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Mar 2014
Tue-Sun 11 Mar-27 Jul GOLD CHARITY TEAM REGISTRATION FOR RUN MELBOURNE (VIC)
Join Team Heart Foundation to start ahead of the pack with a Gold Charity Entry and help fight Heart Disease. contact: Phoebe Preuss - Community Engagement Coordinator 03 9321 1554. email: phoebe.preuss@heartfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Wed 23 Mar-23 Apr CONVICTS & WENCHES (TAS)
10km, 25km and 50km trail race along Four Beaches in the Narawntapu National Park, starting and finishing at Green's Beach, 85km north of Launceston. contact: Ian Cornelius. email: info@goldcoasttrailruns.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2014
Sat 19 Apr SDAC WINTER SERIES - WANDA GREENHILLS, CRONULLA (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm) in Greenhills Sand Trails behind Wanda Beach. The runs will be on the trails through the sandhills. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Senior Scratch Championship Race. Season members enjoy free entry to Sutherland Half Marathon 16th August. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com. Join one of NSW most varied winter running programs! contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 19 Apr PERISHER FUN RUN (NSW)
A 6.1km fun run / walk from Perisher Valley to Charlotte Pass commencing 08:00 19th April. Free entry. Register at Eyre Kiosk (Perisher Gap) from 07:30. Escort vehicles provided by NPWS. First Aid by Perisher Volunteer Ski Patrol, fully insured. Finish at Charlotte Pass (the Chalet will be open). Evening bbq at the Perisher Fire Station.
Note earlier start time. contact: David Read (Ski Lodge Organisation of Perisher, Smiggins, Guthega.. email: djread@bigpond.com. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 19 Apr BIG FOREST RUN (VIC)
The Yarra State Forest near Warburton is a hidden gem when it comes to Trail running. Only an hour or so out of the Melbourne CBD, the scenery and the forest are awesome, featuring towering eucalypts and other forest giants, coupled with a lush fern covered undergrowth. We are offering a marathon length of 42km and a shorter run of approximately 18km. You will be transported to the start just past Powelltown by bus and there will be a shuttle bus back into town and Yarra Junction after the race. You will be well supported at the aid stations, and be rewarded with a nice gentle downhill run for most of the second half of the course. The finish area is on private property in a great little valley just next to the Yarra River, where you can jump in for a refreshing dip if you like after your run. Check out some of the photos taken on some of our course recees to get an idea of what you are in for, and get a bit more detailed information on the course description and the course map and elevations pages. We have even put down some prize money to temp some of you speedy Gonzales to have a go at Big Forest Run!  contact: www.bigforestrun.com.au/bigforestrun/contact. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Apr 28TH BENDIGO BANK DRAGON MILE - BENDIGO (20TH APRIL 2014) (VIC)
For the 28th time the iconic Bendigo Bank Dragon Mile will take place in Bendigo during the Easter Fair and Parade. Race in the main streets of Bendigo in front of 20,000 Central Victorians and visitors from around the country and overseas. This historica race has past winners such as Collis Birmingham, Sarah Jamieson, Victoria Mitchell and Michael Hillardt to name just a few Australian representatives that have competed. The race also attracts many fun runners and has mile races for the kids as well in different age groups. It will be an experience you won't forget! Entry form on-lne found at contact: Craig Green. email: craigagreen@optusnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 21 Apr SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 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 2014 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.
 
Mon 21 Apr ANZAC RUN (VIC)
RUN WITH PRIDE. RUN WITH PASSION. ENLIST NOW! 5km and 10km courses Come and join representatives of our Defence Forces in Melbourne on Monday April 21 to -Exercise your Freedom- in what promises to be a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our service men and woman first hand whilst soaking up the mood and music of bygone eras at the Finish Festival. Exercise your freedom, salute our military personnel and help raise funds for the RSL, Legacy and Stand Tall for PTS by joining ANZAC Run today.  contact: Paul Ritchie. email: info@tourofduty.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 23 Apr WILLIAM'S WALK (NSW)
Come along to William�s Walk on Sunday 23 March 2014 and have a great day out with your family and friends while helping support children living with arthritis and their families. This isn�t just a walk, this is a day packed full of fun! There will be demonstrations, music, activities, food and stalls to suit all ages. You will be sure to find something for everyone. The course starts and ends at Pavilion Flat at Parramatta Park and you can choose to walk 5km or run 8km, depending on your ability and fitness level. The runners kick things off at 9am and the walk commences at 10.30am. The run will take approximately 40 mins, with the walk taking between 60-90 mins. We are aiming to raise $100,000 in memory of a beautiful and brave little boy, William Harris. At only 6 years of age, William succumbed to an infection related to his Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). This debilitating condition causes so many children so much pain and prevented William from ever crawling or walking properly. William�s parents want their little boy to be remembered and to help to raise awareness that children also suffer from arthritis. Over 4,000 Australian children suffer from JIA and often feel alone, wondering why other children can run, jump and play when they are unable to. The funds raised from William�s Walk go directly to increasing children�s confidence and self-esteem, developing sporting and motor skills and give them the opportunity to gain control over JIA and their lives. You can make a big difference in a little person�s life. contact: Elise Coran. email: ecoran@arthritisnsw.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 25 Apr PAWS ON THE PATH, CAIRNS QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Run/Walk for the dogs at YAPS. All proceeds of this event is donated to YAPS, once out of pocket expenses of the volunteers have been paid. Join us and our furry friends on ANZAC Day for a fun afternoon at The Rocks picnic area. Run/walk with your family and dog(s) for up to 5km. If you don't have a dog, you are still welcome to join in. Longest distance is 10km, but no dogs allowed on that distance! contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 25 Apr XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP (NSW)
XTERRA is booming in the Asia-Pacific region, and highlighting this growth is our new Asia-Pacific Championship presented by Paul Mitchell on April 25-27, 2014. To be held in the beach side town of Callala Beach on pristine Jervis Bay, a major part of the weekend of activity will be the 5km and 10km Sunset Trail Run on Saturday, April 25.  contact: XTERRA Australia. email: info@xterraaus.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 25 Apr PAWS ON THE PATH FUN RUN/WALK, CAIRNS QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Run/Walk for the dogs at YAPS. All proceeds of this event is donated to YAPS, once out of pocket expenses of the volunteers have been paid. Join us and our furry friends on ANZAC Day for a fun afternoon at The Rocks picnic area. Run/walk with your family and dog(s) for up to 5km. If you don't have a dog, you are still welcome to join in. Longest distance is 10km, but no dogs allowed on that distance! contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 25 Apr XTERRA SUNSET TRAIL RUNS (NSW)
XTERRA is the world's leading form of offroad trail running and triathlon. We welcome runners of all skill levels to Callala Beach in Jervis Bay for the XTERRA Sunset 5K and 10K Trail Runs on Anzac Day afternoon as we kick-off the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship offroad triathlon. Awards will be given to the top 3 in each division and there's draw prizes too. Join in the fun and discover the world offroad. contact: Janet Clark. email: info@xterraplanet.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Apr SDAC WINTER SERIES - BOTTLE FOREST & STEAK 'N ALE TRACK (NSW)
Join in with Sutherland District Athletics Club and enjoy participating in our Winter Series every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 6km (2.30pm) & 11km (3.00pm) this week at Bottle Forest, end of Bottle Forest Rd, East Heathcote. This course is undulating along National Park trails and slightly different to the courses from 8th March, same start point. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Senior Scratch Championship. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Apr TRE-X CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (QLD)
The Queensland Cross-Triathlon Championships and Dirt Fest MultiSport Weekend is based in the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Based on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam, the rainforest trails and fern filled bushland provides the perfect setting for the Tre-X season finale. With on site accommodation, camping, catering and Saturday night Series Championship Presentation dinner it makes this a premier event for the entire family.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 Apr DIRT FEST MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (QLD)
TRAIL RUN (8 or 4). Choose the Trail Run Course that's Right for You! 1.Go Hardcore! 8km Trail Run. 2.Go Hard! 4km Fun Run. This will be a challenging 8km run on the tracks and trails within the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The course is an 8km lap. This is one of the tightest run courses of the series with the majority of the track on winding single track trails which are uneven under foot. The lap includes uneven, rocky trails through ferned rainforest, creek crossings, some open trails and of course more of what we love about off road triathlon with some wet & muddy sections. This is an OFF ROAD trail run, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr BLACK SNAKE TRAIL RACE 34KM, 21.1KM OR 10KM - CAIRNS/TABLELANDS (QLD)
From picturesque Copperlode Dam this 34km looped trail follows Clohsey River Road amongst lush rainforest, past a large cathedral fig tree, then onto Shoteel Road (open eucalyptus forest) and Bridle Creek Road (back into the rainforest and some serious hills!). The highest point of the course (744m is at the 28km mark). Shorter out and back 21.1km or 10km options available too. Training Run on 6 April. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 30km, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Apr 26TH GEELONG HALF MARATHON SUNDAY (VIC)
Commencing at 8:00am, the Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular event with 1200 entries last year. The (certified distance) 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 27, 2014). The start is NOW 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 Entries close Tuesday April 15, 2014. 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 November. 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 phone 0421936794. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr OATLEY PARK FUN RUN (NSW)
Join over 1000 runners and walkers on the traffic free circuit of Oatley Park. Held on a fully sealed road in bush surrounds on the Georges River in southern Sydney, the event comprises a choice of 5km, 2.5km or the 1km BUPA Kids Dash. Coffee, food, kids' playground, cash prizes, electronic chip timing and a great atmosphere make this an ideal event for the whole family.  contact: Jim Owens 0408462617. email: info@oatleyfunrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Apr SRI CHINMOY PRINCES PARK 15KM, 10KM & 5KM RUN (VIC)
Includes 15km, 10km and 5km runs on running trails around Princes Park and Royal Park. Start and finish is Lawn 5 towards the northern end of the park. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from U15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2014 (VIC)
You'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque running course. The hill surrounded course follows Morses Creek through the Wandiligong Valley in NE Victoria. We have on offer a 2km, 5km, 10km, 15km off-road trail run & a 21 half marathon. This is a family fun event for the whole community to enjoy. Enter a team for the first time this year and there is also a prize for the best costume. There will be face painting, jumpy castle, coffee and a sausage sizzle available throughout the event.  contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: roshelle@bangtoyshop.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Apr NORTHERN HEALTH COMMUNITY FUN RUN (VIC)
First 500 adults to register receive a free t-shirt. The picturesque 4km run/walk and 8km run course caters for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The event highlights local Indigenous culture and post race, enjoy live performances, stalls and family friendly activities. Funds raised will support community programs at Northern Health and Whittlesea YMCA.  contact: 8405 2897. email: northernhealthfoundation@nh.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2014
Fri-Sun 2-4 May OXFAM TRAILWALKER MELBOURNE (TAS)
Take on the ultimate team challenge: tackle 100km of rugged Australian bush as a team of four within 48 hours and make a difference by raising funds to help overcome poverty in more than 28 countries around the world. Each team will fundraise the minimum of $1,400 to support Oxfam's work around the world. Last year, over 750 teams raised $2.6M. This sell-out event will open for registration soon. Don't miss out! Add your team to our expanding EOI list by clicking on the website.  contact: Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne. email: trailwalkermelbourne@oxfam.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 May RUN THE ROCK, PROUDLY SUPPORTING CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA (VIC)
We know that everyone is different so we want to invite you to join us at Run the Rock, proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria on Saturday, 3rd May to rock it your way! Distance and Times: 19km: 8:15am 10km: 9:30am Kids: 9:40am 5km: 10:15am Surround yourself with the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and likeminded individuals. The event will he held at Hanging Rock, Woodend, only one hour from Melbourne CBD. Escape the city and choose from the 5km run or walk, 10km run, 19km run and the 2km kids run. We are proud to announce that Run the Rock is again proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria. Rock it your way at Run the Rock this year by supporting those in need! Make a difference to Victorians fighting cancer every day by raising funds through Everyday Hero. Fundraising will open soon! contact: Start to Finish. email: info@starttofinish.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 May SYDNEY:10 (NSW)
The Sydney:10 is the flagship winter running event by Athletics NSW. The race will again be held at Sydney Olympic Park and will, for the first time finish inside the stadium at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (SOPAC). This is a fantastic opportunity to enter an athletics stadium via the marathon tunnel and finish with a lap of the track! The experience will be a must for anyone who has dreamt of finishing an Olympic Marathon in such a manner (this author included) or indeed could be the begginings for such a dream as all events (2.5km, 5km and 10km) will finish inside the stadium! The event includes state championships titles for registered runners and teams but Athletics NSW wishes to make it very clear that the event is for ALL RUNNERS of ALL ABILITIES. Online entries are now open and close on Thursday 1st May.  contact: Scott Westcott . email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 3 May VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN TIME TRIAL (VIC)
Melbourne. Beautiful leafy course around the Tan beside the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens, only a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km, once or twice around the course. One challenging hill, up Anderson St. Start time: 7.30 am. Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, opposite The Shrine of Remembrance forecourt (Melway 2F K12; UBD 4 F20). All welcome, members and non-members. No charge, but a coin donation is appreciated. Join a friendly, welcoming bunch of runners, young and old; all levels of fitness. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 May SDAC WINTER SERIES - GRAYS POINT (NSW)
Join up with Sutherland District Athletics Club and enjoy participating in our Winter Series every Saturday afternoon PLUS get free entry to Sutherland Half Marathon on 16th August! Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 8km (3.00pm) this week at Grays Point, end of Grays Point Rd, just south of the Grays Point Primary School. This course is undulating along National Park service trails. Senior Scratch Championship race. REGISTER ONLINE at www.sutherlandathletics.com and enjoy running with the one of NSW largest clubs with the most varied winter program. contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May VCCL BOEING RESERVE (STRATHMORE) 6.5KM (VIC)
The opening round of the Victorian Cross Country League's season. Free entry for fun runners for this race - please come and have a run and see if our club might be for you! contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES (QLD)
Race 3 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Maleny Golf Club, Porters Lane (off Obi Lane), Maleny. Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 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, or park at Willow Tree Flat (Park entry fee 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 4 May RUN WITH A STORY (NSW)
A Fun Event held in Newcastle to help raise funds to support a Family in need! Distances range from an Ultra Marathon 60ks to 10ks, and opportunities for all levels of runners to jump in along the way. Runners are sponsored by Kilometre and all funds raised will go to support a local family or individual! Run with a Story is now on its second time through and we would love as many runners as possible to enter. Its all about having fun on the day and donating to a great cause. At Planet Fitness Lambton we are holding a party from 1 - 3pm to congratulate everyone involved in the day! Registrations and Donations will be able to be accessed online or in the club at Planet Fitness Lambton, Belmont or Charlestown contact: Meg Linton. email: marketing@planetfitness.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May BATHURST HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
Bathurst Half Marathon and 10K The Charles Sturt University Bathurst Half Marathon and 10km is a seriously fast and flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town with the famous motor racing track. Loads of spot prizes, race memento and free BBQ. Run starts at 9.00am from Bathurst Rugby Club. This year the Royal Bathurst Show is on the same weekend so make a family trip to Bathurst. Best little sausage sizzle with a half marathon you'll do.  email: email@bathurstrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May TOOWOOMBA KOKODA CHALLENGE (QLD)
Following The Kokoda Spirit philosophy, our Toowoomba Challenge is a team event, so you must enter a team of 2, 3 or 4. There are 3 Checkpoints along the 30km course. There is no spectator or Support Crew access at these points. Participants should carry any food, water or supplies they need. The Kokoda Challenge Toowoomba will commence at 7am from Webb Park in East Street and has a 9 hour time limit.  contact: 07 5539 4141 . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 May MACEDON RANGES CHALLENGE (VIC)
Our new course in the foothills of Mount Macedon is awesome, and it's less than an hour Northwest of Melbourne CBD. Challenge yourself over two distances of 7 km and 14 km through a mixture of street and picturesque forest trails. Proudly supporting MS Australia in the challenge to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, and supporting other community programs facilitated through Rotary. There's nothing better to reward you for your effort than the country BBQ for participants at the finish - all included in your entry fee. Starts at 9:00 am from Tony Clarke Reserve, Waterfalls Rd, Macedon. See website for topographical maps. contact: Kevin tel. 0423 731 279. email: macedonrangeschallenge@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 6 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.
 
Sat 10 May SDAC WINTER SERIES - DARKES FOREST #2 (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week - Darkes Forest Road is 13km south of Waterfall via the Old Princes Highway and 5km south of the Helensburgh roundabout. The start is 5.2km along that road. The course is undulating cross country along a wide fire trail. 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5mile or 8km (2.30pm) & 10 mile or 16km (3.00pm) Undulating cross country running along a wide fire trail. Senior Scratch Championship Race & Junior Club Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS, MT TENNENT ACT (ACT)
Includes the Australian junior, veteran and open age groups, Mt Tennent, Apollo Road, Naas A.C.T. 9am Australian junior men’s 8kms; 9.20am Australian M50, M55, M60, M65 and M70 and over 6kms; 9.20am Australian junior women's and W50, W55, W60, W65 and W70 and over 6kms; 9.30am Australian open and W35, W40 and W45 women's 8kms; 10.00am Australian open and M35, M40 and M45 men's 11 kms.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 May MELBOURNE MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (VIC)
Melbourne Alexandra Gardens and The Tan Track, run or walk 4km or 8km, event opens from 6.00am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk or run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. Visit www.mothersdayclassic.com.au to register your participation. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May ADELAIDE MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (SA)
Peace Park, North Adelaide, walk or run 4.3km or 7.2km starts from 6.30am. visit http://www.mothersdayclassic for registration. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11th May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May CANBERRA MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (ACT)
Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park Walk 5km/ run 5km or 10km event opens at 7am. visit http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au for registration. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May GEELONG MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (VIC)
Eastern Beach Reserve, Waterfront Geelong walk or run 4km or 8km event open from 7.15am. Mothers Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mothers Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May HOBART MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (TAS)
Domain Athletics Centre, Queens Domain, Walk or run 4km or 8km event opens from 7.15am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans,and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May PARRAMATTA MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (NSW)
Parramatta Park, walk or run 4km or 8km event opens from 6.30am. Mothers Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May PERTH MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (WA)
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, walk or run 4km or 8km event opens from 7.00am. Mother's Day classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May BRISBANE MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (QLD)
Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, walk or run 4.5km or 8km, event opens from 6.00am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May DARWIN MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (NT)
Mindil Beach walk 4km or 4km run of 8km run event opens from 6.30am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May GOLD COAST MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (QLD)
Pratten Park, Broadbeach, walk or run 4km or 8km. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May SYDNEY MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH (NSW)
The Domain, Art Gallery Rd, walk or run 4km or 8km. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 17 May SDAC WINTER SERIES - JACANA GROVE & STEAK 'N ALE TRACK, EAST HEATHCOTE (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5.3km (2.30pm) & 10.5km (3.00pm) starting at the end of The Avenue where it meets Jacana Grove, East Heathcote. This is a tough hilly course along a rocky trail in the National Park. INTERVAL START. Senior Scratch Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Season members get free entry to Sutho Half 16th August. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com. Most varied winter program! contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 17-18 May YMCA OF CANBERRA HALF MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon 21.1k, incorporating 45th Annual Rex Foulkes Memorial Half Marathon, is a fast-paced autumn race around Lake Burley Griffin. The run can be completed individually or in teams of two. The Half Marathon weekend is a major event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners. Saturday offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs and Sunday is the day of the Half Marathon. Mark off the weekend of the 17th /18th May in your calendars for the 2014 Half Marathon weekend! 8AM Sunday 18th May Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla Canberra ACT. Saturday 17th 2.30pm 1.6k Mini Jog for children under 12 years. 3pm 5k Fun Run. Full details including quick links to online entry under Events on website.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 May ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES (QLD)
Race 4 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Corbould Park , Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra. Caloundra Road and follow signs. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) WESTERFOLDS PARK HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN (VIC)
Templestowe, about 20 kms from Melbourne CBD. Run distances: 21km (start 8.00 am), 10km and 5km (both start 8.30 am). Scenic course through parkland next to the Yarra River.Location: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe, Porter Street entrance (Melway 33 F3; UBD 227 A4). Enter on the day only: 21km - $20 for VRR members, $25 for non-members and $15 for juniors; 10km and 5km - $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for juniors. Medals for event and age group winners, and certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Plenty of parking. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May KING AND QUEEN OF THE NORTH (VIC)
Sunday 18th May Coburg King and Queen of the North 12/6km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10) (UBD 193 L18) trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May VCCL KARKAROOK PARK (OAKLEIGH) 5KM (VIC)
The second round of the Victorian Cross Country League's season. Free entry for fun runners for this race - please come and have a run and see if our club might be for you!  contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May MOAMA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB RUN 4 FUN (NSW)
Sunday 18th May 2014 10km & 5km runners will start @ 8.30am Sharp 3km runners will start @ 9.00am sharp Open 10K Run Open 5K Run/Walk Under 16 5k Run/Walk Under 13 3k Run/Walk REGISTER ON TRYBOOKINGS contact: Natalie Murphy. email: murphys@murphysturf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 20 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 24 May SDAC WINTER SERIES - ULOOLA FALLS, WATERFALL (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm). Drive to Waterfall, take the Railway station exit then go along McKell Avenue. Just past the Fire Station and Primary School take a small road left down to Waterfall oval. The runs are undulating along fire trails. Senior Scratch Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. New runners of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Join our great program online at www.sutherlandathletics.com. contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 24-25 May KATHMANDU ADVENTURE SERIES (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event... Mountain biking, running / trekking, and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired - you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!  contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May ROCKY RIVER RUN (QLD)
21km, 10km, 5km, 2km contact: Neil Richardson. email: rrr@njr.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May BLUE RIBBON FOUNDATION AND VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) ANGELA TAYLOR MEMORIAL RUN (VIC)
Location: Palms Lawn, Albert Park (Melway 2K F7; UBD 21 R12). Distances: 10km and 5km. Includes special police events. Starts at 8.30am. Enter on the day. Cost: Seniors $10, Juniors $5. This run commemorates the life of Angela Rose Taylor, the 21 year-old police constable who died as a result of the 1986 Russell Street bombing. Proceeds from the event assist in funding the Police Excellence Awards for further education. Open to all comers. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May SRI CHINMOY COMO LANDING HALF MARATHON, 14KM AND 7KM (VIC)
An inner city half marathon on trails following the Yarra River, starting and finishing at Como Landing, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 May ALBIE THOMAS ROCKDALE FUN RUN (NSW)
5km Run or Walk Start Peter Depena Reserve Dolls Point through Cook Park along Botany Bay Foreshore Entry is open for individuals ($20) and families ($30) (Up to 2 adults and 1 or more children under 18). On the day entries will be $25 for individuals and $35 for families.  contact: sgdac.org.au. email: mcallinan@rockdale.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 May PINE RIVERS CHARITY FUN RUN (QLD)
Come and join our annual Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run. Online registration only, no on-the-day entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Run or walk as an individual, encourage your work or team mates to join in, or simply be part of this great charity event and have some fun with your family and friends. All funds raised are for Rotary's charities, PolioPlus and ShelterBox. * Sunday, 25 May 2014 start of run is 7.30am * PCYC Pine Rivers, Les Hughes Sports Complex,Francis Rd, Bray Park, QLD * Distances: 2km / 5km / 10km  contact: Tom Law. email: tom@tomslaw.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May PYRENEES WINE RUN (VIC)
Beat Steve Moneghetti to win your weight in wine! Concluding at the Avoca Shire Turf Club, participants can chose from 5 or 15 km courses through the picturesque Pyrenees region. To be held on the 25th of May 2014, and beginning at 8.30 am, the run caters for all age groups. Entry fees are as follows: $60 per person, 15 km $50 adults, 5 km $30 children under 15 $150 family ticket We welcome guests to a 'carb-up' dinner hosted by Steve Moneghetti the night before at $25 per person for a bottomless, wine-inspired pasta menu. With the event being a celebration of local wine, each contestant will receive a show bag. We will be giving away spot prizes of wine and local Red Duck beer, and gourmet food and coffee will be available at the finishing point. Ample parking is available, as well as shower facilities. Book early - the first 100 people to book receive a complimentary bottle of Pyrenees wine. contact: Tess Astbury. email: tessastbury@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May VCCL WARRINGAL PARK (HEIDELBERG) 8KM (VIC)
The 25th Annual Rendina Family Handicap along the Yarra River and Banyule Flats. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2014
Sun 1 Jun VCCL WOODLANDS HISTORIC PARK (GREENVALE) 8KM (VIC)
The 19th Caruana Cross Country Classic held at Woodlands Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Jun ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES (QLD)
Race 5 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Ben Bennett Park, next to Caloundra High School, Queen St (continuation of Sugarbag Rd). Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Jun BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE
In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, this 30km event winds through some of Brisbane's toughest terrain. The track undulates through the green scenery in the west of Brisbane Forest Park. Starting at Brookfield Showgrounds, you and your team will make your way up to the half way checkpoint at McAfee's Lookout, before returning to showgrounds via the tropical terrain of D'Aguilar National Park, reminiscent of the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea. The 30k distance, coupled with wide open fire trails, makes this the perfect event for beginners or runners having a hit out. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils, as you descend down to a creek bed you encounter a sharp turn onto a narrow trail aptly named 'hell hole' - ensuring that you don't forget the meaning of endurance before arriving at the finish line.  contact: 07 55394141. email: jo@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Jun HEART OF THE LAKE 10KM/3KM FUN RUN GEORGES HALL (NSW)
BANKSTOWN HEART OF THE LAKE 3KM &10KM RUN/WALK Races start and finish at the Western Districts Joggers and Harriers' Clubhouse at Lake Gillawarna- 150m west of the footbridge over Henry Lawson Drive, between Flinders Rd and Georges Cres, Georges Hall. Start Times: 10km - 8.00am, 3km - 8.15am. But get there early if you are registering on the day. Picturesque traffic free running course follows pathways and trails in a park and Lake setting, a balanced and "honest" 10km course with a good mix of hills and flats. The 3km course is fast and flat for a PB time for the faster runners or an "easy" walk run course for the beginner and family groups. Trophies and cash prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $100 & 3rd $50 Female and Male outright winners in the 10Km and the 3km 1st $150 2nd $75 & 3rd $50 Female and Male outright winners. Medals in each age category 1st, 2nd & 3rd for both races. Medals for winning teams of four in each race. Lucky Draw for all runners/walkers. If you want to try out the course, come down any Saturday for our Club's Saturday Run, 7.15am you will be most welcome. Online registration – Individuals- https://www.onlineentry.com.au/Heart2014.aspx Family https://www.onlineentry.com.au/Heart2014_Family.aspx contact: Terrie 0405419450. email: westiesjoggers@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 3 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.
 
Fri-Wed 6-18 Jun SERRA TERROR 2014 (VIC)
This is an 80 km team endurance event around the Serra Range, part of the majestic Grampians National Park. The course features a wonderful array of terrain and conditions from Australian bush to sandstone mountains. Official checkpoints are manned approximately every 12-15 kms with rest and refreshment opportunities. At the end of each day, your crew will take you back to prearranged accommodation for the night. Your team may take one, two or three days to complete this adventure. You may be aiming for communing with nature slowly or pushing physical boundaries. - See more at: http://adventurerace.com.au/Events/4626#sthash.IMTlLvhj.dpuf contact: Maree. email: info@dunkeldadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 7 Jun SDAC WINTER SERIES - FERNTREE, ENGADINE (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm). Ferntree Reserve is at the intersection of Ferntree Avenue and Ridge Rd, Engadine. This is a tough hilly course largely alongside the Waterboard Pipeline. Senior Scratch Championship Race & Junior Club Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. We have one of best winter programs in the state. Join online at www.sutherlandathletics.com  contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 7 Jun VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN HANDICAP AND BREAKFAST (VIC)
Melbourne. Winter is here! Warm up with a run around the Tan, just a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km (once or twice around the Tan). Start time: 7.30 am. Location: Tan track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, near Swan Street Bridge (Melway 2G A9; UBD 4 N18). Runners of all standards and ages welcome. The 8 km distance is a handicap event. If you have not run with us before, see the handicapper for a handicap before you run. No entry fee, but a coin donation is appreciated. Bacon and egg breakfast by the river at the barbeques afterwards. Breakfast free for VRR members and $3 for visitors. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 5 - 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.
 
Sun 8 Jun BALLINA LIONS FUN-RUN-WALK (NSW)
On Sunday June 8,2014 the Ballina Lions Club will be holding it's 9th annual charity Fun-Run-Walk. This year with a total of 12 events will cater for all ages & fitness levels. As before the event will be fully supported by the Ballina Shire Council. The route starts & finishes at the Missingham Bridge Reserve. It is officially certified by Athletics Australia as an accurate 5km & 10km course. This will encourage serious runners to enter & compete with others, or to run against the clock. All proceeds from the 2014 Fun-Run-Walk will be donated to the "Ballina District Riding for the Disabled"  contact: John Grant. email: jonbeverley@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Jun MALLEE 12 FUN RUN AND M4 RAT RACE (VIC)
Fast and flat 3 x 4km loops on a stunning Mildura waterfront course. $3000 prize money and quality trophies. Finishers medals for all Rat Racers.  contact: Mark Wilgar. email: mark@runningwateradventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Jun VCCL BIRDS LAND RESERVE (BELGRAVE HEIGHTS) 5KM (VIC)
A surprisingly flat and fast 5km in the Dandenongs. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 9 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 14 Jun SDAC WINTER SERIES - BIKE TRACK, SUTHERLAND (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 8km (3.00pm). The bike track is at the southern end of Waratah Park, on Rawson Pde, Sutherland. The course consists of multiple laps of the track which is gently undulating apart from one tough hill. INTERVAL START. Senior Scratch Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Register online www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES (QLD)
Race 6 (final) of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Elizabeth Daniels Park (Cricket Pavilion) Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun ATHERTON FOREST TRAIL RACE NEW (QLD)
NEW to the Cairns Road Runners Event Calendar in 2014. Great single track running on mountain bike tracks outside Atherton, on the Tablelands above Cairns. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jun BAY TO BAY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
3km Kids Run, 12km Sea FM Fun Run and 21.1 km NBN Half Marathon. 3 fantastic events on a dead flat course offering a very scenic event around the beautiful Brisbane Water area of Gosford. contact: Kevin Andrews. email: enquiries@baytobay.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun HAROLD STEVENS BLUESTONE CLASSIC (VIC)
Sunday 15th June Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic. A different cross country run with: 3 km track+4km bike path + 8 km of tough cross country,total 15 km. Trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. Note: 7 km run/walk available, easy road & track course; free morning tea. 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18). Enter online or on the day  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun BAC & VCCL WOODVALE RECREATION RESERVE (BENDIGO) 6.4KM (VIC)
The Bendigo Athletic Club and Victorian Cross Country League combine for the Flack Advisory Winter Classic at Woodvale Recreation Reserve, Bendigo. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 17 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.
 
Sat 21 Jun SDAC WINTER SERIES - GRAYS POINT (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm). 4 races only this week. Start is at the southern end of Grays Point Rd, near Grays Point Primary School and runs are along service trails up through the National Park. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Winter season members enjoy free entry to Sutherland Half Marathon events in addition to one of the states best and varied winter programs. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jun SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jun SRI CHINMOY ALBERT PARK HALF MARATHON, 10KM AND 5KM (VIC)
The Albert Park half marathon is a new event this year on the Sri Chinmoy Races calendar. Start time 8.00am at the Palms Lawn adjacent to Bob Jane Stadium. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from U15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun COOKS RIVER FUN RUN (NSW)
Strathfield Council�s annual fitness event including a 5km and 10km run and 5km walk. email: cooksriverfunrun@strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun STOCKLAND CALOUNDRA FORESHORE FUN RUN (QLD)
The 2014 Stockland Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run on Sunday 22 June is one of the State's most scenic running events. The 10km Foreshore Run, which hugs the tranquil Pumicestone Passage from Golden to Bulcock beaches, takes entrants through the spectacular scenery at Kings and Shelly beaches before climbing over the Moffat Headland to the finish line. There is also a testing 3km Fun Run for those who prefer a shorter distance. For families the 3km Family Walk over Moffat Headland is a great way to start a Sunday Morning. The event's picturesque scenery and the family friendly atmosphere has seen the event continue to grow in popularity each year since it's inception in 2005. The event is open to both male and female entrants, serious runners or those looking for a fun family walk. The event's prize pool consists of $500 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize for both male and female overall winner in the 10km Run. Plus all entrants go into the running to win some great prizes! All funds raised from the Fun Run will benefit the Parents and Friends Association of local primary school, Our Lady of the Rosary. contact: 07 3860 6790. email: enquiries@caloundrafunrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun NEUROBLASTOMA RUN 2 CURE, THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY (NSW)
This is the second year of this fun run event focused on increasing awareness and raising funds for Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is the biggest killer of children under 5 from cancer. The event consists of a stunning 5k and 10k run in the Domain and Botanical Gardens around Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. These runs will be timed. There is also a 1k fun walk for children 5 and under with family followed by children's activities. contact: Lucy Jones. email: neuroblastomaaustraliainc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 28 Jun SDAC WINTER SERIES - "RON O'MEARA RUN" - BANGOR (NSW)
This race is named in honour of a valued (late) club member. Races this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm). Park near the tennis courts in Yala Rd, Bangor. The course is in bushland with a mix of grass and road - also a tough and undulating course. Senior Scratch Championship Race. The Ron O'Meara Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the best junior performance (based on handicap improvement) at the Bangor run. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Register online for this great winter program at www.sutherlandathletics.com  contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon, innaugural trail run event offers participants a marathon and half marathon distance event along the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven. From the cliff tops of Bells Beach to the rainforest of the Otways, participants will enjoy a NEW event on the Surf Coast. The event will attract road runners as the course is non technical allowing you to experience trail running in an awesome part of the world. The event can be done as an individual marathon runner or teams of 2 starting in Torquay or an individual half marathon, which starts at Point Addis, both distances finishing at the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving club.  contact: Chris Ord (Race Director) . email: info@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Jun VCCL WOODLANDS HISTORIC PARK (GREENVALE) 10KM (VIC)
The 21st Independent Signs Handicap held on the trails at Woodlands Historic Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jul 2014
Tue 1 Jul 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 5-6 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held from 5 - 6 July 2014 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. The IAAF Bronze Label event is expected to attract more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The event program will feature the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km.  contact: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 Jul GERALDTON RUNFEST 2014 (WA) contact: Liz Rogers. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Jul SHOALHAVEN KING OF THE MOUNTAIN (NSW)
Whether you're a marathon specialist, a half marathon enthusiast or simply like running over mountains - then the 32km Shoalhaven King of the Mountain could be just what you're looking for. A very friendly, well organised long distance event that takes in the best sights and native sounds of the local area. Only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, the "King" travels from the quiet rural village of Cambewarra(near Nowra - South Coast NSW) over Mt Scanzi to the historic township of Kangaroo Valley. *Transport provided from finish to the start Runners of all levels are welcome in this locally run event (since 1966). Entries taken online, via post or on the day.  contact: Doug Jeffrey 0407 441 889. email: admin@kingofthemountainnowra.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Jul VCCL LYSTERFIELD PARK 8KM (VIC)
A testing course on the trails of Lysterfield Park. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 11-13 Jul 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS (QLD)
A brilliant event, not to be missed if you are clocking up the marathons or an Ultra runner who wants to give a staged-race a go. This event is not for the faint-hearted! And if you don't like a challenge or hills, don't bother. The event is run in three stages, each 42.2km, run over three consecutive days. Or you can choose to do only Marathon 3 - the Cairns Marathon. Parking/Accommodation: Ample parking at all venues and overnight accommodation available at Cedar Park, Speewah and Cairns. Bus transfers daily.  contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 12 Jul SDAC WINTER SERIES - GRAYS POINT (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) starting at end of Grays Point Rd, near Grays Point Public School. 4 races only these last few weeks due to the impact of coinciding state events. Club members racing at state events also earn handicap points for Winter Series. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Winter season members enjoy free entry to the Sutherland Half Marathon events. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Jul KATHMANDU URBAN (WA)
The Kathmandu Urban is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt with a mix of the amazing race. It is a completely new format of racing that will take teams of two through the heart of Sydney. Competitors will get to visit some of the cities most famous landmarks, while completing a variety of activities along the way. This event is for all skill and fitness levels, with a number of the activities needing more brainpower than muscle. Speed alone will not get you over the line first! Teams will be allowed to use various forms of public transport to cover longer distances.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul CAIRNS MARATHON, CAIRNS (QLD)
Part dirt road and part bitumen, this point-to-point race provides a challenge for those who don't like hills! A great event as it's also the last day of the 3 Marathons in 3 Days and everyone finishes with a spectacular view over Cairns City. contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 6 - DOLLS POINT MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
Peter Depena Reserve, Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Botany Bay is a beautiful place to run, while Peter Depena Reserve in Cook Park offers the ideal start/finishing point. The course also loops over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge, affording great views over the mouth of the Georges River and beyond. Choose from the world's 4 most popular racing distances of Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. Parking in car parks along Russell Ave. 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 13 Jul SOMERSET RAIL TRAIL FUN RUN (QLD)
The 12th Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run will be held on Sunday 13 July 2014. This wonderful family-friendly event provides breathtaking countryside views. With 8.3km and 3km events along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, this event caters for runners and walkers of all fitness levels and abilities. A fun program of post-race festivities including jumping castle, face painting, music and more will take place after the race. contact: Scott Aurisch. email: mail@somerset.qld.gov.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul BRISBANE SKY RUN (QLD)
Runners, triathletes, obstacle course junkies, whatever your thing, THIS is Brisbane's ultimate running test. In 2014, the new-look Brisbane Sky Run (formerly known as the Mousdash) offers a brand new challenge in the heart of the running season on Sunday July 13. While the courses remain the same (5km & 10km), the Brisbane Sky Run will take on a whole new flavour. All will be revealed when entries open May 8th... contact: Weekend Warrior Events. email: john@weekendwarriorevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul VCCL MYRNIONG HANDICAP 6.5KM (VIC)
A new event for the VCCL held at Lake Dewar Lodge near Myrniong. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 15 Jul 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 19 Jul SDAC WINTER SERIES - BOTTLE FOREST, EAST HEATHCOTE (NSW)
Join up with Sutherland District Athletics Club and enjoy participating in our Winter Series every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 4.6km (2.30pm) & 9.2km (3.00pm) this week at Bottle Forest, end of Bottle Forest Rd, East Heathcote. This course is undulating along National Park trails. INTERVAL START. Senior Scratch Championship race. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Winter season members enjoy free entry to Sutherland Half Marathon events. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com  contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 19-20 Jul GOLD COAST KOKODA CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling, cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours. And there is a good reason behind this distance and time - 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and the 39 hour time limit is in honour of the 39th Militia, the first Australian Troops to set foot on the Kokoda Track. Participants (with the help of their Support Crew) trek a 96km course that leads along fire trails, crosses 12 creeks and summits 5,000m of vertical elevation. The goal is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: mateship, endurance, courage and sacrifice.  contact: 755394141. email: jo@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Jul SRI CHINMOY PRINCES PARK RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Our annual running festival, including full marathon 42.2km, 30km, half marathon 21.1km, 10km and 5km. Staged from Lawn 5 on the Princes Park/Royal Park 5km loop with varying start times - see website for full details. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Jul COBURG FUN RUN AND WALK (VIC)
Sunday 20th July Coburg Fun Run 12/6km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. (Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18) www.coburgharriers.org.au. Enter online or on the day  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Jul VCCL BRAESIDE PARK 10KM (VIC)
A flat and fast 10km race through the red gums and former farmlands at Braeside Park. Organised jointly by the VCCL and VMA. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Jul SDAC WINTER SERIES - GRAYS POINT - TEMPTATION CREEK COURSE (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - approximately same distances - this week - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 7km (2.30pm) & 12.4km (3.00pm) starting at end of Grays Point Rd, near Grays Point Public School. The longer 7.1km & 12.4km back by popular demand! A very challenging hilly, rocky course. Undulating for the shorter distances. Senior Scratch Championship race and Junior Club Championship race. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Jul SMITHFIELD TRAIL RUN, CAIRNS (QLD)
FREE. NEW. The Smithfield Trail Run is conducted on dirt tracks at the Smithfield Conservation and Mountain Bike Park in Cairns, Queensland through rainforest and pine plantations with some steep ascends and descends. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Jul TEAM CHALLENGE (CAIRNS) (QLD)
After successful Team Challenges in 2011 and 2012, the Cairns Road Runners transferred ownership of this event over to Lorraine Lawson who are proud and excited to host the third Team Challenge in 2014! Make sure you take up the challenge or challenge someone yourself and come along for a great fun day out. The Team Challenge is a 5km running/walking event and we are looking for the fastest, the biggest and the best dressed teams in town.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Jul BLACKTOWN CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (INCLUDING THE WESTLINK M7 CITIES MARATHON) (NSW)
The Blacktown City Running Festival will incorporate the Blacktown City Fun Runs and Westlink M7 Cities Marathon on one day. Start and Finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill on Sunday 27 July 2014. Distances include The Cities Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 4km. There is a walk component in the 10km and 4km. There are various team categories! The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km courses will be IAAF/AIMS Certified.  contact: Mark Gibson. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Jul VCCL CHURCHILL PARK (ROWVILLE) 6.5KM (VIC)
A testing course on the trails of Churchill National Park. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2014
Sat 2 Aug THE BRIDGE MARATHON (QLD)
THE BRIDGE MARATHON The Bridge Marathon is six years old in 2014. Commencing at Teralba Park Mitchelton and passing along paths through the picturesque landscape of Albert Park and the Boondall Wetlands, concluding at Crockatt Park Woody Point on the Redcliffe peninsular. Two well equipped pitstops are provided along the way, and runners' times and event leg positions are real-time logged via the Bridge website. Participants can walk, run or form a relay team to make this their own marathon. Invest in the freedom of Dalit children, and their future. This event is primarily to raise awareness and funds for the Dalit children of India. 100% of funds raised go to the Bridge of Hope program in India. Without your help, most Dalit children cannot stay in school or escape the poverty that puts them at risk for commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or bonded labour.  contact: Bryson Thomas. email: brysonthomas@gfa.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 2-3 Aug KATHMANDU ADVENTURE SERIES (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event... Mountain biking, running / trekking, and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired - you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!  contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 7 - MIRAMBEENA 16KM, 8KM & 2 MILES. (NSW)
Garrison Point, Beatty Reserve, end of Beatty Parade (off Henry Lawson Dr), Mirambeena Regional Reserve, Georges Hall. If you haven't experienced the joys of running at Mirambeena, mark this down as a must do! Starting and finishing from the grassy expanse of Garrison Point, follow cycle paths through native bushland alongside Prospect Creek and around Lake Gillawarna. A few hills keep the effort honest. A run to delight body, heart and soul. Parking in car parks at the end of Beatty Parade. 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 3 Aug TOWNSVILLE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
The McDonald�s Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2k) Half Marathon (21.1k), 10k Classic, 5k Run/Walk and Junior race. Our AIMS accredited courses are fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 42nd Townsville Marathon - Australia�s 2nd oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow our tropical blue line and vie for $20,000 prize money. With a predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville�s award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race Dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August - Run Townsville and Explore the Region. See www.townsvillerunningfestival.com for entry, information and accommodation details. An event Run by Runners for Runners.  contact: Race Director. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Aug LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event incorporates the Get Running Half Marathon, a 10KM run and a 3km run. The event is held in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. The route of the Half marathon takes in views over the lovely Glass House Mountains. This event is now in its 4th year.  contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 Aug VCCL WOODLANDS CLASSIC (GREENVALE) 5KM (VIC)
A 5km race held by the Victorian Cross Country League on the trails at Woodlands Historic Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 Aug 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 9 Aug SDAC WINTER SERIES - BUNDEENA (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club every Saturday afternoon. Races at same time every week - this week a new course for 2013 - 1km (1.50pm), 2km (2.00pm), 3km (2.15pm), 5km (2.30pm) & 10km (3.00pm). Events commence at the junction of Eric St and Beachcomber Parade Bundeena at the start of the Coast track. This course is a combination of fire trail, beach and road running. Senior Scratch Championship Race & Junior Club Championship Race. Handicap points apply for everyone every week. Casual and new members of all ages/abilities, novice-elite welcome every week. Register online at www.sutherlandathletics.com contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
Marathon, half marathon, 7.5 km Trail runs/walk. What makes this event different is that it plays out over 2 days. You compete in your chosen event then enjoy good food, entertainment a night sleep before you compete again. Start/finish at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park South East Qld. Competitors can stay in luxury or camp overnight. This is a great event to share with your family or friends.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 10 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
August 10th. 40k/20k/10k/5k Trail Run at Emu Creek Extreme Retreat. Beautiful location in the Clarence River high country, near Tabulam NSW. 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from Gold coast or Coffs harbour. Come for the weekend. Free camping for participants. This run in tandem with the MTB event we have been running here for 7 years. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail run is on Sunday. Entries are open now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug ACE RADIO WIMMERA GRAMPIANS HEART CHALLENGE (VIC)
All welcome to the 3rd Ace Radio Wimmera Heart Challenge -Run for Russ-! Our goal is to combat the region's high death rates from cardiovascular disease. We're doing this by encouraging people of all ages, from everywhere, to get fit for our fun walk/run in the beautiful town of Stawell. 5km and 10km walk/run and a kiddies race for children 8 & under. Great family event in a beautiful setting at Cato Lake. The 5km and 10km runs are professionally timed. All entry fees and sponsorship support will go towards initiatives to help people of the Wimmera Grampians region prevent heart disease. contact: Jackie Peacock. email: run@heartchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug VCCL GEORGE PERDON TEN MILER (AVONDALE HEIGHTS) 16.09KM AND 6.5KM (VIC)
The annual George Perdon Handicap is held in honour of the VCCL and ultra running legend. This year the race will be held at the Tea Gardens in Avondale Heights. Please come and have a run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug SUTHERLAND HALF MARATHON & GALA DAY, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club, part of the Winter Series but also open to all non-members. Race distances 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 10k & 21.1k. All runs are along the beautiful but undulating Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park. Trophies awarded to place getters in 10k & half marathon. Cash prizes for male and female winners of half marathon. Online registration available from June. Sausage sizzle and fabulous relaxing surroundings for a picnic with family and friends. This is a perfect half marathon for beginners and attracts athletes from novice to elite. contact: Sally Luxton. email: publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug WORLD LONG DISTANCE MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
59th Pikes Peak Ascent (21 km), Manitou Springs USA. 2382 metres of ascent. Elevation gain (start to summit) is 7,815' (2,382 meters); the start is at 6,300' (1,920m) and the summit is 14,115' (4,302m).  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 Aug GO NATURAL MULTISPORT - KU-RING-GAI CHASE (NSW)
Saturday 16th August will see the ninth year running of the popular Go Natural Multisport Challenge. The course consists of a 32km road cycle, 12km paddle (kayaks available for hire) and a 12km trail run taking in some of the best scenery in Northern Sydney. The race is an excellent opportunity to shake off those winter cobwebs and compete for over $5,000 worth of prizes.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug 45KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON, TABLELANDS, FNQ (QLD)
The third of four races in the FNQ Trail Running series this looped race follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest circuit in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Start and finish at Kauri Creek day-use area, Tinaroo Dam. 21.1km, 10km and 5km options available too. Come for the show weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 21.1KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 10km or 5km fun run.  contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 10KM MT HAIG TRAIL RUN - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 5km fun run. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 5KM MT HAIG FUN RUN - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 10km. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug THE LAKES COLLEGE FUN RUN (QLD)
�Consisting of events run over 2km, 5km and 10km circuits, The Lakes College Fun Run takes advantage of the 80 kilometres of bike- and pathways that criss-cross the master-planned North Lakes community. Set against a picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes and bushland, this is a great event with something for everyone.�  contact: Graham. email: tlcfunrun@thelakes.qld.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN - 5KM, 10K & 21.1KM (VIC)
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautifully reinvigorated Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. There are a variety of distances to choose from - 5km, 10km, 21.1km and we'll even have some sack races for the littlies! Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula contact: Richard Does. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details.
 


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