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 2016
Sat-Sat 2 Jan-31 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.
 
 
Dec 2016
Fri-Sun 9-11 Dec COAST TO KOSCIUSZKO 240 KM ULTRAMARATHON (NSW)
Course: from Boydtown Beach to the summit of Kosciuszko, and on to the finish at Charlotte Pass. Race start: 5:30am, Friday, 9 December, 2016.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Dec MEN'S HEALTH SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST - SYDNEY (NSW)
You will tackle dense and gritty themed obstacle 'zones' throughout the course, pitting your wits against 1000s of fellow competitors in a test of stamina, grit, speed and guts. Then you'll get back to base and hit the bar, another one of our signature elements: Obstacles, sweat and beers all under the heat of the Sydney sun. Sounds like a good day out to us. contact: Ben Turner. email: ben.turner@ratrace.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Dec CANBERRA SUMMER RUNNING SERIES (ACT)
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k around the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin contact: Brad Allen. email: ba@tripleedge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Dec DEEP SPACE MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON RUNNING AND WALKING FESTIVAL (ACT)
Former Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station to former Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station and return,Namadgi National Park A.C.T. 6.30am 42.2 km marathon, 1290m of ascent; 7.30am 21.1 km half marathon run & power walk, 645m of ascent; 9.00am 10 km run and walk; 5 km run and walk  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Dec SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 3, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: Sun, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of seven opportunities in 2016 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km runs are free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 8 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
We endlessly speculate what it is about the Bay Run which makes this course so appealing – constant proximity to water, smooth flat wide pathways, the bonhomie of morning joggers and dog-walkers… Whatever your reasons, it’s one week to Christmas – enjoy! Park 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 18 Dec SRI CHINMOY CHERRY LAKE CHRISTMAS RUN 10.5KM, 7KM & 3.5KM (VIC)
One, two or three laps around Cherry Lake and Wetlands Free gifts for all the children Pancake breakfast and awards in 8 age groups - U15yrs, 15-17yrs, 18-39yrs, 40-49yrs, 50-59yrs, 60-69yrs, 70-79yrs, 80+yrs contact: Kishore Cunningham. email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES (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. Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 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.
 
 
Jan 2017
Sat-Thu 7-7 Jan PORTSEA TWILIGHT (VIC)
Run along one of Australia's most scenic and challenging courses - boasting unparalleled breathtaking views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip. Choose from the 4K run/walk,8K run or kids (distance) along the roads and granite trails along Point Nepean National Park. Start your new year on the right foot and take in the undulating short, sharp hills and exquisite natural landscape at the Portsea Twilight. Enter before 3rd November to score a $20 discount!  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jan ACTIVETRI SERIES RACE 3 (VIC)
Mini 250m/10km/2km Sprint 2x 250m/10km/2.5km Kids 7-9 100m/3km/500m Kids 10-14 200m/6km/1km Find your next Melbourne triathlon challenge at the ActiveTRI Series this year. Powered by Sole Motive, we are passionate about empowering you to rise to the challenge - whatever that looks like for you. Melbourne's ActiveTRI Series celebrates all the #activetrilife has to offer - determination, consistency, effort, fun and success wrapped up in a five race series covering Melbourne's top triathlon courses in Brighton, Mordialloc, Elwood and Sandringham.  contact: 03 9285 0600 . email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2017 (VIC)
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side. That's a 28km crossing (or 56km double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula� and not at the skinny bit! Up and over Arthur�s Seat for fantastic rural and coastal views. Through Greens Bush, the largest piece of remnant native bushland on the Peninsula. Along the cliff tops of Bass Straight approaching the lighthouse. Now capped at 1100 total participants, it�s one of Australia�s premier destination trail events. Book in asap. It�s sold out every year. contact: Rohan Day. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jan COBURG NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg -New Year's Resolution- Fun Run, 12km run, 6km run/walk, 3km run/walk, 3km junior run, 9am, Sunday 15th January 2017; enter online or on the day at Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium) Outlook Rd Coburg, Trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, morning tea afterwards. Email funruns@coburgharriers.org.au,  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2017
Thu 2 Feb LAST ONE STANDING (VIC)
A Richmond Harrier initiative. Race concept: One runner eliminated per lap over 5000m $1000 men's and $1000 women's prize money offered by Advanced Freight Management Both elites and non elites can compete contact: Joji Mori. email: joji_mori@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 11 Feb QLD DIRT FEST MULTISPORT FESTIVAL - TRAIL RUN 8KM & 4KM (QLD)
Held in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland alongside QLD Cross Triathlon Champs, the QLD Multisport weekend trail run offers courses for any age and ability. Choose the course that's right for you: 1. Go Hardcore! 8km Trail Run 2. Go Hard! 4km Fun Run The 8km Trail Run consists of one challenging lap on the tracks and trails surrounding Ewen Maddock Dam in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This is one of the tightest run courses of the series with the majority of the track on winding single track trails which are uneven under foot. The lap includes uneven, rocky trails through ferned rainforest, creek crossings, some open trails and of course more of what we love about off road racing with some wet & muddy sections. This is an OFF ROAD trail run, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty!  contact: In2Adventure. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Feb TREX QLD CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS (QLD)
The Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships Multisport Weekend is based in the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam. The hinterland bushland provide the perfect setting for a weekend of off-road action, and competitors will be treated to some fantastic scenery as they ride and run through the ferny forest surrounding the beautiful Ewen Maddock Dam. Standard Distance: 1500m swim/30km MTB/10.5km trail run Sprint Distance: 400m swim/10km MTB/3.5km trail run Junior & Teaser Distance: 150m swim/4km MTB/1km trail run Dirt Kids (7-11yrs): 50m swim/2km MTB/500m run The weekend also includes a 4km or 8km trail run, and a 20km or 50km MTB race. There�s an event to suit all ages and abilities from international elites to weekend warriors and our littlest Dirt Kids. Take part in three events across the weekend and be in the running to be crowned QLD Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude! This is a �not to be missed� weekend of off-road action for the entire family.  contact: In2Adventure. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Tue 11 Feb-11 Jul PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES LAKE MACQUARIE (NSW)
If you love the outdoors, have a genuine passion for fun and adventure, and want to push yourself to new limits, then round up a teammate...the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is definitely for you! It incorporates mountain biking, kayaking, trail running and simple navigation on a secret course. All you need is a pair of trainers, a mountain bike and a sense of adventure! contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Feb ACTIVETRI SERIES RACE 4 (VIC)
Mini 300m/10km/2km Sprint 750m/20km/5km Kids 7-9 100m/3km/500m Kids 10-14 200m/6km/1km Find your next Melbourne triathlon challenge at the ActiveTRI Series this year. Powered by Sole Motive, we are passionate about empowering you to rise to the challenge - whatever that looks like for you. Melbourne's ActiveTRI Series celebrates all the #activetrilife has to offer - determination, consistency, effort, fun and success wrapped up in a five race series covering Melbourne's top triathlon courses in Brighton, Mordialloc, Elwood and Sandringham.  contact: 03 9285 0600 . email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 17-19 Feb OSCARS100 HUT 2 HUT (VIC)
Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut is Australia's most spectacular trek / run challenge that takes teams of two on a stunning journey through Victoria's High Country. Beautiful she may be, the Hut 2 Hut course is, quite simply, a bit of a brute. Over 100km various GPS units will come up with different results, but our instruments recorded in the vicinity of 5300 metres of gain. Ten peaks will be bagged. Not big by world standards - indeed Buller itself is the highest at 1805m - but try knocking off ten of them in a row, with plenty of diving down to the valley floor before climbing back up and you will know you've worked hard contact: Andy Payne. email: info@oscars100.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Feb ORANGE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Just 3 hours from Sydney you will discover a welcoming city, rich in local history, a flourishing cultural scene, inspiring landscapes, historical buildings, art and culture to surprise you and some of the best food and wine in Australia. Saturday 25th February - 2km junior dash
Sunday 26th February - 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon
Now in our 11th year #enjoythejourney contact: Stew Vidler. email: orangerunningfestival@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Wangaratta Marathon & Fun Run in rural North East Victoria gives runners the opportunity to target a personal best times on accurate, flat, yet scenic courses, whilst also encouraging greater community participation. Our Community Teams and Primary School challenges are designed to encourage participation, which supports our overall mission on to encourage 'More People Moving More Often'. Choose from the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km or 5km and let your primary aged children participate in the 2km Primary Challenge. There is free secure bag storage at the start/finish area, frequent aid stations, a welcoming finish area and generous post-event refreshments. Also treat yourself to the free YMCA massage centre. All finishers receive a customised medal, a there is a great range of event prizes. With over 100 friendly volunteers dedicated to helping you on the day. Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WangarattaMarathon contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Feb WARBURTON UP & RUNNING FUN RUN (VIC)
The Warburton Up and Running Fun Run is staged in one of the most beautiful, scenic and easily accessible parts of the Upper Yarra Valley east of Melbourne. You will run alongside the clear waters of the Upper Yarra River, among towering Mountain Ash forest surrounded by beautiful mountains. Events include the Half Marathon, 10 km, 5km fun run/walk and the kids 2 km dash. You will be supporting the Upper Yarra CFA and the Upper Yarra SES, two vital voluntary organisations keeping our communities safe. Fantastic prizes including cash and accommodation, a beautiful course and a fantastic day.  contact: warburtonupandrunning. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Feb LATROBE HEALTH CENTRE RIVER RUN (VIC)
The River Run is a flat and fast 5k/10k course along the banks of the beautiful Barwon River in Geelong. Starting and finishing at Barwon Valley Park. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Feb CARRUM COAST GUARD AROUND THE RIVER FUN RUN (VIC)
The Carrum Coast Guard Around the River Fun Run is a 12km and 6km fun run around Patterson River in Patterson Lakes, Victoria. There will also be a full range of family entertainment including free 350m kids run; BBQ food for sale: bacon, eggs, sausages and onions; and great prizes for winners. All funds raised from the event go towards running the coast guard, which is run by volunteers. contact: David Courtier. email: david.b.courtier@coastguard.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2017
Sun 12 Mar MALLACOOTA FUN RUN (VIC)
Enjoy a beautiful bush and beach track with a 3km fun run, 5km walk/run, 10km walk/run and half-marathon. contact: Ros Macvean. email: contact@mallacootafunrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Mar PORT MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Join in the fun of running at beautiful Port Macquarie NSW. A paradise of natural attractions and outdoor adventures, Port Macquarie is only four hours drive north of Sydney on the NSW North Coast. Our great town is even more accessible with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and now Melbourne. Events - Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km, 4km Walk and Talk + The Newcastle Permanent Kids Fun Run A new addition to this years event is the Breakwall Buster... Where you get to run the HM + 10k + 5k... 6 trips up and down the iconic Port Macquarie Breakwall. Are you up to the challenge. When register make sure you enter your team name as there will be a prize for the largest team represented at the Port Macquarie Running Fest. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 13 Mar MOUNT WARRENHEIP MOUNTAIN OF FUN RUN/WALK (VIC)
The Mountain of Fun Run event consists of 2 courses - a 12.5km run and a 6km run/walk. The event is set amongst the picturesque landscape around Mt Warrenheip. Situated about 10 minutes east of Ballarat in Victoria, approximately 50 minutes drive from Geelong and about a 1 hour drive from Melbourne, the event is easily accessible by car contact: wendy britt. email: wcbritt@live.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Mar SHARPY'S BEER RUN (VIC)
Located in Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, our unique event caters to lovers of 'Beer' and 'Running'. Starting and finishing on the grounds of The Pig & Whistle Tavern, you will run on the trails around Arthurs Seat State Park. Our promise is a challenging course and spectacular views across Port Philip Bay. Every finisher gets to enjoy a rewarding beer as a reward of a job well done. 10km or 21km options. Participants must be over 18 to enter.  contact: Deb Sharp. email: debsharp80@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Mar TREX AUSTRALIAN CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS (NSW)
In March 2017 the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road action which in addition to the TreX Australian Cross Triathlon Championships will this year include NSW Aquathlon State Championships and the Snowies Ultra Trail Run. Located in the heart of Australia's High County, and starting at an altitude of 1100m with Australia's highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, the courses will both delight and challenge athletes of all levels. The Cross Triathlon course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a distance to suit everyone! Standard Distance: 1500m swim/30km MTB/10km trail run Sprint Distance: 400m swim/15km MTB/3.3km trail run Junior & Teaser Distance: 200m swim/6km MTB/1.5km trail run Dirt Kids (7-11yrs): 50m swim/1.5km MTB/500m run Set in classic Australian bushland alongside Lake Crackenback and the Little Thredbo River views are spectacular and native wildlife abound. The weekend includes events to suit all ages and abilities from international elites to weekend warriors and our littlest Dirt Kids. Take part in three events across the weekend and be in the running to be crowned NSW Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude! This is a *not to be missed* weekend of off-road action for the entire family.  contact: In2Adventure. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 18 Mar PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES WILD HORSE MOUNTAIN (QLD)
If you love the outdoors, have a genuine passion for fun and adventure, and want to push yourself to new limits, then round up a teammate...the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is definitely for you! It incorporates mountain biking, kayaking, trail running and simple navigation on a secret course. All you need is a pair of trainers, a mountain bike and a sense of adventure! contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Mar ACTIVETRI SERIES RACE 5 (VIC)
Mini 300m/10km/2km Sprint 750m/20km/5km Olympic 1500m/40km/10km Kids 7-9 100m/3km/500m Kids 10-14 200m/6km/1km Find your next Melbourne triathlon challenge at the ActiveTRI Series this year. Powered by Sole Motive, we are passionate about empowering you to rise to the challenge - whatever that looks like for you. Melbourne's ActiveTRI Series celebrates all the #activetrilife has to offer - determination, consistency, effort, fun and success wrapped up in a five race series covering Melbourne's top triathlon courses in Brighton, Mordialloc, Elwood and Sandringham.  contact: 03 9285 0600 . email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2017
Fri-Sun 26 May-26 Mar MELBOURNE COASTREK 2017 (VIC) (VIC)
Melbourne Coastrek 30km or 60km Team Challenge. Soak up the spectacular peninsula coastline, nature trails and sparkling bays with your friends from Cape Schanck or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean on the wild Mornington Peninsula. We'll help guide you on this journey with a 12 Week Training Program and feed you loads of expert tips, events and fundraising support to help you prepare for the big day. You'll also get access to a huge range of nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other fabulous partner offers to support you on your journey. Visit the website for more details.  contact: Melbourne.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. . Visit the website for more details.
 
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