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Jan 2016
Mon-Sun 25 Jan-5 Jun ASICS ELLEKER HALF MARATHON AND 10K ROAD RACE, ALBANY (WA)
The 21st Asics Elleker Half Marathon (21.1K) and 10 km road run is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. The event attracted over 190 entrants, with participants traveling from as far away as Perth, Busselton, Bunbury and Esperance to take part. The event is conducted in and around the small township of Elleker, situated 12 km west of Albany, (400km south of Perth). The course is a pleasant, relatively flat route around Grassmere Lake, traveling through picturesque karri forests and farmland. The mild weather at the time of the event (Sunday of the June West Aust long weekend) makes for perfect PB distance running conditions. After the event participants are provided with a soup and roll, before the prize presentations. Registration or more information go to - Web: albanyaths.myclub.org.au , Facebook: Albany Athletics Club (inc), Mail:PO BOX 1356, ALBANY. WA. 6331. Contact Simon on 9844 3107  contact: Dan Smith 0409532013. email: dantheman58@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2016
Sat-Sun 13-14 Feb FALLS CREEK MOUNTAIN RAID - TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL (VIC)
A collection of Trail Runs will be held across the weekend, providing the opportunity for runners to experience the spectacular alpine trails and lofty mountain summits around Falls Creek. >> 11.5km Alpine Ash Run - Saturday morning >> 3km Summit Sprint - Saturday afternoon >> 5.5km Falls Creek Explorer - Sunday morning >> 19km Heathy Spur Run - Sunday morning Open to runners of all levels, whether you're after a leisurely jog through the pristine mountain air or a hard core, off-road challenge to test you. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Feb RUN FOR STRENGTH FUN RUN (VIC)
The MDA Run for Strength is a 10km or 5km run or walk around Melbourne's Albert Park Lake, to support Muscular Dystrophy care and research. Love Running? Run for Strength! If running is your first love, what better day is there to pound the pavement than February 14? MDA's seventh annual fun run around Albert Park Lake falls on Valentine's Day in 2016 and we are calling on all lovers of running, jogging and walking to join in this popular event on the MDA calendar. There's a 5km run or walk, but for those seriously enamoured with running, there's a 10km circuit to embrace. MDA hopes to exceed the $30,000 raised through this event last year, so what are you waiting for? Don't be afraid to commit! Sign up today for what is shaping to be a LOVEly event!  contact: Reese Masita. email: reese.masita@mda.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Feb CUPID'S UNDIE RUN (NSW)
Cupid�s Undie Run is back in Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast for another year! Help us support the Children�s Tumour Foundation and raise 180,000 dollars for NF research. This year we�re coming back louder, prouder and a little more cheekier! 2016 Cupid Undie Run invites you to strip down to your undies this Valentines Day weekend for a great cause. Happening in over 30 countries worldwide come in your bedrooms bests to raise money to cure a genetic disorder. Sydney�s Cupid�s Undie Run is a 1.5km run/walk/crawl/meander starting and finishing at the beautiful Bondi Beach, followed by a party and prizes for our top fundraisers, remember it is a fun run not a race! Registration has opened! Get in quick to snag up early bird offer only valid until 31st of December.  contact: 02 9713 6111. email: childrenstumourfdn.au@gmail.com . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 16 Feb BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 17 Feb SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 20 AT GLEBE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Glebe. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 17 Feb SUNSET SERIES (VIC)
Experience the excitement of running 4 or 8km through three of Melbourne's favourite venues at dusk: Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park and the Tan. These iconic Melbourne locations will be transformed with a selection of great food, live music, Sunset Bar and areas to sit down and relax after your run. Just some of the many reasons why this is one of Melbourne's favourite running events. Grab your friends, make a night of it and celebrate running in style.  contact: 9285 0600. email: Info@solemotive.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 20-21 Feb NESTLE MINI TRI AND TRIAL BAY TRIATHLON (NSW)
Starting with a run swim run at 12.00pm on Saturday for the 5 year olds and 6-7 year olds, 3 separate swim cycle run events for 8-9, 10-11 and 12-15 year olds. Followed by a Presentation at 5.00pm. Sunday the main event starts at 7.30 with a 500m swim, 25km cycle and 6km run. Entry fees 5-7 yrs $15.00; 8-15 yrs $20.00.No teams this year. This fee includes a 1-day Race Licence Insurance cover. If registered with your State Triathlon Association, supply your valid registration number and deduct $6 per registered person. Sunday seniors $90 Individual and $150 Team NOTE: The above prices are for competitors that are registered with the State body (a valid registration card MUST be presented at registration). An additional $10 one-day race licence applies for non registered individuals and non registered teams. Presentation is at 11.00am Closing Date: Online entries close at 5.00 pm Tuesday 16th Feb 2016. Late entries will be accepted on race day up to 1 hour prior to the race start time and a $5.00 late entry fee will apply.  contact: 02 6566 7419. email: trialbay@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 20 Feb DOMAIN STADIUM STAIR RACE (WA)
The Stadium Stair Race is an exciting event at Domain Stadium now in its second year. The unique course will take you up, down and through the iconic venue, back of house and exclusive areas of the venue, finishing on the hallowed turf under the stadium lights! Participants will be supporting Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions. Ready, Step, Go!  contact: MSWA Events. email: events@mswa.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Feb SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
Distance options are 8km, 10km and 20km. Friendly competition where runners of all ages and abilities are welcome! 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. Finish your morning with a post race breaky and cool off in the dam! email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Feb LATROBE HEALTH CENTRE RIVER RUN (VIC)
The 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 event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. The course is pram friendly and is very reasonably priced. The event assists the River's Gift Charity raise much needed funds to help stamp out SIDS. contact: PB Events 0448854146. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Feb RUN FOR HOPE - MELBOURNE 2016 (VIC)
Run for Hope - Melbourne is a 4.25km run/walk and 8.5km run around the Maribyrnong River, starting and finishing in Coulson Gardens, Maribyrnong. The event is to raise funds and awareness for Pink Hope, a charity that supports women and families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. As well as the run/walk there will be face painting, jumping castle, kids art activites, sausage sizzle, entertainment, health information and raffle with great prizes! contact: Sarah Powell. email: runforhopemelbourne@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 24 Feb SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 21 AT DENISTONE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Denistone. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Feb TREX SNOWY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL (NSW)
Run in conjunction with the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs, the Snowy Mountains Trail Run Festival offers courses for any age and ability. Choose the course that's right for you: 1. Go Hardcore! 15km Trail Run 2. Go Hard! 10k Trail Run 3. Go Go Go! 5km Trail Run Where else would you rather be strapping on your trail run shoes than in Australia's iconic Snowy Mountains? This is one of the most spectacular and challenging trail run courses in Australia coupled with some of the most amazing scenery that only Australia's Snowy Mountains can deliver. But don't be lulled into a false sense of security, this is no walk in the park. This course is a true trail run where runners will go off road, traverse the banks of the Little Thredbo River before heading for the finish line.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 27 Feb ROLLER COASTER RUN (VIC)
21.5km or 43km - all on the awesome trails starting and finishing at the scenic SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. A great fun running event with brunch for runners who register in the 21.5km before January 15th!  contact: Melanie. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Feb ALBANY SWIM FOR MS (WA)
This swim is being run with the support of the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and the City of Albany. Register today and help us raise $50,000 to help Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the Great Southern. If you are unable to put a team together (up to 10 people) you can still take part. Register online as a solo participant, set yourself a swimming goal and join us on the day. Contact the MSWA events team on 6454 3131 or email us for more information.  contact: MSWA Events. email: events@mswa.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 27 Feb SMITHFIELD TRAIL RACE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Trail race on the mountain biking tracks at Smithfield Conservation Park, Macgregor Road, Cairns contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 27 Feb PROXIMITY CORPORATE & COMMUNITY TRIATHLON (ACT)
Get Fit. Team Build.Network. Socialise. Have Fun! 300m swim / 10km bike / 3km run. Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club 3 entry options: * Relay team (1 swimmer, 1 cyclist, 1 runner); * Full challenge team (all competitors complete all legs); * Individual (non-team) Junior categories. Discounts for 3 or more teams contact: 100% Events. email: office@100percentevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 27-28 Feb ORANGE COLOUR CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Orange Colour City Running Festival takes part in the beautiful Wine and Gourmet region of Orange in Central West NSW. The event offers races for all abilities from a 2km dash for the kids on the Saturday to the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon which take place on the Sunday. The races are run on a fairly fast flat courses throughout the countryside surrounding Orange. With very competitive prices the festival has one of the largest cash prize pools outside of the capital cities.  contact: David Gibson. email: colourcityrunningfestival@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Feb Q1 STAIR CHALLENGE (QLD)
Are You Ready to Take on Australia's Tallest Building? It is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and on February 28, 2016 you have the chance to take it on from sea level to SkyPoint! With a total of 77 floors this is a serious challenge but the view from the top of the observation level at SkyPoint will make all the hard work worth it. Lock it in for 2016 and get ready to run, walk or crawl your way to the top! Registrations for the Q1 Stair Challenge open November 1, 2015 and offer a range of individual and team categories. This unique event is proud to be supporting Rosies - Friends on the Street. With over 2000 homeless people on the Gold Coast alone, each step you take on February 22 will help men and woman of our community. Please note that all participants are required to raise or pledge a minimum of $35 for Rosie's as part of their participation in this exciting event. So c'mon Gold Coast, c'mon Australia! This is an event not to be missed. Get your friends together, put the running shoes on and join in the party! This event is expected to sell out so we suggest getting in fast.  contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km walk run, 5km walk run and a 2km primary aged event. The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs family run event dedicated to encouraging participation, whilst providing all the 'bells and whistles' of the major metropolitan events. Our motto is More People Moving More Often. We encourage participation throughout all events and the health benefits of a more active lifestyle. Our increased participation numbers and well developed incentive programs (Community Teams and Primary School Challenge) espouses this philosophy. Entry includes CUSTOMISED MEDAL FOR ALL FINISHERS, FAST FLAT ACCURATE COURSES (AIMS/IAAF MARATHON & HM ), BIB CHIP TIMING FOR ALL EVENTS, OVER $12,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES, NUTRITION STATIONS ON-COURSE, FOOD AND BEVERAGES POST EVENT & EXCEPTIONAL VALUE ENTRY FEES  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb BELLARINE SUNSET RUN (VIC)
The BSR 10km / half marathon event takes place on the Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonard's in Victoria Australia and needs to be ran (or walked) to be appreciated, it has a view of Melbourne's skyline across Port Philip Bay, the You Yangs across Corio Quay and the relaxing landcapes of an area showcasing old fashion town charm. The beauty and appeal of the Bellarine Coastal Trail is you will always be within 50m of the beach and 50m from the Esplanade it also happens to be 10.7km between the piers of Portarlington and St Leonard's meaning it is perfect for 10km/half marathon distances, it's a course everyone will get across quickly with plenty of room for overtaking those who are mesmerised by the view and the bonus is there's few hills. Timing wise it sits 2 weeks before Wangaratta Marathon and Rollercoaster so is the perfect hitout. contact: Dion Milne. email: trailloveglobal@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING (VIC)
Kids 2km, 5km walk and run, 10km run, Half Marathon. One of the most picturesque runs in the State. In its 13th year. Raises funds for Warburton CFA and Upper Yarra SES. New Team Aggregate Kms competition in 2016. Registrations open November 1. contact: Sue. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb MANOR LAKES, WYNDHAM ROTARY FUN RUN/WALK (VIC)
Take the First Steps to the Manor Lakes, Wyndham Rotary Fun Run/Walk that will be held on February 28th 2016. 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. 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.
 
Sun 28 Feb SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 1 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2016 gets under way with the familiar loop around Iron Cove, with options of 14km, 7km and 4km. If you’re returning from previous years, welcome back! If you’re participating in the Series for the first time, we hope you enjoy your morning and make these runs a regular highlight of your calendar. 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 28 Feb WE CAN WALK IT OUT 2016 (VIC)
Women's Cancer Foundation's annual fundraising event We Can Walk it Out is on again for its 11th year, attracting runners, joggers and walkers to Melbourne's iconic Tan Track and raising vital funds for gynaecological (primarily ovarian) cancer research. Choose to run or walk 4km or run 8km around King's Domain and the Botanic Gardens, and help turn the Tan teal during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This event is for all ages and fitness levels - family registrations are available, pet pooches are welcome (with free teal bandana) and sporting clubs are encouraged (discounted group entry price). There's a free T-shirt for online registrations and timing services are included for runners at this wheelchair-accessible event. Enjoy a pre-event warm-up group session, free entertainment and refreshments.  contact: Nicole Stockton. email: nicole@womenscancerfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Feb HARRY'S CHALLENGE FUN RUN (NSW)
Harry's Challenge is a weekend of family fun to support Harry's House a family retreat for families of children living with cancer. 100% of all registration fees will go directly to Harry's House. The event gives locals and visitors an opportunity to participate in Harry's Fun Run, a 5km family run / walk event or Harry's Paddle on Newcastle Harbour. The fun run starts on the picturesque Newcastle Harbour and heads towards Stockton Bridge. At the turning point near the boat ramp the course heads back to Griffith Park with the Newcastle City skyline as the backdrop. A great run or walk for the whole family along a smooth, flat course lined with pine and fig trees.  contact: Samantha Meyn. email: info@harryshouse.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2016
Tue 1 Mar MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 2 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 22 AT CHELTENHAM (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Cheltenham. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 2 Mar SUNSET SERIES (VIC)
Experience the excitement of running 4 or 8km through three of Melbourne's favourite venues at dusk: Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park and the Tan. These iconic Melbourne locations will be transformed with a selection of great food, live music, Sunset Bar and areas to sit down and relax after your run. Just some of the many reasons why this is one of Melbourne's favourite running events. Grab your friends, make a night of it and celebrate running in style.  contact: 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 4 Mar SYDNEY COASTREK 2016 (NSW)
Take the Team Challenge on Sydney's Favourite Summer Event - the Iconic Sydney Coastrek 2016. 2 Epic Events to choose from along the glorious Sydney Coastline from Palm Beach OR Coogee to Balmoral. Friday 4th March 2016 - Sunrise to Moonrise Registrations Open 1st September 2015 Proudly Supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation  contact: 0411 344 138 . email: sydney.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 Mar CBR 100 CHALLENGE (ACT)
The CBR 100 Challenge is back for its second year on 5-6 March 2016. Teams of 3 and soloists will tackle the 25km, 50km or 100km of Canberra's beautiful Centenary Trail. contact: Ellie. email: ellie@earlybirdevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 Mar DYNAMIC RUNNING TRAINING CAMP, ATHERTON (QLD)
A popular option for those who like to socialise and run. We meet up from 12.00pm on Saturday for some fun activities and informative sessions. On Sunday we head out for the Atherton Forest Trail Race. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Mar INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FUN RUN (QLD)
On Sunday 6 March 2016, Brisbane's South Bank precinct will come alive in a sea of pink as the 25th annual RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run takes to the streets in support of Mater chicks in pink. Our runners and walkers will set out over a picturesque five kilometre loop alongside Brisbane's CBD as part of a morning of celebration to honour women in their lives who have fought breast cancer. The Fun Run is one of the largest and longest running female fitness events in Australia and South Bank Cultural Forecourt is transformed into an entertainment precinct as participants, exhibitors and sponsors create an uplifting and unique event experience.  contact: 31637806. email: brooke.rose@mater.gov.au.
 
Sun 6 Mar SRI CHINMOY MULTI-SPORT CLASSIC (NSW)
A superb all-day multi-sport race for solo athletes and relay teams of 4 or up to 12 members exploring beautiful Lake Jinbabyne, Kosciuszko National Park and surrounds. 12 legs of swimming, paddling, mountain biking and running, with legs varying from flat and easy to 'not flat' and strenuous - something for everyone! An unforgettable journey... contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Mar ATHERTON FOREST TRAIL RACE (QLD)
9km looped trail race along the newly opened walking bush track in the Mt Boldy area, Atherton. Shorter 4km option for new comers and kids. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Mar RUN WARRANDYTE (VIC)
Fun run for the whole family with a variety of race distances 2.5k, 5k, 10k and 15k. There's also a kids oval dash and a handicapped 100m sprint event contact: David. email: runwarrandyte@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Mar CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS VISY CITY2LAKE FUN RUN (NSW)
The 9km course starts at 8am from the Campbell Street entrance of Jubilee Oval, Griffith and ends at the picnic area at Lake Wyangan. Entrants can walk, run or ride the event. The Casella Family Brands Visy Griffith City2Lake Fun Run is an initiative of the Griffith Health Facilities Ltd Fundraising Committee to raise funds for St Vincent's Private Community Hospital Griffith, whic is currently under construction. contact: Shireen Donaldson. email: admin@griffith.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 7 Mar FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the first Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 9 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 23 AT CREMORNE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Cremorne. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Mar SIX FOOT TRACK MARATHON (NSW)
45.0km mountain trail run, starts 8am Saturday from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Time limit 7 hours - entry criteria apply. Approx 800 runners. Incorporating the AURA National Trail Ultramarathon Championships contact: Race Organiser, Six Foot Track Marathon, PO Box R1227 Royal Exchange, Sydney, NSW 1225. email: info@sixfoot.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Mar MOUNT BOGONG CONQUESTATHON (VIC)
An event organised annually for the last 37 years, in which participants have the opportunity to climb Victoria's highest mountain in a controlled environment. Sponsored by the Lions Club of Upper Kiewa Valley, based in Mount Beauty, it is open to anyone of reasonable fitness. Not billed as a competition, families are regular participants,but times are kept, and runners are welcome. contact: Keith Pike. email: ukvlionsclub@gmail.com. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Mar BLACK BULL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
The running of the Black Bull half marathon is part of the 2016 Murray Quad, which is a Quadrathlon (Triathlon plus a paddle) event that starts at the Yarrawonga Rowing club with a swim on Lake Mulwala, then a run around Yarrawonga, the chainman's island nature reserve and silverwood golf and lifestyle resort, a bike ride from Yarrawonga to Cobram via Wilby, Tungamaha and Katamatite and finally finishes a paddle on the Murray River to Tocumwal. To encourage more people to enter in 2016 event we are introducing single events for each of the four disciplines run at the same time as the Murray Quad. The Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon is a unique event that will include a loop around the exquisitely landscaped Black Bull golf course which is wrapped around the waters of Lake Mulwala. The run will start at around 8am just before the first swimmer from the Murray Quad event exits the water. Entry is via the website or the day before at the Murray Quad registration desk located at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club Results will be timed based and opened to all participants including those athletes competing in the Full distance and relay events of the Murray Quad. Cost is $75 with a 50% discount available to members of registered club, gyms or running groups that list on the Murray quad website.  contact: Tim Roadley. email: murrayquad@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Mar ROC RACE SUNSHINE COAST (QLD)
Sunshine Coast are you ready to ROC?! Join the VIP list now http://rocrace.com.au/vip/ to be the first to register and to get exclusive offers! Don't miss out, this event is expected to sell out fast! ROC Race takes over Sunshine Coast Stadium on 13 March, 2016. Join thousands of ROC Stars take on the craziest 5K on the planet! ROC Race is the original game show-inspired obstacle run featuring larger than life obstacles including the infamous Wrecking Ball, the sweeper, Jump Balls, and the World's Largest Inflatable Water Slide! Get ready for the craziest 5K of your life! This is an untimed event open to everyone, from couch potatoes to track stars, ages 13 and up! email: info@rocrace.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Mar COWRA FESTIVAL FUN RUN (NSW)
Half Marathon $40 entry -7.30am ($200 1st Prize) 10km $30 entry - 8.20am ($100 1st Prize) 5km $20 entry -8.40am ($50 1st Prize) Under 13 2km Dash $5 entry -10.30am ($20 1st Prize) Early Bird Rates until 11 Feb 2016 contact: Lisa Robertson. email: communityprojects@cowra.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 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 23rd 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. contact: Further Information. email: info@kingislandrace.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Mar BROOKS PORT MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016 (NSW)
Come and celebrate the 5th Brooks Port Macquarie running festival 13th of March 2016. The beautiful town of Port Macquarie is just 4 hours north of Sydney Events include a 21 km half marathon, 10 km run, 5 km fun run, 4 km walk and talk, kids 9-12 years 4 km fun run, kids 4-8 years 2 km fun run contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Mar KURINGGAI CHASE AND BARRY EASY WALK (NSW)
The 2016 Kuringgai Chase Fun Run and Barry Easy Walk will be held on 13 March 2016. The Kuringgai Chase a community fun run and walk incorporating both a 4.5km walk/run and a 9km fun run. The course comprises of either one or two 4.5km loops through the streets of Wahroonga. All funds raised go to Special Olympics Upper North Shore. contact: Greg Simmons. email: kuringgaichase@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 14 Mar SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA DAY 10 KM AND 4 KM FUN-RUNS (ACT)
Traditional out-and-back course along cycle paths starting and finishing from Acton Ferry Terminal, Barrine Dr, Acton. Post-race breakfast for all. Registration from 7 am, for an 8 am start time. Online entries open now or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 15 Mar BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 16 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 24 AT NORTH PARRAMATTA (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of North Parramatta. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 16 Mar BLOOMBERG SQUARE MILE RELAY SYDNEY (NSW)
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is coming to Sydney for the first time in the race's history on Wednesday 16th March 2016! This inaugural corporate event, to be hosted within Darling Harbour, has been added to the global race series, which already includes sell-out races in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Shanghai. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is not your ordinary running race. Each corporate team needs 10 runners, all of whom will run the stunning one mile course around Darling Harbour, starting from the Race Village in Tumbalong Park, and be competing for a chance to win a sizeable donation to charity, as well as the all-important bragging rights! Team places are limited, so sign up quickly to ensure your spot in the inaugural Sydney event. One Team - Ten Runners - One Mile Each. How fast can #WeRunThisCity?  contact: Square Mile Relay. email: info@syd.squaremilerelay.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 19-20 Mar WARRNAMBOOL SUFFERFEST MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (VIC)
MUST do event for all triathletes and runners fun and activities for the whole family TRIATHLON - long course, Olympic, Sprint, Formula 1, Enticer, kids Tri, all abilities RUNNING - 1km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km  contact: Scott. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
Distance options are 8km, 10km, 20km and 30km. Friendly competition where runners of all ages and abilities are welcome! 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. Finish your morning with a post race breaky and cool off in the dam! email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar RESOLUTION RUN #2 (ACT)
The 2016 Resolution Runs are a series of graduated running events, suitable for novice to experienced running enthusiasts. Running around the picturesque Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway ACT and surrounds. Proceeds supporting the Movember Foundation. Start small and finish big offering 3km, 7km, 14km half and full marathon throughout the year. Also available 7km walk and 700m Kiddie's Dash This Event Run: 3km, 7km, or 14km Walk: 7km Kiddy Dash: 700m contact: Melanie Smith. email: melanie@resolutionrunseries.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar BUNBURY SWIM FOR MS (WA)
This swim is being run with the support of the South West Sports Centre and the City of Bunbury. Register today and help us raise $50,000 to help Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the South West. If you are unable to put a team together (up to 10 people) you can still take part. Register online as a solo participant, set yourself a swimming goal and join us on the day. Contact the MSWA events team on 6454 3131 or email us for more information.  contact: MSWA Events. email: events@mswa.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Mar GREAT VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (NSW)
An 11km course up Mount Canobolas (1397m) near Orange, NSW. Run from Towac Pinnacle Picnic Grounds to the summit of Mt Canobolas via Mt Towac and Young Man Canobolas. It takes in spectacular views from the forestry roads and then on to little used bush tracks through beautiful woodland. Total course climb is 520m. Individual, Team or Family group entries. 11th year for this event. It will also incorporate the 2016 NSW Mountain Running Championship. Visit website for more information. contact: Russell Tym. email: russell_tym@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar COWRA COLOUR ME HAPPY RUN - COWRA'S 1ST COLOUR RUNNING EVENT (NSW)
Cowra Colour Me Happy Run is hosted by the Cowra Youth Council and is Cowra's 1st Colour powder run. The run is full of quirky stations with colour powder, bubbles and water. The Youth Council are partnering with Cowra PCYC and the Festival of International Understanding to raise much-needed funds for the PCYC. Join us for lots of laughter and colour - Get Happy! contact: Lisa Robertson. email: communityprojects@cowra.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Mar BENTLEY PARK 16KM RACE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Race along the footpaths in Bentley Park. 16km, 10km, 5km or Family Fun Run options available.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Mar HERALD SUN / CITYLINK RUN FOR THE KIDS (VIC)
The 11th edition of Victoria's most loved fun run the Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids will take place on Sunday March 20, 2016. Enter now at www.runforthekids.com.au for your opportunity to run through the Domain Tunnel and over the Bolte Bridge in the 16km long course or enjoy the family-friendly 5km short course. Join over 35,000 participants who will raise much needed funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 60% of your event entry fee is donated to this worthy cause and just by participating in the event you're helping to make a difference to our sick and most vulnerable kids. In 2015, a remarkable $1.8million was raised, and by entering the event in 2016 you can help us raise even more. So wait are you waiting for? ENTER NOW to enjoy a great course, for a great cause!  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar 31ST ANNUAL WESTON CREEK HALF MARATHON (ACT)
This long running event is one of the best value Half Marathon races you will find. Organised by runners for runners the course starts at Black Mountain Peninsula on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near the centre of Canberra and winds along the lake shore before making it's way out to Woden. There is also a relay option for those not quite ready for the distance. Good prizemoney and lots of vets categories. contact: Vince Craig. email: vince.craig@anu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Mar SPLASH & DASH FUN RUNS (NSW)
Part of the popular "Splash and Dash" Festival, offering a destination fun run in coastal Wollongong NSW. Run options include a 10k, 5k or Family 2.5 with professional services, scenic courses, fun atmosphere for all ages. Those keen for a swim and run can enter the Aquathon events as an alternate. Terrific venue and perfect reach near Sydney.. contact: Rob Battocchio. email: info@aquathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 23 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 25 AT HUNTERS HILL (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Hunters Hill. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 26-27 Mar MAIDENWELL MARATHON WEEKEND (QLD)
Come and run in the spectacular surrounds of the Bunya Mountains. Maidenwell is a small rural town with a huge heart who would love you to join us for a family friendly weekend of running events to suit all ages and levels of competition. Whether you are looking for a great pre comrades hit out or just a great run in the country on the most scenic track around, come and enjoy a weekend with us. From 2.2km through to 56km we have you covered. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 28 Mar SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 2 - CENTENNIAL PARK HALF-MARATHON, 7 KM & 4 KM CROSS-COUNTRY (NSW)
Mackay Sportsground, near Robertson Rd gates, Centennial Park. What better way to kick-start your holiday Monday? Step up to the Half-Marathon, or stay with the 7km or 4km options as we take to the tracks and fields of Centennial Park for a cross-country race in the heart of the city. See why this is the most popular venue for Sri Chinmoy Races in Sydney. Park anywhere along Grand Drive. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. 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.
 
Thu 31 Mar SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES FINAL AT LANE COVE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Lane Cove. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2016
Fri-Sun 1-3 Apr DYNAMIC A DRESS RUNNING FESTIVAL, CAIRNS (QLD)
This female-focused event celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. The festival hosts a half marathon and 10km race on the Sunday and a 5km and Family Fun Run on the Saturday afternoon. A mocktails/pamper session is planned for the Friday night. The entry fee includes a 12-week training program and group training sessions from 13 January. Age restrictions apply to the races. The event supports a charity. Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 3 January. Late Fees apply from 9.00pm, 23 March. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON & 7.3 KM RUN SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016 AT 8:00 AM (VIC)
28th Geelong Half Marathon & 7.3 km run Sunday April 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular and professionally run event with over 1000 entries last year. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is flat, scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 3, 2016). The start is 8:00 am on the day and is easily found under the Moorabool Street Bridge in Geelong with plenty of nearby parking. There is over $3500 in prizes as well as additional spot prizes. As in past years, there is a $200 bonus for anyone breaking the open records. Entry is online ONLY through our website www.gccc.asn.au There are spot prizes of running shoes and Garmin Sports Watches for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 2, 2016. Adult entry is $55, concession $40. An additional feature is a 7.3 km run also starting at 8:00 am. Cost for this is $25 and $20 concession. On-line entries are available now. 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. Check our website. The Geelong Cross Country conducts this run with volunteers and a minimum of professional help so our donations to charity are maximised. This year part of your entry will go to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. Our aim is $10000.  contact: Ken Walker ph 0421936794. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 4 Apr FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the first Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 5 Apr MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Apr THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL (ACT)
The Australian Running Festival has something for everyone. The event consists of an ultra marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km fun run, so whether you're a serious runner or just want to have some fun there is an event for you! contact: 1800 555 514. email: runningfestival@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 9 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With three distances to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. The start and finish is at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 Apr LAKE EILDON CHALLENGE (VIC)
The event starts with a 98km cycle from Mansfield to Eildon, then a 25km paddle from Eildon to Bonnie Doon, and finishes with a 21.1km run from Bonnie Doon back to Mansfield. The run is relatively flat through the countryside with Mt. Buller in the foreground. Do it solo or as part of a team. contact: Liam Delany. email: liam@vigor.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Apr TREX QLD MULTISPORT FESTIVAL TRAIL RUN (QLD)
Run alongside QLD Cross Triathlon Champs, the QLD Multisport weekend trail run offers courses for any age and ability. Choose the course that's right for you: 1. Go Hardcore! 8km Trail Run 2. Go Hard! 4km Fun Run The 8km Trail Run consists of one challenging lap on the tracks and trails surrounding Ewen Maddock Dam in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 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.
 
Sat 16 Apr RUN THE ROCK (VIC)
Surround yourself with the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and experience a fun run in Melbourne's back yard. The event will be held at Hanging Rock, Woodend, only one hour from Melbourne CBD. Escape the city and choose from the 5km run or walk, 12km run, 20km run and the 2km kids run. contact: (03) 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr MEMORY WALK & JOG - MELBOURNE (VIC)
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is bringing the Memory Walk & Jog to Ruffy Lake Park, Doncaster in Melbourne. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr ST VINCENT'S SCRUBS RUN (VIC)
St Vincent's Scrubs Run is a family day event. It embodies the true meaning of the word FUN run. The day is filled with family activities that will entertain partners and kids and pets, while participants run or walk and raise funds for the hospital. 5km walk or run and 10km run around the beautiful Princes Park, North Carlton  contact: Events Team . email: stvevents@svha.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr QUIRINDI CANTER FUN RUN AND CHARITY BIKE RIDES (NSW)
A 10km and 5km run, community walk, Senior and junior Charity bike rides, team relays, dash for cash, BBQ, refreshments, market stalls - great community day in Quirindi, near Tamworth in northern NSW contact: Adrienne Ranken. email: adrienneranken@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr TAKE A HIKE - TOOWOOMBA (QLD)
Take A Hike is the ultimate community fundraising challenge aimed at raising vital funds and awareness for children with autism. The challenge is open to everyone and caters to all fitness levels with a 10.5km route for the Sunday strollers, 21km for the half marathon heroes and 42km for the marathon maniacs. Participants can choose to either walk or run in a team or go solo. All funds raised through Take A Hike go directly to closing the $10,000 funding gap experienced every year for each child in our early intervention program. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr TATURA PRIMARY SCHOOL FUN RUN (VIC)
Tatura Primary School Fun Run Tatura Primary School will be hosting their annual Fun Run on Sunday 17th April. The first runners will begin at 8:30am. Participants can choose from a 10km run, 5km run, 3km children's run or a family walk. Registration costs are as follows: 10km/5km run (Adults) $20 10km/5km run (Primary students) $10 5km run (teens) $15 3km children's run $5 3km family walk (2 adults with children) $10/(adults only) $5 Prizes will be awarded to the first runners over the line. A milkshake stand and BBQ will be operating on the day. Registrations are open from 7:30am on the day or registration forms can be sent to: Tatura Primary School PO Box 256 Tatura, Victoria, 3616 All money raised will benefit Tatura Primary School programs and facilities. Please contact Tatura Primary School on 5824 1684 or tatura.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au for registration forms and further information. contact: Nicole Evans. email: tatura.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 19 Apr BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Thu 23-23 Apr ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE (NSW)
Challenge yourself to complete 100km in 24 hours through stunning trails across the Garigal and Ku-ring-gai National Parks in Sydney's Northern Suburbs. Commemorate our diggers, their sacrifices and over 100 years of ANZAC spirit while raising funds to support our servicemen and women. Three shorter course challenge options available: Lone Pine 65km Challenge The Nek 40km Challenge Hill 60 25km Challenge contact: Greg Donovan. email: greg@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 23 Apr 2016 XTERRA ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP AND SPRINT (NSW)
Offroad triathlon and Sprint distance  contact: Raena Cassidy. email: info@xterraplanet.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Apr 3RD PAWS ON THE PATH FUNDRAISER FUN RUN/WALK, CAIRNS (QLD)
Back for its third year, this fun run/walk is a fundraiser for the Young Animal Protection Society in Cairns. Bring your dog, bring the kids, or just bring yourself. 3km, 5km or 10km.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Apr XTERRA CALLALA BEACH TRAIL RUNS (NSW)
XTERRA's Trail Half-Marathon is a chance for endurance runners to join in the fun in the dirt. Race as an individual or part of a 2-person relay team and test your mettle on 21km of some of New South Wales' finest trails. You could even earn a free entry to XTERRA Trail Run Worlds in Hawaii! Also on offer is a 5km trail run/walk the perfect way to experience the pristine bushland of Calalla. contact: Raena Cassidy. email: info@xterraplanet.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Apr BRIGHT P-12 FUN RUN (VIC)
The event includes a combination on and off road events in and around beautiful Bright in North East Victoria. Comprising a 3km,10km and 21km road event and a 6.6km and 11km off-road trail event (with hill climbs) the day will provide the opportunity for runners of all levels to have a great day out. contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Apr MYPHYSIO WERRIBEE MANSION RUN (VIC)
Set on the grounds of Werribee Mansion and Werribee Park, The MyPhysio Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap half marathon and 10km runs for the experiences runner, 5.5km Run and a 3.5km run/walk events for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure no one misses out. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2016
Sun 1 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 3 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series goes bush, to the sublime Royal National Park south of the city. Immerse yourself in pristine forest on a lovely trail run. Because you’ll want to enjoy this magical realm to the max, a full MARATHON joins the Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km for a full suite of classic distances. Parking is near Willow Tree Flat, past Audley. National Park admission fee of $11 per vehicle applies. Alternatively, take our shuttle van from Loftus Station for $10 return, departing regularly from 6.30am. On-the-day registration opens at 6.30 am and closes at 7.55 am. The MARATHON starts at 7am, with other distances starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 1 May O'KEEFE RAIL TRAIL MARATHON (BENDIGO TO HEATHCOTE) (VIC)
The Heathcote Community Games and Athletics Bendigo on May 1, 2016 bring you an off-road marathon on the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail. Following the path of the original railway in 1888 the trail passes through spectacular natural bushland and waterways. Completed for cycling and recreational running in 2015 the O'Keefe provides the opportunity to get off the bituman but on a not so daunting surface for those who are off-road running enthusiasts. Other events as well as the marathon is a half marathon, 9.5km fun run and Ekiden Relay. Entry on-line and open 1st January 2016. contact: Craig Green. email: gm.athsbendigo@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 2 May FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the first Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 3 May MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed-Thu 4-5 May DARKNESS TO DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE RUN (QLD)
Every year in Australia approximately 110 women, children and men die because of domestic and family violence. This symbolic run is 1km for every life lost but also the ones left behind. Individuals can take on the whole 110km; teams can relay 110km through the night; and many others can join the challenge of the last 10km run or the 3km walk - representing our community and all the services that are there to help those faced with danger and despair. The lead runner will hold a candle symbolising the hope that people living with domestic violence feel when finding the courage to speak up and get the support that seems so out of reach. Services are available � but it takes all of us to make a stand. If you want to speak out about domestic violence and help bring those affected out of the darkness and into the daylight, register at www.darknesstodaylightchallenge.com.au.  contact: Melanie Wright (07) 3119 6347. email: events@ceochallengeaustralia.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed-Mon 11-16 May ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA (NSW)
A five-day trail running festival of unprecedented scope. Previously branded as The North Face 100 and The North Face 50, the existing 100km and 50km events, already established as the southern hemisphere;s largest trail races, are now subsumed under the Ultra-Trail Australia brand. From May 11 - May 16, 2016, Katoomba, NSW, will play host to over 4000 athletes, spectators and support crew, converging for a five-day trail running extravaganza. Underpinned by the flagship 100km (Megalong 100km) and 50km (Kedumba 50km) events, 2016 sees the addition of a 22km (Sublime 22km) trail half marathon and a 2.5km dash through Katoomba town centre (Katoomba Dash). email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 12 May KATOOMBA DASH (NSW)
This fun and inclusive 2.5km race is for people of all fitness levels! This event encourages the community to get active, involves them in the Ultra-Trail Australia festival and finishes at the top of Katoomba Street, showcasing the town and allowing runners to celebrate with with dinner and drinks!  email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 13 May SUBLIME 22KM (NSW)
Starting at the iconic Queen Victoria Hospital Wentworth Falls and finishing at the atmospheric Scenic World, the 22km race will be the perfect introduction for new runners curious about trail and ultra running. This event will also offer runners the opportunity to get a taste for the ultra course. Held on the Friday before the 100km and 50km events, the 22km will also be a great event for the support crew and friends of our ultra runners. email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 May MEGALONG 100KM (NSW)
The Megalong 100km, formally The North Face 100 is Australia's most challenging, stunning and prestigious 100km Trail running event. This event takes place on the breath taking trails located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park of Australia. Since the inaugural race in 2008, our 100 ultra-marathon has captivated runners locally and internationally and it has quickly grown to become one of the most talked about endurance events of its kind.  email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 14 May KEDUMBA 50KM (NSW)
The Kedumba 50 km race was introduced in 2013 and has quickly stepped out of the shadow of the 100km event to become an iconic event in its own right. The Kedumba 50km take in the last half of the 100km course. It is a stunning, challenging and a perfect choice for people stepping up to their first ultra, or experienced ultra runners looking for a shorter, harder hit out! email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 May AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (ACT)
Mt Tennent, Apollo Road, Namadgi National Park. 9am. Senior men's 11 km, senior women's 8 kms, junior men's 8 kms, junior women's 6 kms. Non championship 6 kms. Further details and online entry to come.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 May SURF RESCUE RUN (QLD)
Run for your lifesavers! This year, a new and exciting fun run is coming to the Gold Coast, but with a bit of a difference! Held entirely on sand, the inaugural Surf Rescue Run will see participants tackle a 5km or 10km course against the iconic backdrop of Surfers Paradise, all while raising vital funds to help save lives on Queensland beaches. There will also be a 1km Kids' Dash. contact: Megan Walker. email: events@lifesaving.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 17 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-Sun 21-22 May YMCA OF CANBERRA RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON (ACT)
For many years the Half Marathon weekend has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Mark off the weekend of the 21st/22nd May in your calendars for the 2016 Half Marathon weekend! Saturday 21st May offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs including a 1.6k Mini Jog and a 5k Fun Run, and Sunday 22nd May is the day of the Half Marathon. Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner, who died in a road accident returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Half Marathon held on 13th September 1970 had just 24 finishers. In 2015 there were 458 entrants.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 May MEMORY WALK & JOG - ALBURY/WODONGA (VIC)
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is bringing the Memory Walk & Jog to Wodonga's Belvoir Park (Sumsion Gardens). It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 May GRIFFITH SPORT LOGAN FUN RUN (QLD)
Whether you're a walker or a runner, the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run is a community sporting event that has something for everyone, with 10km, 5km and Junior Dash courses! Stay tuned for more information coming soon.  contact: Griffith Sport Events. email: sportevents@griffith.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2016
?? THE 42ND ANNUAL GREAT NOSH FOOTRACE (NSW)
The NOSH is a trail run from Lindfield Oval via Roseville Bridge to Seaforth Oval through some of Sydney's most spectacular bushland. The course is approximately 16km, mostly on bush tracks and fire trails, with some steep sections.  contact: Darren Slattery and Joel Putnam. email: thegreatnosh@bennelongnorthside.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Jun THE GEORGES RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE FEET (NSW)
The Georges River Festival of the Feet is a fun day of running. With several distance options, there is something for everyone: 3km, 7km, 14 km, 21.1km. All the courses are within the riverside area of Mirambeena Regional Park alongside Henry Lawson Drive at Georges Hall near Bankstown.  contact: Race Director: Joan Eisenhuth. email: westiesjoggers@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Jun THE WIN NETWORK 49TH TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first held on 24 August 1968. Now in its 49th year, the event includes a full marathon, half marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10 kilometres run, and a Kids Marathon event over 2.2 kilometres. Proudly presented by The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club, this 'Friendly Marathon' offers great value for runners and walkers of all ages. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, as food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that is not always available at many of the other major events. We welcome your entries and look forward to seeing you at the event!  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: willhanrahan@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 6 Jun FREE MONTHLY MONDAY MAGIC MILE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Join us on the first Monday of each month and see how fast you can run over 1 mile. Arrive at about 5.30pm for registration and a warm up. Race starts at 6.00pm.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 7 Jun MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 11-12 Jun TRUE GRIT (NSW)
We design our layouts based on our military experience, by utilising unique obstacles tailored around the vegetation and terrain of the land. Our aim is to deliver a truly unique experience to those that dare. The obstacle course has been designed to test your mental resolve and stamina, with an emphasis on tackling obstacles, not running a marathon. Our courses are designed over 10-12km with over 30 obstacles per event. email: support@truegrit.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 11-12 Jun TRUE GRIT - AUSTRALIAN 24HR ENDURO (NSW)
The endurance event is open to all challengers and has multiple solo and team formats that make the concept of racing 24 hours palatable for most fitness levels. Racers are invited to challenge the course solo in a grueling and mentally demanding battle, or to register for the event as part of a two or four person team. Only one racer is allowed on course at a time, so the option is open to competitors to hit the course as hard as they like, then rest and enjoy the company of likeminded friends while waiting for team mates to return from their lap. Strategy will play a major part in how well a team performs and it is open to teams to take it as easy and friendly, or as hard and as serious, as they choose. email: support@truegrit.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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