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Overseas Marathons

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Nov 2017
Tue 7 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - MT BUFFALO (VIC)
10km up the Mt Buffalo Big Walk. This event is the finale in a 4 day event in the best mountain regions of Australia. Runners can get a bus ride back down or run back to the start at the base of Mt Buffalo. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 17-19 Nov GREAT SOUTHERN ENDURANCE RUN - 100 MILER - TEAMS (VIC)
A 100 mile endurance run like no other in the southern hemisphere. Starting in the ski township of Mt Buller, just 2.5hrs drive from Melbourne International Airport and with a downhill start � the Great Southern Endurance Run takes on the rugged and picturesque mountains and trails throughout the Victorian Alps. Runners climb over 9400m and descent 10,600m in their quest to get to the finish line in the picturesque township of Bright, Victoria. This event has been designed to be the gem of 100 miler events in the southern hemisphere. The point to point journey is epic, the trails are predominantly single trail and the historical Australian Alps Walking Trail is used for parts of the course. The grit and determination it will take participants to finish will be nothing short of extraordinary. The experience along the way � priceless. For enthusiasts of ultra running, trail running or mountain running, this course represents the epitome of journeys and events. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@gser100.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
 
Jan 2018
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.
 
 
Feb 2018
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.
 
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.
 
 
May 2018
Sat 5 May CONVICT 100 (NSW)
Back for its lucky 14th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With 100km, 68km and 44km distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.  Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sat-Sun 25-26 Aug WONDERLAND RUN - GRAMPIANS 2018 (VIC)
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians. 2km & 8km 'Short' trail runs 1pm Saturday August 25th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 26th http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au/index.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439991782914822/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2018
Sat 1 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 29km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere even when you are only 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney!  contact: Mark Roberts. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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