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Jan 2014
Sat-Sun 4 Jan-28 Dec CAIRNS PARKRUN, QUEENSLAND (QLD)
Free, each Saturday, timed, 5km. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: cairnsoffice@parkrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2014
Sun-Mon 23-23 Mar NUMURKAH WETLANDS FUN RUN (VIC)
Events: 10 & 5km run, 5km walk Team event: 5km & 10km teams race minimum 4 entries (fastest 4 across the line) Kids: 1km grade 2 & under, 2km grade 3-6 Venue: St. Joseph's primary school Numurkah Cost: $30 Adults, $10 U/16's, Gold coin kids Start time: 9am Adults - 10.15am kids Pre Registration by Friday 21st March 4pm entries accepted on the morning additional $5 First 200 entries receive dry fit singlet free, spot prizes, entry bag and family BBQ Everyone Welcome Run or Walk contact: St.Joseph's Primary school Numurkah 0358621804. email: tjcox@bembaala.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2014
Fri-Sun 21-23 Nov TOUR DE TAMBORINE (QLD)
Conquer the Mountain at the Tour de Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival 2014. The 3 day event includes a fun filled mixture of action packed running, cycling, mountain trails and walking activities for over 2000 participants of all abilities - weekend sports warriors to family fun day enthusiasts. Add to that celebrity sports ambassadors, mountain celebrations, live music, extreme sports performances and much much more, it's an event not to be missed. Check out the details online, including early entry and team/family discounts on www.tourdetamborine.com.au contact: Emma Porter. email: events@pm9.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Nov SRI CHINMOY TRIPLE TRIATHLON (ACT)
3 mountain running legs, 3 mountain bike legs and 3 swim legs exploring the length and breadth of Canberra. A tough day out for the committed solo athlete or a fantastic adventure for a relay team of from 2 – 9 members. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov ZOO RUN - CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (QLD)
Introducing our first ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The ZOO RUN is a fun run where you'll run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are a serious athlete take on the 5 kilometre challenge! Not so serious? No worries, how about a 2 kilometre family fun run / walk. You can even dress-up if you are that way inclined! We'll even have a prize for best-dressed entrant / team! The event will be starting at 6:30am and finishing by 8:00am. Of course, the ZOO RUN will be a fundraiser for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so you will be getting sweaty for a good cause! We'll need sponsors and supporters to get this organised, so please give us a call if you want to help this awesome event. We'll also need some volunteers! Prices are only $50 per participant for the 5 km run, or $40 per participant for the 2 km family fun run / walk. Riding in a pram or stroller is not permitted on the 5km bush track. If you are taking bub out to enjoy the beauty of Currumbin please join in on the 2km paved path way. There might still be a few bumps and hills along the way, so be ready for it! Children aged 3 and under are also FREE!!! contact: Kathy Lather. email: info@wildlifeemergency.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov COBURG LAKE CLASSIC FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg Lake Classic Fun Run Sunday 23rd November 2014, 9am for an event that is a little different from our normal Fun Runs, being a 10km run or a 5km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the placegetters, Certificates for all, free morning tea, and a friendly atmosphere. Enter on the day or online, Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10 contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov MAJURA VALLEY'S RUN FOR YOUR LIFELINE CANBERRA FUN RUN 2014 (ACT)
The inaugural 5km/10km/half marathon run or walk will be held on the brand new Majura Parkway. All money raised is for Lifeline Canberra. Every dollar you give helps us save lives.  contact: Karen. email: raceinfo@act.lifeline.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov SEAFORD WETLANDS FUN RUN (VIC)
Rotary (Peninsula 2.0) is partnering with Seaford Little Athletic Centre and Seaford North Primary School to conduct a Family Fun Run around the RAMSAR listed Seaford Wetlands, to raise awareness and funds for the establishment of a new mental health service in the wider Frankston area: Kindred Clubhouse Program. Kindred Clubhouses provide respect, hope, friendship and opportunities to those living with mental illnesses. The Seaford (and Edithvale) Wetland area is RAMSAR listed for its extraordinary variety of birdlife; especially as a nesting area for significant species of migratory birds. We know that physical activity helps support feelings of wellness and positivity; and we also know that mental illness affects not only the sufferer, but their families and friends too. We want this Fun Run to show that being active together is a positive and inclusive step in managing mental illness.  contact: Kerri Jewell. email: kerri.jewell@optusnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov RUN FOR THE HILLS (NSW)
Partnered by the Hills News and Transurban (M2) - and supported by NAB, The Hills Shire Council and Hills Bus - the 8am scenic run starts and finishes on Main Street, outside the Piazza at Castle Towers and will be followed by Street Festival for families on Main Street, with Main Stage entertainment featuring our event Ambassador, Sam Moran. The Hills News Hills M2 Run for the Hills Festival has something for everyone. You can kick off your Christmas shopping at The Designer Markets, bop along to incredible LIVE performances by our Ambassador Sam Moran (The Wiggles/ Nick Jr's 'Play Along With Sam) in our Pop-Up Park, or let your kids play until their heart is content in our NAB Kids Zone! The Hills Shire is extraordinarily generous when it comes to supporting wonderful local causes. This year, as in 2013, Run for the Hills will support a children's charitable organisation called Lifestart, that provides vital early intervention services to babies and preschoolers in the Hills with disabilities such as Downs Syndrome and Autism. So not only will we give people the chance to celebrate a fabulous festival event, any gold coin donations they make at the event will be helping to change little lives in the process! contact: Yvonne Keane. email: yvonne@yvonnekeane.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 29 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 6 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 29 Nov AFTERGLOW TWILIGHT-NIGHT TRAIL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
Australia's only night time trail half marathon! Held on the Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne, Victoria, Afterglow starts out in the twilight glow of the final days of Spring, treading into the Surf Coast's Ironbark forest and quickly into the pitch of night, taking on the darkness with trails lit only by headlamps (and glow sticks). The unique event will finish with a carnival-like atmosphere with live retro music including a saxophonist playing on course, drummers on course, a DJ at the finish and 'glow-themed' entertainers. Afterglow is also being held in support of beyondblue, a not-for-profit organisation that tackles the issues of depression and anxiety.Runners are being encouraged to wear anything that glows or is fluoro - or just bright and bad taste in general - in the spirit of the event's name, and also with reference to a charitable aim of shining a light on issues relating to depression and anxiety.  contact: Chris Ord. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Nov SRI CHINMOY CHERRY LAKE CHRISTMAS RUN (VIC)
Staged at Cherry Lake in Altona and includes 3 laps, 2 laps or 1 lap on the running trail around the lake - 10.5km, 7km or 3.5km. Start time 8.00am. This is our final race of the year and a certain Christmas personality makes an appearance with free gifts for all the children! 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 30 Nov TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (QLD)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids. contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Nov CENTRAL COAST HALF MARATHON & 10KM FUN RUN (NSW)
Flat, scenic course along the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay and return. 1/2 Marathon and 10k Fun Run for all ages and abilities. An awesome way to spent a Sunday morning! Organised by The Central Coast Hash House Harriers. contact: Christine Laing. email: info@centralcoasthalfmarathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 7 (VIC)
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Nov SRI CHINMOY WYNNUM SEASIDE RUN, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM, BRISBANE (QLD)
Start and finish at Bayside park in Manly fast flat course right along the seaside with the far end of the course along a path through the mangroves in Elanora Park. Aid stations every 2.5km and a great hot pancake and fresh fruit post race brekkie.Multiple age group medal award categories.  contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Nov COLOR VIBE 5K-- TOOWOOMBA (QLD)
Wanting to get active, create new memories, take cool pictures and have the time of your life? Then come join the Colour Vibe party! The Colour Vibe 5k is coming to Toowoomba on 30 November and don't want you to miss out on any of the fun! Grab your friends and family and come run/walk our 5k course while getting‪#‎VIBErant‬ and colourful with us! Afterwards, get crazy at our giant dance party with some epic beats! You'll come a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural! Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. A portion of our proceeds will also be donated back to a local charity! The first 500 people to use code TOOWOOMBA5 will receive $5 off their registration! Sign up at aus.thecolorvibe.com/toowoomba.php ‪#‎ColorVibeToowoomba‬ https://www.facebook.com/events/296524510540990 contact: Color Vibe. email: support@thecolorvibe.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Nov MARGARET RIVER FUN RUN 2014 (WA)
The run (10km / 4km) is the annual fundraising event of the Rotary Club of Margaret River to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The event is also sponsored by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. In its 18th year the event will take participants from the beautiful town of Margaret River, past vineyards and through bush to finish at the spectacular Surfers Point, showcasing its recent $5.6m upgrade. It will be fun for the entire family no matter if you run, jog or just walk the course. The run will be followed by a FREE community festival.  contact: Neil fox. email: info@renard.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2014
Tue 2 Dec MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Thu 4 Dec SURF AND TURF NIGHT TRAIL SERIES (NSW)
The Surf and Turf Night Trail Series is an off road running/walking event held at 7.30pm on a Thursday night on the beautiful golf courses of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Participants can enter the 8km or 4km run or walk as an individual or a team member. And, after getting your headlamp on and taking a dash around the course you get to finish it off with a social drink or a dinner at the clubhouse. It's a race to the 19th hole - ready, set, go... contact: Endorphin Enterprises. email: lyndsay@endorphinenterprises.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 4 Dec 2014 ZATOPEK BCD 10,000M GRADED TRACK RACES. (VIC)
Athletics Essendon invites all distance runners to race in the 2014 Zatopek BCD 10,000m Graded Track Races. All runners all welcome, club runners, fun runners, park runners, trail runners, triathletes etc. You do NOT have to be a registered Athletics Victoria athlete to compete in this event. Entries are limited, as we can only have a specific number of athletes on the track in each event. Go to athsvic.org.au, click on events, then click on calendar, then scroll down to the event date, then click on registrations open, then create an online profile to enter and pay your event fee. contact: Stephen Murphy. email: athsess@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 6 Dec MUD RUN (NSW)
The Mud Run is an obstacle jumping, mud crawling, hill climbing gallop around the world famous Sydney Equestrian Cross Country Course! Follow in the footsteps of Olympians on this insane course that constantly throws up surprises around every corner. You will get wet, you will get muddy, you will occasionally neigh or grunt like a horse but you will definitely earn your sugar cube at the finish. Don't forget to save some energy for the final furlong where you will meet some unexpected surprises.....  contact: Jared Cox. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 6 Dec 3 POINTS CHALLENGE & OCEAN SWIM (NSW)
First event is a 2km Ocean Swim around our spectacular headland. This is followed by the main event, the 3 Points Challenge, with surf swims at North Curl Curl, South Curl Curl and Freshwater beaches, interrupted with runs along the 3 km stretch of scenic coastline in between the swim legs. A unique and testing event. Top 6 place getters are invited to the Dash for Cash with more money up for grabs  contact: Louis Tassone. email: 3pointschallenge@nccslsc.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 6 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN TIME TRIAL (VIC)
Melbourne. Summer is here! Celebrate with a run around the Tan, just a few minutes out of the 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 at the barbeques by the river afterwards. Breakfast free for VRR members and $3 for visitors. contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Dec BELLE PROPERTY BALMAIN FUN RUN (NSW)
The Balmain Fun Run, held on Sunday 7th December 2014, is the final event on the Sydney Fun Run calendar, and attracts a high calibre of entrant. The winners of the 2013 10km event were Harry Summers (winner of the Australian 5000m Championships 2012) and ex-Olympian Victoria Mitchell. Aimed equally at serious runners and families looking for a fun day out, the BFR starts and finishes at King George Park and winds through Callan Park. It consists of 4 events: 10km run, 5km run/walk, 2km race (Primary School kids) and Porte a Partner 100m dash. Not just a running event, the Balmain Fun includes lots of fun activities for the kids (bouncy castles, face painting, craft and more) making it a great day out for the whole family. In its 6th year, the 2014 event promises to be even bigger and better than ever! contact: Trudy Graves. email: info@balmainfunrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Dec POTTSVILLE RUN SWIM (NSW)
5k Trail run 2k Open Water Swim 1.5k/500m/1.5k Aquathon contact: Enter 'Pottsville' on the Register Now website for details. email: pottsvillelts@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Dec SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
8km, 10km and 20km race options. A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 11 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TWILITE TAN TIME TRIAL (VIC)
Melbourne, only a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km, once or twice around the Tan. End the working day with a run along the beautiful, leafy course by the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens. One challenging hill, up Anderson St. Start time: 6.30 pm. Location: Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance forecourt (Melway 2F K12; UBD 4 F20). All welcome, members and non-members. Cost: $2 for all participants. This is a casual fun run with no prizes, held monthly in the warmer months. contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 13 Dec TREX AUSTRALIAN CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS (VIC)
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and MultiSport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs. Australian Champs competitors tackle a challenging 1500m swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run in a bid to take out the title and a share in the $10,000 prize pool! Those looking to take out the title of 'Dirt Master Victoria' will be lining up on the start line again the following day to compete in the Sprint Course Cross Triathlon followed by a 10km trail run as part of the Multisport Festival. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 10 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. With the Christmas party season upon us, it's as well to reward the body and spirit with what they really love best: an enlivening morning run in uplifting surrounds and the best company! Celebrate the year's achievements in the best possible way. It's nice to win, and achieve personal best times – but the real victory is in turning up and participating. Parking at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec BLACK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE [CANCELLED] (ACT)
8am 5km from National Museum to Summit of Black Mountain. Organised by Woden Harriers Athletics Club. CANCELLED. The long time organiser has left Canberra.
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX CROSS TRIATHLON SPRINT/JUNIOR/TEASER COURSE - BENDIGO, VICTORIA (VIC)
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and Multisport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in Bendigo, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs & Multisport weekend. Following on from the Australian Champs on the Saturday, on Sunday the TreX Cross Triathlon Sprint course, Teaser course and junior competitors take to the trails. Sprint course competitors are in for a 500m swim, 10km mountain bike and 5km trail run, whilst the teaser course competitors and juniors will tackle a 200m swim, 6km mountain bike and 1km trail run. For those sprint course competitors who are after an added challenge, competing in the 10km trail run on the Sunday afternoon will put you in the running to be crowned mini Dirt Master/Mistress Victoria. For the juniors, the 5km trail run option completes the race for Junior Dirt Dude Victoria. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX MULTISPORT FESTIVAL - 10KM/5KM TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Completing the TreX Cross Triathlon Aus Champs and Multisport weekend are the 10km and 5km trail runs. Set on undulating trails and track amongst the Box Ironbark forest and then traversing the banks for beautiful Crusoe Reservoir, this trail run course offers something for everyone including spectacular scenery, challenging off road trails, some technical sections as well as a bit of water and mud. 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.
 
Tue 16 Dec BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES (ACT)
Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT. 6.30am 21.2 km Tour de Ridges run & 15.3 km bush walk; 7.15am 15.3 km run; 7.30am 10.6 km out and back ‘flat’ Farrer - Isaacs trail run & walk.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 31 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) NEW YEAR'S EVE RUN AND CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST (VIC)
Melbourne. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a morning run around the beautiful Tan, only a few minutes out of the CBD. Enjoy a champagne and croissant breakfast by the Yarra River afterwards. Distance: 4 km or 8 km (once or twice around the Tan). Start time: 7.30 am. Register from 6.45 am. Location: Tan track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, near the Swan Street Bridge (Melway 2G A9). Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $5 for juniors. Cost covers champagne and croissants. Certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Enquiries: Secretary 0428 272 093 contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 31 Dec 'GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE' DAWN BUSTERS 5 KM RUN GEELONG 7:00 AM (VIC)
New Year's Eve Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 7:00 am This run starts at the Carousel at the bay end of Moorabool Street. The course travels west along the scenic beach front towards Rippleside before turning back and heading east through the start. After heading about two kilometres towards Limeburners Point the run comes back down onto the water front for a fast flat finish at the Carousel. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children with all proceeds going to the local charity "Give Where You Live, Geelong". Over $6000 was donated in 2013. With lots of prizes, and more than half of that in spot prizes, there is a chance for everyone to take something home. Registrations (on the day only) start at 6:00 a.m. at the Carousel. Come along and do something for yourself as well as for charity. See you there.  contact: Tom Blood (ph 52435374) or Ken Walker (ph 0421936794). email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jan 2015
Fri 2 Jan BELLS BASH CLIFF RUN (VIC)
The Bells Bash Cliff Run is an 8km fun run or 4km run/walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back. The 12th annual Bells Bash Cliff Run will take place on Friday, 2nd January, 2015. The course takes runners along a picturesque undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the stunning coastline between the two points. Each entrant receives the famous Bells Bash T-shirt.  contact: club. email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (VIC)
For the very first time, we are offering a unique event in multisport racing in Australia - the location is the iconic Phillip Island Racetrack! You will have the chance to race on one of the fastest motorsports circuits in the world. There is an event for everyone from the triathlete, swimmer, cyclist and runner and from ages 5 - 99 and for all abilities. This will be a must do weekend event for the entire family. Running Events include Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and Kids Races.  contact: XOSIZE events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (VIC)
For the very first time we are offering a unique racing opportunity on Phillip Island where you will compete on one of the fastest motorsport circuits in the world, the Phillip Island Racetrack. It is a weekend full of events from running, triathlon, cycling, swimming, aquathon and kids events. There are multiple distances to choose from so check out our website for the full listing of events and timetable.  contact: XOSIZE Events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Fri 4-9 Jan THAR DESERT ULTRA
TDU is an ultra marathon event combining a challenging multi-day ultra experience with the opportunity to immerse ones self in a rich culture and, at the same time, make a difference for vulnerable women and girls in Rajasthan, India. TDU is not a race. Whilst participants are welcome to bring their Garmins and attempt to lay down new P.Bs, there is no official timing of the four daily legs. Instead, the focus is on celebrating shared experiences and the power of using a passion for running to support women and girls in need. TDU takes place over 5 days, including three challenging consecutive days of running, totaling 170 kms as well as exciting tours of Jodhpur�s Old City, the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and the inspiring projects of Sambhali Trust, which will benefit from the proceeds of TDU.  contact: Chris Pye. email: chris.c.pye@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun-Fri 4-9 Jan THAR DESERT ULTRA
Thar Desert Ultra is a charity ultra marathon and cultural experience, in Rajasthan, India. This five-day adventure includes a three-day ultra through the Thar Desert, covering 170 kms. With proceeds going to the work of the Sambhali Trust, to support vulnerable women and girls in the region, registrants will have the opportunity to visit one of Sambhali's projects and meet some of the women they will be supporting.  contact: Chris Pye. email: chris.c.pye@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN (11TH ANNUAL, 5TH OFFICIAL...) 28KM/56KM (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! A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Katrina 0401 149 537. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Jan RESOLUTION RUN (SA)
So what is your new year's resolution? If it includes getting fit and healthy then the Brisbane Resolution Run (January, 2015) may be the perfect start to the new year. Begin 2015 the way you intend to continue. Take part as you running or walking on one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Choose either the 11km (run) or 5.5km (run or walk), and bring the kids for the 1km kids event (run or walk), 6am start. Event Location: River Stage, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Jan HANS RESOLUTION RUN (QLD)
Kick start your year with the Hans Resolution Run. A fun and fit way to begin 2015! contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Jan BRISBANE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 3 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to be hosting the inaugural running of the Brisbane Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the greater Brisbane region. Round 3 sees us at Bunyaville Conservation Park with a 15.3km Altra Footwear Long Course and 9.1km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Brisbane Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Jan COBURG NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg New Years Resolution Fun Run/Walk 9am Sunday 18th January 2015 12km run/ 6km run/walk, Online entry or enter on the day Trophies for place getters, Certificates for all,free morning tea, Harold Stevens Athletic Track Outlook Road Coburg, Melway 18 A10. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Jan SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
8km, 10km and 20km race options. A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Jan TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (VIC)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 26 Jan KNAPSACK LAP RACE - 3HR/6HR (NSW)
We are celebrating Australia Day this year with a bush run with a difference. A 5km loop course around Knapsack Park, Glenbrook. The course has a mixture of single track, fire trail, descents, climbs and two lookouts. Solo runners, pairs relays and teams relays of up to four categories are available to suit all runners. Get a bunch of mates together and come up and make a day of it. Have a run and then sit back, enjoy the company, have a cold drink and watch others do the running. Starting out of the leafy surrounds of sleepy Knapsack Oval and taking in the sights of this largely unknown running reserve (well Mtb I suppose officially). The Knapsack Lap Race will provide single track, open fire trail, ridge lines, gully�s and tremendous views from the Marge�s and Elizabeth Lookouts. All in a tidy 5km circuit. The event offers opportunities for solo runners and relay teams. With time frames of 3hrs and 6hrs to choose from. Run as many or as few laps as you want, but most importantly don�t miss the most enjoyable Australia Day event going round in running circles (literally).  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2015
Sat 7 Feb BUSSELTON RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON & FUN RUN (WA) contact: https://www.facebook.com/busseltonrunnersclubhalfmarathon. email: admin@busseltonrunnersclub.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Feb GOLD COAST TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 3 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to again be running the Gold Coast Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the GC. Round 3 sees us at Numinbah Forest Reserve with an 11.4km Altra Footwear Long Course and 6.9km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Gold Coast Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Feb CARLTON CLASSIC MARATHON (VIC)
This run is the Melbourne leg of the Triple 7 Quest, see http://www.triple7quest.com Limited numbers can join this elite group for the first part of their quest.  contact: John Perkins. email: jperkins@nieir.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Feb TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (QLD)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids. contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Feb WENTWORTH FALLS 16KM (NSW)
Arguably our most stunning short course race. Runners negotiate numerous trails in and around the Wentworth Falls area. The majority of this course is on single trail and includes lots of stairs. Runners are rewarded with some of the most magnificent views of the Blue Mountains NP. Some of the views of the various waterfalls and the iconic Mt. Solitary and truly wonderful.  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Into its fifth year the Wangaratta events have grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival approaching 2500 entrants. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley. 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 and 5km fun run courses also incorporate a lovely section of urban trail. With an AIMS / IAAF certified marathon and half marathon course, and each of the 10km, 5km and 2km courses also measured to the same standard, entrants are encouraged to target personal best results in these events and be confident that their finish time is on an accurate course. Bib chip timing is included for all events (start and finish mat) as are customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event). Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee which is just $70 prior to 31 December for the marathon (then $80 to 20/2/15). All other entry fees are equally as value focused and are thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" and with an early marathon start available to all entrants we value and welcome all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for the fifth edition of this welcoming regional event.  contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb COMMUNITY BANK WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING (VIC)
Boutique family running event just 80km east of Melbourne, in Warburton. One of Victoria's most scenic runs on trails along the banks of the upper Yarra, and on quiet rural roads. Affordable entry prices. Over $5000 in prizes. Team awards. Half Marathon, 10km & 5km runs, 5km walk and Kids' dash (approx 2km). In its 12 year now. Limited numbers. Registration opens November 1, 2014. contact: Sue Hoffman. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb RIVER RUN - GEELONG (VIC)
The Latrobe Health Centre - River Run is a flat and fast 5k/10k course along the banks of the beautiful Barwon River in Geelong. Starting and finishing at Barwon Valley Park, the River Run takes participants on sealed paths alongside the river over single loop 5 & 10k courses. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb Q1 STAIR CHALLENGE (QLD)
Are you ready to take on Australia's tallest building? Take it from sea level to sky point! contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb THE HUME BANK CITY2CITY RUN WALK (NSW)
The inaugural Hume Bank City2City Run Walk is an event aimed at promoting community health and wellbeing while raising funds for the local cross-border health service, Albury Wodonga Health. People of all abilities can challenge themselves to either a 10km or 7.5km run or walk, with exclusive access to iconic city roads normally off-limits to runners and pedestrians. 100% of all monies raised will go to Albury Wodonga Health with Cardiac Services being the beneficiary in Year 1.  contact: Jen Hayes. email: info@city2cityawh.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
8km, 10km and 20km race options. A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 28 Feb-1 Mar COLOUR CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Our aim is to provide the leading event in Orange and the Central West, promoting the region and a healthy lifestyle,whilst providing participants with a rewarding,value for money experience no matter what their goals. The Colour City Running Festival caters for all runners from the kids 2km event through to a Marathon for the more serious runner.  email: colourcityrunningfestival@gmail.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2015
Sun 1 Mar BRISBANE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 4 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to be hosting the inaugural running of the Brisbane Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the greater Brisbane region. Round 4 sees us at Daisy Hill Regional Park with a 20.1km Altra Footwear Long Course and 13.1km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Brisbane Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Mar YMCA WOMEN AND GIRLS FUN RUN (ACT) Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Mar RUN WARRANDYTE (VIC)
The Run Warrandyte Fun Run is is an event for all runners, with distances of 2.25km, 4km, 8km and 12km. The course takes runners through beautiful Warrandyte with views of the river, with the challenge of some hills. The run is on sealed roads and has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from experienced runners to walkers and families.  contact: Steven Killey. email: steven@liftme.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Mar GMHBA, WYNDHAM ROTARY FUN RUN/WALK (VIC)
Run, 5km or 10km or Walk 4km or 8km around the scenic Werribee River in Werribee. The course is ideal for first time runners, avid walkers or experienced runners seeking a new challenge! Have a great time participating in a fun community event, while raising vital funds for the Royal Children's Good Friday Appeal and other local charities. You can enter as an individual, with friends and family or perhaps enter a corporate team. It promises to be a fun filled day with something for everyone including giveaways, special guests and lots more!  contact: David Lane. email: info@wyndhamfunrun.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 6 Mar THE WILD WOMEN ON TOP SYDNEY COASTREK (NSW)
The Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek is a 55km Team Challenge along Sydneys Stunning coastline. The 55km events start at Palm Beach OR Coogee and all teams finish at Bamoral Beach. Sydney Coastrek is a team event for 4 people - and 50% must be female. Sydney Coastrek is open to all levels of fitness - from runners to slower trekkers - and all teams must finish within 18 hours. Sydney Coastrek supports The Fred Hollows Foundation and is Sydney's fastest growing event. contact: 0411 344 138. email: Sydney.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 7-8 Mar BCU COFFS TRIATHLON (NSW)
With its beautiful location and world-class course, the bcu Coffs Tri is one of the must do events on the national Triathlon calendar. bcu Coffs Tri boasts events for everyone and every fitness level with kids events on Saturday 7th March followed by an 'Enticer' and 'Olympic Distance' Tri's on Sunday 8th March. The Olympic Distance event is open to both individuals and teams, so if you're good at one of the disciplines but not the others, gather together a couple of others to help! contact: Village Sports Team. email: info@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar KING ISLAND IMPERIAL 20 (TAS)
Over the second weekend in March, on an island midway between Victoria and mainland Tasmania, you will find one of the most unique running events in the country, the King Island Imperial 20. The event is now in its 22nd year. The King Island Imperial 20 has an event for everyone. The main feature is a challenging 32 kilometre footrace which is the only coast to coast race in Australia. Support events include a 32 kilometre walking race as well as team walking and running races. This is not just another run - be prepared to indulge in the truly unique King Island lifestyle, generous hospitality and incredible food. email: info@kingislandrace.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar GOLD COAST TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - ROUND 4 (QLD)
Those Guys Events are proud to again be running the Gold Coast Trail Running Series: four events covering a variety of terrains and natural environments across the GC. Round 4 sees us at Hinze Dam with a 15.8km Altra Footwear Long Course and 10.7km Ultimate Direction Short Course. Gold Coast Trail Running Series events are suitable for all running ability levels. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Mar TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK (NSW)
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Mar THE GREAT RAIL RUN (VIC)
A MUST DO EVENT, The Great Rain Run is a race again the Steam Train from Queenscliff to Drysdale along the beautiful Bellarine Rail Trail. You can take on the entire 17km course from Queenscliff to Drysdale stations, the 10km event where you catch the Steamy for the first 7k, jump off and race it to Drysdale or the relay event of 3 legs covering 4.4km, 7.1k and 5.5k.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 20 Mar ELTHAM FUN RUN WALK (VIC)
Start time 9am. Come and find your happy pace and join us on Sunday 15th March, 2015 for our annual 5km and 10km Walk/ Run through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne. Enjoy the scenery along the Nillumbik walking paths as you walk, jog or race, individually, with family or as part of a team! All ages and fitness levels welcome. Join our 2015 Fun Run Ambassador world renowned Nikki Chapple! Pop it into your diary, and start training now as we'd love to see you there! Online registrations opening early December 2014! Early bird registrations will receive an Athletes Foot voucher. All profits donated to the YMCA Open Doors initiative Check out some photos from last year Fun Run pictures http://www.eltham.ymca.org.au/Media/docs/Fun-Run-pictures-2014-16fcb175-1f38-4628-8441-5c4f8f38ac1d-0.pdf contact: Karen Quinn. email: karen.quinn@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar ROLLER COASTER RUN (VIC)
Approximately 21.5 and 43 km trail runs, starting and finishing at SkyHigh. Experience the sunrise illuminating Melbourne from an elevated viewpoint. Have a beautiful run on the western front of the Dandenongs. Follow it up by some quality cheering/heckling time as you eat brunch, overlooking other finishers and the course. (Brunch is included in the short distance entry.) Watch out for clowns.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Clarkey 0403 819 390. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
?? WOODFORD DAM 19KM (TO BE CONFIRMED) (NSW)
The trails around Woodford Dam have been virtually unknown to the public, being locked away as Catchment land beyond public access for many decades until a few years ago. When the Sydney Catchment Authority opened these areas to the public, word spread slowly through the local running and mountain biking community. Steep trails through quiet valleys appealed as a perfect venue for the Running Wild series.The course mixed in hills and water- following the edge of the dam and passing several quiet waterfalls with four big hills and corresponding downhills. contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
8km, 10km and 20k race options along with a 30km option to finish of the season! A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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