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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Nov 2017
Thu 23 Nov ANDREW BOY CHARLTON BIATHLON SERIES (NSW)
The Andrew Boy Charlton Biathlon Series commenced over a decade ago with over 10,000 people participated in this race series. With approximately 1,500 people that participate in the race each year the ABC Biathlon Series has become a favourite on the Sydney multi sports calendar each year. The ABC Biathlon Series consist of a 4km run in and around the Domain & Royal Botanic Gardens and is followed by a 300m swim in the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool. It takes place every Thursday night commencing at 6.30pm, Thursday 5th October 2017. There are all levels of fitness that participate, from your average Joe (and Jill) Sunday Jogger to your elite athlete. We've had superstars such as Pete Jacobs (Hawaiin Ironman Champion) & Lisa Norden (Olympic Silver Medalist at the 2010 London Games for Triathlon. Simply register online and get ready for a fun filled afternoon!  contact: Matt Anderson. email: matt@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 24-26 Nov KANGAROO ISLAND SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (SA)
Australia's newest Iron Distance race is�coming to Kangaroo Island, Australia in November 2017. This will be one of the most scenic�and fastest races in the world located at Australia's 3rd Largest Island off of the coast in South Australia. 24 November�2017 KidsFest - � 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run OUTDOOR CINEMA 5KM/10km�FUN RUN 25 November�2017 EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run SprintFest -�� 500m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run SwimFest -���� 500m SWIM COLOUR RUN, live music, amusements, street party 26 November�2017 IronFest - � � � � �� 3.8km Swim/180km Cycle/42.2km Run Half IronFest - �1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - � � � � � �� 1.5km Swim/40km Cycle/10km run Aquabike -���������� 3.8km swim/180km cycle or 1.9km swim/90km cycle DUATHLONFEST - 180KM BIKE/42.2KM RUN OR 90KM BIKE/21.1KM RUN  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 25 Nov THE PADDY PALLIN URBAN (NSW)
The Paddy Pallin Urban is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt and part amazing race, taking teams of two through the heart of Sydney. This event is for all skill and fitness levels, with a number of the activities needing more brainpower than muscle. contact: Mark Roberts. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Nov ALPINE CHALLENGE (VIC)
100 mile-100 km-60-36 km Individual-Team-Relay Challenge The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia, if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 km run you will have over 1,300 m of ascent. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Nov BLACK MOUNTAIN TRAIL RACE, KURANDA (QLD)
For most of the race the route follows the original Black Mountain Road between Port Douglas and Kuranda. Transport to and from the event is included in the race fee. 21.1km or 35km  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Nov MOUNT PANORAMA PUNISH (NSW)
The only opportunity to run on the iconic racetrack with full traffic control in place. 174m of elevation gain. One hot lap! contact: Jennifer. email: info@panoramapunish.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Nov STROMLO RUNNING FESTIVAL (ACT)
2.5k, 10k, 30k, 50k. Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Nov SEAFORD WETLANDS FUN RUN (VIC)
The Seaford Wetlands Fun Run in Seaford, Victoria has 2km, 5km and 10km running/walking events on the seaford wetlands walk, a 3km sealed walking/cycling track. This event is organised by Rotary Peninsula 2.0, in conjunction with Seaford Little Athletics to help support the Kindred Clubhouse programme. Kindred Clubhouse is a place built to provide respect, hope, friendship and opportunities to people living with mental illness. This centre on the Mornington Peninsula will be a necessary addition to greatly assist a diverse range of individuals. Proceeds from this event benefit Kindred Clubhouse, Seaford Little Athletics Club, SES and other community beneficiaries. contact: Fun Run Committee. email: runrun@rotarypeninsula.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Nov CENTRAL COAST HALF MARATHON & 10KM FUN RUN (NSW)
A Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run along the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay and return (an out and back course). The course is flat and very scenic, taking in the views of Tuggerah Lake on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW. The event is hosted by The Central Coast Hash House Harriers. contact: Christine Laing. email: christine@centralcoasthalfmarathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Nov BENDIGO TRAIL RUN (VIC)
The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family. Taking in some of the most spectacular bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities. Based in the heart of Victoria's Gold Rush Country at Crusoe Reservoir in Bendigo the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park, to the challenge of Big Hill within Bendigo Regional Park. So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there's something for everyone. - 21.5km - 11km - 5km + Free kids mud rats run contact: In2Adventure. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 30 Nov ANDREW BOY CHARLTON BIATHLON SERIES (NSW)
The Andrew Boy Charlton Biathlon Series commenced over a decade ago with over 10,000 people participated in this race series. With approximately 1,500 people that participate in the race each year the ABC Biathlon Series has become a favourite on the Sydney multi sports calendar each year. The ABC Biathlon Series consist of a 4km run in and around the Domain & Royal Botanic Gardens and is followed by a 300m swim in the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool. It takes place every Thursday night commencing at 6.30pm, Thursday 5th October 2017. There are all levels of fitness that participate, from your average Joe (and Jill) Sunday Jogger to your elite athlete. We've had superstars such as Pete Jacobs (Hawaiin Ironman Champion) & Lisa Norden (Olympic Silver Medalist at the 2010 London Games for Triathlon. Simply register online and get ready for a fun filled afternoon!  contact: Matt Anderson. email: matt@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2017
Sun 3 Dec CLIFTON BEACH RACE/RUN SERIES #3, RACE 1, CAIRNS (QLD)
An opportunity to participate in a series of two races/runs over 3km, 5km or 10km. Race 1: 3 December 2017 and Race 2: 7 January 2018.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Dec CASEY STRIDE SERIES RACE 3 (VIC)
The Casey Stride Series will be a 3 Race Series. The events will feature a 5km or 10km along with a kids race. The events will be organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, they will be designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community. contact: Stride Event Management Pty Ltd. email: dion@stride.events. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Dec RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES (VIC)
The NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Dec RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES (VIC)
The NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 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 7 Dec ANDREW BOY CHARLTON BIATHLON SERIES (NSW)
The Andrew Boy Charlton Biathlon Series commenced over a decade ago with over 10,000 people participated in this race series. With approximately 1,500 people that participate in the race each year the ABC Biathlon Series has become a favourite on the Sydney multi sports calendar each year. The ABC Biathlon Series consist of a 4km run in and around the Domain & Royal Botanic Gardens and is followed by a 300m swim in the Andrew Boy Charlton Pool. It takes place every Thursday night commencing at 6.30pm, Thursday 5th October 2017. There are all levels of fitness that participate, from your average Joe (and Jill) Sunday Jogger to your elite athlete. We've had superstars such as Pete Jacobs (Hawaiin Ironman Champion) & Lisa Norden (Olympic Silver Medalist at the 2010 London Games for Triathlon. Simply register online and get ready for a fun filled afternoon!  contact: Matt Anderson. email: matt@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Dec MT MARTHA SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (VIC)
We have a new date and 5 fantastic events lined up for the 2017 Mt Martha Sufferfest Triathlon. Join us on Saturday for our popular Kidsfest and Enticerfest Distances for those wanting to get a taste of triathlon. Then Sunday is the marquee event the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon now in its 4th year consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastline, coupled with Olyfest and Sprintfest triathlon for those not ready for the long course but want to race on this beautiful course. Saturday�DATE�9 December�2017 KidsFest- 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/10km Cycle/2.5km Run Beach Volleyball and Beach Netball Beach Party and Outdoor Movie Sunday DATE�10 December �2017 HalfIronFest - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/45km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/22.5km Cycle/5.25km Run Beach Volleyball and Beach Netball contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 10 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 8 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.
 
Wed 13 Dec END OF YEAR RUN PARTY (VIC)
Join Sole Motive at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park for a mid-week run party to celebrate a year of achievements - 30,000 runners who've laced up at our events, to the people who've visited our store, the millions of dollars we've raised for charity and our Runner's World Magazine readers. End of Year Run Party - Choose from three distances: 5k, 10k or 2k Mini Motivators (kids run). But to make this a party a RUN PARTY - we need YOU. The EOYRP is your chance to celebrate what you've achieved this year - so come and run with us! contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Dec GOLD RUSH TRAIL RUN 11K AND 22K (VIC)
8.30am START – 22km @ Hepburn Recreation Reserve. 10am – START 11km Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2017 SERIES RACE 7 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series' Christmas Run and Finale for 2017. Celebrate in the best way possible: running in the company of friends, colleagues and rivals and then feasting on a bonanza pancake smorgasbord! 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 17 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES HALF MARATHON, 15K AND 10K RUNS AND 15K AND 10K WALKS (ACT)
A running or walking tour of the Farrer, Wanniassa Hills and Isaacs Ridge nature park ridges in Canberra’s Woden Valley. 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.
 
Tue 19 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.
 
Mon 25 Dec CAIRNS CHRISTMAS PARKRUN, QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Free, each Saturday, timed, 5km. One of only two opportunities to run parkrun and receive a time on a day other than a Saturday. Starts at 7am. The other is on New Year's Day. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: cairnsoffice@parkrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jan 2018
Mon-Mon 1 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.
 
Mon 1 Jan CAIRNS NEW YEAR'S PARKRUN, QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Free, each Saturday, timed, 5km. One of only two opportunities to run parkrun and receive a time on a day other than a Saturday. Start time 7am. The other is on Christmas Day. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: cairnsoffice@parkrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 5 Jan BELLS BASH (VIC)
Undulating trot between Jan Juc Surf Club and Bells beach. 1.5km, 4km and 8km options.  email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2018 (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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/146129888792978/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 20-21 Jan WARRNAMBOOL SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (VIC)
Join us for on of Victoria's most popular weekend triathlon festival. Held in the beautiful Coastal Town of Warrnambool, the event provides the perfect location for triathlon and weekend away with the family. We have a new date and some great additions to the weekends activities with our popular Colour Carnviale. Saturday�4TH MARCH 2017 EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run kidsFest/All Abilities - 75m/3km Cycle/1km Run Colour run sunday 5TH MARCH 2017 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/45km Cycle/10km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/22.5km Cycle/5km Run  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Jan CLIFTON BEACH RACE/RUN SERIES #1, RACE 2, CAIRNS (QLD)
An opportunity to participate in the first race in a series of two races/runs over 3km, 5km or 10km. Series #1: 21 January and 11 February 2018. You can do one or both events. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Jan SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM
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. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. 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 21 Jan RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES (VIC)
he NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jan COBURG NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg New Year's Resolution Fun Run, 12km run, 6km run/walk, 3km run/walk, 3km junior run, 9am, Sunday 21st January 2018; enter online or on the day at Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium) Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, morning tea afterwards. contact: Bernie 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jan SAFETY BEACH SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (VIC)
Formally known at Martha Cove Olyfest has been renamed Safety Beach Sufferfest. It will�be the�same great course and locations. This year we have mkade some changes to the races to include RushFest (2 races in one day) and EnticerFest only. This will be a must do race and will sell out. This year will see this event being part of the Australian Beach Games in frankstron 26-28 January 2018, and therefore all placegetters will be recognised also as the 2018 ABG Victoria Champions. More about the Australian Beach Games http://australianbeachgames.com.au/ 28 JANUARY 2018 SprintFest - 500m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6.7km Cycle/2.5km Run RushFest - 2 Races - Race 1. SprintFest and Race 2 EnticerFest contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2018
Sat 3 Feb SMITHFIELD TRAIL RACE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Trail race on the mountain biking tracks at Smithfield Conservation Park, Macgregor Road, Cairns. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 3 Feb ADVENTURE RACING CLINIC (NSW)
If you’re keen to get involved in adventure racing, become more proficient within the sport or want the opportunity to train with like-minded people, then the Maximum Adventure, Adventure Racing Clinic is the ideal opportunity to do just that! These courses enable you to enhance your skills for adventure racing, including practical advice on individual preparation, gear requirements and nutrition. The key emphasis will be on enhancing navigational skills and practical sessions on mountain biking and kayaking, lead by qualified instructors. contact: April Gillies. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 Feb KILCUNDA COASTAL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Feb BUSSELTON HALF MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM FUN RUN (WA)
The Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon & Fun Run on Saturday, 10 February 2018 is an annual run, held in February, and has grown from 200 participants in 2009, the first year, to over 1300 participants in 2017. It includes a 21.1km half marathon, 10km and 5km events. Former Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Moneghetti, is the 2018 Ambassador for the half marathon. Steve will lead the 100mins pace train for the half (4.45mins/km) and will also hold a recovery run on the Sunday following the event. A special presentation evening with Steve on 'How to Be the Best Distance Runner You Can Be' will be held on the Friday evening prior to the event, along with a delicious buffet meal prepared especially by 'Kitchen Takeovers' Chef Tim Whitty. Entries open 1 October 2017. Early bird discount applies! Refer website for further details or busselton runners club half marathon facebook page. The Busselton Half Marathon raises funds for various community groups. Over the past few years it has raised money for FAUNA, Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue and the WA Disabled Sport Association.  contact: Rose Williamson. email: admin@busseltonrunnersclub.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 10-11 Feb NESTLE MINI TRI/ TRIAL BAY TRIATHLON (NSW)
Based at Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks this event is made up of 5 legs for the juniors on Saturday afternoon starting at 12pm with a 250m run, 50m wade, 250m run for 5 year olds. 12.30pm start for a 500m run, 100m wade, 500m run for 6-7 year olds. 1pm start for a 100 swim, 3km cycle, 500 run for 8-9 year olds. 2.15pm star for a 200m swim,6km cycle, 1km run for 10-11 year olds finishing with the last race at 3.15pm with a 300m swim, 9km cycle, 2km run. Presentation for the juniors will be held at 5pm Saturday. Sunday for the seniors comprises of a 500m swim, 25km cycle, 6km run with Presentation to be held for the seniors at 11am. The cycle leg is a new one so please go to the website for course maps. contact: Peter Needs Race Director 02 6566 6700. email: trialbay@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Feb BUNBURY SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (WA)
date 10 - 11 February 2018 Half ironfest 1.9km swim/90km cycle/21.1km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run plus the australian beach games �� - 15+ sports ​�� - ​food truck festival �� - outdoor cinema​ �� -�live music �� - www.australianbeachgames.com.au/  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Feb ATHERTON FOREST TRAIL RACE (QLD)
5km trail race on the mountain bike tracks in Smithfield Conservation Park. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Feb 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 18 Feb SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
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. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. 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.
 
Tue 20 Feb TIMBOON ACTION RAIL RUN (VIC)
5km walk & run, 10km run. Starting near the Timboon playground at the back of the Distillery, come along and enjoy a scenic run along the sheltered rail trail out to the trestle bridge and back. Popes Bus transport available from the start line to the trestle bridge for 5km starters. 8am registrations open, 8.30am start the 10km distillery dash, 9am Popes shuffle 5km walk & run. $20.00 individual, $25.00 family entry. Pre register at www.timboonaction.org.au or by calling 55987254 by the 20th Jan for a FREE t-shirt & $5.00 discount. FREE child care available for participants - bookings essential. contact: Camp Cooriemungle . email: (03) 55987254. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 21 Feb SUNSET SERIES - RACE 2 (VIC)
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES (VIC)
he NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb SNOWIES TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, LAKE CRACKENBACK (NSW)
50km Ultra; 21km Half Marathon; 12km; 5km. Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 Mar NAGAMBIE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (VIC)
Nagambie Carnivale will include Sufferfest Triathlon Festival, Now On Water Festival and Colour Run. Nagambie is Australias newest multisport festival and located in one of Victoria's great tourist�holiday spots. The triathlon Festival has �an event for all ages and all abilities and over many different distance's including HalfironFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, EnticerFes, KidsFest. This will be a fast and flat multi-loop course which will be sure to see plenty of PB's over your favourite distance. Family and Friends wont miss a second of the action with the course starting and finishing in the centre of town. Saturday 3 MARCH 2018 KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6km Cycle/2km Run Now Festival Colour Run Outdoor Cinema sunday 4 march 2018 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/36km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/18km Cycle/5.25km Run Now festival contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 7 Mar SUNSET SERIES - RACE 3 (VIC)
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Mar AUSTRALIAN ALPINE ASCENT 50K AND 25K (NSW)
The Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra trail runs feature two distances, the full 50km and the half 25km which will feature a combination of road and trail tracks. You’ll cross through locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass and Summit Mount Kosciuszko. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Mar PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES SUNSHINE COAST (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.
 
Sat 17 Mar RAZORBACK RUN (VIC)
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria's Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.  contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Mar PAWS ON THE PATH, CAIRNS (QLD)
Back for its fifth year, this fun run/walk is a fundraiser for the Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS) in Cairns. Bring your dog, bring the kids, or just bring yourself. Fun Run/Walk, 5km or 10km. Run along the footpaths in Edmonton. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
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. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. 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.
 
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