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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Jan 2014
Sat-Sun 4 Jan-28 Dec CAIRNS PARKRUN, QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Free, each Saturday, timed, 5km. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: cairnsoffice@parkrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
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.
 
Sat 6 Sep TREX CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES - DUATHLON (QLD)
The 14/15 TreX Cross Triathlon Series kicks off with a Duathlon at one of our most popular event locations. Karingal Scout Camp on Brisbane's south side offers some of the best mountain biking in South East Queensland. Like the TreX Cross Triathlon, the TreX Duathlon has all the thrills of off-road racing, minus the swim leg. Long course contenders will tackle a challenging 6km trail run, 15km mountain bike and 2km trail run, whilst sprint course contenders undertake a 2km trail run, 10km mountain bike and 2km trail run. For the juniors, and newcomers to the sport who want a taste of off-road action, the teaser/junior course is a challenging 1km trail run, 4.5km mountain bike and 500m trail run.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun 7 Sep TOOWOOMBA ROAD RUNNERS (QLD)
The Marlene Studios Day Spa half marathon, 10km and 5km events will be held at Middle Ridge Park, Stenner Street Toowoomba on Sunday 07 September 2014. The half marathon will commence at 7am, with the 10km and 5km commencing at 8am Registration via Toowoomba Road Runners web site www.trr.org.au  contact: Greg 0403 720 550. email: tmbarr@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 12 Sep RIVER TO ROOFTOP STAIR CLIMB (QLD)
55 Levels. 1040 Stairs. Secure your place to walk or run in Brisbane's newest stair climb. Take a quick break from your work day by swapping your work shoes for your runners and do your personal best to help the fight against prostate cancer. Step up to the challenge - register now.  contact: Stef and Ang. email: rivertorooftop@mater.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 14 Sep RYDE RIVERS FESTIVAL FUN RUNS (NSW)
There are three categories - the Kids 1km Dash, the 10km Run and the 5km Run. The course is out and back going west from Kissing Point Park, Putney on a flat and scenic shared path next to Parramatta River. The course is accurate and electronic timing will be provided. View the course maps here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/99677093 Start times: 1km Kids Dash: 8:30am 10km Fun Run: 8:45am 5km Fun Run: 9:00am Prices: Kids 1km Dash: $5 Under 12 only 10 km Adults: $20 10km Under 18: $15 5km Adult: $15 5km Under 18: $10 Family: $40 (comprising maximum 4 in total, maximum 2 adults all at same residence) The location for the event is Kissing Point Park, Putney which is on Waterview Street between Douglas Street and Yaralla Road. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep AVONDALE SCHOOL FUN RUN (NSW)
Come to Avondale School Family Festival and run for fun with your family in a 1km & 3km event. To enter book online now at www.avondaleschool.com.au contact: Avondale School Fun Run Staff. email: admin@avondaleschool.nsw.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sat 27 Sep REBOOT IN BERMAGUI (NSW)
A weekend to run, refresh, relax and renew in beautiful Bermagui this spring. To be held on Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September - this is an inaugural event for locals and visitors run by the Bermagui Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. A weekend of active participation in a variety of activities in our beautiful coastal environment. You can choose to do all or one or as many as you like from the program. contact: Bermagui Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc. email: reboot@bermaguichamber.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun 5 Oct BRISBANE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 1 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to be hosting the inaugural running of the Brisbane Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the greater Brisbane region. Round 1 sees us at Enoggera Reservoir with a 13km Altra Footwear Long Course and 8.2km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Brisbane Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Oct RUN MAROONDAH (VIC)
Maroondah City Council and Aquahub are proud to present Run Maroondah in support of White Ribbon. Run Maroondah is all about challenging yourself. Whether that means running the 10km course or running/walking the 5km course; you can achieve your goals in a safe and supportive environment. contact: Renee Herps 9294 5561. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Oct COBURG FUN RUN AND WALK (VIC)
Sunday October 5th Coburg Fun Run 12km run 6km run/walk enter on the day or online, Coburg Harriers Clubrooms, Harold Stevens Athletic track Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10; trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, free morning tea.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sat-Sun 11-12 Oct OPERATION FLINDERS CHALLENGE (SA)
18/34/50/100km run or walk for teams and individuals contact: Ian Roberts. email: iroberts@operationflinders .org. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 12 Oct ST.GEORGE BANK BEACHSIDE DASH (NSW)
The St.George Bank Beachside Dash is BACK for its 7th consecutive year. The Dash offers something for everyone. There's a 10km, a 5km and the Kids 2km dash. You can double or triple up and knock over up to 17km before brekkie. The course follows the beautiful beachside path from Dolls Point to Kyeemagh, near Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney. It's totally off-road and very, very flat. It's the perfect course for a world record or a personal best. Of course, those pesky Pacing Dragons will be back again in 2014. This year the Dragons will pace both the 10km and 5km event so you can catch your favourite Dragon, stick close to their tail and cross the line in your target time. The Kids 2km dash is open to all kids 12 and under, with parents running for free with their little ones. Happy the Dragon will be there to offer encouragement too. The 10km dash starts at 8am (rego opens at 7am). The 5km Dash starts at 9.30am (rego opens at 8am). The Kids 2km Dash starts at 10.15am (rego opens at 9.30am). Register in advance to avoid disappointment. All funds raised at the St.George Bank Beachside Dash go to vital medical research projects at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.  contact: Lisa Whitehouse. email: office@stgeorgemrf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 17 Oct ADELAIDE STAIR CLIMB (SA)
Climb over 60 Steps to the top of Adelaide tallest building Come on, put the running shoes on and join the party! You can enter in one range of a number categories: Elite Individual, Individual Runners/Climbers, Individual Walkers, Running/Climbing Teams, Walking Teams, Buddies Climb (2 Person), Fancy Dress or Schools Challenge The Ultimate Challenge is the Elite Individual category, where you climb 4 times across the day. Happens just one day a year. Are you in? Event Location: Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide, 5000 contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sat 18 Oct RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS (NSW)
The Royal Bank of Canada Race for the Kids fun run takes place at 3pm on Saturday, 18th October 2014 in Centennial Park, Sydney. It is the Starlight Children's Foundation flagship family fun-run event in Sydney where people of all ages can run, skip, jog, walk with your dog or pram the 5km route which culminates in a fun family festival! 2014 is the inaugural Sydney RBC Race for the Kids with a goal to raise over $100,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation to help make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families. contact: 02 8425 5927. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Oct 12.83KM BUSH TERRAIN RUN (VIC)
Your objective, decked out in full combat gear, is to complete a Special Forces Challenge spanning 13km. Each mission is designed for all levels of fitness - from the couch potato through to the fitness nut that eats iron bars for breakfast! Everyone can finish this mission, everyone does finish this mission. Mission Overview On arrival you will be issued your combat clothing and sit through a realistic mission brief of the days objective. Next you'll pick up a pack and head out on on a British Special Forces Challenge known in the military as a C.F.T. Each part of the challenge is designed to test your Agility, Strength, Stamina and Mental Determination, which are all key attributes of a modern combat soldier. Through-out the mission you will be wearing genuine Military Fatigues, pack and assault webbing. However before any Soldier can go into battle they must first understand: 1.What they have to do 2.How they-re going to do it 3.What tools they have to complete the mission 4.What support is provided The course is open to anyone over 18 years of age (Male and Female). The missions cater for all levels of fitness (or unfitness!). You will be pushed to your limits and at some point feel like quitting. It then becomes a mental challenge not a physical challenge. On average Operatives complete the Special Forces Challenge in 3 hours and 30 minutes. This really is the a test of the mind and spirit. All levels of fitness have completed the course. Operatives - Good Luck  contact: Hannah. email: hannah@operationblackhawk.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Oct SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 1 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. 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 WILLOUGHBY FUN RUN 2014 (NSW)
The Willoughby Fun Run 2014 is a community event and a fantastic day out for the whole family, starting a finishing at the Willoughby Leisure Centre. Elite runners, joggers, walkers, and kids are all encouraged to participate. There are three different fun run courses, including a 10km, 5km, and 1.5km Kids Fun Run set against the picturesque backdrop of Bicentennial Park. New to this year's Fun Run is a Primary School Challenge. All participants are invited to visit the Willoughby Leisure Centre Open Day after the Fun Run. Proceeds from the Willoughby Fun Run will be donated to our charity partner ReachOut.com, (http://au.reachout.com/) a service providing help and support for young people with their mental health.  contact: Willoughby Leisure Centre. email: leisure@willoughbyleisure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun 19 Oct GOLD COAST TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 1 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to again be running the Gold Coast Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the GC. Round 1 sees us at Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area with a 10.6km Altra Footwear Long Course and 5.6km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Gold Coast Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Oct SRI CHINMOY GREEN BRIDGE & UQ RIVER RUN HALF MARATHON , 10KM, & 5KM (QLD)
Our new fun run course starting at the Dutton park side of the iconic Green Bridge running over to the smooth flat dirt track along the sweeping river side in UQ and out along a broad footpath by the river and golf links. Hot pancake and fresh fruit brekkie, multiple age group medal award categories. contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Oct 12.83KM BUSH RUN CHALLENGE (ACT)
Your mission, should you be tough enough to accept it is like no other challenge on the planet. Your objective, decked out in full combat gear, is to complete a Special Forces Challenge spanning 12.83km. It's completely unique, which until now has never been attempted by civilians in this manner. Each mission is designed for all levels of fitness - from the couch potato through to the fitness nut that eats iron bars for breakfast! Everyone can finish this mission, everyone does finish this mission. Mission Overview On arrival you will be issued your combat clothing and sit through a realistic mission brief of the days objective. Next you'll pick up a pack and head out on on a British Special Forces Challenge known in the military as a C.F.T. Each part of the challenge is designed to test your Agility, Strength, Stamina and Mental Determination, which are all key attributes of a modern combat soldier. Through-out the mission you will be wearing genuine Military Fatigues, pack and assault webbing. However before any Soldier can go into battle they must first understand: 1.What they have to do 2.How they're going to do it 3.What tools they have to complete the mission 4.What support is provided The course is open to anyone over 18 years of age (Male and Female). The missions cater for all levels of fitness (or unfitness!). You will be pushed to your limits and at some point feel like quitting. It then becomes a mental challenge not a physical challenge. On average Operatives complete the Special Forces Challenge in 3 hours and 30 minutes. This really is the a test of the mind and spirit!. All levels of fitness have completed the course. Operatives - Good Luck  contact: Soldier Dan. email: soldierdan@operationblackhawk.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Oct SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 2 (VIC)
INFO: Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.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.
 
Sun 26 Oct TREX CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES - QLD ENDURO (QLD)
The TreX Cross Triathlon Series continues with one of the most popular and demanding events of the series. The Enduro format challenges long course competitors to take on the tough course at Murrenbong Scout Camp and after a heart pumping 350m swim, 10km mountain bike and 4km trail run, it's back in the water to do it all again! Sprint Course competitors complete the same course, but just the once. There is also a Teaser/Junior option of a 150m swim, 4km mountain bike and 1km trail run. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct TUNGAMAH LIONS CLUB TEN THOUSAND (VIC)
The 10,000 day includes a 10km fun/run, plus a shorter 5km fun/run for those unable to tackle the 10km event. For under 16 runners there is a 3km run and for the littlies, shorter distances. Other highlights include a market, music, cycling crits, sheep dog jumping, and all up, a great family fun day with all proceeds going to people needing help. Winners of the men and women 10km run receive $500 each, courtesy of the Tungamah Presidents' Group.  contact: Les Harrison. email: harro@mcmedia.com.au. 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 BARE CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The Bare Creek Trail Run is a 6km and 10km trail run which weaves its way through the picturesque fire trails of the Garigal National Park in Sydney. This event is organised by St Ives Park Primary School Parents & Citizens Association. The event comprises two challenges: the 10km run, a challenging run for the serious runner or fast walker; and the 6km run/walk, a great introduction to trail running/walking which is appropriate for the whole family.  contact: Kerry Bahlmann. email: bahlmanns@gmail.com. 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.
 
Sun 2 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN (VIC)
This year's Bendigo Bank Fun Run is on Sunday 2 November. People of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves to a 5km run/walk or a 10/15km run. This year all funds raised will go to the Renal Dialysis service at Bendigo Health. A new start area will see participants begin in front of the Visitor Information Centre in Pall Mall - a great back drop of some of Bendigo's most iconic buildings. All participants receive their very own medallion and a free healthy breakfast when they cross the finish line.  contact: Bendigo Health Foundation. email: bhfoundation@bendigohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov COBURG CHARITY FUN RUN (VIC)
RUN FOR TANZANIA Charity Fun Run 12 km run, 6km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the place getters plus Certificates for all, Clubroom facilities, give-aways, lots of fun, all welcome, 100% of funds raised will go to support the Mampando Village Rural Hygeine and Sanitation Project (see hat.org.au -> Projects) enter on the day or online,Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Help to raise money for a worthy cause.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Nov 2014 BEN DONOHOE RUN & WALK FOR FUN (ACT)
On the 2nd of November 2014 the Hawker College Sports Administration class will be hosting a fundraising event, The Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun. This event aims to raise money and awareness for brain tumor research, held in honor of Canberra local Ben Donohoe who passed away in 2005 from a brain tumor at the young age of 9. Online registration opens 1st September 2014.  email: admin@bensrunandwalkforfun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sat 8 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 3 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.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 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.
 
Sun 9 Nov BRISBANE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 2 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to be hosting the inaugural running of the Brisbane Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the greater Brisbane region. Round 2 sees us at Bayview Conservation Park in Redlands with a 12.6km Altra Footwear Long Course and an 8.5km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Brisbane Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.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.
 
Sat 15 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 4 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 16 Nov GOLD COAST TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 2 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to again be running the Gold Coast Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the GC. Round 2 sees us at Clagiraba (Nerang Conservation Park & Lower Beechmont Conservation Area) with a 11.9km Altra Footwear Long Course and 6.1km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Gold Coast Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. 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.
 
Sat-Wed 22 Nov-22 Oct SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 5 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 22 Nov ON RUNNING 5KM FUN RUN (PART OF THE KINGSCLIFF TRIATHLON) (NSW)
The title gives it away- it's all about having fun, and enjoying the great atmosphere and beautiful scenery. This is a social run part of the Kingscliff Triathlon weekend and everyone is welcome to participate. contact: Sebastien. email: office@qsmsports.com. 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 23 Nov COBURG LAKE CLASSIC FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg Lake Classic Fun Run Sunday 23rd November 2014, 9am for an event that is a little different from our normal Fun Runs, being a 10km run or a 5km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the placegetters, Certificates for all, free morning tea, and a friendly atmosphere. Enter on the day or online, Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10 contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 29 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 6 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 30 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 7 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Nov SRI CHINMOY WYNNUM SEASIDE RUN, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM, BRISBANE (QLD)
Start and finish at Bayside park in Manly fast flat course right along the seaside with the far end of the course along a path through the mangroves in Elanora Park. Aid stations every 2.5km and a great hot pancake and fresh fruit post race brekkie.Multiple age group medal award categories.  contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Dec 2014
Tue 2 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec MUD RUN (NSW)
The Mud Run is an obstacle jumping, mud crawling, hill climbing gallop around the world famous Sydney Equestrian Cross Country Course! Follow in the footsteps of Olympians on this insane course that constantly throws up surprises around every corner. You will get wet, you will get muddy, you will occasionally neigh or grunt like a horse but you will definitely earn your sugar cube at the finish. Don't forget to save some energy for the final furlong where you will meet some unexpected surprises.....  contact: Jared Cox. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Dec SRI CHINMOY CHERRY LAKE CHRISTMAS RUN (VIC)
Staged at Cherry Lake in Altona and includes 3 laps, 2 laps or 1 lap on the running trail around the lake - 10.5km, 7km or 3.5km. Start time 8.00am. This is our final race of the year and a certain Christmas personality makes an appearance with free gifts for all the children! 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 7 Dec BELLE PROPERTY BALMAIN FUN RUB (NSW)
The Balmain Fun Run, held on Sunday 7th December 2014, is the final event on the Sydney Fun Run calendar, and attracts a high calibre of entrant. The winners of the 2013 10km event were Harry Summers (winner of the Australian 5000m Championships 2012) and ex-Olympian Victoria Mitchell. Aimed equally at serious runners and families looking for a fun day out, the BFR starts and finishes at King George Park and winds through Callan Park. It consists of 4 events: 10km run, 5km run/walk, 2km race (Primary School kids) and Porte a Partner 100m dash. Not just a running event, the Balmain Fun includes lots of fun activities for the kids (bouncy castles, face painting, craft and more) making it a great day out for the whole family. In its 6th year, the 2014 event promises to be even bigger and better than ever! contact: Trudy Graves. email: info@balmainfunrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 13 Dec TREX AUSTRALIAN CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS (VIC)
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and MultiSport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs. Australian Champs competitors tackle a challenging 1500m swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run in a bid to take out the title and a share in the $10,000 prize pool! Those looking to take out the title of 'Dirt Master Victoria' will be lining up on the start line again the following day to compete in the Sprint Course Cross Triathlon followed by a 10km trail run as part of the Multisport Festival. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 10 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. With the Christmas party season upon us, it's as well to reward the body and spirit with what they really love best: an enlivening morning run in uplifting surrounds and the best company! Celebrate the year's achievements in the best possible way. It's nice to win, and achieve personal best times – but the real victory is in turning up and participating. 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. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec BLACK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (ACT)
8am 5km from National Museum to Summit of Black Mountain. Organised by Woden Harriers Athletics Club
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX CROSS TRIATHLON SPRINT/JUNIOR/TEASER COURSE - BENDIGO, VICTORIA (VIC)
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and Multisport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in Bendigo, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs & Multisport weekend. Following on from the Australian Champs on the Saturday, on Sunday the TreX Cross Triathlon Sprint course, Teaser course and junior competitors take to the trails. Sprint course competitors are in for a 500m swim, 10km mountain bike and 5km trail run, whilst the teaser course competitors and juniors will tackle a 200m swim, 6km mountain bike and 1km trail run. For those sprint course competitors who are after an added challenge, competing in the 10km trail run on the Sunday afternoon will put you in the running to be crowned mini Dirt Master/Mistress Victoria. For the juniors, the 5km trail run option completes the race for Junior Dirt Dude Victoria. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX MULTISPORT FESTIVAL - 10KM/5KM TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Completing the TreX Cross Triathlon Aus Champs and Multisport weekend are the 10km and 5km trail runs. Set on undulating trails and track amongst the Box Ironbark forest and then traversing the banks for beautiful Crusoe Reservoir, this trail run course offers something for everyone including spectacular scenery, challenging off road trails, some technical sections as well as a bit of water and mud. This is an OFF ROAD trail run, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty! contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 16 Dec 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 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES (ACT)
Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT. 6.30am 21.2 km Tour de Ridges run & 15.3 km bush walk; 7.15am 15.3 km run; 7.30am 10.6 km out and back ‘flat’ Farrer - Isaacs trail run & walk.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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