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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.
 
 
Apr 2018
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.
 
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.
 
Sun 17 Jun KOWEN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Located in the rural hamlet of Wamboin, just 20 km east of Canberra, the Kowen Trail Run will see competitors run across the border into Kowen Forest in the ACT to participate in either a marathon, half marathon or 12 km course. The event is open to all levels of trail running experience. The courses are challenging, well marked and have spectacular views of Canberra and surrounds. More information is available at our website and our facebook page (search 'Kowen Trail Run'). The Kowen Trail Run is a not-for-profit event with proceeds going to the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar. email: admin@kowen-trail-run.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Jun MINI-MOS COMMUNITY FUN RUN & FAIR (NSW)
Community fun run in Mosman, featuring 2k, 5k and 10k. For kids, running enthusiasts and elite athletes. Raising money for Mosman Public School and its nominated charities Raise Foundation and SeeBeyondBorders. contact: Fleur Huston. email: event@mini-mos.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Jun SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 2: "TUGGERANONG TROT" 2KM, 8KM & 20KM (ACT)
The Sri Chinmoy Canberrra Trail Series heads to Tuggeranong for a varied exploration of the Murrumbidgee Corridor. Barely minutes from the Town Centre, you'll think you were miles from anywhere as you wend your way northward through bushland, and return along the riverside walking track. The short 2km course heads south and back again; the 8km course loops around at Tuggeranong Creek; while the 20km goes as far as Kambah Pool before heading south. Parking is at Pine Island North picnic area, at the end of Pine Island Rd, Tuggeranong. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed-Mon 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Australia's premier multi day desert race is back! Experience Australia's spectacular outback over 6 incredible days of running! Diverse terrain and landscapes will capture your heart. Make new friends, camp under the stars and experience camaraderie like you have never seen before. Choose from the Big Red 250km or Big Red 150km, both options will challenge and inspire you! With a start and finish location outside the outback Birdsville Pub, there is nothing more Australian than this! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jul 2018
Sat 7 Jul RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
A 12km, 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. With a inclusive, family friendly vibe including kids activities and fun run during the event this is one trail run you can bring the whole family too.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 13-15 Jul TAILWIND NUTRITION 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS (18+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
The Grand Slam 3M3D is a staged trail race in the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland. It is run over three consecutive days over three different courses. This is the seventh year of the race that is held on the Atherton Tablelands. Transport is provided from and back to Cairns Colonial Club Resort each day. Do the Grand Slam (3M3D) or select the marathons you want to do. There are other events on the same weekend and over the same course, but with varying distances. Early Bird entries end 18 April 2017. Late Fees apply from 21 June. Registrations close 28 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 13 Jul 4TH KAURI HALF MARATHON (16+, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Calling this a half marathon is an insult. It is a tough race through the tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland, Australia. Mostly on dirt and single track with steep ascent and descent sections. There are three other events on the same weekend and over the same course, but with varying distances. Early Bird entries end 18 April 2017. Late Fees apply from 28 June. Registrations close 5 July. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun-Sun 15-10 Jul LAKE MORRIS ROAD RACE, CAIRNS (QLD)
Road race from Copperlode Dam to Goomboora Park with some serious downhill. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jul 7TH CAIRNS MARATHON (18+ ONLY) (QLD)
The Cairns Marathon is a race in the tropical rainforsets of Far North Queensland. The first half is on dirt roads, and the second half on bitumen. This is the seventh year of the race that is from point to point. There are other races on the same weekend and over the same course, but with varying distances. Early Bird entries end 18 April 2017. Late Fees apply from 28 June. Registrations close 7 July. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 5 - DOLLS POINT HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
A collection of classic road race distances: 5km, 10km and Half-Marathon make this annual event a true festival of running. The courses are scenic loops – flat for the most part, with a challenging rise over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge crossing the Georges River. Relax post-race over a pancake breakfast in the happy ambience of Peter Depena Reserve, alongside Botany Bay. Park off Russell Ave, Dolls Point. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am. The Half-Marathon commences at 8am, with other distances starting thereafter. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 21-22 Jul ELEPHANT TRAIL RACE (NSW)
The Elephant Trail Race is from Saturday, 21 July to Sunday, 22 July 2018 at the Cairncross State Forest in Port Macquarie, NSW. The event follows a 25km course, with approximately 1100m elevation per lap (100km has approximately 4500m). Saturday has the 100km course, being 2 laps in one direction and 2 laps in reverse; and the 50km course, 2 laps in one direction. Sunday has 25km, 13km and kids trail races. The 100km can also be run as a relay team of two people, each running 1 lap in each direction. Distances/Events Saturday: 50km 100km Sunday: 13km 25km contact: Coastal Track and Trail runners - Mathew. email: sales@coastalsportsandfitness.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The 32nd Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is back in 2018! The event will run on Sunday, 22 July and start from Crockatt Park in Woody Point on the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula. Come and see why thousands of fans return each year for Queensland's most scenic fun run. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking the step into your first ever fun run, the J2J has a race category to suit you. There are four race categories to enter including: Half Marathon (21km) 10km 5km 3km A cash prize pool valued at $6,800 is up for grabs. PLUS each entrant in the 21km and 10km receive a free 2018 official Jetty 2 Jetty Singlet while 5km and 3km entrant receive a free Jetty 2 Jetty Cap. Early Bird entries open March 1. Please visit www.j2j.com.au for further details.  email: http://j2j.com.au/. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jul SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 3: "GUNGAHLIN GALLOP" 2.2KM, 10KM & 30KM (ACT)
Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. Starting and finishing at Hall's historic Showground, the 2,2km meanders around the foreslopes, while the 2 longer courses ascend to the summit of One Tree Hill, from where the 30km continues following the ACT/NSW border. Enjoy one of Canberra's deluxe running experiences. Park at the Hall Showground. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Jul SYDNEY HARBOUR 10K & 5K (NSW)
Just one month before the Spring classics, the Sydney Harbour 10k provides the perfect opportunity to check your preparation for a half marathon or marathon, or to go for a PB. Starting at the historic Sydney Rocks area, the 10k course is a one lap loop which hugs the Harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout. The 5k takes in some of Sydney's most beautiful sights. It starts at the Rocks and continues around the edge of the Harbour, under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, before an out and back section, returning beneath the Bridge to follow the foreshore to the finish line, overlooking the Sydney Opera House. contact: 02 92820413. email: info@sh10.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Jul SRI CHINMOY OFF-ROAD DUATHLONS (ACT)
Two genuine off-road duathlons – short course and long course – in the heart of the city. Run through the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens, mountain bike and second run in the natural forest of Black Mountain Reserve. Start time 10 am, starting at the end of Frith Rd, Acton. Short course is 2 km run/7 km mountain bike/2.5 km run. Long course is 3 km run/23 km mountain bike/7.5 km run. Enter online now or 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 29 Jul RUN MELBOURNE 2018 PRESENTED BY LULULEMON (VIC)
Embrace the feeling at Run Melbourne 2018 presented by lululemon. Join us on July 29 and embrace the challenge with a community of thousands by your side, pushing you beyond what you ever imagined was possible. Embrace the sights and sounds of our city and experience a feeling like no other when you cross the finish line and earn that bling! With distances of 5 km, 10 km or the half-marathon, there's an option available for everyone. It's your chance to embrace giving and run for a charity close to your heart and celebrate running in ways you never thought possible. Embrace the feeling. Run Melbourne.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sun 5 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
The Dungog Dash and Dawdle is a cross country fun run which showcases the stunning hills and valleys of Dungog, the beautiful and historic Dungog Common. It is the key fundraiser of much-needed funds for the Dungog Shire Community Centre, the hub for all things community in the region. There is a 21 km half marathon trail run, 12km dash, 6km dawdle, Kids Dash or Dawdle (12 years and under) and a Doggy Half. Dash or Dawdle dogs must be on a leash for the entire race, accompanied by and in control of a responsible human + face painting, jumping castle and sausage sizzle. contact: Dungog Shire Community Centre. email: dash@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM & KIDS MILE (VIC)
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. 5km, 10km & 21.1k and even a 1 mile event for the kids. Awesome medals for all finishers in all events. Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Aug KALINGA DASH (QLD)
The Kalinga Dash Fun Run on Sunday, 12 August 2018 is an inclusive community event that brings people together in a healthy and fun environment, with 7.5km and 4.2km fun run/walks and a kids 2km dash. The event caters for people of all abilities, from elite runners to family groups. This will be an energetic and fun day full of entertainment, prizes and activity as well as the fun runs. This is a not-for-profit event with all proceeds going to Eagle Junction State School. Distances/Events Kids 2km 4.2km 7.5km contact: Anna Fuller. email: info@kalingadash.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 17-19 Aug THE 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON (QLD)
A member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.3 million for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour's drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times. The course record currently stands at 2:18:30 set by Ethiopian, Samuel Woldemanuel in 2015. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5kms) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet -hero- finish. With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities. The 2km event allows parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Race start times are scheduled to allow for parents to run the longer distances and then return in time to run with the kids and enjoy all the free fun in the family entertainment precinct. contact: Atlas Multisports. email: info@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Aug KING OF THE MOUNT (SA)
Challenge yourself with a 7.8km trail race to the summit of Mount Remarkable with a 7km return hike. contact: Quinten van der Werf. email: quinten@intheflinders.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Aug RUN THE GREAT WHITSUNDAY TRAIL (QLD)
Standard distance 28.7k has been running for 11 yrs and the inaugural Ultra Distance 57.4k was incorporated into the event weekend in 2016. It was cancelled in 2017 due to cyclone damage. The course travels through the Conway National Park rainforest, ending up at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. Total entries are capped at 200. The course has some challenging sections and is hilly.  contact: Whitsunday Running Club Inc . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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