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

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    1k events are for Under 12 competitors

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Dec 1969
Wed-Sun 31 Dec-8 Mar BROOKS PORT MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The fourth Brooks Port Macquarie running festival will take place at Port Macquarie's Town Green Half Marathon 10km Run 5km Fun Run 4km Walk & Talk 4km Kids Fun Run 9-12 yrs 2km Kids Fun Run 4-8 yrs contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2014
Sun-Mon 23-23 Mar NUMURKAH WETLANDS FUN RUN (VIC)
Events: 10 & 5km run, 5km walk Team event: 5km & 10km teams race minimum 4 entries (fastest 4 across the line) Kids: 1km grade 2 & under, 2km grade 3-6 Venue: St. Joseph's primary school Numurkah Cost: $30 Adults, $10 U/16's, Gold coin kids Start time: 9am Adults - 10.15am kids Pre Registration by Friday 21st March 4pm entries accepted on the morning additional $5 First 200 entries receive dry fit singlet free, spot prizes, entry bag and family BBQ Everyone Welcome Run or Walk contact: St.Joseph's Primary school Numurkah 0358621804. email: tjcox@bembaala.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2014
Sun-Mon 25-25 May DUNGOG DUATHLON (NSW)
Looking for a dirty weekend? Well we offer the best dirty weekend in the Hunter Valley for you! Come to Dungog on the last weekend in May (24th and 25th May 2014) and participate in the Dungog Duathlon, a 10-40-6 dirty duathlon. That is a cross country run followed by a mountain bike ride and finishes with a cross country run and there's great entertainment on the Saturday as well! This event is organised by the Rotary Club of Dungog with the help of other organisations in Dungog such as the SES and CWA and all proceeds raised are returned to the local community. Checkout the 2014 program here. For first timers we have introduced a short and or novice course as well. The short course consists of a single lap for each round being 6K run - 12 K ride - 300m run and open for individual race entry only. contact: Wolf. email: wolf@pedalon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2014
Thu-Thu 9 Oct-2 Apr ANDREW BOY CHARLTON BIATHLON SERIES 2014-2015 (NSW)
The ABC Biathlon is a fun, friendly event, held on Thursday evenings throughout the season, which invites all ages and fitness levels to come along and take part. You can join in any week, with registration taking place on the day in the Charlton Room from 5:45pm. The 2014 / 2015 Andrew (Boy) Charlton biathlon series begins on 9th October 2014, with 21 races ending on 2nd April 2015. The race consists of a 4km run followed by a 300m swim that starts and finishes at the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool. Corporate rates, concession rates and multi-race passes are available. For further information on fees and enquiries: Website: www.andersonevents.com.au Phone: 1300 132 921 Email: Events@andersonevents.com.au See you there!  contact: 1300 132 921. email: events@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2015
Sun-Tue 1-31 Mar THE MARCH CHARGE (NSW)
One third of cancers can be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle. That means having a healthy diet, being physically active every day and maintaining a healthy body weight. This year in Australia, that's 38,000 cancer diagnoses we could avoid by prevention alone. Move Over Cancer is a set of challenge events encouraging people to get active, and beat cancer. The March Charge is our launch event and is taking place in March 2015. We're taking a head on approach to beating cancer and for the whole month of March we're running at it, not from it. HOW IT WORKS Enlist - sign up and set your personal running goal Promote - enlist support and seek donations by sharing your personal fundraising page URL with your networks Charge - start running and tracking your KMs from 1st March 2015  contact: Cancer Council. email: themarchcharge@nswcc.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 6 Mar THE WILD WOMEN ON TOP SYDNEY COASTREK (NSW)
The Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek is a 55km Team Challenge along Sydneys Stunning coastline. The 55km events start at Palm Beach OR Coogee and all teams finish at Bamoral Beach. Sydney Coastrek is a team event for 4 people - and 50% must be female. Sydney Coastrek is open to all levels of fitness - from runners to slower trekkers - and all teams must finish within 18 hours. Sydney Coastrek supports The Fred Hollows Foundation and is Sydney's fastest growing event. contact: 0411 344 138. email: Sydney.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 7-8 Mar BCU COFFS TRIATHLON (NSW)
With its beautiful location and world-class course, the bcu Coffs Tri is one of the must do events on the national Triathlon calendar. bcu Coffs Tri boasts events for everyone and every fitness level with kids events on Saturday 7th March followed by an 'Enticer' and 'Olympic Distance' Tri's on Sunday 8th March. The Olympic Distance event is open to both individuals and teams, so if you're good at one of the disciplines but not the others, gather together a couple of others to help! contact: Village Sports Team. email: info@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar KING ISLAND IMPERIAL 20 (TAS)
Over the second weekend in March, on an island midway between Victoria and mainland Tasmania, you will find one of the most unique running events in the country, the King Island Imperial 20. The event is now in its 22nd year. The King Island Imperial 20 has an event for everyone. The main feature is a challenging 32 kilometre footrace which is the only coast to coast race in Australia. Support events include a 32 kilometre walking race as well as team walking and running races. This is not just another run - be prepared to indulge in the truly unique King Island lifestyle, generous hospitality and incredible food. email: info@kingislandrace.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar GOLD COAST TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 4 (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 4 sees us at Hinze Dam with a 15.8km Altra Footwear Long Course and 10.7km 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 8 Mar MALLACOOTA FUN RUN (VIC)
The Mallacoota Fun Run offers participants a picturesque running course in far east Gippsland, Victoria. The half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km courses offer runners and walkers a variety of challenges set against stunning bush and ocean backdrops. The event is held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend to give participants a chance to get away and enjoy a long weekend in the friendly township of Mallacoota. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar ATHERTON FOREST TRAILS (QLD)
Registration cut off is 12.00pm, 6 March. Linked with the March Running Training camp, the races/runs are along the mountain bike tracks outside Atherton. 5km or 12km options.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Mar ATHERTON FOREST TRAILS (QLD)
Registration cut off is 12.00pm, 6 March. Linked with the March Running Training camp, the races/runs are along the mountain bike tracks outside Atherton. 5km or 12km options.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Mar UKV LIONS CLUB 37TH ANNUAL MOUNT BOGONG CONQUESTATHON (VIC)
This annual event, held on the Labour Day Weekend, Sunday 8th March, is a well supervised activity for people of all ages with a healthy level of fitness. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a 19km walk/run to the top of Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest peak. The Starting Gate, at the Trappers Gap Picnic Grounds, Mountain Creek Road, Tawonga is open from 6.30 am to 8.30 am, and on the day entries will be taken from 6.00 am. You'll receive a medallion at the finish of the event, and fruit and water are included in the entry fee. Email tawsthna@mtbeauty.albury.net.au or phone 03 5754 4002 for entries or more information. contact: Stephen Short. email: tawsthna@mtbeauty.albury.net.au.
 
Mon 9 Mar SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA DAY 10 KM AND 4 KM FUN-RUNS (ACT)
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 6.45 am, for an 8 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.
 
Mon 9 Mar MT ROB ROY ROMP 25K, 15K & 10K RUNS AND 15K & 10K WALKS (ACT)
8am Monday 9 March 2015 (Canberra Day public holiday). Start and finish at Calwell sports fields, Were Street, Calwell ACT.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 11 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 24 AT MANLY VALE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Manly Vale. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. David Thomas Reserve, Sloane Crescent. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Brian Brannigan 0404 892 919. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 11 Mar 4TH 5KM CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE & OFFICE PARTY (16+ ONLY), CAIRNS (QLD)
Early Bird entries end on 30 January. Late Fees apply from 3 March. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 10 March. A unique workplace-organised fitness program designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among businesses and organisations in Cairns and its surrounds. The entry fee includes an 8-week training program and group sessions twice a week from 17 January. Join the office party after the race to analyse how your team fared against your rivals. The event will support a local charity yet to be named.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 13 Mar MYSTERY NIGHT RUN & DINNER, CAIRNS (QLD)
Bring your torch and some cash for dinner and join us for a FREE night run. Location will be revealed closer to the day. 5km or 12km options.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 14 Mar SIX FOOT TRACK MARATHON (NSW)
45.0km mountain trail run, starts 8am Saturday from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Time limit 7 hours - entry criteria apply. Approx 800 runners. Incorporating the AURA National Trail Ultramarathon Championships contact: Race Organiser, Six Foot Track Marathon, PO Box R1227 Royal Exchange, Sydney, NSW 1225. email: info@sixfoot.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 14 Mar ALSTONVILLE WOLLONGBAR FUN RUN CHALLENGE (NSW)
A fantastic family event for all ages. There are four events: - Elders Alstonville 10km Run - Summit Fitness 5km Run - Summerland House Farm 1km Junior Dash - Wollongbar Pharmacy 5km Walk contact: Wollongbar Public School P&C Association. email: wollongbarpc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 Mar YARRAWONGA FORESHORE FUN RUN (VIC)
Part of the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Splash n Dash Weekend. Swim on Saturday and/or Run on Sunday. 5km and 10km Run course along the scenic Yarrawonga Foreshore and through the gum trees at Chinaman's Island. 9.00am start. 1km and 3km Junior Fun Run 10.00am. contact: Lynda White. email: info@splashndash.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Mar THE GREAT RAIL RUN (VIC)
A MUST DO EVENT, The Great Rain Run is a race again the Steam Train from Queenscliff to Drysdale along the beautiful Bellarine Rail Trail. You can take on the entire 17km course from Queenscliff to Drysdale stations, the 10km event where you catch the Steamy for the first 7k, jump off and race it to Drysdale or the relay event of 3 legs covering 4.4km, 7.1k and 5.5k.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Mar SRI CHINMOY MULTI-SPORT CLASSIC (NSW)
A superb all-day multi-sport race for solo athletes and relay teams of 4 or up to 12 members exploring beautiful Lake Jinbabyne, Kosciuszko National Park and surrounds. 12 legs of swimming, paddling, mountain biking and running, with legs varying from flat and easy to 'not flat' and strenuous - something for everyone! An unforgettable journey... contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 16 Mar FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the third Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm. Coffee at Muddy's Caf� after the race.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 17 Mar 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.
 
Wed 18 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 25 AT PARRAMATTA (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Parramatta. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Parramatta Hospitals, off Fleet Street. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Miller 0429 937 153. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 20 Mar ELTHAM FUN RUN WALK (VIC)
Start time 9am. Come and find your happy pace and join us on Sunday 15th March, 2015 for our annual 5km and 10km Walk/ Run through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne. Enjoy the scenery along the Nillumbik walking paths as you walk, jog or race, individually, with family or as part of a team! All ages and fitness levels welcome. Join our 2015 Fun Run Ambassador world renowned Nikki Chapple! Pop it into your diary, and start training now as we'd love to see you there! Online registrations opening early December 2014! Early bird registrations will receive an Athletes Foot voucher. All profits donated to the YMCA Open Doors initiative Check out some photos from last year Fun Run pictures http://www.eltham.ymca.org.au/Media/docs/Fun-Run-pictures-2014-16fcb175-1f38-4628-8441-5c4f8f38ac1d-0.pdf contact: Karen Quinn. email: karen.quinn@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar ROLLER COASTER RUN (VIC)
Approximately 21.5 and 43 km trail runs, starting and finishing at SkyHigh. Experience the sunrise illuminating Melbourne from an elevated viewpoint. Have a beautiful run on the western front of the Dandenongs. Follow it up by some quality cheering/heckling time as you eat brunch, overlooking other finishers and the course. (Brunch is included in the short distance entry.) Watch out for clowns.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Clarkey 0403 819 390. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
?? WOODFORD DAM 19KM (TO BE CONFIRMED) (NSW)
The trails around Woodford Dam have been virtually unknown to the public, being locked away as Catchment land beyond public access for many decades until a few years ago. When the Sydney Catchment Authority opened these areas to the public, word spread slowly through the local running and mountain biking community. Steep trails through quiet valleys appealed as a perfect venue for the Running Wild series.The course mixed in hills and water- following the edge of the dam and passing several quiet waterfalls with four big hills and corresponding downhills. contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 21-22 Mar CBR 100 CHALLENGE (ACT)
100km/50km/25km tracks. Run solo or walk as a team of three. Get fit with friends, support the Heart Foundation and explore Canberra's best scenery and trails. contact: Ellie Trobe. email: ellie@earlybirdevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar BAY ADVENTURE MULTI-SPORT AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bay Adventure Festival held along the beautiful Shoal Bay Foreshore incorporates three unique events including: - Multi-Sport Adventure event (Kayak,Mountain Bike,Run) - Off Road Triathlon (Mountain Bike,Swim,Run) - Urban/Adventure Run/Walk (11km) The event will be held on Saturday 21 March 2015. Individuals and relay teams are welcome to enter! contact: H Events. email: admin@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar URBAN ANARCHY (VIC)
Urban Anarchy is an obstacle course that is set in an urban environment of capital cities within easy reach of the CBD and downtown. This obstacle challenge is a camaraderie driven adventure playground that takes the participants (The Anarchists) into a game. It is not a race. This non-violent, friend engaging event sees the anarchists move from 'safe house to safe house' as they tackle the streets, lane ways and urban geographics that are full of distractions that litter the course. These obstacles have been designed to test your strength, agility and mental toughness. The purpose of the event is to arrive at the destination some 12km from the start point, having navigated safely through no fewer than 18 challenging obstacles (disturbances). email: info@urbananarchy.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Mar 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 22 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
8km, 10km and 20k race options along with a 30km option to finish of the season! A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Mar SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 2 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. The relaxed leafy atmosphere of Leichhardt Park, the soothing waters of Iron Cove always nearby, the slightly-off-the-beaten-track yet close-to-the-city locale: all combine with a simply great course – flat, fast and scenic – to make this a must-do event for runners, joggers and walkers. 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 22 Mar TOOWOOMBA KOKODA CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Toowoomba Kokoda Challenge is run in partnership with the Rotary Club of Toowoomba South, raising money for youth programs in Toowoomba. The 15 or 30km distance coupled with wide open fire trails makes this the perfect event for beginners or runners having a hit out. Following The Spirit of Kokoda philosophy, our Toowoomba Challenge is a team event so you must enter a team of 2, 3 or 4. The Junior Kokoda Challenge is definitely an event to mark in the school calendar. In a break from traditional school sports where teachers are barracking from the sidelines, the Junior Kokoda Challenge Toowoomba event requires teachers to join as a member of the five person team to compete. During the event students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going.  contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Mar 30TH ANNUAL WESTON CREEK HALF MARATHON (ACT)
The 30th running of this great club organised Half Marathon. The course starts at Black Mountain Peninsula on Lake Burley Griffin and follows bike paths along the lake shore and out to Woden before returning to the start. A beautiful course. Race numbers to be collected at the Northern end of John Carver close, which is a short walk from the start line. Detailed course description: The course starts at the end of Garryowen drive on Black Mountain Peninsula. Runners will proceed along Garryowen drive and turn left onto the shared path just before Lady Denman drive. Runners then proceed along the shared path, (keeping to the left hand side) around West Basin and over Scrivener dam before following shared paths past the ovals at Curtin, under McCulloch street and adjacent to Yarra glen. The shared path then crosses under Melrose Drive and passes the pitch n putt in Woden. Shortly after runners turn and retrace their steps to Black Mountain Peninsula. Here they turn right onto the bike path near the rowing sheds and enter John Cardiff Close for the finish. For safety reasons, no dogs or strollers are permitted in the event.  contact: Vince Craig. email: 0432 832 431. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 25 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 26 (FINAL) AT MARSFIELD (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Marsfield. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Blue Barclay Pavilion, East end of Culloden Rd, Macquarie Park. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Johnny Petersen 0401 702 207. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Mar FREE EARTH HOUR NIGHT RUN (QLD)
This FREE fun run takes runners to a Cairns lookout to check who will turn their lights off. Bring your torch and remember to turn your lights off before you leave home!  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Mar GREAT VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (NSW)
An 11 km course up Mount Canobolas (1397m) near Orange NSW. Run from Towac Pinnacle Picnic Grounds to the summit of Mount Canobolas via Mount Towac and Young Man Canobolas. It takes in spectacular views from the forestry roads and then on to little used bush tracks through beautiful woodland. The climb for the whole route is 520m. Individual, Team or Family group entries. 10th year for this event. It will also incorporate the 2015 NSW Mountain Running Championship. email: russell_tym@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.  contact: Russell Tym. email: russell_tym@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Mar ROTARY BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN (QLD)
The Race takes place on Sunday 29th March 2015 at the Calamvale District Park, Formby Street, Calamvale, Brisbane. The start and finish of the race will be at the Formby Street end of the park and will be clearly marked. The course follows paved walkways through and around the park and will provide enjoyment and challenge for children (12 years and under), the beginner, walker or even more serious competitor (5 Km course). Water stations will be available en-route. There will be a Sausage Sizzle and drinks for sale near the assembly area during and at the completion of the race.  contact: Doug St Clair. email: dstclair@bigpond.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Mar ROYAL WALK & FUN RUN (VIC)
The Royal Walk & Fun Run is a 4.5km and 9km walk or run on Sunday 29th of March 2015 at Princes Park, Carlton. All funds raised go towards The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Registrations and pre registrations open at 8am with the walk and run starting at 10am. Over 1000 are anticipated to participate on the day, with FREE t-shirts, BBQ, snacks, DJ and lots more! REGISTER NOW and don't miss out on a great morning out!  contact: Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation. email: info@rmhfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Mar CITY BEACH RUNS (NSW)
City Beach Runs are part of the popular 'Splash and Dash Festival' held annually in Wollongong. The run events feature on Sunday of the weekend, with swims and aquathon's. City Beach Runs offer a 10km, 5km and Children's 2.5km ensuring all ages and standards are catered for. Spectacular traffic free coastal courses, full services as timing and activities contact: Rob Battocchio. email: info@aquathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Mar RUN FOR HOPE - MELBOURNE (VIC)
4.25km run/walk/prams and 8.5km run in Coulson Gardens Maribyrnong to raise funds and awareness for Pink Hope. contact: Sarah Powell. email: runforhopemelbourne@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2015
Sat 4 Apr MT BULLER MOUNTAIN HIGH FUN RUN (VIC)
Mt Buller's Mountain High Fun Run is a great event for everybody! Head out with family and friends and enjoy a leisurely lap around the Village, or push yourself to the limit on one of our more difficult courses. Proceeds from the Mountain High Fun Run go to the Mansfield District Hospital. contact: events@mtbuller.com.au. email: events@mtbuller.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 4 Apr PERISHER FUN RUN (NSW)
Perisher Fun Run.Easter Saturday. Australia's highest fun run (walk) 6.1km from Perisher Valley to Charlotte Pass. Start 0800hrs 4th April. Police and RMS approved, fully insured, first aid, drink stations, escort vehicles (provided by NPWS) Register at start (500m west of Perisher, just past Eyre Kiosk). No entry fee, certificates for participants. Charlotte Pass Hotel and Eyre Kiosk will be open. Organised by the Ski Lodges and national Parks. contact: David Read .
 
Mon-Sun 6-12 Apr ANZAC ULTRA 2015 (ACT)
The ultra running community will show their respect and honour the lives of our defence service men and women by making the 435km journey on the Canberra Centenary Trail from 6 to 12 April 2015. This will be the one and only time this event will take place. The legend of ANZAC was born on 25 April 1915, and was reaffirmed in eight months' fighting on Gallipoli. The Australians displayed great courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship. Such qualities came to be seen as the ANZAC spirit. The newly federated nation had looked to its rural environment for its national character. The 'bushmen', and their women, were seen to possess hardiness, democratic spirit, mateship, and resourcefulness. The Ultra aims to raise over than $50,000 for Legacy. This will be done by online fundraising by the race and individual competitors. Once all bills are paid any money left over will be donated to Legacy. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. Legacy currently cares for 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia. The ANZAC Ultra 2015 will be run as a continuous multi-day ultramarathon. Runners will be required to run /walk as they please over the route within the specified time limit. Each runner will provide their own crew to provide supplies, safety and support. The race will start from Stromlo Forest Park with 50 runners in the 435km option and then as it progresses more runners will join with either a 290km or 145km option culminating on the second last day with up to 320 runners helping remember the ANZAC Centenary.  contact: Phil Essam. email: anzacultra@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 6 Apr SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 3 - CENTENNIAL PARK HALF-MARATHON (21.1 KM), 7KM & 4KM CROSS-C (NSW)
Mackay Sportsground, near Robertson Rd gates, Centennial Park. The perfect start to your holiday Monday! The first of the Sri Chinmoy 2015 Half-Marathons, this time cross-country through the ever-refreshing Centennial Park – or choose from the shorter 7km and 4km options. Studies show that regular runners are not only healthier and more successful than sedentary folk – they are also considerably happier! Parking anywhere near the Robertson Rd gates. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 7 Apr 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.
 
Fri 10 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE SKY26ER (VIC)
A tough 26km trail run starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the centre of the athlete friendly township of Bright. contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE ULTRA SKYMARATHON (VIC)
a 75km course starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the athlete friendly township of Bright. The Ultra SkyMarathon is Australia's first sanctioned SkyRunning event and takes runners on an epic run up and over hills and through creeks to the top of the iconic Mt Buffalo and then returning. Total 4545m D+  contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 11-12 Apr THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL (ACT)
The Australian Running Festival has something for everyone. The event consists of an ultra marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km fun run, so whether you're a serious runner or just want to have some fun there is an event for you! contact: 1800 555 514. email: runningfestival@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 11-12 Apr DO IT IN A DRESS RUNNING FESTIVAL, CAIRNS (QLD)
Early Bird entries into the 10km and 21.1km races end at 9.00pm on 15 January and 9.00pm on 30 January for the 5km race. Late Fees apply from 9.00pm, 27 March. Registration cut off for the 10km and 21.1km races is at 9.00pm, 8 March and 9.00pm, 10 March for the 5km race. This female-focused event celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. The festival hosts a half marathon and 10km race on the Sunday and a 5km and Family Fun Run on the Saturday afternoon. Other activities are also being planned. The entry fee includes a 10-week training program and group sessions twice a week from 17 January. Age restrictions apply to the races. The event will support a charity yet to be named.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE SKYMARATHON (VIC)
A 42km Course taking in almost 3000m of ascent and finishing on the top of Mt Buffalo. This could well be the hardest marathon you ever do.  contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015 (VIC)
26th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 12, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular and professionally run event with over 1000 entries last year. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 12, 2015). The start is 8:00 am on the day and is easily found under the Moorabool Street Bridge in Geelong with plenty of nearby parking. There is over $3500 in prizes as well as additional spot prizes. As in past years, there is a $200 bonus for anyone breaking the open records. Entry is online ONLY through our website www.gccc.asn.au There are spot prizes of running shoes and Garmin Sports Watches for early entries. Entries close Tuesday March 31, 2015. Adult entry is $50, concession $40. An additional feature is the relay section with a team of three runners running approximately 3 X 7 km. The cost per team is 3 X $30. On-line entries will be available from early December. Entry numbers will be capped at 1200 and a race time cut-off will apply. Cut-off is 50 minutes at 7 km and 1 hour 45 minutes at 14 km.  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Apr IZNIK ULTRA MARATHON (OTH)
130 km and 80 km Ultra Trail arounda Iznik Lake in Turkey. Iznik is an old Ottoman city. Runners run through history and nature in this amazing experience. 2.5 hours drive from ISTANBUL. email: cand@mcr-racesetter.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With three distances, 12km, 22km, 45km, to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. Based at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Apr NEWRUN - NEWCASTLE'S FESTIVAL OF RUNNING (NSW)
With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you. contact: H Events. email: admin@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With three distances to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. The start and finish is at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Apr QUIRINDI CANTER FUN RUN AND CHARITY BIKE RIDE (NSW)
A 10km and 5km competitive run and a community walk. New inclusion for 2015 - A Charity Bike Ride - round trip of 30kms. The Community day also includes dash for cash events, team relay, BBQ, kids activities and market stalls. Quirindi is in the north west of NSW near Tamworth. contact: MRS ADRIENNE RANKEN. email: adrienneranken@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Apr 2ND PAWS ON THE PATH FUNDRAISER FUN RUN/WALK, CAIRNS (QLD)
Back for its second year, this fun run/walk is a fundraiser for YAPS. Bring your dog, bring the kids, or just bring yourself. 3km, 5km or 10km.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Apr CITYTRAIL MELBOURNE (VIC)
Experience this new urban running race - part trail, part pavement - and rediscover your city! Course options: 7km, 12km, plus a 2km kids run! CITYTRAIL Melbourne combines pavement running and trail running to create a unique event that turns the concrete jungle into a playground for running fun! Course includes stairs, bridges, paths - in and around The Tan, AAMI Stadium, Melbourne Park, Birrarung Marr and more!  contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@RapidAscent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Apr RUN WITH THE RHYTHM (VIC)
"Run with the Rhythm" is a 5km and 10km fundraising fun run/walk with lots of African music, along the scenic Yarra Bend in Fairfield, with a mixture of dirt, gravel and sealed tracks. This is a trail fun-run fundraiser with lots of African music along the route and post-race. All proceeds are donated to the wonderful Botswana Orphan Project (founded by engineer Ryan Williams, originally from Botswana), for infrastructure projects aimed at achieving financial sustainability to support 350 vulnerable children  contact: Huw Davies. email: runwithrhythm@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 20 Apr FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the third Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm. Coffee at Muddy's Cafe after the race.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 21 Apr 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 25-26 Apr ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE (NSW)
The ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE is a timed running and trekking endurance challenge held on ANZAC Day covering 100km of spectacular and scenic northern Sydney trails through both the Ku-ring-ai and Garigal National Parks. The Challenge gives runners and trekkers the opportunity to remember and commemorate ANZAC, our diggers and their sacrifice, and 100 years of the ANZAC spirit.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Apr MT SOLITARY ULTRA- 45KM (NSW)
This course is spectacular, quite often regarded as the must do multi day hike in the Blue Mountains, however we think it's better to do it in a day!!! It has all the facets of what trail running is about - fast downhill fire/single trail, gnarly uphill, stairs, rolling single trail, creek/river crossings, rock clambering and diverse flora. From Mt Solitary itself the vista includes areas of Lake Burrogarang, through to the Southern Highlands, Kanagra Boyd and The 'Wild Dog Mountains'. The course also encompasses significant historical culturally significant areas of the Gundungurra Nation.  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2015 (VIC)
You won't find a more picturesque running course in Australia. We provide for all fitness levels with a 2km, 5km, 10km & 21km on road course. We also include a 7km & 15km off-road trail run. Food, drink & entertainment are also provided. contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRUNY ISLAND TRAIL RUN (TAS)
17.5km loop run around the Labillardiere peninsula at the southern end of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania, about 1.5hr south of Hobart. This run starts at the Jetty beach campground, not far from the lighthouse, and does a clockwise loop of the peninsula. Starting out on the old 4wd track down the western side provides magnificent views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Southern ranges. At the bottom, runners take in a rare view of Partridge Island from the picturesque Butlers Beach before following a beautiful single track along the eastern side of the peninsula back to Jetty Beach. There is a nice campground at Jetty beach for those who want to camp the night before (or after). There is also great surfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking and a few other walks nearby. contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2015
Sat-Sun 2-3 May WILDENDURANCE 2015 (NSW)
WildEndurance is a walk in the wilderness and a race to save the wild! Get your team together for a 50km or 100km walk through the stunning wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Help protect our wild places. A healthy you. A healthy Planet! contact: Sarah Williams 02 9282 9553. email: wildendurance@wilderness.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 May WERRIBEE MANSION RUN (VIC)
Set on the grounds of Werribee Park, The Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap 10.5km run for the experiences runner, 5.2km Run or walk events and a 1km kids dash.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 4 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
Willow Tree Flat, Audley, Royal National Park Some of Australia's loveliest bushland is right on Sydney's doorstep: there is no better way to appreciate and enjoy the sublime Royal National Park than running along its extensive network of tracks and trails. For the first time, enjoy a new Marathon course through the heart of Australia's oldest National Park. This is not a "technical" trail run, the course following mostly fire trails and well-graded walking tracks. Park at Loftus Train Station and take the event bus to the start ($10 return trip), or park at Willow Tree Flat (Park entry fee of $11 applies). On-the-day registration for the Marathon opens at 6.30am and closes at 6.55am; registration for other distances opens at 6.45am and closes at 7.55am. Marathon commences at 7am, other races start from 8am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 May RUN ON THE WILD SIDE (QLD)
Together we can run for the future of Australia's Iconic species! Join Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors for a morning of fun, fitness and wildlife conservation. Run on the Wild Side is an opportunity to run or walk for Australia's precious wildlife. This unique running event will see you travel through sections of Australia Zoo on a 2km or 5km route while raising vital funds to support the treatment and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphans animals at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.  contact: Shari. email: info@wildlifewarriors.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY GREEN BRIDGE & UQ RIVER RUN HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM (QLD)
The event is conducted on a delightful 10km riverside course which initially crosses the Green Bridge before moving into the beautiful grounds of UQ and following a soft and smooth compacted dirt track, then out on to a broad smooth path by the river and golf course.Great post race brekkie fresh friut and hot pancakes. Multiple age category medals.  contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER BEACH RUN (NSW)
Join us on Sunday 3rd May for the first Central Coast Helicopter Beach Run. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a free service to all who need it. Help us keep it that way by coming along on the day and run the 4km course from Wamberal SLSC to Terrigal SLSC and back. There will be loads of fun for the whole family and enteratinment at the finish line, SAVE THE DATE..... MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON!
 
Tue 5 May MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed-Thu 6-7 May DARKNESS TO DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE (QLD)
Law firm Minter Ellison is challenging all of us to get involved in running, walking or volunteering at the 110km Darkness to Daylight Challenge to speak out against domestic violence. With 110 women, children and men dying because of this silent epidemic every year, we will make a difference on 6 and 7 May by raising awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention. There are many options on how to participate by volunteering to marshal the event, walking or running as far as possible, relaying the distance as a team, running the last 10km or walking the final 3km. Challenge yourself and sign up today. contact: Australia's CEO Challenge. email: hello@darknesstodaylightchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May FORSTER ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
This race promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking competitors across some of the most challenging and scenic landscape that the Great Lakes has to offer. Ocean swimming in the crystal clear waters off Pacific Palms, cross country running around rugged escarpments and forests, with a paddle leg across Smiths Lake, mountain biking through the Wallingat National Park with a sweet mix of rolling trails, creek crossings and single track, paddling on the pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and past our famous oyster leases and finally a run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach. Solos, pairs and teams are invited to take on the 2015 Forster Adventure Race. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May JUNIOR SPIRIT - KIDS ONLY OBSTACLE RACE (NSW)
The Junior Spirit is a kids only obstacle race set on Forster Main Beach and runs in conjunction with the Forster Adventure Race. It is a 4km course with a variety of challenges and obstacles getting kids outside and exploring. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS MARATHON (SA)
The Great Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadatta) and finishes at the town oval where it wraps up with a BBQ. Participants can either walk, run or ride the distance as a personal challenge or as a group completing a portion of the distance together, doing either 5, 10, 15, 21 or the full 42km (can only walk to 21km). Participants are required to pay an entry fee (a portion of the fees go to a chosen local community group or cause). The Breakaways Marathon will be run on 23 May 2015 so if anyone would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Clair Halkias at the District Council of Coober Pedy on (08) 8672 4624 during office hours or email chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Online registration will be available from the event website in January.  contact: Clair Halkias. email: chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 May THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD HALF MARATHON (NSW)
Challenge yourself in Australia's largest and most prestigious half marathon on Sunday, May 17, 2015! contact: 1800 555 514. email: halfmarathon@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 May RED RUN CLASSIC (QLD)
The Red Run Classic is a fundraising run/walk for Haemophilia Foundation Australia & Haemophilia Foundation Queensland. Funds raised will provide programs and services for the bleeding disorders community in Queensland and across the nation. Join hundreds of other women, men, teenagers, children and families to have fun while raising money for a good cause. If you are a serious competitor make the Red Run Classic one of your big events, or walk with your family and friends for a fun social morning.  contact: Natashia Coco. email: ncoco@haemophilia.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 19 May BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 23 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS' BOLT (SA)
The 'Bolt' is a marathon style event from the spectacular Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down the Oodnadatta Track and finishing at the Coober Pedy Town Oval. Participants can walk, run or ride, choosing to complete the full distance or a portion of the distance, either 5,10,15 or 21km. The 'Bolt' has run annually since 2009. contact: Clair Alford. email: calford@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 23-24 May DUNGOG DUATHLON 2015 (NSW)
Dungog Duathlon 2015: The Toughest in Australia! Race Date: 24th May 2015 Looking for the toughest Duathlon in Australia? You found it. Being hosted by the Triathlon and Marathon Club of Dungog, the Dungog Duathlon is tough, no doubt. It is also one of most picturesque, being set in beautiful Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The races on offer include the ULTRA (being a 10-40-6, Individual or Team entries) and the SHORT (being 6-12-2). These races are challenging. We aim to host a great family friendly event, so please take a look at the programme for 2015. All profits are returned to the local community with a focus for 2015 being local charitable organisations. Oh, and one more thing - The winners of the ULTRA Dungog Duathlon (both male and female) will win a return trip to the Adelaide World Duathlon Championships, in October 2015! The prize includes airfare, accommodation and race tickets. Race On!  contact: Wolf or Ben. email: race@dungogduathlon.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 23-24 May YMCA OF CANBERRA RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON (ACT)
For many years the Half Marathon weekend has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Saturday 23rd May offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs, and Sunday 24th May is the day of the Half Marathon. Mark off the weekend of the 23rd/24th May in your calendars for the 2015 Half Marathon weekend! Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner, who died in a road accident returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Half Marathon held on 13th September 1970 had just 24 finishers. In 2014 there were 373 entrants. The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon Weekend comprises the Half Marathon on Sunday 24th May and two events on Saturday 23rd: a 1.6k Mini Jog and a 5k Fun Run.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 May WIDE BAY AUSTRALIA RING ROAD RUN (QLD)
Since it's inception the Wide Bay Australia Ring Road Run has grown from a 5km run/walk to now include 10km, 2km kids dash and a 10km wheelchair race. Event numbers have grown to about 1000 participants which has been steady over the past two years. There are fantastic cash prizes to be won in the following categories:
10k - Males & Females 18 & over + wheelchair
10k - Males & Females Junior 11-17 years
5k - Males & Females 18 & over
5k - Males & Females Junior 11-17 years
Voucher prizes for 2km Kids Dash Male and Female category. The event is also about supporting our local/regional charities including RACQ CareFlight Helicopter, Cancer Council QLD and Elliott Heads SLSC with just over $30 000 donated over the past four events. contact: Jon Joiner. email: admin@ringroadrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 5 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7KM & 4KM RUNS. (NSW)
Not for no reason is The Bay Run listed as Sydney's most popular recreational running/cycling/walking route, making for a beautiful Sunday morning outing. A Half-Marathon is 3 laps of this famous course, with the 7km comprising one lap and the shorter 4km an out-and-back burst alongside the cove. An ideal spot also for a post-race relaxing pancake breackfast before embarking on Sunday's other adventures. Parking along Glover st, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 May INAUGURAL 3-WAY RACE TO THE FIG TREE (16+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY), CAIRNS (QLD)
Three start locations, one finish line. From (1) Speewah, (2) Copperlode Dam or (3) Bridle Creek Rd. Distance: 10km. Stay for our Anniversary Lunch.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 30 May NEXUS CARE'S FRESH STARTATHON (QLD)
Take a step to feed a family in need! Hunger is not just a third world issue: 1.2 million Australians experience food insecurity, 1 in 4 South East Qld households can't afford basic groceries, and 50,000 children in Brisbane go without food. Nexus Care is passionate about making a difference to these statistics in our local community through the Fresh Start Food Program. Every month, Nexus Care provides approx 9,000 meals through our food relief program, which is equal to over 108,000 meals per year! Every week, Nexus Care supports four schools with fun, healthy school breakfast programs. Every fortnight, Nexus Care runs cooking classes to help empower people experiencing hardship with the skills to cook healthy, cheap meals for themselves and their families. By being a part of the Fresh-Startathon, you can help Nexus Care support more individuals and families in our Brisbane community with nutritious food and empower people with the knowledge and skills to provide healthy meals for their families. The event is light-hearted and fun with music, food, face painting, a jumping castle and a visit by Nexus Care's mascot, Apple Man! Prizes will be given to our top fundraiser and for 1st across the line in the events. All funds raised from the event will go towards supporting Nexus Care's Fresh Start Food Program. contact: 07 3353 7230. email: info@nexuscare.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Sat 31 May-6 Jun GOBI MARCH (CHINA) 2015
The course of the Gobi March takes competitors across 250 kilometers (approximately 155 miles) of varied terrain at the edge of the Gobi Desert. The Gobi March course is located in the Bortala Mongol and Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefectures in Xinjiang Province, China. Unlike our other hot desert courses, this beautiful desert takes competitors across green grasslands and alpine-like scenery. Rather than sandy terrain, competitors will traverse dirt tracks, dry riverbeds, valleys, plains and farmlands in areas alive with local culture.  contact: 4 Deserts Race Series. email: info@4deserts.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May MAITLAND RIVER RUN (NSW)
The Maitland River Run is now in its 6th year and stages 4 exciting run/walk events during the day. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors who get the opportunity to run close to spectators for an exciting atmosphere. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 lap 8km course or 3 lap 12km course. There will also be a 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'! The redesigned course around the new Levee precinct will have plenty of space for the anticipated large crowds which will allow for a much larger event compound and festival. contact: H Events. email: admin@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE (QLD)
In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, this 30km (or 15km) event winds through some of Brisbane;s toughest terrain. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils - ensuring that you don't forget the meaning of endurance before arriving at the finish line. If you want to test your fitness or make sure that your training is on track for the 96km Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast, this event is for you! The Junior Kokoda Challenge requires a teacher/guardian to join as a member of a five person team to compete. Whilst training for and during the event, students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going. But there is nothing to beat the feeling of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and achieving that goal against all odds. Registration opens 21st January 2015.  contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May THE TRAILBLAZER RUNS (VIC)
The TRAILBLAZER trail run takes place at the You Yangs National Park, taking participants off road on both trails and emergency vehicle tracks. The two courses are challenging but achievable to all with a reasonable level of fitness (The runs do not go all the way to the top!). Two distance are available, 7km and 9.85km. The day also includes an off-road duathlon event (5k trail run/ 18k MTB/ 4k Trail run).  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (QLD)
8am Camp Mountain, Bellbird Grove, off Mt Nebo Road, The Gap, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND Age groups: open men and women; juniors aged 16 to 19 years; M40 to M70 and over, W40 to W70 and over. Further details to be published soon. Photos from 2011 Australian Championships at Camp Mountain: http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2011-Australian-Mountain/
 
 
Jun 2015
Tue 2 Jun MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 6-7 Jun SERRA TERROR 2015 (VIC)
An 80km team endurance challenge within the spectacular Southern Grampians National Park held every June long weekend. contact: Keri Ross. email: skross@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 6 - CENTENNIAL PARK HALF-MARATHON (21.1 KM), 7 KM & 4 KM CROSS-C (NSW)
Mackay Sportsground, near Robertson Rd gates, Centennial Park. The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series returns to our favourite park for one last time in 2014. The convivial atmosphere at these friendly events affords a wonderful start to your Sunday. Try the 3-lap Half-Marathon, single-lap 7 km or sharper 4 km option. Parking anywhere near the Robertson Rd gates. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. See you there! contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 8 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE (ACT)
A favourite event on the Winter calendar, the Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon is staged in and around Telopea Park on the Queens Birthday public holiday Monday. Also featuring 2 shorter races over the classic "Imperial" distances of 5 miles and 2 miles. Post-race breakfast for all. Start 9 am for Half Marathon at Telopea Park East car park, 9.45 am start for shorter races. Online entries available or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 13-14 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 24 HOUR & 12 HOUR TRACK RACES (NSW)
Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill, Sydney. One of Australia's premier ultra events, the Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour and 12 Hour track races have been staged in Adelaide, Brisbane and now Sydney since 1982. An IAU bronze-label certified event, and qualifying race for World Championships. Challenge yourself to run further than ever before at a world class facility with first class services and support. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun THE BRISBANE TIMES CITY2SOUTH PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (QLD)
Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac - sister event to Sydney's iconic City2Surf and Melbourne's City2Sea - will take place for the third time on Sunday, June 14, 2015. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2south@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun THE GEORGES RIVER - FESTIVAL OF THE FEET (NSW)
21KM/14KM/7KM/3KM. Four great events to choose from, whether you are enjoying a fun day out with the family or stepping up to your next challenge. All events start and finish at the Western Districts Joggers and Harriers' Clubhouse at Lake Gillawarna - 150m west of the footbridge over Henry Lawson Drive, between Flinders Rd and Georges Cres, Georges Hall. Enjoy a picturesque traffic free running course that follows pathways and trails in a park and lake setting. If you want to try out the course, come down any Saturday for our Club's Saturday Run, 7.15am.  contact: Joan Eisenhuth 02 9724 4729. email: info@westiesjoggers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Jun BARNARDOS BEACH BOLT (NSW)
Join the Barnardos Beach Bolt and help us OUTRUN CHILD ABUSE. Barnardos Australia is hosting the inaugural Beach Bolt at Coogee Beach on Sunday, 14 June 2015. The only 1 mile race in Sydney covering running over grass, pavement, stairs and sand from the south end to the north end of Coogee Beach! Register a team or as an individual and help us outrun child abuse. All proceeds go directly to Barnardos Australia to help children in desperate need. This event is being held to raise awareness and funds for the important work that Barnardos undertakes. Barnardos is a leading children�s protection charity that helps to stop child abuse. They find safe homes for abused children and young people, work with families to prevent abuse and use our knowledge to improve the future of disadvantaged Australian children. email: hello@beachbolt.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 16 Jun BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Jun WIN NETWORK TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club proudly presents ‘Australia’s Oldest Marathon’. Come and enjoy the ‘Friendly Marathon’ and running festival (42km/21km/10km). The WIN Network 48th Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival offers great value, and we’ve kept our entry fees down with Australia’s lowest. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that isn’t available at many of the major events.  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: info@traralgonharriers.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Thu 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Challenge yourself at this 6 day stage race as you run 150km Little Red Run or 250km Big Red Run through the iconic Simpson Desert, QLD. Meet new friends, experience the camaraderie and Australia's true outback landscapes!  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria's famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne. In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster. This is the perfect event for ALL runners - road or trail orientated - eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won't believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns). From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot. contact: Chris Ord, Tour de Trails. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jun SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #2, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #2: 28 June & 2 August. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of six opportunities in 2015 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km is free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. Join in the training on offer each Tuesday and Thursday night and see the results on race day.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jun FREYCINET TRAIL RUN (TAS)
The Freycinet Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the world. With 26 km of exceptional track interspersed with pristine beaches this trail run will be hard to race with the temptation to stop for a swim or take in the view! We have two options for this trail run with a shorter 11 km circuit via Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach, and the full 29 km circuit taking in Mt Graham and Cooks Beach. If this is your first trail run we strongly suggest you do the shorter circuit. We cannot take walkers on the long circuit due to the time it takes to complete that distance. If entering the 29km run you need to be capable of completing the course in under 5:30hrs. We recommend the 29 km run for experienced trail runners, the course is rough underfoot and is marked only with cairns in some parts of the track contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST AND MARATHON (WA)
The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is organised and run by the Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. Saturday - Race Pack Collection & Junior RunFest (1,2,3 mile) Sunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 5km Run and 5km Walk The Marathon course is scenic, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The course takes in the fabulous Geraldton foreshore, and a RunFest Expo of supporting sponsors, healthy living exhibitors, volunteers, families and fellow participants adds a festival atmosphere. contact: Damon Angelatos. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
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