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Jun 2016
Mon-Wed 20-20 Jun 100 KM RUNNING DAYS BIEL (SWITZERLAND)
This is the oldest 100km run in the world. It include also a marathon and a half marathon. Also special is, that the run takes place during the night. The run starts at 10pm. 60% of the track is trail ad 40% pavement. email: lauftage@bluewin.ch. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2018
Wed 21 Feb SUNSET SERIES - RACE 2 (VIC)
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 24 Feb ROLLER COASTER RUN, MT DANDENONG (VIC)
43k, 21.5k, 10k. The event starts and finishes at the picturesque SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and runners are treated to a journey through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The race course is a 21.5km loop and runners taking up the 43km challenge do a second reverse loop before once again finishing at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong.  contact: Mountain Sports. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb CARRUM COAST GUARD AROUND THE RIVER FUN RUN (VIC)
Come join us for the fifth annual Coast Guard Around the River Fun Run. This year we are running 6 km Run/Walk and 12 km Run only events. There will also be a full range of family entertainment including free 100 m kids run. All proceeds go directly to support the Carrum Coast Guard.​ contact: David Courtier. email: david.b.courtier@coastguard.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES (VIC)
he NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb SNOWIES TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, LAKE CRACKENBACK (NSW)
50km Ultra; 21km Half Marathon; 12km; 5km. Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING FUN RUN (VIC)
Set in the heart of the Upper Yarra Valley, the Warburton Up and Running Fun Run is one of the most scenic picturesque runs in Australia. You will run alongside the clear waters of the Upper Yarra River, among towering Mountain Ash forest including off road trails. Events include the 5 Km Run/Walk, the Kid's Dash, the 10 Km run and the beautiful Half Marathon which takes you into part of the State forest. There is fantastic winner's prize pool, prizes and medallions for 1st place age group winners, medallions for all the half marathon finishers and a great team prize. contact: Warburton Up and Running. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb BONDI BLUE WATER CHALLENGE 4KM FUN RUN (NSW)
Take on the 4km Beach Fun Run on the iconic Bondi Beach. Open to all ages 10 years old plus! Commencing at 8am, the 4km beach run course will be run on the soft sand, starting at South Bondi (Icebergs end of the beach). There will be 3.5 laps of the beach, going from the south to north and then looping back. The race will finish in front of Bondi Surf Club though the finish arch. email: bondibluewater@btbconsulting.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 1 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Iron Cove has hosted Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team events since the 1980s, so it appropriate to kick off a new season's races at this famed locale. There's every good reason why this is such a favourite venue for running – the central location, the lapping water close at hand, the views, the smooth flat surface, the camaraderie. Start the Series in style! Park at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 Mar NAGAMBIE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (VIC)
Nagambie Carnivale will include Sufferfest Triathlon Festival, Now On Water Festival and Colour Run. Nagambie is Australias newest multisport festival and located in one of Victoria's great tourist�holiday spots. The triathlon Festival has �an event for all ages and all abilities and over many different distance's including HalfironFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, EnticerFes, KidsFest. This will be a fast and flat multi-loop course which will be sure to see plenty of PB's over your favourite distance. Family and Friends wont miss a second of the action with the course starting and finishing in the centre of town. Saturday 3 MARCH 2018 KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6km Cycle/2km Run Now Festival Colour Run Outdoor Cinema sunday 4 march 2018 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/36km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/18km Cycle/5.25km Run Now festival contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 3 Mar CRADLE MOUNTAIN ULTRA RUN (TAS)
The Cradle Mt Run is a one day traverse of Tasmanian’s famous Cradle Mt to Lake St Clair Overland Track. The altitude of the track in several areas of the plateau is greater than 1,000 metres, and is well above the tree line. This low tree line illustrates the exposure and harshness of conditions that can prevail even in summer. The Run is approximately 85 kms and runners take between 8 hours and 15.5 hours to complete this distance. Entries have closed. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 3 Mar VICTORIAN BAPTIST FUN RUN (VIC)
Run Distance: 6km, 11km, 16km (Relay teams must complete the 16km course) Walk Distance: 6km Date: March 3 2018 Start and Finish: Kilsyth South Baptist Church, 382-388 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth South 7.30am - 8.45am Number allocation and entry registration 8.50am Call runners 9.00am START Since 1991 our Church has hosted the Victorian Baptist Fun Run on the first Saturday of March. Runners and walkers leave the starting line at 9am for the 6km, 11km or 16km circuit. Devonshire teas, other refreshments and stalls are available on their return. Generous awards are offered in many categories, including $360 in Active Feet vouchers. ENTRY FEES: Run Entrant - 6km, 11km, 16km: Adults $25.00, under 15 $ 10.00 Walk Entrant - 6km: Adults $15.00, under 15 $ 10.00 Family Package - any categories: 2 adults and 2 or more children $60.00 Relay Team (2-10 members) Adult team $60.00, under 15 team $40.00 contact: David Bremner. email: admin@ksbc.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 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 4 Mar MOUNTAIN OF FUN RUN (VIC)
6km Run/Walk or 12.5km Run. The course is one of the most picturesque Runs in the Ballarat area situated around Mt Warrenheip just 10 mins east of Ballarat. The Mountain of Fun Run is the major annual fundraising event for St Brendan's Primary School, Dunnstown. In 2018 we will be celebrating our 10th Mountain of Fun Run. What an achievement! contact: Elle 0422962608. email: admin@mountainoffunrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 6 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 7 Mar SUNSET SERIES - RACE 3 (VIC)
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Mar AUSTRALIAN ALPINE ASCENT 50K AND 25K (NSW)
The Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra trail runs feature two distances, the full 50km and the half 25km which will feature a combination of road and trail tracks. You’ll cross through locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass and Summit Mount Kosciuszko. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Mar SIX FOOT TRACK 45 KM (NSW)
Entries have closed. Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Mar RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS (NSW)
RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of fifteen charitable runs supporting children's causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Kuala Lumpur, United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the United States. 2018 is the fourth year RBC Race for the Kids has been held in Sydney. Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR) and attract 1,000 runners. Funds will go towards helping RMHR make a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families and will support refurbishing an isolation unit and creating a sanctuary space at the Randwick House. The day is guaranteed to be fun for everyone who attends. We will have a live warm up before the race which will be followed by the family festival. There will be many surprises and activities including fun zones, a goodie bag challenge, food, beverages, live music and prizes to be won.  contact: Emma Thompson. email: emma.thompson@rmhc.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Mar 32ND WESTON CREEK HALF MARATHON AND 10KM FUN RUN (ACT)
32nd Weston Creek Half Marathon and 10km Community Fun run. Half marathon starting at the Northern end of Garryowen drive at 7.30am and 7:45 for the 10km Community Fun Run.  contact: Robbie Costmeyer. email: robbie.costmeyer@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 12 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.
 
Sat 17 Mar MAXIMUM ADVENTURE RACE SERIES - SUNSHINE COAST (QLD)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event… mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired – you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally! The Classic Course consists of 15-25km of mountain biking, 5-10km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking. The Novice Course consists of 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking. Note: There are multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted. Each event will require some basic navigation skills, although if you can read a street directory, you will be able to complete the course! All checkpoints can be reached by following tracks and paths, however occasionally it may be faster to go cross-country. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Mar RAZORBACK RUN (VIC)
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria's Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.  contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Mar PAWS ON THE PATH, CAIRNS (QLD)
Back for its fifth year, this fun run/walk is a fundraiser for the Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS) in Cairns. Bring your dog, bring the kids, or just bring yourself. Fun Run/Walk, 5km or 10km. Run along the footpaths in Edmonton. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Mar RUN FOREST RUN (NSW)
Forestville Public School Parents & Citizens Association are hosting their annual Fun Run and Fair on Sunday, 18 March 2018. Whether you are a casual runner, a competitive athlete, someone wanting to give it a go or just supporting your children, then this is the event for you with 5km & 10km fun runs, and a 2km children's challenge. Distances/Events: Kids 2km 5km 10km contact: Run Forest Run Committee 2018 (Forestville Public School P&C). email: register@runforestrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 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.
 
Sat-Sun 24-25 Mar MURRAY BRIDGE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (SA)
Sufferfest comes in Murray Bridge South Australia. Murray Bridge Carnivale will be a great weekend including Colour Run, Free Outdoor Movies, Food Truck Festival, Triathlon Festival and live music. . saturday 24th march 2018 KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run colour run food truck festival free outdoor movie LIVE MUSIC sunday 25th march 2018 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/36km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/18km Cycle/5.25km Run food truck festival live music (sunday sessions) contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 31 Mar PERISHER VALLEY FUN RUN (NSW)
A 6.7 run/walk from Perisher Valley to Charlotte Pass. Approved by Police and RMS. Fully insured. Road barries and support vehicles in attendance. Registration on site at Perisher Gap, just up from Eyre T-bar from 0700 on 31 March 2018 No entry fee, just a fun run and walk, Charlotte Pass cafe open at the end. contact: David Read. email: djread@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2018
Sun 1 Apr TAMWORTH TRAILBLAZER (NSW)
Trail Run with 15km 30km and 45km races on the same day on the same course. This is the first time and climbs 1000m every 15km  contact: warren Ansell. email: tamworthtrailblazer@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 2 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.
 
Mon 2 Apr SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 2 - EASTER MONDAY CENTENNIAL PARK HALF-MARATHON, 7 KM & 4 KM CRO (NSW)
The Public Holiday of Easter Monday provides the perfect opportunity for a delightful run in the park. Summer is over, so it's time to start focusing on longer distances. 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. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sat 6-7 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again! This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent of the height of Everest (9000 m) above sea level. The event is a charity event to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email: kerryn@ahf.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 7 Apr GLOW IN THE DARK FUN RUN/WALK (QLD)
Dress up and glow in the dark with the other fun runners/walkers. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 7 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run and charity fundraiser 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, it is hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With a 45km, 22km and 12km course available there's a distance to suit you!  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON APRIL 8, 2018 (VIC)
30th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and 7 km run at 8:30 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a run for runners run by runners. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 8, 2018). 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, additional spot prizes and medals for Half Marathon finishers. 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 or https://www.registernow.com.au . There are spot prizes of running shoes for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 7, 2018 (at MIDDAY). Adult entry is $65, Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $45. An additional feature is a 7 km run starting at 8:30am. Entry fee for this run is $30 for adults and Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $25. 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 we hope to raise $10,000 for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre and to make a further donation of around $1000 to Relay For Life. Enquiries: Ken Walker phone 0421936794 or www.gccc.asn.au or e-mail walkerken7@gmail.com  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Apr DYNAMIC A DRESS RUNNING FESTIVAL, CAIRNS (QLD)
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival is a female-focused event that celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. Men are welcome to join in too. The festival hosts a half marathon, 10 km and 5 km races on the Sunday and a 'Glow in the Dark' Family Fun Run on the Saturday night. The entry fee includes a 8-week training program and group training sessions for locals. Age restrictions apply to the races. Early Bird entries end on 2 April. Late Fees apply from 1 April. Registrations close 6 April 2018. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr MOUNT BULLER SKYRUN (VIC)
Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne. This superb run is one of Victoria's classic alpine runs, 3 distances - 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig's Hut. Take in views across to some of Victoria's great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs: 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line. All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr SALISBURY HALF MARATHON 2018 (SA)
Sunday 8th April 2018 Come and run the only half marathon in the Northern suburbs! Set in the stunning parklands of Salisbury the run is an out and back course, starting at Carisbrooke Reserve and winding its way through the parklands out towards Port Wakefield Rd. The course is being adjusted around the Salisbury Golf Course, subject to traffic management approval. For a map of the route check out: https://au.mapometer.com/running/route_4524998.html There is a 3.5 hour cut off for the Half. There will be 10km, 5km and 2km also available on the day for runners and walkers. Participation Medallions for all Half Marathon, 10km and 5km participants. Prizes awarded to the top 3 Male and Female 21km runners and first place male and female 10km and 5km runners. Early bird prices online (until March 31st) 21km: $35 10km: $15 5km:$10 2km FREE On the day Registration: 21km: $40 10km $20 5km: $15 2km: $5 All participants gain a free entry into the raffle. For any enquires please contact Naomi on 0432 714 961 or email events@jets.org.au Like the NDACJets Facebook page for up to date information regarding this event.  contact: Naomi Mathiesen. email: events@jets.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (TAS)
5.6 kms: uphill on trails to the summit of Goat Hill (total ascent 601 m) 10 kms: uphill on trails to the summit of Mt Wellington (total ascent 1432 m) Start Tolosa Park, Tolosa Street, Glenorchy TAS contact: Steve Appleby 0419 970 541. email: sjapples at bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sat 13-14 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE (ACT)
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again! This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent of the height of Everest (9000 m) above sea level. The event is a charity event to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email: kerryn@ahf.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 13-15 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE (VIC)
Bright, Victoria. Events: 75km, 42km, 20km, 10km, kids 4km. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 14 Apr COTTESLOE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL (WA)
date 14 - 15 april 2018 OlyFest (Enduro)�-750m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run/750m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run SprintFest - 750m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run Beach netball Beach Volleyball Food truck festival Outdoor cinema contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 14 Apr RUN THE ROCK 2018 (WA)
Prepare to unplug from the city streets and release your ultimate road-less-travelled self while taking in next-level natural beauty. Journey to Hanging Rock for 5 to 22 kilometres of breathtaking scenery, gritty trails and undulating country roads to discover a brand new running adventure. Choose from 22K Half Marathon, 13.5K, 5K run/walk, 2K kids run.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 17 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 21 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE SYDNEY (NSW)
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again! This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent of the height of Everest (9000 m) above sea level. The event is a charity event to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email: kerryn@ahf.org.au.
 
Sat-Sun 21-22 Apr THE O'KEEFE CHALLENGE (VIC)
Follow the spectacular O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms and past Lake Eppalock to a finish in the heart of Heathcote. The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region. Distances: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Mile, 500 m dash for kids.  email: hello@theokeefe.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Apr 2018 GREAT AMAZING RACE (VIC)
The Great Amazing Race is considered Melbourne's ultimate Urban Adventure Race allowing competitors to experience the thrill and excitement of an Amazing Race in their own city! Competing in teams of 2, competitors will race around Melbourne visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of activities along the way. The event will once again be raising funds to support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. We guarantee you'll do more fun, diverse and crazy stuff in a single day than in any other event, while supporting a great cause! contact: 1300 875 438. email: enquiries@upliftevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 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/walk event for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure noone misses out. As far as a spectacular venue and picturesque course goes, we believe this event can not be beaten.  contact: Justin Higgins. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Apr THE O'KEEFE CHALLENGE (VIC)
Follow the spectacular old rail trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms, and past Lake Eppalock. The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region. Bring your friends, family or club, and spend a weekend experiencing the best of Heathcote.  contact: Sandra Slatter. email: hello@theokeefe.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN (VIC)
This event is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 3km or challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you. Program includes: - Half Marathon - 10km Run - 5km Run - 3km Run - 5.4 km Trail Run - 8.1 km Trail Run -13.3 km Trail Run  contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2018
Sat 5 May CONVICT 100 (NSW)
Back for its 14th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With a 100km, 68km and 44km distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 May MARGARET RIVER ULTRA MARATHON (WA)
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon boasts 80 kilometres of magnificent trail running through one of Australia's most beautiful regions; Margaret River in south-west Western Australia. It will take runners on a journey through a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes, starting at Hamelin Bay in the south and finishing at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery at Wilyabrup in the north, on 5th May 2018. The 80km point to point course can be completed by solo runners or relay teams of up to five people who each run a different leg of the route. Along the way the competitors will traverse an incredible range of landscapes including awe-inspiring Karri tree forests, cliff top trails with endless ocean views, white sandy beaches, quaint coastal villages and rolling hinterland terrain. Runners from across Australia and overseas are expected to travel to Margaret River for this extraordinary event which has been designed as an achievable challenge for all levels, from elites through to trail running newcomers who can divide the 80km distance into a relay with the five different legs varying between 10km and 20km. Entries are now open for the Margaret River Ultra Marathon at www.MRUltramarathon.com.au EVENT DETAILS: When: Saturday 5th May 2018 Where: Margaret River, South-West Western Australia What: An 80 kilometre ultra marathon with two options; Solo 80km or relay team of 2-5 runners doing one (or more) legs each. Provisional leg breakdown: Leg 1: 10.5km Hamelin Bay to Boranup Campsite Leg 2: 18km Boranup Campsite to Lake Cave. Total: 28.5km Leg 3: 19.5km Lake Cave to White Elephant Cafe, Total: 48km Leg 4: 14km White Elephant Cafe to Ellensbrook Homestead. Total: 62km Leg 5: 18km Ellensbrook Homestead to Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery. Total: 80km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 5 May WILSONS PROM 100 (VIC)
Run the Prom. Wilsons Promontory National Park offers, Australia's most spectacular coastal ultra. Experience the sound of waves crashing on rocks, feel the sand under your feet, the wind in your hair and the water up to your waist as you tackle this wilderness paradise. The Prom 100 offers runners 44, 60 and 100 km run loops only 3.5 hours from Melbourne. Experience the 13th running of one of Australia's best coastal trail runs at Victoria's spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park. The run is all on single track, rock, fire trails and beaches offering spectacular coastal views with approximately 10 km on sealed road. Depending on tide movements it may be necessary to wade across the creeks at both Sealers Cove and Oberon Beach. The Prom 100 is a self supported run, it is not a race. Runners are fully responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation. Participants should offer assistance to other runners in distress. Due to Parks Victoria regulations, no support personnel or equipment is available other than at Tidal River. This is an arduous course with constant climbs that take a cumulative toll. The run has been scheduled for Saturday 05 May with the pre race briefing taking place just prior to the start. Weather conditions could be cold, wet and windy. Hypothermia is a serious risk and all runners should be prepared. The Prom 100 run should only be attempted by experienced trail runners with good navigation experience. The run will start and finish in the dark. As a minimum, runners attempting the 100 km course must have successfully completed at least one 50 km organised trail run in the previous 6 months. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 May DARBY RIVER HALF MARATHON AND 10KM FUN RUN (VIC)
Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best over either 10 or 21km. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails. For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery.Enjoy running along well benched single track and striding up gentle hills overlooking the Southern Ocean with stunning beach and coastal views. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running or those just wanting to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting at the Darby River car park this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 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 $12 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.
 
Thu-Sun 17-20 May ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA, BLUE MOUNTAINS (NSW)
Events include UTA100, UTA50, Pace UTA22, Scenic World UTA951 and Injinji 1km-4-Kids. contact: AROC Sport. email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 26-27 May MAXIMUM ADVENTURE RACE SERIES - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event… mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired – you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally! The Classic Course consists of 15-25km of mountain biking, 5-10km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking. The Novice Course consists of 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking. Note: There are multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted. Each event will require some basic navigation skills, although if you can read a street directory, you will be able to complete the course! All checkpoints can be reached by following tracks and paths, however occasionally it may be faster to go cross-country.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 May RUNAWAY NOOSA MARATHON (QLD)
Chase the Sun Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here. Beach weekend bliss. Run, relax and taste your way through all Noosa has to offer. The perfect location for 23 degree autumn running, chilling by the beach or shopping up a storm. Run social. Our unique multi-lap course - starting and finishing in the heart of Noosa only minutes from Hastings street - means you're never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. Fun to full-on. Choose from five different race distances from the 1/2 lap 5K fun run right through to the full four lap Marathon. The full marathon also has a team relay option - in teams of two or four - for those looking to share in the fun with their mates.  contact: 07-54306700. email: runawaynoosa@ironman.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 May YMCA OF CANBERRA HALF MARATHON 2018 (ACT)
The YMCA of Canberra 2018 Half Marathon features a beautiful and fast course around the western basin of Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra. The weekend will fall on May 26-27 (with the half marathon on the Sunday). This race has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Early bird entries are open and the training group will begin in late-February contact: YCRC. email: Administration.YCRC@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 28 May SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 1: "COTTER CANTER" 2.15KM, 5KM & 10KM (ACT)
A trail running "taster" at Canberra's original family playground, the Cotter. The Series starts with a moderate-grade 5km course (the 10km completes 2 laps) comprising a paved loop on the "Cotter Dam Discovery Trail" in the shadow of Cotter Dam, followed by a contrasting loop on walking tracks and fire trails with a river crossing, a hill and a sandy beach – a bit of everything. A new 2.15km short course for Novices and Kids has been added to the program. Park at the end of the Cotter Bend picnic area, off Cotter Rd. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting from 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2018
Sat-Sun 2-3 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 24 HOUR, 12 HOUR, 6 HOUR & MARATHON TRACK RACES (NSW)
Campbelltown Sports Stadium Athletics Centre. One of Australia's premier ultra events, the Sri Chinmoy "24 Hours on Track" including a 24 Hour, 12 Hour, 6 Hour and Marathon track races have been staged in Adelaide, Brisbane and now Sydney since 1982. An IAU bronze-label certified event, and qualifying race for World Championships. Challenge yourself to run further than ever before at a world class facility with first class services and support. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Jun TASMANIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL (TAS)
The 2018 B&E Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the B&E Launceston Ten, a 5k, and the popular kids 2k. This year's race will start and finish in Launceston's City Park. The iconic city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live entertainment also on offer, as well as a Kids Clinic on the Saturday. contact: 92820413. email: info@launcestonten.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Jun SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 4 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Even if you’ve raced this course many times before, there’s always a buzz about the Iron Cove events with such a great crowd all gathered for the same purpose: sheer enjoyment! Park at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 11 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE (ACT)
A favourite event on the Winter calendar, the Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon is now staged in and around Lennox Gardens on the Queens Birthday public holiday Monday. Also featuring 2 shorter races over the classic "Imperial" distances of 5 miles and 2 miles. Post-race breakfast for all. Start 9 am for Half Marathon at Lennox Gardens, off Flynn Dr, 9.30 am start for shorter races. Online entries available or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Jun SHADFORTH FINANCIAL GROUP STEP UP FOR MSWA (WA)
Do you have what it takes to conquer the 1,103 steps to the top of Central Park? The Shadforth Financial Group Step Up for MSWA is a unique vertical climb to the top of Perth's tallest building. Run, walk or crawl to conquer the 53 flights or 1,103 stairs. You can do it solo or get a team together (max 12) and take up the challenge. All funds raised from this event go to supporting the thousands of people living with MS and other neurological conditions here in Western Australia. Sunday, 17 June 2018 Central Park Tower, St Georges Terrace, Perth Race form 8.00am, wave time will be pre-allocated and sent before the event Individuals or teams of twelve Race bib collected on the day from registration desk, timing chips will be attached Climb options: * One Up (ages 12+) - 1,103 stairs or 53 flights * Double Up (ages 18+) - 2,206 stairs or 106 flights * Mini Climb (ages 6+) - 435 stairs or 20 flights  contact: MSWA Events 08 6454 3131. email: events@mswa.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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