race 12:15pm, long race 1:00pm
        Sunday   - 9:00am

    Club events in bold                        r  Road/cycle path
    * Senior points score event                cc Cross country
    # Junior points score event                gr Gravel road
    1k events are for Under 12 competitors

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May 2014
Sun-Mon 25-25 May DUNGOG DUATHLON (NSW)
Looking for a dirty weekend? Well we offer the best dirty weekend in the Hunter Valley for you! Come to Dungog on the last weekend in May (24th and 25th May 2014) and participate in the Dungog Duathlon, a 10-40-6 dirty duathlon. That is a cross country run followed by a mountain bike ride and finishes with a cross country run and there's great entertainment on the Saturday as well! This event is organised by the Rotary Club of Dungog with the help of other organisations in Dungog such as the SES and CWA and all proceeds raised are returned to the local community. Checkout the 2014 program here. For first timers we have introduced a short and or novice course as well. The short course consists of a single lap for each round being 6K run - 12 K ride - 300m run and open for individual race entry only. contact: Wolf. email: wolf@pedalon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2015
Fri-Mon 24 Apr-25 May RELAY FOR LIFE (VIC)
On April 24 & 25, Cancer Council hosts its annual fundraiser, 'The Relay for Life', in the City of Yarra. An overnight experience with fun activities and moving ceremonies, join the thousands of Australians who take in the Relay each year to raise vital funds for Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services. Get involved by registering a team of family, friends and colleagues and start raising funds to help Cancer Council. Hope Lives in every step we take. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer. Register now - Yarra City Relay For Life. contact: Elyce. email: yarracity@cancervic.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Apr ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE (NSW)
The ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE is a timed running and trekking endurance challenge held on ANZAC Day covering 100km of spectacular and scenic northern Sydney trails through both the Ku-ring-ai and Garigal National Parks. The Challenge gives runners and trekkers the opportunity to remember and commemorate ANZAC, our diggers and their sacrifice, and 100 years of the ANZAC spirit.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Apr MT SOLITARY ULTRA- 45KM (NSW)
This course is spectacular, quite often regarded as the must do multi day hike in the Blue Mountains, however we think it's better to do it in a day!!! It has all the facets of what trail running is about - fast downhill fire/single trail, gnarly uphill, stairs, rolling single trail, creek/river crossings, rock clambering and diverse flora. From Mt Solitary itself the vista includes areas of Lake Burrogarang, through to the Southern Highlands, Kanagra Boyd and The 'Wild Dog Mountains'. The course also encompasses significant historical culturally significant areas of the Gundungurra Nation.  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2015 (VIC)
You won't find a more picturesque running course in Australia. We provide for all fitness levels with a 2km, 5km, 10km & 21km on road course. We also include a 7km & 15km off-road trail run. Food, drink & entertainment are also provided. contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRUNY ISLAND TRAIL RUN (TAS)
17.5km loop run around the Labillardiere peninsula at the southern end of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania, about 1.5hr south of Hobart. This run starts at the Jetty beach campground, not far from the lighthouse, and does a clockwise loop of the peninsula. Starting out on the old 4wd track down the western side provides magnificent views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Southern ranges. At the bottom, runners take in a rare view of Partridge Island from the picturesque Butlers Beach before following a beautiful single track along the eastern side of the peninsula back to Jetty Beach. There is a nice campground at Jetty beach for those who want to camp the night before (or after). There is also great surfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking and a few other walks nearby. contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Apr MACARTHUR LIONS ANZAC RUN (NSW)
10km Run or 5km Run or Walk We wish to invite you and/or your team to participate in this worthwhile community event. It is fun day for all, and challenging for the serious runner. Funds raised support Lifeline Macarthur and other local beneficiaries. There are age categories, team events and an online registration prize draw. Earlybird prices ($25 adult/$10 child/$60 family) apply for registrations before 5pm on 24th April.  contact: Lifeline Macarthur. email: events@lifelinemacarthur.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2015
Sat-Sun 2-3 May WILDENDURANCE 2015 (NSW)
WildEndurance is a walk in the wilderness and a race to save the wild! Get your team together for a 50km or 100km walk through the stunning wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Help protect our wild places. A healthy you. A healthy Planet! contact: Sarah Williams 02 9282 9553. email: wildendurance@wilderness.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 May WERRIBEE MANSION RUN (VIC)
Set on the grounds of Werribee Park, The Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap 10.5km run for the experiences runner, 5.2km Run or walk events and a 1km kids dash.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 4 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
Willow Tree Flat, Audley, Royal National Park Some of Australia's loveliest bushland is right on Sydney's doorstep: there is no better way to appreciate and enjoy the sublime Royal National Park than running along its extensive network of tracks and trails. For the first time, enjoy a new Marathon course through the heart of Australia's oldest National Park. This is not a "technical" trail run, the course following mostly fire trails and well-graded walking tracks. Park at Loftus Train Station and take the event bus to the start ($10 return trip), or park at Willow Tree Flat (Park entry fee of $11 applies). On-the-day registration for the Marathon opens at 6.30am and closes at 6.55am; registration for other distances opens at 6.45am and closes at 7.55am. Marathon commences at 7am, other races start from 8am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 May RUN ON THE WILD SIDE (QLD)
Together we can run for the future of Australia's Iconic species! Join Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors for a morning of fun, fitness and wildlife conservation. Run on the Wild Side is an opportunity to run or walk for Australia's precious wildlife. This unique running event will see you travel through sections of Australia Zoo on a 2km or 5km route while raising vital funds to support the treatment and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphans animals at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.  contact: Shari. email: info@wildlifewarriors.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY GREEN BRIDGE & UQ RIVER RUN HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM (QLD)
The event is conducted on a delightful 10km riverside course which initially crosses the Green Bridge before moving into the beautiful grounds of UQ and following a soft and smooth compacted dirt track, then out on to a broad smooth path by the river and golf course.Great post race brekkie fresh friut and hot pancakes. Multiple age category medals.  contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER BEACH RUN (NSW)
Join us on Sunday 3rd May for the first Central Coast Helicopter Beach Run. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a free service to all who need it. Help us keep it that way by coming along on the day and run the 4km course from Wamberal SLSC to Terrigal SLSC and back. There will be loads of fun for the whole family and enteratinment at the finish line, SAVE THE DATE..... MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON!
 
Sun 3 May CSU BATHURST HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
A fast, flat course around the beautiful City of Bathurst. Keep winter at bay a little longer with this long running not for profit event organised by local runners. $40 adults/$25 students. Cash prizes, free post race BBQ and lots of spot prizes.  contact: Bathurst Running. email: bathurstrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May PINE RIVERS CHARITY FUN RUN (QLD)
Come and join our annual Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run. Online registration only, no on-the-day entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Run or walk as an individual, encourage your work or team mates to join in, or simply be part of this great charity event and have some fun with your family and friends. All funds raised are for Rotary's charities, PolioPlus and ShelterBox.  contact: Brian Springer. email: PRCFunRun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May RUN WITH A STORY (NSW)
Get ready to run for RUN WITH A STORY for the third year in a row! This year we are running to help another deserving Novocastrian family - Hayley and Jade Reeves The event will be held on the Sunday 3 May 2015 starting at Planet Fitness Belmont! HOW CAN YOU HELP? Get your mates and Family to sponsor you by running either 5km, 10km, 15km, 30km, 60km or a TEAM distance (relay style) in this years Run with a Story! WHAT ARE THE RUNNING TIMES? 60km - 6:00am 30km - 9:00am 15km - 10:30am 10km - 11:00am 5km - 11:30am WHAT ARE THE ENTRY DONATION COSTS? 5km - $5 10km - $10 15km - $15 30km and up (plus teams) $20 And of course, you are always welcome to donate more to our worthy cause! SPREAD THE WORD! Get your mates to run and have their mates support them! WE NEED YOU! The more runners we have, the more funds we raise for our family!  Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 May MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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.
 
Wed-Thu 6-7 May DARKNESS TO DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE (QLD)
Law firm Minter Ellison is challenging all of us to get involved in running, walking or volunteering at the 110km Darkness to Daylight Challenge to speak out against domestic violence. With 110 women, children and men dying because of this silent epidemic every year, we will make a difference on 6 and 7 May by raising awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention. There are many options on how to participate by volunteering to marshal the event, walking or running as far as possible, relaying the distance as a team, running the last 10km or walking the final 3km. Challenge yourself and sign up today. contact: Australia's CEO Challenge. email: hello@darknesstodaylightchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May FORSTER ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
This race promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking competitors across some of the most challenging and scenic landscape that the Great Lakes has to offer. Ocean swimming in the crystal clear waters off Pacific Palms, cross country running around rugged escarpments and forests, with a paddle leg across Smiths Lake, mountain biking through the Wallingat National Park with a sweet mix of rolling trails, creek crossings and single track, paddling on the pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and past our famous oyster leases and finally a run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach. Solos, pairs and teams are invited to take on the 2015 Forster Adventure Race. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May JUNIOR SPIRIT - KIDS ONLY OBSTACLE RACE (NSW)
The Junior Spirit is a kids only obstacle race set on Forster Main Beach and runs in conjunction with the Forster Adventure Race. It is a 4km course with a variety of challenges and obstacles getting kids outside and exploring. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS MARATHON (SA)
The Great Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadatta) and finishes at the town oval where it wraps up with a BBQ. Participants can either walk, run or ride the distance as a personal challenge or as a group completing a portion of the distance together, doing either 5, 10, 15, 21 or the full 42km (can only walk to 21km). Participants are required to pay an entry fee (a portion of the fees go to a chosen local community group or cause). The Breakaways Marathon will be run on 23 May 2015 so if anyone would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Clair Halkias at the District Council of Coober Pedy on (08) 8672 4624 during office hours or email chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Online registration will be available from the event website in January.  contact: Clair Halkias. email: chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 May WANDERLUST 108 MELBOURNE (VIC)
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you've ever known. This "mindful triathlon" brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation -- but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made. And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we're pretty sure you'll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you'll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there's a lot to do when you're not on your mat. Web: wanderlust.com/events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WanderlustFestivalAustraliaNewZealand Twitter: https://twitter.com/WanderlustAUSNZ  contact: Wanderlust HQ. email: downunderhq@wanderlustfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 May THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD HALF MARATHON (NSW)
Challenge yourself in Australia's largest and most prestigious half marathon on Sunday, May 17, 2015! contact: 1800 555 514. email: halfmarathon@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 May RED RUN CLASSIC (QLD)
The Red Run Classic is a fundraising run/walk for Haemophilia Foundation Australia & Haemophilia Foundation Queensland. Funds raised will provide programs and services for the bleeding disorders community in Queensland and across the nation. Join hundreds of other women, men, teenagers, children and families to have fun while raising money for a good cause. If you are a serious competitor make the Red Run Classic one of your big events, or walk with your family and friends for a fun social morning.  contact: Natashia Coco. email: ncoco@haemophilia.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 May RUNNSW NORTHPARKES ROTARY FUN RUN (NSW)
The RunNSW Northparkes Rotary Fun Run will be be held on Sunday 17 May. This will be the third consecutive event and each year more participants are enjoying this fantastic community event. The event is run on semi rural roads on the outer limits of the Parkes township. The roads are entirely sealed and the late Autumn weather making for ideal running conditions. Now in its third year, the event attracts runners from all around the region and provides the perfect opportunity to visit and explore Parkes. Be part of the annual Northparkes Fun Run on Sunday 17 May. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 May TAKE A HIKE GOLD COAST 2015 (QLD)
The largest and most inspiring organised autism hike in Australia is returning to the Gold Coast in 2015! Take a Hike invites you to raise awareness for children with autism and help close the $10,000 funding gap AEIOU experiences for each child in the program every year. All funds raised will be used to support children in AEIOU's Gold Coast Centre. There are many ways you can register for Take a Hike - access our website for further details and register your team today!  contact: Jasmine Zwoerner. email: events@aeiou.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 May ACT JUNIOR, SENIOR AND MASTERS MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS, MT MAJURA (ACT)
9am all starts. 4 km course: 1 lap, 248 m of climb; 8 km course 2 laps, 496 m of climb; 12 km course 3 laps, 744 m of climb. 1 lap: Junior women, Women W60 and over; Men M75 and over 2 laps: Junior men, Open women and women W35 to W55, Men M55 to M70 3 laps: Open men and men M40 to M50  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 19 May BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 23 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS' BOLT (SA)
The 'Bolt' is a marathon style event from the spectacular Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down the Oodnadatta Track and finishing at the Coober Pedy Town Oval. Participants can walk, run or ride, choosing to complete the full distance or a portion of the distance, either 5,10,15 or 21km. The 'Bolt' has run annually since 2009. contact: Clair Alford. email: calford@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 23-24 May DUNGOG DUATHLON 2015 (NSW)
Dungog Duathlon 2015: The Toughest in Australia! Race Date: 24th May 2015 Looking for the toughest Duathlon in Australia? You found it. Being hosted by the Triathlon and Marathon Club of Dungog, the Dungog Duathlon is tough, no doubt. It is also one of most picturesque, being set in beautiful Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The races on offer include the ULTRA (being a 10-40-6, Individual or Team entries) and the SHORT (being 6-12-2). These races are challenging. We aim to host a great family friendly event, so please take a look at the programme for 2015. All profits are returned to the local community with a focus for 2015 being local charitable organisations. Oh, and one more thing - The winners of the ULTRA Dungog Duathlon (both male and female) will win a return trip to the Adelaide World Duathlon Championships, in October 2015! The prize includes airfare, accommodation and race tickets. Race On!  contact: Wolf or Ben. email: race@dungogduathlon.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 23-24 May YMCA OF CANBERRA RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON (ACT)
For many years the Half Marathon weekend has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Saturday 23rd May offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs, and Sunday 24th May is the day of the Half Marathon. Mark off the weekend of the 23rd/24th May in your calendars for the 2015 Half Marathon weekend! Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner, who died in a road accident returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Half Marathon held on 13th September 1970 had just 24 finishers. In 2014 there were 373 entrants. The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon Weekend comprises the Half Marathon on Sunday 24th May and two events on Saturday 23rd: a 1.6k Mini Jog and a 5k Fun Run.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 May WIDE BAY AUSTRALIA RING ROAD RUN (QLD)
Since it's inception the Wide Bay Australia Ring Road Run has grown from a 5km run/walk to now include 10km, 2km kids dash and a 10km wheelchair race. Event numbers have grown to about 1000 participants which has been steady over the past two years. There are fantastic cash prizes to be won in the following categories:
10k - Males & Females 18 & over + wheelchair
10k - Males & Females Junior 11-17 years
5k - Males & Females 18 & over
5k - Males & Females Junior 11-17 years
Voucher prizes for 2km Kids Dash Male and Female category. The event is also about supporting our local/regional charities including RACQ CareFlight Helicopter, Cancer Council QLD and Elliott Heads SLSC with just over $30 000 donated over the past four events. contact: Jon Joiner. email: admin@ringroadrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 5 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7KM & 4KM RUNS. (NSW)
Not for no reason is The Bay Run listed as Sydney's most popular recreational running/cycling/walking route, making for a beautiful Sunday morning outing. A Half-Marathon is 3 laps of this famous course, with the 7km comprising one lap and the shorter 4km an out-and-back burst alongside the cove. An ideal spot also for a post-race relaxing pancake breackfast before embarking on Sunday's other adventures. Parking along Glover st, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 May INAUGURAL 3-WAY RACE TO THE FIG TREE (16+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY), CAIRNS (QLD)
Three start locations, one finish line. From (1) Speewah, (2) Copperlode Dam or (3) Bridle Creek Rd. Distance: 10km. Stay for our Anniversary Lunch.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 May HBF RUN FOR A REASON (WA)
HBF Run for a Reason, presented by The West Australian is a fun and memorable way to improve your health and raise funds for WA health-related charities. We're making this year our biggest event yet with three courses that you can walk, jog or run; Ramsay Health Care 4km Ramsay Health Care 12km NEW: Half Marathon 21.1km (no walking category available) Enjoy one of Perth's great events and help raise funds for over 130 WA health-related charities by raising funds or donating.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 30 May NEXUS CARE'S FRESH STARTATHON (QLD)
Take a step to feed a family in need! Hunger is not just a third world issue: 1.2 million Australians experience food insecurity, 1 in 4 South East Qld households can't afford basic groceries, and 50,000 children in Brisbane go without food. Nexus Care is passionate about making a difference to these statistics in our local community through the Fresh Start Food Program. Every month, Nexus Care provides approx 9,000 meals through our food relief program, which is equal to over 108,000 meals per year! Every week, Nexus Care supports four schools with fun, healthy school breakfast programs. Every fortnight, Nexus Care runs cooking classes to help empower people experiencing hardship with the skills to cook healthy, cheap meals for themselves and their families. By being a part of the Fresh-Startathon, you can help Nexus Care support more individuals and families in our Brisbane community with nutritious food and empower people with the knowledge and skills to provide healthy meals for their families. The event is light-hearted and fun with music, food, face painting, a jumping castle and a visit by Nexus Care's mascot, Apple Man! Prizes will be given to our top fundraiser and for 1st across the line in the events. All funds raised from the event will go towards supporting Nexus Care's Fresh Start Food Program. contact: 07 3353 7230. email: info@nexuscare.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 30 May WANDERLUST 108 BRISBANE (QLD)
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you've ever known. This "mindful triathlon" brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation -- but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made. And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we're pretty sure you'll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you'll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there's a lot to do when you're not on your mat. Web: wanderlust.com/events/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WanderlustFestivalAustraliaNewZealand Twitter: https://twitter.com/WanderlustAUSNZ  contact: Wanderlust HQ. email: downunderhq@wanderlustfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun-Sat 31 May-6 Jun GOBI MARCH (CHINA) 2015
The course of the Gobi March takes competitors across 250 kilometers (approximately 155 miles) of varied terrain at the edge of the Gobi Desert. The Gobi March course is located in the Bortala Mongol and Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefectures in Xinjiang Province, China. Unlike our other hot desert courses, this beautiful desert takes competitors across green grasslands and alpine-like scenery. Rather than sandy terrain, competitors will traverse dirt tracks, dry riverbeds, valleys, plains and farmlands in areas alive with local culture.  contact: 4 Deserts Race Series. email: info@4deserts.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May MAITLAND RIVER RUN (NSW)
The Maitland River Run is now in its 6th year and stages 4 exciting run/walk events during the day. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors who get the opportunity to run close to spectators for an exciting atmosphere. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 lap 8km course or 3 lap 12km course. There will also be a 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'! The redesigned course around the new Levee precinct will have plenty of space for the anticipated large crowds which will allow for a much larger event compound and festival. contact: H Events. email: admin@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE (QLD)
In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, this 30km (or 15km) event winds through some of Brisbane;s toughest terrain. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils - ensuring that you don't forget the meaning of endurance before arriving at the finish line. If you want to test your fitness or make sure that your training is on track for the 96km Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast, this event is for you! The Junior Kokoda Challenge requires a teacher/guardian to join as a member of a five person team to compete. Whilst training for and during the event, students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going. But there is nothing to beat the feeling of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and achieving that goal against all odds. Registration opens 21st January 2015.  contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May THE TRAILBLAZER RUNS (VIC)
The TRAILBLAZER trail run takes place at the You Yangs National Park, taking participants off road on both trails and emergency vehicle tracks. The two courses are challenging but achievable to all with a reasonable level of fitness (The runs do not go all the way to the top!). Two distance are available, 7km and 9.85km. The day also includes an off-road duathlon event (5k trail run/ 18k MTB/ 4k Trail run).  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR, OPEN AGE AND MASTERS MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (QLD)
8am Camp Mountain, Bellbird Grove, off Mt Nebo Road, The Gap, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND Age groups: open men and women; juniors aged 16 to 19 years; M40 to M70 and over, W40 to W70 and over. Photos from 2011 Australian Championships at Camp Mountain: http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2011-Australian-Mountain/ contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 31 May RUNNSW GREATER NOWRA FUN RUN (NSW)
The Greater Nowra Fun Run will be held on Sunday 31 May. This will be the inaugural running of a new and exciting community fitness event for Nowra. The run will take in spectacular views as it tracks the Shoalhaven River along closed roads form the Nowra Showground to the outer limits of the Nowra township. With a 2km, 4km and 8km there is a distance to suit everyone! Be part of the first RunNSW Greater Nowra Fun Run on Sunday 31 May. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 31 May MS WALK & FUN RUN (NSW)
The MS Walk and Fun Run is organised by Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS). This year we have moved the entire event to the iconic Sydney Olympic Park with the start/ finish located at Cathy Freeman Park. The MS Walk + Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters and in doing so you will help us expose the invisible disease that is MS, a devastating neurological condition which affects four Australians every working day. By supporting the MS Walk + Fun Run we hope to increase people's knowledge of multiple sclerosis and urge the Australian public to dig deep and support people living with this disease. The MS Walk + Fun Run is an iconic event of the MS calendar and it's a great opportunity for the entire MS community and their friends, family and colleagues to come together. Entry for people with MS is free. The event also marks the end of MS Awareness Month which culminates in World MS Day on May 27.  contact: 1300 733 690. email: walkrun@ms.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May MS WALK & FUN RUN (ACT)
The MS Walk and Fun Run is organised by Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS). The MS Walk + Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters and in doing so you will help us expose the invisible disease that is MS, a devastating neurological condition which affects four Australians every working day. By supporting the MS Walk + Fun Run we hope to increase people's knowledge of multiple sclerosis and urge the Australian public to dig deep and support people living with this disease. The MS Walk + Fun Run is an iconic event of the MS calendar and it's a great opportunity for the entire MS community and their friends, family and colleagues to come together. Entry for people with MS is free. The event also marks the end of MS Awareness Month which culminates in World MS Day on May 27. contact: 1300 733 690. email: events@ms.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May MS WALK & FUN RUN (VIC)
The MS Walk and Fun Run is celebrating it's 10th year in Melbourne on Sunday, May 31 enjoy a great day out with family and friends and make every step count by taking part in it and support people living with multiple sclerosis. By supporting the MS Walk + Fun Run we hope to increase people's knowledge of multiple sclerosis and urge the Australian public to dig deep and support people living with this disease. We're also encouraging participants to go red for MS or get creative and dress up in a fun costume of your choice for a chance to win a prize. The event caters for people of all ages and fitness levels with different course lengths and degrees of difficulty. All walk courses are stroller and wheel chair friendly. You can join as an individual or get a team of family and friends together. After you cross the finish line, be sure to stick around for music, plenty of food and entertainment suitable for the whole family. Run or walk 5km or 10km, starting and finishing at the beautiful Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake and enjoy a scenic route of the Melbourne city skyline along the way. Entry for people with MS is free. The event also marks the end of MS Awareness Month which culminates in World MS Day on May 27.  contact: 1300 705 340. email: walkrun@ms.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2015
Tue 2 Jun MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 Jun SERRA TERROR 2015 (VIC)
An 80km team endurance challenge within the spectacular Southern Grampians National Park held every June long weekend. contact: Keri Ross. email: skross@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 6 - CENTENNIAL PARK HALF-MARATHON (21.1 KM), 7 KM & 4 KM CROSS-C (NSW)
Mackay Sportsground, near Robertson Rd gates, Centennial Park. The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series returns to our favourite park for one last time in 2014. The convivial atmosphere at these friendly events affords a wonderful start to your Sunday. Try the 3-lap Half-Marathon, single-lap 7 km or sharper 4 km option. Parking anywhere near the Robertson Rd gates. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. See you there! contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Jun BMA MACKAY MARINA RUN (QLD)
The Mackay Marina Run is one of the Mackay region's premier sporting events. It is also a major running event for regional Qld with over 3000 people registering in 2014.  contact: Sandy Strong. email: event@mackaymarinarun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Jun ENERFLEX STEP UP FOR MS (WA)
Get Fit. Have Fun. Fight MS. The Enerflex Step Up for MS will take place on Sunday, 7 June 2015 at Perth's tallest building, Central Park. Join this unique event and feel the reward and exhilaration of climbing 1,103 steps to the top of Central Park, whilst knowing you have helped make a difference to the thousands of Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). In 2014, the event sold out and over $240,000 was raised to help people living with MS, all thanks to the combined efforts of those who participated and their sponsors. This year we are hoping to exceed this amount, but we need your help by enlisting as many of your friends and family to join you on the day or to sponsor you for your climb. Enter as a team of four, or go solo.  contact: Events Team. email: events@mswa.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 8 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE (ACT)
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, 9.45 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.
 
Sat-Sun 13-14 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 24 HOUR & 12 HOUR TRACK RACES (NSW)
Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill, Sydney. One of Australia's premier ultra events, the Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour and 12 Hour track races have been staged in Adelaide, Brisbane and now Sydney since 1982. An IAU bronze-label certified event, and qualifying race for World Championships. Challenge yourself to run further than ever before at a world class facility with first class services and support. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun THE BRISBANE TIMES CITY2SOUTH PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (QLD)
Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac - sister event to Sydney's iconic City2Surf and Melbourne's City2Sea - will take place for the third time on Sunday, June 14, 2015. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2south@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun THE GEORGES RIVER - FESTIVAL OF THE FEET (NSW)
21KM/14KM/7KM/3KM. Four great events to choose from, whether you are enjoying a fun day out with the family or stepping up to your next challenge. All events start and finish at the Western Districts Joggers and Harriers' Clubhouse at Lake Gillawarna - 150m west of the footbridge over Henry Lawson Drive, between Flinders Rd and Georges Cres, Georges Hall. Enjoy a picturesque traffic free running course that follows pathways and trails in a park and lake setting. If you want to try out the course, come down any Saturday for our Club's Saturday Run, 7.15am.  contact: Joan Eisenhuth 02 9724 4729. email: info@westiesjoggers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Jun BARNARDOS BEACH BOLT (NSW)
Join the Barnardos Beach Bolt and help us OUTRUN CHILD ABUSE. Barnardos Australia is hosting the inaugural Beach Bolt at Coogee Beach on Sunday, 14 June 2015. The only 1 mile race in Sydney covering running over grass, pavement, stairs and sand from the south end to the north end of Coogee Beach! Register a team or as an individual and help us outrun child abuse. All proceeds go directly to Barnardos Australia to help children in desperate need. This event is being held to raise awareness and funds for the important work that Barnardos undertakes. Barnardos is a leading children�s protection charity that helps to stop child abuse. They find safe homes for abused children and young people, work with families to prevent abuse and use our knowledge to improve the future of disadvantaged Australian children. email: hello@beachbolt.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun 2015 NEUROBLASTOMA RUN2CURE (NSW)
The Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure comprises of 3 fun runs � a 10k, a 5k and a 3k as well as a 1km fun walk which is for children five and under with family. There is also a Family Fun Day held in the gardens, which includes children�s activities from 9.30am till 2.30pm. Activities include but are not limited to; face painting, kindy farm, pony rides, jumping castles plus, Little Kickers soccer and Fun Cricket area for children 10 and under. Activities to be finalised. Neuroblastoma Australia Incorporated is a not-for-profit volunteer charity set up by two families affected by Neuroblastoma in 2010. Everyone who works for Neuroblastoma Australia is a volunteer. The organisation was inspired by Sienna Hoffmann who lost her battle to Neuroblastoma when she was just two and a half years old and the frangipani logo is dedicated to Sienna who loved these beautiful flowers. The Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure fun runs were held for the first time in 2013 in Sydney Park and due to the success they moved location to the amazing Royal Botanical Gardens. The event will be held annually in June.  contact: Participant & Volunteer Enquiries. email: run2cure@neuroblastoma.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun MINI-MOS COMMUNITY FUN RUN AND FAIR (NSW)
The Mini-Mos Fun Run and Fair is one of Sydney�s premier community events, featuring 2km, 5km and 10km road races around the streets of Mosman and the Mini-Mos Fair on the grounds of Mosman Public School (MPS). Mini-Mos offers participants of all ages and abilities a chance to support MPS and its nominated charities Autism Spectrum Australia and The Unicorn Foundation. contact: Cherelle Martin. email: event@mini-mos.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 16 Jun BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 21 Jun WIN NETWORK TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club proudly presents ‘Australia’s Oldest Marathon’. Come and enjoy the ‘Friendly Marathon’ and running festival (42km/21km/10km). The WIN Network 48th Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival offers great value, and we’ve kept our entry fees down with Australia’s lowest. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that isn’t available at many of the major events.  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: info@traralgonharriers.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jun COOKS RIVER FUN RUN (NSW)
The Cooks River Fun Run is Strathfield Council's annual fitness event, and includes a 5km & 10km run, 2km kids run and a 5km walk. The flat course takes in the Bay to Bay cycleway. The event is supporting Bowel Cancer Australia, with $5 from each entry donated to assist with education and awareness.  contact: Strathfield Council. email: cooksriverfunrun@strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jun PORTLAND WINTER SOLSTICE FUN RUN (VIC)
Come along and celebrate the shortest day of the year with a family-friendly fun run! Hosted by the Portland Runners Club in rain, hail or shine, the third annual event features a 15k, 9k, 5k and a 1k kids run, with rugged coastlines, wetlands and lighthouses among the highlights of these scenic routes. Hot food and free entertainment at the finish line. Discounted entry for earlybird registrations and family entries, visit www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au for more information. Money from every entry benefits the Relay for Life charity. email:  email: maya.eats@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 26 Jun CANCER COUNCIL CITY MILE DASH (NSW)
Cancer Council's City Mile Dash is back for its 4th year! A fun and challenging lunchtime corporate 1 mile (1.6km) run. Join us as one of the first to run through the newly created Barangaroo Point Headland Park. Challenge your colleagues or the boss and settle corporate rivalries, whilst raising funds to help beat cancer contact: Matt Anderson. email: matt@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Thu 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Challenge yourself at this 6 day stage race as you run 150km Little Red Run or 250km Big Red Run through the iconic Simpson Desert, QLD. Meet new friends, experience the camaraderie and Australia's true outback landscapes!  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria's famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne. In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster. This is the perfect event for ALL runners - road or trail orientated - eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won't believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns). From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot. contact: Chris Ord, Tour de Trails. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jun SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #2, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #2: 28 June & 2 August. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of six opportunities in 2015 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km is free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. Join in the training on offer each Tuesday and Thursday night and see the results on race day.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jun FREYCINET TRAIL RUN (TAS)
The Freycinet Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the world. With 26 km of exceptional track interspersed with pristine beaches this trail run will be hard to race with the temptation to stop for a swim or take in the view! We have two options for this trail run with a shorter 11 km circuit via Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach, and the full 29 km circuit taking in Mt Graham and Cooks Beach. If this is your first trail run we strongly suggest you do the shorter circuit. We cannot take walkers on the long circuit due to the time it takes to complete that distance. If entering the 29km run you need to be capable of completing the course in under 5:30hrs. We recommend the 29 km run for experienced trail runners, the course is rough underfoot and is marked only with cairns in some parts of the track contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jun RUNNSW GREATER CASINO FUN RUN (NSW)
Welcome to the RunNSW Greater Casino Fun Run to be held on Sunday 28 June. This will be the second consecutive event and each year more participants are enjoying this fantastic community event. This year the event will be run in June to take advantage of Casino's crisp, beautiful winter mornings and it provides a perfect build up to the Gold Coast Marathon and Running Festivals in July. The Casino RSM Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, LJ Hooker Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST AND MARATHON (WA)
The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is organised and run by the Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. Saturday - Race Pack Collection & Junior RunFest (1,2,3 mile) Sunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 5km Run and 5km Walk The Marathon course is scenic, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The course takes in the fabulous Geraldton foreshore, and a RunFest Expo of supporting sponsors, healthy living exhibitors, volunteers, families and fellow participants adds a festival atmosphere. contact: Damon Angelatos. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST (WA)
Saturday: Junior 1, 2 and 3 mile courses Sunday: Marathon & Half (IAAF Accredited) 10km and 5km for walk and run The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is hosted and organised by Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. The Geraldton Marathon course is fast and flat, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The weekend begins at the Geraldton Yacht Club Saturday, with Race Pack collection and RunFest Expo from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, including the Junior RunFest in its second year. Marathoners have an early start at 7:00am, joined an hour later on the course by Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk. Then at 9:00am everyone is in together as the 5km Run and 5km Walk competitors share in the fun. After your event, relax and wind down with us at the accompanying RunFest Expo followed by an end of festival social celebration at 3:00pm at the Yacht Club. Enjoy!  email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Jul SHOALHAVEN KING OF THE MOUNTAIN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
A family running festival offering a 2km run or walk and talk, a testing 5km run around the golf course or if you're looking for more of a challenge enter the 10 or 25km event. Whether you're a marathon specialist, a half marathon enthusiast or simply like running over mountains - then why not give it a go, you'll enjoy the experience. The "King" (25km) as it's known locally, will start and finish at the KV Country Club, with rolling hills, unspoilt bushland and glorious views of sheer cliff faces, valleys and ravines. The highest point of the race is Mount Scanzi - approximately 360m above sea level. The course takes you down a steep descent, on a fire trail and back up over the Mountain. Ample drink and refreshment stations are provided at convenient intervals. The 10km and 25km events are run on public roads and all participants should take due care.Whether you're an elite athlete, a casual runner, a fun runner or enjoy a walk with the family then we have a suitable event for you. The King of the Mountain is set in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley at the Country Club. Perfect for a picnic beside the green or take advantage of the hot food/snacks and coffee available from the kiosk. contact: Lisa. email: info@kingofthemountainnowra.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 7 Jul MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 7 Jul TINAROO TRAIL RACES (QLD)
Registration cut off is 12.00pm on 5 June. Linked with the June Running Training camp, the races/runs are along the dirt roads at Tinaroo Dam. 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 45km.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 10 Jul INAUGURAL KAURIS HALF MARATHON (16+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 8 July (1 July for juniors). Start with the 3M3D competitors on the Friday, but finish at Speewah for your half marathon. Practise run on 3 May. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 10-12 Jul INAUGURAL 1&1/2 TRAIL RACE (18+ ONLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off 9.00pm, 8 July. Start with the 3M3D competitors on the Friday, but finish at Speewah for your half marathon. Come back to run the Cairns Marathon on Sunday. Practice runs on 3 May and 21 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 10-12 Jul 4TH 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS (18+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 5 July. The 3 Marathons in 3 Days is a staged trail race run over three consecutive days over three different courses. This is the fourth year of the race that is held on the Atherton Tablelands.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 11 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 12 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 7 - DOLLS POINT MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
Peter Depena Reserve, Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Botany Bay is a beautiful place to run, while Peter Depena Reserve in Cook Park offers the ideal start/finishing point. The course also loops over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge, affording great views over the mouth of the Georges River and beyond. Choose from the world's 4 most popular racing distances of Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. Parking in car parks along Russell Ave. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Jul 4TH CAIRNS MARATHON (18+ ONLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 8 July. A popular multi-terrain race over dirt roads and bitumen through the Eucalypts and rainforest to finish in Cairns. Practise run on 21 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Jul THE KOKODA CHALLENGE - GOLD COAST (QLD)
The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours. There is good reason for this distance- 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The goal for participants (with the help of their Support Crew) is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: mateship, endurance, courage and sacrifice. Regardless of fitness level, people from all walks of life find participating in The Kokoda Challenge a great personal achievement and a way to help local teenagers gain a brighter future for themselves and their families through the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP). School teams can also enter into the 96km Stan Bisset Cup and 48km Jim Stillman Cup.  contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run held on the spectacular Redcliffe Peninsula will take place on Sunday 19th of July. Races include a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 3km all along the waterfront. For the first time, Jetty 2 Jetty will be offering prize money for the half marathon & 10km events, free running singlet for half marathon & 10km entrants, and a race visor for 5km & 3km entrants. contact: Kate. email: kate@ourvillage.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 21 Jul BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 26 Jul THE WATODAY SWAN RIVER RUN PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (WA)
Perth's newest running event, the WAtoday Swan River Run presented by Westpac, will take place for the seconds time on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The event provides an opportunity for everyone to get involved, from serious runners to joggers, pushers and walkers and allows entrants to see the iconic sights of Perth. contact: 1800 555 514. email: swanriverrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S CHOICE (VIC)
Take on the streets of Melbourne and its most iconic landmarks in the most exciting running event in the city on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Run Melbourne offers five distances for all ages and abilities. 5km | 10km | Brooks Half-Marathon | 3km kids | People's Choice PJs Run  email: info@runmelbourne.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul WESTLINK M7 BLACKTOWN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The 2015 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will be held on Sunday 26 July. ALL race distances will start and finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill (Athletics Track). The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km is (AIMS/IAAF Certified Course) on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. The 4km course will be confirmed soon. For updated information visit the website. contact: Blacktown City Council. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 31 Jul FREE WHITE ROCK FULL MOON RUN, CAIRNS (QLD)
Bring your torch and some nibblies and join us for a FREE run to White Rock overlooking Trinity Bay.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2015
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sun 2 Aug MCDONALD'S TOWNSVILLE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
The McDonald's Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2k) Half Marathon (21.1k), 10k Classic, 5k Run/Walk and Junior race. Our AIMS accredited courses are pb fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 43rd Townsville Marathon - Australia's 2nd oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow our tropical blue line and vie for $20,000 prize money. With a unique predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville's award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race Dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August - Run Townsville and Explore the region. See www.townsvillerunningfestival.com for entry, information and accommodation details. An event Run by Runners for Runners. contact: Margie Ryder. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestivalc.om. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #2, RACE 2. CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #2: 28 June & 2 August. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of six opportunities in 2015 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km is free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. Join in the training on offer each Tuesday and Thursday night and see the results on race day.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The 2nd annual Emu Creek Trail Run event.5km, 10km, 20km, 30km and 40km events. This is a fun and challenging event open to all ages 12 years+. All runners are welcome to come out to Emu Creek and enjoy the weekend of trail running under the massive BIG SKY!. Emu creek is a beautiful family friendly location, (kids bmx track and swings) as well as swimming holes. Emu Creek Off Road park is 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from the Gold Coast or Coffs harbour and 3.5hrs from Brisbane. This event is organized in tandem with the MTB Marathon we have been running for 8 years at Emu Creek. Emu Creek Eco retreat is a 3000+ acre off road park. New this year is the 30k distance option. Entries Open Now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug MOUNTAIN TO MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (NSW)
From experienced athletes to weekend walkers, everyone who takes on Wollongong's Mountain to Mountain Challenge will feel like a champion after competing this gruelling course.Starting at the base of Mt Keira and finishing at the heights of Mt Kembla, the M2M Challenge is a 13 kilometre run or walk past some of our region's most beautiful scenery. Participants will finish at Mt Kembla in time for the food and fun of the Mt Kembla Mining Heritage Festival. A free shuttle bus will take participants back to Mt Keira. Every dollar raised goes directly to Greenacres Disability Services to support nearly 900 people living with a disability in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Early Bird registration closes May 30.  contact: Belinda Lamb (02)4229 2666. email: belindal@greenacres.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug BAYRUN (NSW)
The BayRun fun run is one of Sydney's favourite community fun runs. Its objective is to bring people of all ages together to promote and enjoy health, fun and exercise. The event is a 7km fun run (or walk) around the beautiful Iron Cove, making it a great warm up race for other fun runs like the City to Surf or Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. There is also a 2km Primary School Challenge and a chance to run with your dog in their special event Fastest Dog in the Inner West.  contact: Jennifer. email: enquiries@bayrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
2 August 2015. The great cross-country fun run is BACK! The D&D showcases our town and the Dungog Common, and raises much needed funds for our Shire Community Centre. Where: Dungog showground, entrance near 57 Abelard St, Dungog. When: Sunday 2 August 2015, Registration & online entrant pick up will OPEN @ 7am Pre-Race Briefing @ 8am for Half & 8:45am for Dash & Dawdle Half Marathon Trail Run STARTING @ 8:15am Dash STARTING @ 9am Dawdle STARTING @ 9am after Dasher are away! Pups & Prams STARTING @ 9:30am Presentation @ 11am We are trying to keep this event as environmentally friendly as possible, We ask that you bring water bottles with you. There will be water stations that you can fill up your water bottle and pick up any other drinks at. We also ask that you please hold on to any rubbish till you get back to the Showground and put it in the bins. More information to come, closer to the day! contact: Beau DSCC. email: beau@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 4 Aug MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 8-9 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland. A 42 km Marathon or a 21 km Half Marathon distance or the FARA 7.5 km Fun Run on two consecutive days.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Aug THE SUN HERALD CITY2SURF PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (NSW)
The Sun Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac is a popular road running event held annually covering a 14 kilometres course. A "fun run" is also included, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or walk. The event attracts more than 80,000 entrants who start in staggered groups based on previous running times and early entry. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2surf@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Aug LJ HOOKER BROOME MARATHON FESTIVAL (WA)
42.2km LJ Hooker Broome Marathon, 19.6km Life & Soul Run, 11.3km Matso's Dash. All on the amazing Cable Beach, Broome. Hard packed sands and perfect tides. Incredible 'Dry Season' weather in the Kimberley.  contact: Glenn Taylor. email: gt@fitevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Aug BARNEY'S BLUFF (QLD)
Part of the Oceania SkyRunning Champsionship Series in 2015, Barneys Bluff is a 53km Ultra SkyMarathon event which puts runners up and over the Mountains in the Scenic Rim area inland of the Gold Coast. Mt Maroon and Mt Barney feature as runners climb over 3800m in their quest to finish this rugged and tough SkyRun. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Aug BERRYLONGRUN (VIC) contact: Joe Lewis. email: joelewis76@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Aug BARNEYS BLUFF - 24KM SKYRUN (QLD)
Gaining points for the Oceania SkyRunning Championships - Barneys Bluff 24km event takes runners up the tough climbs of Mt Barney and back to base camp. This is a tough but rewarding run. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug THE LAKES COLLEGE FUN RUN 2015 (QLD)
Consisting of events run over 2km, 5km and 10km circuits, The Lakes College Fun Run takes advantage of the 80 kilometres of bike and pathways that criss-cross the master-planned North Lakes community. Set against a picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes and bushland, this is a great event with something for everyone.  contact: Victor Nicholls. email: enquiries@tlcfunrun.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 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 $97 per person and each team of four must raise $500 as a team. There must be four members in a team. contact: Jessica Hatherall. email: jessica@hatherall.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 18 Aug BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
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 23 Aug KURANDA TO PORT DOUGLAS ULTRA TRAIL RACE & RELAY (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 26 June. Late Fees apply from 7 August. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 16 August (7 July for juniors). Description as per the K2PD Ultra Race. Two to five runners are required per team. Juniors can only complete ONE of the five legs.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug 16KM BUMP TO BEACH TRAIL RACE, PORT DOUGLAS (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 26 June. Late Fees apply from 7 August. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 16 August (7 July for juniors). Fast race where you can rub shoulders with the K2PD ultra runners for Legs 4 and 5 of their race. Or run and cheers them on from the finish line on Four Mile Beach.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug PUB 2 PUB CHARITY FUN RUN & WALK (NSW)
Held annually on the 4th Sunday in August, The Northern Beaches most famous fun run attracts 5000 entrants annually to the challenging event annually that starts with a 800m sand start from the Dee Why Surf Club to Long Reef then winds its way along the beaches & coastal back streets providing the participants with some spectacular scenery along the way. The traditional end 13km later at local pub icon, The Newport Arms Hotel, is always a winner when entrants are joined by family and friends join the party atmosphere for a cleansing ale and bite to eat. The event raises over $400k for charity each year and is a joint fundraising project of Brookvale Rotary and Newport Arms and starts at 8am sharp. The event is proudly supported by major sponsor URM - United Resource Management & Manly Daily. Sunday 23rd August, 8am  contact: Phil Jackson. email: management@pub2pub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug BYRON2BRUNS BEACH RUN (NSW)
The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is a 10km run from Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) to the Brunswick Surf Life Saving club in Brunswick Heads, NSW. All money raised from the event goes towards the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club.  contact: Damian Hopkins. email: byron@stepintolife.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug RUNNSW GREATER HALF MARATHON (NSW)
The RunNSW Greater Half Marathon will be held on Saturday 28 August. The course will be within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and based from the home of Athletics NSW at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a fast, flat marathon course at Sydney Olympic Park. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! All entrants in the half and full marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival shirt and finishers medal, as well as a complementary BBQ lunch. It's a fun family event with a great festival atmosphere. There's a jumping castle for the kids, a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and very importantly, good coffee! Take a long weekend to enjoy your Mudgee experience. There are great cafes, charming wine bars and casual brasseries, with no less than 40 wineries within easy reach. Online registrations are open now and will close at 6pm on the 20th of August. Race kits will be available for collection on Saturday August 22nd and race registrations will also be available at this time. Unfortunately registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon. contact: Ben. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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