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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Mar 2014
Sat-Sat 15 Mar-30 Aug 2014 SDAC WINTER SERIES INCORPORATING ANSW STATE EVENTS (NSW)
Join one of NSW best most varied winter programs! SDAC welcomes all types of athletes, novice - elite & all abilities. Our programs award points for placement (scratch) and for improvement (handicap). Points also awarded for performance at NSW Athletics Winter Championship Events (ANSW) for members representing Sutherland District Athletics Club. Winter members with either "Club only" or "ANSW & Club" memberships receive free entry to Sutherland Half Marathon & Gala Day events on 16th August. Little As aged 11-16yrs receive FREE Dual membership. Join up online today at www.sutherlandathletics.com.  contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2014
Sat-Sun 2-3 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival,Off road trail events in Canberra Nature Park raising money for the Australian mountain running team. SATURDAY 2 August 2014 Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 9am 16km bush run & 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km walk; 11am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk. SUNDAY 3 August 2014: Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 7.30am 63.3km ultra run & relay (triple half marathon); 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk & relay; half marathon walk; 9.30am 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.
 
Sat 2 Aug THE BRIDGE MARATHON (QLD)
THE BRIDGE MARATHON The Bridge Marathon is six years old in 2014. Commencing at Teralba Park Mitchelton and passing along paths through the picturesque landscape of Albert Park and the Boondall Wetlands, concluding at Crockatt Park Woody Point on the Redcliffe peninsular. Two well equipped pitstops are provided along the way, and runners' times and event leg positions are real-time logged via the Bridge website. Participants can walk, run or form a relay team to make this their own marathon. Invest in the freedom of Dalit children, and their future. This event is primarily to raise awareness and funds for the Dalit children of India. 100% of funds raised go to the Bridge of Hope program in India. Without your help, most Dalit children cannot stay in school or escape the poverty that puts them at risk for commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or bonded labour.  contact: Bryson Thomas. email: brysonthomas@gfa.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 2-3 Aug KATHMANDU ADVENTURE SERIES (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event... Mountain biking, running / trekking, and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired - you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!  contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 7 - MIRAMBEENA 16KM, 8KM & 2 MILES. (NSW)
Garrison Point, Beatty Reserve, end of Beatty Parade (off Henry Lawson Dr), Mirambeena Regional Reserve, Georges Hall. If you haven't experienced the joys of running at Mirambeena, mark this down as a must do! Starting and finishing from the grassy expanse of Garrison Point, follow cycle paths through native bushland alongside Prospect Creek and around Lake Gillawarna. A few hills keep the effort honest. A run to delight body, heart and soul. Parking in car parks at the end of Beatty Parade. 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 3 Aug 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 fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 42nd 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 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: Race Director. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Aug LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event incorporates the Get Running Half Marathon, a 10KM run and a 3km run. The event is held in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. The route of the Half marathon takes in views over the lovely Glass House Mountains. This event is now in its 4th year.  contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug VCCL WOODLANDS CLASSIC (GREENVALE) 5KM (VIC)
A 5km race held by the Victorian Cross Country League on the trails at Woodlands Historic Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
This great Cross-Country Fun-Run is back. The DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE showcases our great town and the Dungog Common, and raises much-needed funds for the Dungog Shire Community Centre. There's a new category this year: Half Marathon. Half Marathon Trail Run 21 Km, Dash 12 Km, Dawdle 6 Km. Kids 12 and under, must be accompanied by an Adult (Dash or Dawdle). Pups & Prams: gold coin donation. More information see the website and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DungogDashAndDawdle 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. This event is supported by Step Into Life, Dungog Gallery 94, and the Rotary Club of Dungog. All profits will be donated to the Dungog Shire Community Centre.  contact: Beau. email: beau@dins.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug THE BAYRUN (NSW)
The Bay Run is one of Sydney's favourite community fun runs. The run follows the scenic Bay Run course around Iron Cove in Sydney's Inner West. The 7km run categories include runners (individual and teams), walkers and also the very competitive "Fastest dog (and owner) in the Inner West". There is also a 2km run for primary school children. The start / finish line is on Leichhardt Oval (number 3) between Leichhardt Pool and the Le Montage Function Centre (Frazer Street, Lilyfield). Start time: 8am. The Bay Run is ideal preparation for the City to Surf or Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Come and join us and help us celebrate our 11th year email: enquiries@bayrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - ST IVES (NSW)
Starting and finishing at the bushy St Ives Showground, the 7km and 10km trails meander around the wildflower gardens. The long course is a challenging 24km, with some scenic single trail running along Cowan Creek. contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 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 9 Aug SDAC WINTER SERIES - BUNDEENA (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week a new course for 2013 - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm). Events commence at the junction of Eric St and Beachcomber Parade Bundeena at the start of the Coast track. This course is a combination of fire trail, beach and road running. Senior Scratch Championship Race & Junior Club Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
Marathon, half marathon, 7.5 km Trail runs/walk. What makes this event different is that it plays out over 2 days. You compete in your chosen event then enjoy good food, entertainment a night sleep before you compete again. Start/finish at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park South East Qld. Competitors can stay in luxury or camp overnight. This is a great event to share with your family or friends.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 9 Aug JACK'S BEACK 8KM HANDICAP (VIC)
An out and back run through some bush and along the Bittern Coastal Wetlands Boardwalk with a handicap start. The first runner starts at 2pm. There is also a 3km and 4km course for juniors. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall / Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
August 10th. 40k/20k/10k/5k Trail Run at Emu Creek Extreme Retreat. Beautiful location in the Clarence River high country, near Tabulam NSW. 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from Gold coast or Coffs harbour. Come for the weekend. Free camping for participants. This run in tandem with the MTB event we have been running here for 7 years. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail run is on Sunday. Entries are open now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug ACE RADIO WIMMERA GRAMPIANS HEART CHALLENGE (VIC)
All welcome to the 3rd Ace Radio Wimmera Heart Challenge -Run for Russ-! Our goal is to combat the region's high death rates from cardiovascular disease. We're doing this by encouraging people of all ages, from everywhere, to get fit for our fun walk/run in the beautiful town of Stawell. 5km and 10km walk/run and a kiddies race for children 8 & under. Great family event in a beautiful setting at Cato Lake. The 5km and 10km runs are professionally timed. All entry fees and sponsorship support will go towards initiatives to help people of the Wimmera Grampians region prevent heart disease. contact: Jackie Peacock. email: run@heartchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug VCCL GEORGE PERDON TEN MILER (AVONDALE HEIGHTS) 16.09KM AND 6.5KM (VIC)
The annual George Perdon Handicap is held in honour of the VCCL and ultra running legend. This year the race will be held at the Tea Gardens in Avondale Heights. Please come and have a run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 15-17 Aug CAPITAL TO COAST (ACT)
Starting in Canberra and now finishing in Jervis Bay! Capital to Coast is a multi stage running event from Canberra to the NSW Coast. For the third year, we invite medium and long distance runners to test themselves over the mid August weekend of 15th - 17th August 2014. Enter the individual 100km competition, or share the distance in the team event. A 10km prologue handicap event on Friday is followed by 6 stages of approx. 15km each on Saturday/Sunday. After the challenging Stage 5 in Conjola forest, we will transition to Jervis Bay for the finale, commencing in Booderee National Park and running beside Hyams, Greenfields and Collingwood beaches to finish at the bayside resort of Huskisson. contact: Bob Redenbach. email: capitaltocoast@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug SUTHERLAND HALF MARATHON & GALA DAY, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club, part of the Winter Series but also open to all non-members. Race distances 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 10k & 21.1k. All runs are along the beautiful but undulating Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park. Trophies awarded to place getters in 10k & half marathon. Cash prizes for male and female winners of half marathon. Online registration available from June. Sausage sizzle and fabulous relaxing surroundings for a picnic with family and friends. This is a perfect half marathon for beginners and attracts athletes from novice to elite. contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug WORLD LONG DISTANCE MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
59th Pikes Peak Ascent (21 km), Manitou Springs USA. 2382 metres of ascent. Elevation gain (start to summit) is 7,815' (2,382 meters); the start is at 6,300' (1,920m) and the summit is 14,115' (4,302m).  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug GO NATURAL MULTISPORT - KU-RING-GAI CHASE (NSW)
Saturday 16th August will see the ninth year running of the popular Go Natural Multisport Challenge. The course consists of a 32km road cycle, 12km paddle (kayaks available for hire) and a 12km trail run taking in some of the best scenery in Northern Sydney. The race is an excellent opportunity to shake off those winter cobwebs and compete for over $5,000 worth of prizes.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug 45KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON, TABLELANDS, FNQ (QLD)
This looped race follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest circuit in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Start and finish at Kauri Creek day-use area, Tinaroo Dam. 21.1km, 10km and 5km options available too. Come for the weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. Camping available at the start/finish at Lake Tinaroo Nat. Park campgrounds contact: Dave O'Brien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 21.1KM MT HAIG TRAIL HALF MARATHON - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 10km or 5km fun run. Come for the weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. Camping available at the start/finish at Lake Tinaroo Nat. Park campgrounds.  contact: Dave O'Brien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 10KM MT HAIG TRAIL RUN - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 5km fun run. Come for the weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. Camping available at the start/finish at Lake Tinaroo Nat. Park campgrounds.  contact: Dave O'Brien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 5KM MT HAIG FUN RUN - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road. A great trail event for juniors to compete in. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 10km. Come for the weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. Camping available at the start/finish at Lake Tinaroo Nat. Park campgrounds.  contact: Dave O'Brien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug TOMEWIN MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
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2014 sees the running of the 4th edition of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival set in the beautiful Currumbin Valley on Queensland's Gold Coast. The marquee event of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival, the Tomewin Mountain Challenge, will see runners tackle the 21.1km Half Marathon course, including the twin ascent of Tomewin Mountain! The testing route will give runners the perfect mix of challenge and beautiful scenery in one of the most spectacular running locations in Australia. The festival also includes the 14km Freeman's 14, the 6km Highland Hurry and the 1km Dash for Duchenne charity fun run. Come and be a part of this fantastic community event and take in the spectacular views and atmosphere that will be a part of each course. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug THE LAKES COLLEGE FUN RUN (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: Graham. email: tlcfunrun@thelakes.qld.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN - 5KM, 10K & 21.1KM (VIC)
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautifully reinvigorated Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. There are a variety of distances to choose from - 5km, 10km, 21.1km and we'll even have some sack races for the littlies! Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula contact: Richard Does. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug PRISONERS ON THE RUN FUN RUN (VIC)
The annual Prisoners on the Run will be held in Beechworth in NE Victoria. Proceeds to children with disabilities in the North East. Fun Run is approximately 8 km's commencing at the gardens next to the Old Beechworth Prison at 10.00 am. contact: Debbie Litchfield. email: debbie.litchfield@justice.vic.gov.au. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug TAMWORTH TEN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Tamworth Running Festival is an annual event with half marathon, 10KM and 5KM events as well as a 4KM community walk. This event is organised by the tamworth Triathalon Club. Start Time 8:30am. Location, Tamworth No 1 oval, Kable Avenue, Tamworth. contact: Contact Spencer Hird ph 0428675905.. email: Email secretary@tamworthtriclub.org.au.. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 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. email: admin@brunswickslsc.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 19 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.
 
Sat 23 Aug SDAC WINTER SERIES - PRINCE EDWARD PARK, WORONORA (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 9.6km (3.00pm). Start in the park, opposite Woronora RSL, Prince Edward Park, Woronora. This is a challenging hilly course. Senior Scratch Championship Race & Junior Club Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. FINAL HANDICAP POINT SCORE. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com  contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 23 Aug BILPIN BUSH RUN (NSW)
The Bilpin Rural Fire Service are very pleased to announce that the Bilpin Bush Run (formerly known as the Willy2Billy) will take place this year, on Saturday 23rd August, incorporating a new route. The course will commence at the Bilpin District Hall and wind its way along Mount Tootie Road and into the Wollemi National Park, around Mount Tootie and return to the hall. Participants will face various types of challenging terrain, surrounded by stunning vistas. Further information concerning the run, course map, entry form and fees can be found at www.bilpinbushrun.com.au Refreshments will be available to purchase, in the Bilpin District Hall, from 8am and a small community market will offer local produce and products. Further information about Bilpin,accommodation and restaurants can be found at www.visitbilpin.com The Bilpin Bush Run is the main fundraising activity undertaken by the Bilpin Brigade. As a result of the devastating fires in October and November 2013, further upgrades to the fire shed were placed on hold and the community in general suffered from loss of trade as visitor numbers plummeted. This event will not only provide vital training for members, but help reinvigorate both the Bilpin Brigade and the greater community.  contact: Cathy Wilson. email: cathya@lionsandlilies.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Aug COBURG HALF MARATHON (VIC)
24th August Coburg Half Marathon 21.1km or 10km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track,undulating bike path course,(Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18), trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. www.coburgharriers.org.au  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL 2014 (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival consists of a Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km & 10km Fun Runs for people of all age groups and abilities. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! contact: Race Organisers. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug VCCL LILLYDALE LAKE (LILYDALE) 5KM (VIC)
The Victorian Cross Country League's annual 'Legend' race at scenic Lillydale Lake. Please come and have a run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug HEALTH.COM.AU SANDY POINT (VIC)
Feel the breeze. Soak in the scenery. Celebrate the ten-year history of one of Melbourne's most breathtaking routes by running the 5K, 10K or half-marathon courses. This is your time. Make it count. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned runner, health.com.au Sandy Point is the event for you. The beautiful courses will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goal, whatever goal that may be. It's your time to escape the sounds of your life and run for you. contact: Start to Finish. email: 03 9285 0600. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Aug PARK TO POINT WOODGATE BEACH FUN RUN (QLD)
Starting in Banksia Park at the southern end of Woodgate Beach this Fun Run / Walk takes you on a loop along the sand to North Shore and back. This is an untimed event and purely for fun and fitness. Registration from 7.15am or register online. Breakfast available after the event in Banksia Park. Great prizes for primary, high school and open categories as well as the largest group. contact: Kymm Cole. email: kymmcole@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug GLENBROOK MARATHON (NSW)
Marathon The marathon will take runners on a quick lap of Euroka Clearing then up the "Goat Track" around Portal Waterhole and on to Mount Portal Lookout. From there runners will head back down Mount Portal and a right hand turn to some of the best single tracks in the nation park down into Camp Fire Creek at the lowest point on the course. Runners will start the climb following the creek to Red Hands Cave. Runners will continue the uphill grind to Nepean Lookout. Once at Nepean the runners will turn around and retrace their steps with a side trip down the rarely seen Pisgah Ridge Fire Trail for a quick out and back. The last 8kms will be kind to runners with a downhill on the Oaks Fire Trail then a quick trip down Bennetts Ridge Fire Trail and back into Euroka Clearing for the finish line. 34km Option The 34km course is not running Pisgah Ridge fire trail. Otherwise it will follow exactly the same route. 25km Option The 25km course follows the same route as the marathon until the top of Red Hands Cave Fire Trail than it�s an immediate left onto the Oaks Fire Trail for a downhill finish. Six Foot Track Marathon Qualifier Both 34km and 42km events will be qualifiers for the Six Foot Track Marathon. You will need to run the 34km in 4:15 and 42km 5:30. contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 30 Aug ADRENATHON - TRAIL RUN (NSW)
For all the runners out there, wait till you run this trail! Running through paddocks, creeks and trails in the captivating Glenworth Valley. You have a choice of 5 km, 10 km or 21.1 km half marathon challenge. Get a team together or run solo, but stick around for some fun, food and drinks to check out how we kick off Adrenathon - The Ultimate Adventure Race! Or if you're really an adventure hunter, you can participate! Can you conquer the Valley Trail? contact: Briel Uriel. email: info@adrenathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 30-31 Aug ADRENATHON - THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
A weekend where adrenalin meets adventure! 2 days - 3 amazing events Orienteering, kayaking and a mystery Tough obstacles Mind-bending challenges Camping Join solo or in groups It's fun for team building and Suitable for all fitness levels  contact: Briel Uriel. email: info@adrenathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN (VIC)
The 34 th de Castella Run will again offer 5 km walk or run, 10 km run and 15 km run options along the hilly, but scenic Boulevard in Kew. There will again be lots of spot prizes, show bags, sausage sizzle, medals for all age group placegetters, massages and expo. Funds are raised for mental health research at the Monash and Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. contact: Anthony de Castella 0410417920. email: decastellarun@gmail.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug MISTY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Sunday August 31st. Run inside a Volcano!. 40k/20k/10k/5k Trail Run at the Interaction Outward bound base next to MT Warning, near Uki, NSW. Amazing location with 20k course on 3000 acre private property. This event is run in tandem with our MTB event. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail Run is on Sunday. Entries are open now. Enter online. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug SIXTY4 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
A new trail running festival in Wingello State Forest, just 90 minutes from Sydney/Canberra/Wollongong. It includes a 1km for little kids, a 6km for women and juniors, a half marathon and a 50km ultra. Family-friendly atmosphere with entertainment, catering, sponsor expo, and lots more.  email: racedirectorshc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug UNITY WALK & RUN (NSW) contact: Parkinson's NSW. email: natalija@parkinsonsnsw.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug SHEPPARTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Total prize money for all events $1200 and growing Early entry up to 30/06/2014 Standard entry up to 17/08/2014 Late entry up to 29/08/2014 (when on line entries close) contact: Steven Trevaskis. email: travy@iprimus.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug WORONORA DAM TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The newest Trail Run in NSW. The course is a 20km out and back trail with spectacular scenic views along the way. it's one of the most beautiful trail runs in Sydney starting and finishing at Woronora Dam and following the rugged beautiful trails in Heathcote National Park. contact: Jim Owens. email: jim@jorg.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug LAKE MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Join us for the 30th Anniversary. This event is coordinated around the edge of Lake Macquarie. A fully road closure is in place allowing for runners and walkers to enjoy the picturesque views on a flat course, starting and finishing at Warners Bay. The event includes a Half Marathon (Accredited by Athletics Australia), 10.5km Fun Run and 4km Kids Scamper.  contact: Anne or Kate Griffith on 0424 402 514 or 0410 474 488. email: enquiries@lakehalf.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 31 Aug NIMBIN FUN RUN (NSW)
What an exciting year for this Years Fun Run, with a Bonus $500 for the first male and female to cross the line. The 2014 Nimbin Fun Run, to be held Sunday 31st August has received enormous support from local business once again this year. The Fun Run is a fantastic family fun day with loads of prizes, healthy foods and a relaxed atmosphere. Children can purchase a wristband for $5 and enter the many races and team games directly after the main event. The 5km run is for ages 12 and above, children 12-16 can enter for $15 and the open categories for $20. The race starts at the new time ,11.30am, entries close at 11am. There is camping available at the event for those travelling long distances There are raffle prizes up for grabs just for entering, as well as best dressed entrants.  contact: Cassandra Jefferys. email: cassandrajeffrys@aapt.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2014
Tue 2 Sep 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.
 
Thu 4 Sep SURF AND TURF NIGHT TRAIL SERIES (NSW)
The Surf and Turf Night Trail Series is an off road running/walking event held at 7.30pm on a Thursday night on the beautiful golf courses of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Participants can enter the 8km or 4km run or walk as an individual or a team member. And, after getting your headlamp on and taking a dash around the course you get to finish it off with a social drink or a dinner at the clubhouse. It's a race to the 19th hole - ready, set, go... contact: Endorphin Enterprises. email: lyndsay@endorphinenterprises.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 6 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a running race along the classic 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). The Coastal Classic promises to be a great run – but it will also support a great cause by raising funds for the Royal National Park to assist with signage and trail maintenance of the Coast Track.  contact: Jared Cox. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 6 Sep 14TH WMRA/WMA MASTER WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 14th Masters World Mountain Running Championships will be organised at Telfes, Austria.  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 6 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a running race along the classic 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). The Coastal Classic promises to be a great run – but it will also support a great cause by raising funds for the Royal National Park to assist with signage and trail maintenance of the Coast Track.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 8 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7KM & 4KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. When a race venue is as good as this, we just have to keep returning! Compare your times from the previous race here in March, or step up to the Half-Marathon distance. Bring family and friends to enjoy a lovely Spring morning by the Bay. Parking at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. Did we mention the pancake breakfast? contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
21km, 10km, and 5km Run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula foreshore. We also have a 1km Run for the smaller kiddies.
Note new date (was 25 May) email: info@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep ROSS FESTIVAL OF MARATHONS (TAS)
The Ross Festival of Marathons enters its 11th year, and it is an event that creates a friendly atmosphere and is aimed at participation, there is a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon a 10km Race as well as a Children's Challenge. Once again we will be offering a Teams Marathon Event where you can enter a team of either 2, 3 or 4. Come along and find out how much fun Tasmania's Boutique Marathon can be.  contact: Casey Mainsbridge. email: Casey.Mainsbridge@utas.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back. Hosted by Bendigo Bank, the Coffs harbour Running Festival raises funds for local childrens' charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and the Early Childhood Intervention Program Coffs Harbour.  contact: www.villagesports.com.au. email: events@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep PARA RIVER FATHERS DAY CLASSIC (SA)
The Para River Classic is a fun run/walk that follows the Little Para River trails. 3 distances of 10km, 5km and 2km are offered along well maintained paths guiding you through a very shaded and picturesque course. Part proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council SA. Participants are encouraged to wear blue to show their support for cancer research. There'll be prizes for the best dressed and most creative team costumes, as well as prizes for the winners of each distance. New in 2014: Enjoy a short walk around the little Para Trails with Peppa Pig. The 1km walk is on structured paths and is accessable to all ages. Race features: Course Marshalls and course signs - Several water stations provided along the course - Ample car parking - Accurately timed and measured race - Toilets and showers facilities - Prizes for first place male and female in all distances - Random draw prizes - Live bands - Food stalls - Face painting and other kids entertainment  contact: Sarah McEwen or Brian Gillies. email: smcewen@salisbury.sa.gov.au; bggillies@salisbury.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep HAWKESBURY (NSW)
The SIDS Stampede is a half marathon, 5km and 10km fun run and 5km walk running event. All money raised will go directly to the SIDS and Sleep Apnoea Research Department at The Children's Hospital Westmead. The event organiser's aim is that by raising money scientists may find a cure. contact: Brenda King. email: info@sidsstampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep BANKSTOWN HALF MARATHON - THE HIDDEN HALF AND 3KM MAYORAL WALK/RUN (NSW)
INCORPORATING ATHLETICS NSW STATE HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS The Races 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. The course, reputed to be one of the most picturesque virtually traffic free running courses in Sydney Metro, follows pathways and trails in a park and Lake setting, providing a balanced and "honest" 21.1 km 3 lap course with a good mix of hills and flats. The 3km course is fast and flat but it also provides for an "easy" walk/Run course for the beginner runner and family groups. If you want to try out the course come down any Saturday for our Club's Saturday Run, 7.15am you will be most welcome. Awards for outright 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female and Male with age and other categories for both races also for teams for Schools/Youth Groups and the Community Teams Challenge (Sports Clubs,Business,Government,Community Teams) Lucky Draw for all runners/walkers, Special Fathers Day Draw, First Locals. Online entry https://www.onlineentry.com.au/HHalf_2014.aspx  contact: Joan 0413787135. email: westiesjoggers@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Sep RUN FOR DAD - BENDIGO (VIC)
Road race - 6.8 km run starting at 9am from Eaglehawk to Bendigo. Charity fundraiser for prostate cancer research and awareness. Jointly organised by Athletics Bendigo and St John of God Bendigo Hospital. Sashes for first male and female in the Open, U16, U18, 40+, 50+ and 60+ sections. Breakfast included in entry. Bus to ferry runners to the start. Online entries. contact: Keith Macdonald. email: info@athleticsbendigo.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 13 Sep ON-RUNNING TRAIL RUN EPIC (QLD)
This years Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic weekend has just become even more EPIC with the introduction of the all new On-Running TRAIL RUN EPIC! Held on the Saturday of the Epic weekend (13th September), the Trail Run Epic consists of two events - a 4.2km and 11.5km Trail Run loop. Entry is open to all ages (starting with our Under 9 category for the 4.2km trail), so encourage all your friends and family to join in this years inaugural event! Challenge yourself by participating in both the 11.5km Trail Run Epic and the 87km Cycle Epic for the chance at the Title of Male/Female of EPIC Endurance! contact: Hayden Brooks. email: hayden.brooks@spicersretreats.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Casette di Massa, Italy. Senior men 12km, senior women and junior men 7.5 km, junior women 3.5 km.  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep VCCL KYNETON RIDGE ESTATE WINERY 6.5KM (VIC)
A challenging course starting and finishing at the Kyneton Ridge Estate Winery. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep BROOKS FORSTER RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Welcome to the fifth Brooks Forster running festival. Only 3.5 hours from Sydney and less than 2 hours from Newcastle, the beautiful seaside town of Forster Tuncurry welcomes everyone to come and experience one of the most scenic run courses in Australia. With the ocean and lake beside you at all times you will make your way running over the Forster-Tuncurry bridge, covering both towns breakwall paths and trails making up 99% of the flat course, with only one slight hill. The events we offer are: Half marathon 10 km run 5 km fun run 4 km walk and talk 4 km kids fun run 2 km kids fun run  contact: Pete Camilleri 0404 835 060. email: peter@forsterrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Sep GEELONG MEMORY WALK & JOG (VIC)
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is hosting the inaugural Geelong Memory Walk & Jog. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic.  contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep HUSKY HALF MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Elite Energy is proud to present the 4th annual Husky Half Marathon. It is sure be another crowd pleaser - a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is so picturesque, you'll wish the race was longer! With the Half Marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as 2km and 5km races, there is a distance for everyone. Pack the family up and make a weekend of it!  contact: Elite Energy. email: office@eliteenergy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 30th World Mountain Running Championships are being conducted in Casette di Massa, Italy. Senior men 12 km, Senior women and junior men 7.5 km, junior women 3.5 km.  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - DUFFYS FOREST (NSW)
Just like going back to school this event starts and finishes with a run around the 200 metre athletics track at the Sydney Japanese School. The fastest and least technical of all courses, this course offers a fantastic mix of both single and fire trail, with some lookout views over Broken Bay. Distances available are 8km, 12km, 23km. contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 16 Sep 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-Sun 20-21 Sep FRANKSTON MIDNIGHT MARATHON (VIC)
Frankston Relay For Life Midnight Marathon is a unique opportunity to participate in a Marathon under lights! It is the only Midnight Marathon in Australia. Entry is only $20. The Midnight Marathon is a fundraiser for Cancer Council Victoria, and we do ask runners to raise minimum of $500.  contact: Vaughnn Brooks. email: vaughnn@frankstonrelay.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Sep SRI CHINMOY YARRA BOULEVARD HALF MARATHON, 10KM AND 5KM (VIC)
Our final half marathon for the year and including 10km and 5km races, staged on the Yarra Boulevard 5km loop in Richmond, staged from the Kevin Bartlett Reserve. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Sep VCCL WESTERFOLDS PARK (TEMPLESTOWE) 6.5KM (VIC)
The final race of the VCCL season is a mixture of bike path and cross country at Westerfolds Park. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Sep TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE 8K & 15K (ACT) Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 26 Sep BALLAM PARK ONE HOUR TRACK RUN (VIC)
A one hour run on the Ballam Park Athletic Track, Benanee Dve, Frankston. Start is 7pm. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club. Entry cost is $5, or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall / Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Sep CASINO RSM FUN RUN (NSW)
The 2014 Casino RSM Fun Run will be held on Sun 28 September in the picturesque settings of the Richmond Valley. The event features the Casino RSM 10km, LJ Hooker 5km and Parker & Kissane 4kids2km. Enjoy a weekend away in the Northern Rivers with the surrounding beaches Evans Head, Ballina and Byron Bay less than 50 minutes away.  contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Sep SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA 101 TRAIL RUN (ACT)
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary 100km trail run was staged in 2013. With Canberra now 101 years old, in 2014 the event grows to 101km: hence the Sri Chinmoy Canberra 101 Trail Run! Starting and finishing at Regatta Point, 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.
 
Sun 28 Sep BROOKFARM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE RUN (NSW)
A 10 k run in beautiful Byron Bay. All proceeds go to Charity. Now in its 9th year. contact: Brigid. email: byronrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Sep MT PORTAL @ GLENBROOK (NSW)
Runners start next to Apple Tree flat picnic area and run up Bennetts Ridge Fire Trail before taking a left turn onto a single track that leads to the Nepean River. Runners will loop back into Darug Campground in Euroka Clearing before making the "billygoat climb" out of the picnic area. At the top of the ridge, runners will make a right turn onto a glorious piece of single track that skirts Portal Waterhole. Runners will exit the single track at the base of Mt. Portal. From there it is a tough climb on fire trail to the top of Mt. Portal and onto Portal Lookout. Runners will turn around here and descend Mt. Portal. Back at the T intersection, runners will make a right hand turn and take the single track back to the main roadway and veer up to the Campfire Creek walking track and make their way almost into the causeway but make a hard turn and head up the Red Hands Cave Track, take take an early exit at Link Trail and heading up a lesser known track into the Ironbark Picnic area to the final descent into Euroka. This is a great course for beginner trail runners and those wishing to blow the cobwebs out after the winter season. contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2014
Sat 4 Oct WESTERN SYDNEY MARATHON (NSW) email: westernsydneymarathon@communities.nsw.gov.au.
 
Sat-Sat 4-11 Oct WILDSIDE ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
Wildside Adventure Race is a 5 day 500km expedition adventure race. It will take racers to the wilds. Teams of 2 and 4 will navigate through spaces rarely visited. They will encounter challenges as they traverse demanding landscapes in all weather conditions, day and night. Teams will have 120 hours to complete the journey, navigating from checkpoint to checkpoint by foot, mountain bike and kayak set against a magnificent backdrop, where they will be a part of nature. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Oct TWIN BRIDGES HALF MARATON - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The Twin Bridges track (East Black Mountain Road) follows the route of the original Black Mountain Road, to the east of the current road. It diverges from Black Mountain Road 27 kilometres from the Kennedy Highway and rejoins it 2 kilometres from the top of the Bump Track. Closed by gates at both ends, it is a multi-use track for trail runners, walkers and mountain bikers. Motor vehicles, trail bikes and horses are not allowed on this track. contact: David OBrien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Oct MIXX FM STAWELL HOSPITAL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
Individual Runs: 21km and 4km Team Run (Team of 3 relay): 7km each Walk: 4km Kiddies Lap: lap around North Park for children aged 8 and under (not timed) Runs (excluding Kiddies Lap) will be professionally timed. Our goal is to raise $18,000 to purchase a new microscope for the Stawell Hospital operating theatre. All entry fees and sponsorship support will go towards the Stawell Hospital. contact: Jackie Peacock. email: jackie.peacock@srh.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Oct TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (QLD)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as a kids categories.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Oct TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (QLD)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids categories.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Oct RUN THE MAINE (VIC)
10km, 5km run or 2km run/walk. Fun Run raising money for Castlemaine Health and Cystic Fibrosis. contact: Libby. email: info@runthemaine.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Oct PYRENEES WINE RUN (VIC)
Join us for a fun with Steve Moneghetti to win your weight in wine! Choosing from a 5 or 15 km course through the stunning Pyrenees Wine Region, the first male and female across the finishing line in the 15 km win their weight in wine! We will be holding a 'carb-up' dinner with Steve the night before- free camping available. Spot prizes of wine and Red Duck beer during the run, and family tickets are available. contact: Tess Astbury. email: tessastbury@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 6 Oct SRI CHINMOY LABOUR DAY 10 KM AND 4 KM FUN-RUNS (ACT)
The best way to start a holiday! Traditional out-and-back course along cycle paths starting and finishing from Acton Ferry Terminal, Barrine Dr, Acton. Post-race breakfast for all. Registration from 7.45 am, for a 9 am start time. Online entries open now 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 7 Oct 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.
 
Thu 9 Oct SURF AND TURF NIGHT TRAIL SERIES (NSW)
The Surf and Turf Night Trail Series is an off road running/walking event held at 7.30pm on a Thursday night on the beautiful golf courses of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Participants can enter the 8km or 4km run or walk as an individual or a team member. And, after getting your headlamp on and taking a dash around the course you get to finish it off with a social drink or a dinner at the clubhouse. It's a race to the 19th hole - ready, set, go... contact: Endorphin Enterprises. email: lyndsay@endorphinenterprises.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sat 11-18 Oct 2014 ALICE SPRINGS MASTERS GAMES (NT)
The Alice Springs Master Games are held every two years with thousands of fit, active Australians and overseas visitors taking part in more than 30 sports. Running events include 5km & 10km Walk, 10km run, 5km Cross Country and Half Marathon. All events are set against the scenic backdrop of Ilparpa Road, the Telegraph Station, Desert Park and Simpson's Gap. contact: Katie Kelly. email: katie.kelly@nt.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Oct GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Great Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-discipline team of 8 event, covering a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Oct GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE - GREAT OCEAN ROAD (VIC)
The Great Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-discipline team of 8 event, covering a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Oct MT MAJURA VINEYARD ONE PEAK AND TWO PEAKS RUNS AND ONE PEAK WALK (ACT)
7.30am 20 km runs and bush walks, 12 km bush walk; 8am 12 km run. Mt Majura Vineyard, Majura Road, Canberra ACT.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Oct SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 9 - GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK 16KM, 9KM & 4KM TRAIL RUNS. (NSW)
Davidson Park, Warringah Rd (near the Roseville Bridge), Forestville A genuine trail run in the heart of Sydney. The 16km & 9km courses follow real bush tracks – rocky, steep and through dense undergrowth with constant challenges and some breathtaking views – only for the hardy and adventurous trail runner! The 4km course is along flatter, more open trails, suitable for all runners and walkers. Parking in Davidson Park (parking fee applies). 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 Oct CRUST / SNAP SPRING BEACH CLASSIC - WANDA SLSC (NSW)
8K Fun Run / Walk at low tide from Wanda Beach ( Cronulla ) to Boat Harbour and return. Suitable for both Elite Athletes and fun runners / walkers contact: Clubhouse at Wanda Surf Club 02 9523 4343. email: clubhouse@wandasurfclub.com. Visit the website for more details. $5 from each entry can be nominated to your chosen Charity.  contact: Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club 02 9523 4343. email: clubhouse@wandasurfclub.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Oct TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (NSW)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Oct HUME & HOVELL 50/100 ULTRA (NSW)
100 km start 6 am from Tumbarumba NSW. 50 km start 12 noon from Jounama Dam Wall near Tumut NSW. New: 2 or 4 person Relay 100 km. All finishing at Brandy Mary's Park near Tumut NSW.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Oct MISS MUDDY - CANBERRA (ACT)
Miss Muddy is a women's only 5km obstacle race that puts the fun back in to fun run. We're all about celebrating women and searching for the little miss in all of us. We're not just about fitness or motivation; it's all about women supporting women in a fun non-threatening environment. No physical fitness level is required, you are encouraged to come as you are and let your hair down with your favourite girlfriends. And the best thing is, its all for a great cause, a portion of proceeds benefits women for women charities.  contact: Michelle Robinson. email: info@missmuddy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Oct SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
The most scenic of all of the Trail Series courses, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again. Distances available are 7km, 10km, 20km, 30km contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 21 Oct 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 25 Oct GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Great Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-discipline team of 8 event, covering a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Oct 2014 GREAT AMAZING RACE (VIC)
Uplift Events is proud to present Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, the 2014 public Great Amazing Race. The event will once again be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children�s Hospital Foundation. If you love the outdoors, competing and enjoy keeping fit then this is the ideal event as competitors from all ages and fitness levels can enter in this fun filled day. Just gather your partner, a friend, a family member or a work colleague and form a team of 2. Teams will race around Melbourne visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of activities along the way. Teams will race against the clock and other teams, deciphering clues and puzzles as they navigate their way through the course, relying on their teamwork to try and complete all the mandatory stages in the least amount of time. This is the perfect opportunity for Melburnians to experience the thrill and excitement of an Amazing Race in their own city.  contact: Sam Tram 1300 UPLIFT. email: enquiries@greatamazingrace.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Oct KING VALLEY CHALLENGE (VIC)
King Valley Challenge is a multi-sport event held in the King Valley. The event consists of a 15km off road run, 12km kayak, 39km road cycle and 3km run to the finish line. You can compete in the event solo or you can compete in a team. Teams can be made of 2 or 3 people. For those that only want to run and can't find a team you can also enter just the run. This is a great run along the upper King river on 4WD track. contact: Liam Delany. email: liam@vigor.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct SRI CHINMOY MARIBYRNONG RIVER RUN (VIC)
Staged from Riverside Park, The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds with 12km, 8km and 4km distances along the river trails of the Maribyrnong River. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct NED KELLY CHASE 100KM ULTRAMARATHON (VIC)
Including a 50km solo, 4 x 25km relay, 100km RunNBike, 100km cycle challenge and 10km fun run, the 2014 Ned Kelly Chase embraces the true spirit of the chase and celebrates a remarkable period in our Nation's history. All events (except the 10km fun run) have variable start times that ensure entrants of all levels experience a "big" finish by aiming for a finish time of 2pm. This concept was terrific in 2013 and has been built on further for this year's event. The Ned Kelly Chase is at its heart a 100km running event. It utilises 100% sealed cycle and walking paths in North East Victoria, Australia. Its first 50km is an out and back on the World renowned Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The second 50km is also an out and back, but on the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the banks of the Ovens River and One Mile Creeks, plus the cycle paths out through Oxley to Milawa. The RunNBike (2 runners but just 1 bicycle between them) uses the same course, as does the 4 x 25km relay and the 100km cycle challenge. The solo 50km event uses the second half of the course. The 100km cycle challenge entrants will each be provided with a random "arrest" warrant before they begin the chase. That warrant is for one of the runners on course and the troopers' task is to find the runner and make an arrest before they finish their run. The chase is on! Included in the entry fee is a high quality, fully sublimated running and cycling shirt and a ticket to the event presentations and dinner. That dinner is a sumptuous 3-course buffet affair with dishes that include ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. A myriad of delights are on offer for diners to enjoy. A 2014 event teaser has been produced and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/-unnE-ofx08 A 10km course overview is also available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct 10KM NED KELLY CHASE (VIC)
The 10km Ned Kelly Chase is an urban trail race in Wangaratta, NE Victoria. It utilises 50% sealed cycle paths (first and last ~2.5km) and some urban trail mix with everything from wide and flat to narrow and technical. commencing at 11:00am the event forms part of the broader 100km Ned Kelly Chase and presentations in this 10km fun run are timed to then allow finishers to celebrate the arrival of the 100km finishers. The "chase" also has an 1880's themed buffet dinner after the event and this will include dishes of the period such as ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. The field is capped and entry places are expected to sell out quickly. An over view of the course is available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU. contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct RUN WITH THE WIND TARAGO NSW (NSW)
Run with the Wind 2014, 5 and 8 kilometre courses will take competitors amongst the wind turbines at the Woodlawn wind farm near Tarago, NSW. Starting in the valley, the run course makes the ascent up onto the Woodlawn range, upon reaching the first turbine the track meanders along the ridgeline amongst the wind turbines before descending back down the range to the finish line. The event features 5 km and 8 km distances and is open to competitors of all ages and abilities. contact: Elite Energy Events. email: office@eliteenergy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct BURGH2BEACH 2014 (NSW)
In December 2011 local Helensburgh resident and sight impaired athlete Nathan Johnston came up with an idea of a charity run from Helensburgh to Stanwell Park Beach. Nathan's vision was for this run to commence at the historic Helensburgh town proceed down into the rainforest community of Otford up to the scenic 'Bald Hill' lookout and down to Stanwell Park Beach. Nathan believed such a run would be challenging but in turn showcase the truly wonderful features of the Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell Park communities and while not the same event a semblance of the prior race with the same name. Proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease. contact: Nathan Johnston 0405133859. email: nathanshoemark@burgh2beach.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES MELBOURNE (VIC)
Join us at the Tan Track in Melbourne on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 8km run or 4km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES BENDIGO (VIC)
Join us at Lake Weeroona, Bendigo on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 6km run or 3km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES GEELONG (VIC)
Join us at Barwon Valley Park, Geelong on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 6km run or 3km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct MORUYA TOWN TO SURF FUN RUN (NSW)
8km fun run on the South Coast. Organised by Moruya SLSC the course starts at Riverside Park on the banks of the Moruya River. The course heads out along South Head road to finish at the Moruya SLSC on Moruya Beach. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct KEDUMBA HALF MARATHON (NSW)
Strap yourself in for arguably the toughest half marathon in Australia. Runners will start from the old Queen Victoria Hospital and head down, down, down Kedumba Walls to the campground. After crossing the river, runners will turn around and make the climb back up Kedumba Walls to the finish area. The entire course is on open fire trail, with approximately 800m of elevation change. Course Description: The entire course is on graded fire trail/vehicle access tracks. The race will commence from the hospital and head down Kedumba Walls. Runners will pass the Jamison Valley maintenance track on your right. Continue down the trail into Kedumba Valley. You will reach the valley and cross a cattle grid. Continue past the turn off to Kedumba Ruins. Take a right turn and run past Kedumba campground and get your feet wet crossing Kedumba River. A short distance after the river there will be a bollard indicating the turnaround. Runners will turn here and retrace their steps. The course has an elevation change of over 800m with the course broken up into two parts - 10.55km of downhill and 10.55km of uphill.  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 27 Oct TRE-X CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES (QLD)
The Qld Series kicks off with one of the most popular courses of the series. Based at Karingal Scout Camp on Brisbane's south side the course offers some of the best mountain biking in South East Queensland. Long Course Contenders will tackle a 500m Swim, 15km Mountain Bike and 6km Trail Run.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2014
Sun 2 Nov ROBERTS & MORROW ARMIDALE FUN RUN (NSW)
The 2014 Roberts & Morrow Armidale Fun Run will be held on Sun 2 November in Australia's Highest City, Armidale. The event features the Roberts & Morrow 10km, Sport UNE 5km and Gerard Kelly 4kids2km. Enjoy a weekend away in the City voted Number 3 of Australia's best tourist destination after the Kimberley and the Top End by Australian Traveller Magazine Readers!  contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov NEW YORK MARATHON SPOTS
Take on the 2014 TCS New York Marathon! Receive guaranteed entry and add meaning to your miles! Running for a charity not only provides you with guaranteed entry to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon; it also gives you the opportunity to change lives and give back to your community. Imagine running through the streets of New York City, the Statue of Liberty gleaming in the background, as part of the exclusive TCS New York City Marathon 2014.  contact: Kate Young. email: kate@inspiredadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Nov LARA FUN RUN (VIC)
The Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focussed event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion gardens with 5km and 10km courses taking participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife. This great course is not available to the general public at any other time throughout the year. A professionally organised event, with a great community feel at a spectacular venue, make this event one not to be missed. contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov DEEP SPACE MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON (ACT)
The Half Marathon is a 21.1 km out and back route from the former Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station to the former Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station and return. The Deep Space Mountain Marathon does this course twice. The 10 km is an out and back route from Honeysuckle Creek. The 5 km is an out and back run and walk along the Orroral Ridge Road from Honeysuckle Creek.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Nov DEEP SPACE MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON (ACT)
The Half Marathon is a 21.1 km out and back route from the former Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station to the former Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station and return. The Deep Space Mountain Marathon does this course twice. The 10 km is an out and back route from Honeysuckle Creek. The 5 km is an out and back run and walk along the Orroral Ridge Road from Honeysuckle Creek.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 4 Nov 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.
 
Thu 6 Nov SURF AND TURF NIGHT TRAIL SERIES (NSW)
The Surf and Turf Night Trail Series is an off road running/walking event held at 7.30pm on a Thursday night on the beautiful golf courses of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Participants can enter the 8km or 4km run or walk as an individual or a team member. And, after getting your headlamp on and taking a dash around the course you get to finish it off with a social drink or a dinner at the clubhouse. It's a race to the 19th hole - ready, set, go... contact: Endorphin Enterprises. email: lyndsay@endorphinenterprises.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 8 Nov KATHMANDU ADVENTURE SERIES (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event... Mountain biking, running, trekking, and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired - you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally! contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Nov CANEGROWERS GREAT BARRIER REEF MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
The CANEGROWERS Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is THE adventure marathon event of the calendar year. Held on November 9th in Port Douglas, Queensland, the Festival offers a range of adventure courses like no other including a 74km Ultra Marathon from Cairns to Port Douglas; a 42.2km adventure marathon; 21.1km adventure half marathon; as well as a 10km, 5km & 2.5km distance. Each distance runs along the white sands of Four Mile Beach, traverses through parks, trail and road to complete the ultimate trail running course. Dubbed the "World's Best" by marathon legend himself Steve Moneghetti, the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the one to mark on your racing calendar. Why not team up this epic event, raise funds for your nominated charity through Everyday Hero or simply run for you! Did we mention that you get to recover in paradise? contact: Port Douglas Event Management. email: info@pdem.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Nov FREEDOM TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Sunday November 9th. 40k/22k/13k/5k Trail Run in the amazingly scenic Nightcap National Park high up in the Byron bay Hinterland. Beautiful location, camp right in the rainforest. Awesome trails. This event is run in tandem with our MTB event. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail Run is on Sunday. Entries are Open Now. Enter online. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Nov TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (WA)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids. contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Nov TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE 8K & 15K (ACT) Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Nov SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - NARRABEEN LAKES (NSW)
A great course with some technical sections and a bit of hill climbing, and descending. This course takes you through some tricky single trails, and rewards your efforts with panoramic views over Narrabeen Lakes and the pacific ocean. contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Nov RUN FROM THE HILLS (VIC)
With the full 21.5k and new for 2014 - a 10k and 5k walk/run, a FREE junior run (2ks through the vines) and a stunning event village (Mount Avoca Winery) - This is a a trail run you don't want to miss out on. Buses will transport runners up into the heart of the Pyrenees Range State Park Forest for the Start, taking participants through the newly restored Pyrenees Endurance walking trail; down 21.5k of fire road, 4wd tracks, double tracks and single track. Finishing off with a sprint to the finish line through the grape vines ending at the beautiful Mount Avoca Winery. This area is rapidly being recognised as one of the best adventure destinations in Victoria, with Australia's Toughest Mountain Bike Marathon being run at this location for the past 4 years. Big Hill Events will also be holding a 10k and a 5k Run/Walk- Around the Vineyard - which takes runners through the stunning grounds of the Mount Avoca Vineyard which will be the location for the event village. As a fun run - there will also be a FREE juniors 2k run - Through the Vines - which takes runners through the vines at the winery. contact: Big Hill Events. email: info@bighillevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km run/walk starting at Docklands and following the Yarra River walking trails all the way out to Donvale. Competitors are required to fundraise a minimum of $200 each, 100% of which goes to support several amazing projects that the Upstream Foundation have partnered with. This year we are also introducing a 20km option for those that don't feel they are up to the 50km event. contact: Melissa. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Nov NARROWNECK NIGHT RUN 20KM & 14KM (NSW)
The Narrowneck Run is both splendidly scenic and refreshingly straightforward. From the main gate runners follow the only fire trail right out to its terminus at Clear Hill, then return. There are no significant junctions or deviations. There are no biting hills on Narrowneck as there were at, say, Mt Portal or Woodford Dam, but the track does roll with plenty of sharp ups and downs and on the return leg the gradual ascent from Clear Hill to the fire tower does take nearly three kilometres. The full option is an even 20 kilometres, a shorter option involves turning at the fire tower which makes a 14 kilometre run. Narrowneck is a long, cliff-bound peninsula which divides the Jamison Valley from the Megalong Valley. As you head out, on your left is near-pristine bush framed by the Warragamba Catchment; on your right is cultivated farmland with Jenolan and Kanangra on the far western horizon. At the turnaround views of Lake Burragorang (Warragamba Dam) are quite clear and the Wild Dog Mountains are arrayed below you. contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Nov METUNG FUN RUN (VIC)
5k and 10k runs contact: tom moore. email: tom2lou@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Nov STROMLO RUNNING FESTIVAL (ACT)
Stromlo Forest Park. Event details to be advised. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 18 Nov 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.
 
Fri-Sun 21-23 Nov TOUR DE TAMBORINE (QLD)
Conquer the Mountain at the Tour de Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival 2014. The 3 day event includes a fun filled mixture of action packed running, cycling, mountain trails and walking activities for over 2000 participants of all abilities - weekend sports warriors to family fun day enthusiasts. Add to that celebrity sports ambassadors, mountain celebrations, live music, extreme sports performances and much much more, it's an event not to be missed. Check out the details online, including early entry and team/family discounts on www.tourdetamborine.com.au contact: Emma Porter. email: events@pm9.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 22 Nov KATHMANDU URBAN (NSW)
The Kathmandu Urban is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt with a mix of the amazing race. It is a completely new format of racing that will take teams of two through the heart of Sydney. Competitors will get to visit some of the cities most famous landmarks, while completing a variety of activities along the way. This event is for all skill and fitness levels, with a number of the activities needing more brainpower than muscle. Speed alone will not get you over the line first! Teams will be allowed to use various forms of public transport to cover longer distances.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Nov SRI CHINMOY TRIPLE TRIATHLON (ACT)
3 mountain running legs, 3 mountain bike legs and 3 swim legs exploring the length and breadth of Canberra. A tough day out for the committed solo athlete or a fantastic adventure for a relay team of from 2 – 9 members. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov ZOO RUN - CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (QLD)
Introducing our first ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The ZOO RUN is a fun run where you'll run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are a serious athlete take on the 5 kilometre challenge! Not so serious? No worries, how about a 2 kilometre family fun run / walk. You can even dress-up if you are that way inclined! We'll even have a prize for best-dressed entrant / team! The event will be starting at 6:30am and finishing by 8:00am. Of course, the ZOO RUN will be a fundraiser for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so you will be getting sweaty for a good cause! We'll need sponsors and supporters to get this organised, so please give us a call if you want to help this awesome event. We'll also need some volunteers! Prices are only $50 per participant for the 5 km run, or $40 per participant for the 2 km family fun run / walk. Riding in a pram or stroller is not permitted on the 5km bush track. If you are taking bub out to enjoy the beauty of Currumbin please join in on the 2km paved path way. There might still be a few bumps and hills along the way, so be ready for it! Children aged 3 and under are also FREE!!! contact: Kathy Lather. email: info@wildlifeemergency.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Nov TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (QLD)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids. contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Nov CENTRAL COAST HALF MARATHON & 10KM FUN RUN (NSW)
Flat, scenic course along the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay and return. 1/2 Marathon and 10k Fun Run for all ages and abilities. An awesome way to spent a Sunday morning! Organised by The Central Coast Hash House Harriers. contact: Christine Laing. email: info@centralcoasthalfmarathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
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