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Jun 2016
Sun-Fri 5 Jun-23 Sep HOKA ONE ONE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 1 (VIC)
The HOKA ONE ONE Trail Running Series takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. Studley Park - 5km / 11km / 15km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2016
Sat 3 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 29km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. Set amid one of Australia’s oldest and wildest coastal terrains, in fact it is the world’s second oldest national park (after Yellowstone in the U.S), the Coastal Classic is a trail run along the Coast Track from Otford to Bundeena. With 29km of trails, beaches, sand and rainforest – this race has a little bit of everything with great views to top it off! While the Royal National Park has long been used by runners, thanks to its beautiful scenery and easy access from Sydney’s Southern Suburbs, there hasn’t been a long trail race in the Park in recent years (apart from along Lady Carrington Drive). contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 Sep SURF COAST CENTURY (VIC)
THE SURF COAST CENTURY IS A SPECTACULAR 50KM AND 100KM ULTRAMARATHON ALONG VICTORIA'S SURF COAST AND WILDFLOWER HINTERLAND WITH BEAUTIFUL SCENERY THE WHOLE WAY. This incredible race takes runners on an extraordinary journey below towering sea cliffs, along remote beaches and through the captivating wildflower hinterland on twisting single track where no two footsteps are ever the same. As well as attracting many of Australia's best runners, the Surf Coast Century also has a great reputation as the ideal event for those tackling their first ultra marathon due to the accessible course, support services and easy logistics, and the incredible energy around the course from supporters, other runners and event officials. So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2016 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience. DISTANCE: 100km and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2 or 4) DATE: Saturday 3 September 2016 LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road ENTRIES: Entries are now open! WHO: Australia's elite runners through to those tackling their first ultra marathon - all welcome. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 3-4 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
​Entries are now open for the 4-5 September 2016 for third running of Mornington Running Festival and Health & Lifestyle Expo. The weekend festival includes a 1km kids dash, 5 and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance. The Health and Lifestyle Expo will also back bigger and better including exhibitors, seminars, workshops and games for the whole family. Join us and help us money for our Charity Partner beyondblue. ​The Beyond Blue Obstacle Course has been included as part of the expo on Saturday 3rd September. We have limited spots available so make sure you secure your spot now, for what will be great fun  contact: info@eventpeople.com.au 03 59884040. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Sep 2016 MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL AND EXPO (VIC)
Entries are now open for the 4-5 September 2016 for third running of Mornington Running Festival and Health & Lifestyle Expo. The weekend festival includes a 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance. The Health and Lifestyle Expo will also back bigger and better including exhibitors, seminars, workshops and games for the whole family. Join us and help us money for our Charity Partner beyondblue.  contact: XOSIZE Events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Fri 4-4 Sep THE CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN (ACT)
The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac has been going strong since 1975 raising much needed funds for Australian Charities, the 2015 event raised more than $100,000. With 14km, 10km and 5km courses there is something for everyone! contact: 1800 555 514. email: canberrafunrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Sep THE CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN (ACT)
This year the 5km course will start in front of the steps of Old Parliament House, complete a loop up to Parliament House before joining in with 14km and 10km courses on Kings Avenue through to the finish on the Rond Terraces in Commonwealth Park. If you're wishing to walk the adidas 5km course, please start at the back of the pack.  contact: Fairfax Media. email: canberrafunrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Sep COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10 km Fun Run, 5 km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back. The event raises funds for local children's charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and the Early Childhood Intervention Program Coffs Harbour. Steve Moneghetti is returning as the event ambassador and will take part in the half marathon. contact: Village Sports. email: info@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Sep HOKA ONE ONE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 4 (VIC)
The HOKA ONE ONE Trail Running Series takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. Anglesea - 8km / 15km / 23km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 Sep YMCA FATHER'S DAY FUN RUN (VIC)
Get excited! It's time to chase your way around Melbourne this Fathers' Day. Create memorable moments at the inaugural YMCA Fathers' Day Fun Run, with plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family. Run, walk or chase your family and friends around the scenic 5k or 10k courses at Melbourne's Tan. This event is all about healthy living, celebrating families and raising much needed funds to minimise the toll of mental illness on young people's lives by providing places where they can reach their full potential. In 1910, the YMCA invented Fathers' Day - today we want you to be part of our biggest celebration yet! Register today!  contact: http://fathersdayfunrun.org.au/. email: anna.kingston@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 5 Sep 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 6 Sep MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Sep MT BROWN RUN (WA)
An opportunity for you to be one of those who sets one of the four records for the inaugural Mt Brown Run which will take place at 7am Saturday 10th September. The Mt Brown Run is open to anyone interested in running or walking the 6km course which will become an annual event and a permanent feature of The York Festival. The course starts in the centre of town (outside the York Post Office), runs to the Great Southern Hwy/Avon Terrace intersection, turns left over the river, then left into Panmure Road and right into Mount Street to run up the path past the cemetery to the top of Mt Brown, then returning down Pioneer Drive/Steere Road/Lincoln Street, left into Newcastle Street, right into Glebe Street over the river into South Street and right into Avon Terrace and finish back at the Post Office. The distance is approximately 6 km. contact: Meghan Hicks. email: hello@yorkfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Sep SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 6 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
If you’re aiming for the Sydney Marathon later in the month, this is the perfect tune-up race, the final Half-Marathon of the Series. 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.
 
Sun 11 Sep BLACK MOUNTAIN TRAIL RACE, KURANDA (QLD)
For most of the race the route follows the original Black Mountain Road between Port Douglas and Kuranda. Transport to and from the event is included. 21.1km or 35km options are available. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Sep BEACHSIDE DASH (NSW)
The St.George Bank Beachside Dash is BACK for its 9th year offering something for everyone with 10km, 5km and 2km events. You can double or triple up and knock over up to 17km before brekkie. The Dash course follows the beautiful beachside path from Dolls Point to Kyeemagh, near Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney. The course will follow the newly formed track from 2015 to allow runners of the 10km and 5km to remain on formed, fast foot path for the entire race, making it ideal for setting that personal best time. Register in advance to avoid disappointment. All funds raised at the St.George Bank Beachside Dash go to vital medical research projects at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.  contact: Lisa Whitehouse. email: event@ssmrf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Sep MEMORY WALK & JOG - GEELONG (VIC)
Alzheimer's Australia Vic is heading back to Geelong for the third annual Memory Walk & Jog - this time in a new location! Join us Sunday 11th September at Barwon Valley Park for a 10km Run, 5km Run or a 2.8km Walk. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds and support people impacted 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. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Sep BROOKS FORSTER RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Welcome to the 6th Brooks Forster running festival. Come and run one of the most scenic courses on the Mid North Coast, only 3.5 hours north of Sydney. Surrounded by ocean and the pristine waters of Wallis Lake, you will make your way running over the Forster Tuncurry Bridge covering paths and Break Walls on a 99.0 % flat course Our reputation as a family friendly event with a distance to suit everyone will ensure you experience an awesome weekend away. EVENTS INCLUDE 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10km run, 5km fun run, 4km Walk and Talk, 4km Kids 9-12 yrs Fun Run, 2km Kids 4-8 yrs Fun Run contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Sep THE WELLNESS WALK & RESEARCH RUN (VIC)
Join the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) to raise vital funds for breakthrough cancer research and wellness and supportive care programs. The Wellness Walk has attracted over 6,000 participants and raised more than $400,000 since its inception three years ago. The 2016 event will be proudly hosted at the Bundoora Campus of La Trobe University, our official Event Partner. This year the event will introduce the inaugural Research Run led by run ambassador, Australian sporting legend Steve Moneghetti. Participants can choose to walk or run either a 5km or 10km course through the La Trobe University campus. The new event will complement the Wellness Walk and provide a fantastic opportunity for the dedicated running community to show their support. The day will also include live stage performances, family activities, food trucks and opportunities to engage with our generous sponsors.  contact: Hannah Cusack- Event Manager. email: hannah.cusack@austin.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Sep 3RD REGIONAL RUNNING CHALLENGE (QLD)
Who is the fastest regional town? Cairns, Alice Springs, Darwin or Catherine? Sign up today and join in the fun to determine the winner. EVERYONE welcome, you don’t need to belong to a running club to participate.$5.00 per person. Kids U12 run for FREE. If you are registering a child under 12, please use the code CHILDU12 (case sensitive). Age as on race day. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Sep MT COOROORA ENDURANCE CHALLENGE, POMONA (QLD)
Spend a day on this magic mountain testing your fitness and endurance, as you also benefit the lives of chronically sick kids and their families, through the donation of money raised to the Children's Hospital Foundation and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. The course starts about 100m from the road on the Mt Cooroora track at the position marked start. The track then gradually rises about 90m and as it winds its way about 750m to the point marked steep section. It is marked "steep section", because it is extremely steep. The track then rises sharply about 190m over about 450m to the summit. At this point participants turn around and follow the track back down to the start point to complete a full lap.Individual participants will carry on repeating this course. Relay team participants will tag a team member who will then complete a lap and so on.The total distance of a return lap (ascent/descent) of the course is approximately 2.4km. contact: Tony Jennings. email: Tony@mtcoorooraendurancechallenge.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 Sep 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.
 
Fri 23 Sep HOKA ONE ONE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 5 (NIGHT RACE) (VIC)
The HOKA ONE ONE Trail Running Series takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. NEW night race 5: Friday 23 September - Studley Park - 5km / 11km / 15km contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 24 Sep HARVEST RUN (VIC)
Sole Motive presents the Harvest Run - an exciting new event held amongst the vineyards in the stunning Yarra Valley this September. The Harvest Run offers two distances with stunning views of Victoria's award winning Yarra Valley wineries and countryside. � 6km run/walk which starts at the Yarra Valley Racing Club � 13.5km run from Healesville to Yarra Glen. Think food, wine, fitness and fun. After you've run, relax in our event village at the Yarra Glen Race Course to enjoy food, wine and music.  contact: 03 9285 0600 . email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #2, RACE 2, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #2: 28 August and 25 September. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of seven opportunities in 2016 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km runs are free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep RUN 4 YOUTH OFF THE STREETS - BERLIN MARATHON 2016
Will you help us get youth off the streets, whilst also doing something inspiring for yourself? Join us in running the history-filled streets of Berlin in September 2016. This is an opportunity for you to show support for the young people in need who face poverty, neglect, emotional and physical abuse, or homelessness. contact: 1300 905 188. email: kimberly@inspiredadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL ULTRA (103KM) (ACT)
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary 100km trail run was staged in 2013. With Canberra now 103 years old, in 2016 the event grows to 103km. Starting and finishing from The Rond Terraces, the route explores Parliament House, Red Hill, Isaacs Ridge, Farrer Ridge, Mt Taylor, Mt Arawang, Cooleman Ridge, Stromlo Forest Park, the National Arboretum, Cork Oaks, Aranda Bushland, Black Mountain Reserve, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Lake Burley Griffin. The run is open to Solo Runners, and to Relay Teams of 2-4 members, with 4 relay legs of approximately 25 km. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep BEACH TO BROTHER MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
Port Macquarie. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep MT KEIRA CHALLENGE (NSW)
5k and 10k uphill, Wollongong Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep YURREBILLA 56KM TRAIL ULTRA (SA)
Adelaide, South Australia Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Sep SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA 103KM TRAIL ULTRA (ACT)
Sri Chinmoy Canberra 103km Trail Ultra and Ultra, Canberra Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2016
Sat 1 Oct WESTERN SYDNEY MARATHON (NSW)
The Western Sydney Marathon has swiftly become one of the state's premier running events, attracting runners from all over the country and internationally. It is one of the state's most affordable marathon events and attracts both Entry level and experienced athletes. The marathon is run at the Sydney International Regatta Centre situated at the scenic Penrith Lakes. Its fast, flat course circles the main lake, crosses an island bridge to the Regatta Centre and weaves along roads both inside and outside the venue. A celebration of healthy lifestyles, active communities and the outdoors, the Western Sydney Marathon is a festive day out for the whole family, whether one pushes a pram in the Family Fun Run or completes the gruelling 42.2km Marathon. contact: Matt Adamson. email: WesternSydneyMarathon@sport.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Oct COBURG LAKE CLASSIC FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg Lake Classic Fun Run Sunday 2nd October 2016, 9am for an event that is a little different from our normal Fun Runs, being a 10km run or a 5km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the placegetters, Certificates for all, free morning tea, and a friendly atmosphere. Enter on the day or online, Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 3 Oct SRI CHINMOY LABOUR DAY 10 KM AND 4 KM FUN-RUNS (ACT)
The best way to start a holiday! 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.
 
Mon 3 Oct 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 4 Oct 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 8 Oct YMCA RAT RACE (QLD)
The YMCA Rat Race is a cheeky cheesy and challenging annual event to be held on Saturday 8th October 2016 and is designed for maximum fun and ir-RAT-ional behaviour! Teams of four will be given a large novelty inflatable cheese to protect and carry with them for the duration of the race and across the finish line. Our dedicated "Pest Patrols" will be out to run interference and 'rescue' the cheese - adding that extra level of RATified intensity. This exciting urban adventure event (for competitors 16 years and over) will incorporate local landmarks, fun themed obstacles, an 8km run, the river and team building activities. The approximately 8 km course starts under the Story Bridge, in Captain Burke Park runs along kangaroo point cliffs, through the botanical gardens and back. With twelve ratty obstacles including the torturous RAT TRAP and the adrenalin pumping BIG CHEESE our teams are in for an amazing experience. contact: YMCA Brisbane . email: info@ymcaratrace.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 8-9 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC (NSW)
Where: The picturesque Grose Valley in the Upper Blue Mountains. When: 8/9 October 2016 Distances: 68km or 21km Both events are SkyRunning events! contact: Mountain Sports. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 8 Oct BALMY PALMY BEACH RUN (QLD)
Beach Run Fun on the other side of winter 4km or 12km on spectacular Palm Beach, Gold Coast Early bird entries available now at www.wildthingrace.com contact: Wildthing admin. email: wildthingrace@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Oct GRIFFITH SPORT TOOHEY TRAIL RUN (QLD)
From bitumen to bush, challenge yourself to an all-terrain scenic run from Griffith University Nathan Campus through Toohey Forest. With resoundingly positive feedback from the inaugural event in 2015, we are adding a 21km Half Marathon course to the already existing 5km and 10km courses to make it even bigger and better! Stay tuned for more information coming soon. contact: Griffith Sport Events. email: sportevents@griffith.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 15-16 Oct HUME & HOVELL ULTRA (NSW)
100 mile (NEW), 100km & 100 km Relay, 50km, 22 km. Our 5 th Year. Start and Finish based at Henry Angel Trackhead on a section of the Hume & Hovell Walking Track, 9 km south from Tumbarumba. 90% single track with an overall elevation gain of 4088 mtrs. Generous Cut Off times, Electronic Timing, Medals and Certificates for all finishers. Fantastic volunteers manning the checks points,country hospitality and friendliness assured.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Oct TJM/SNAP SPRING BEACH CLASSIC (NSW)
8km, run/walk contact: Wanda SLSC 95234343. email: clubhouse@wandaslsc.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Oct TAKE A HIKE - BRISBANE (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 16 Oct RUN WITH WIND 5K AND 10K FUN RUNS (NSW)
Hilly trail runs at Woodlawn Wind Farm near Tarago NSW Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Oct HELLFIRE HUSTLE 3.2KM DOWNHILL (QLD)
3.2km downhill with competitors starting at 1 minute intervals. 7.30am Barcoo Court, Glagiraba QLD, inland from the Gold Coast. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 18 Oct 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.
 
Fri-Sun 21-23 Oct AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE FESTIVAL (VIC)
The ultimate adventure festival hits East Gippsland, Victoria. The aim of the festival is simply to bring together outdoor adventurers, and their friends and families, to celebrate the world of adventure in one ultimate festival. And, to do so in a naturally magic, untouched, adventure playground. Participate in a 55km, 21.1km, 10km or 5km Trail run, 25km, 50km or 100km MTB, or take on the Adventure Race: 2km Run 50 metre cross river swim, 12.5km paddle, 24km MTB and 14km trail run (Individual or Relay-style team (2 or 3). A children's event will take place on the Sunday in the form of an obstacle course on the Lakes Entrance foreshore.  contact: East Gippsland Marketing Inc. email: info@egmi.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 22-23 Oct NED KELLY CHASE (VIC)
The 100km course follows the magnificent Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and then on the Oxley and Milawa cycle path which starts and finishes at Apex Park in Wangaratta. Entrants choose from the 100km or 50km solo run, 4 x 25km relay run, Marathon or Half Marathon, 100km or 50km cycle challenge or 10km fun run. The event is fully supported with food and beverage aid stations approximately every 5km. Times are accurately recorded and the 100km & 50km is IAAF AIMS certified and entrants choose their own start time aiming to finish at 12pm Sunday. Entry fees for all but the 10km includes customised event bibs, 2-bottle Ned Kelly Chase hydration belt and a ticket to the presentation dinner Sunday evening. Dinner includes delicious 1880's favourites such as lamb shank soup, damper, various roast veges and meats, cottage pie and for dessert we tuck into bread and butter pudding and an adult-styled trifle. All event finishers receive either a stylised Ned Kelly helmet medal or keyring and there is also a great range of other prizes and giveaways. We hope you will consider joining us and celebrating both the best of the region and the spirit and history of the 1880s. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nedkellychase contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 22 Oct RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS (NSW)
Sydney's most fun 5km family run. A course around Centennial Park where you can run, walk, skip or even bring the dog, then relax at our finish line festival - with face painting, kid entertainers, sports stars, a BBQ and all the fun you need to cap off a lovely day's racing, all while supporting the Starlight Children's Foundation.  contact: Rebecca Oxenbould. email: 02 8425 5927. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Oct SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 1, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: Sun, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of seven opportunities in 2016 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km runs are free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Oct SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 7 - CENTENNIAL PARK 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM CROSS-COUNTRY (NSW)
Alongside New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, Centennial Park is one of the truly great urban parklands, affording that perfect blend we all yearn for: the peace and satisfaction of Nature in proximity to city comfort and amenities. Few places in the world can boast such a perfect locale for running so close to the CBD… 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.
 
Sun 23 Oct MITCHELTON WINERY RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
We have a great family day on offer at the beautiful Mitchelton Winery located at Nagambie Victoria. Start your day with a scenic run around the grounds of the winery with distances including the Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km (Kids Race) Fun Runs. The afternoon you can sit back, relax and enjoy some great food, wine and live music. We have also included some great activities for the whole family with a giant slip and slide ride down a 200m hill being the star attraction, plus jumping castles and more. With only 500 spots available across all fun run events and 300 spots for the Slip N Ride book in early so not to be disappointed. Every Competitor will receive a medal when crossing the line in the Fun Runs contact: info@eventpeople.com.au 03 59884040. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 29 Oct 2016 GREAT AMAZING RACE (VIC)
Race for the kids, and compete in Uplift Events' 2016 Great Amazing Race. Regarded as Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, the annual event will be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. We have condensed all the fun and excitement into a new format while slashing the entry price! So if you love the outdoors, competing and enjoy keeping fit then this is the ideal event, as competitors from all ages and fitness levels can enter in this fun filled day. Just gather your partner, a friend, a family member or a work colleague and form a team of 2. Unlike a marathon, fun run or obstacle event, the Great Amazing Race will have teams deciphering clues and puzzles as they discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne while visiting famous landmarks and locations, and completing a variety of fun and challenging activities along the way.  contact: 130 875 438. email: enquiries@upliftevents.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Oct COBURG FUN RUN (VIC)
Coburg 12km Fun Run, 6km run/walk, 3km for juniors (and seniors). 9am, Sunday 30TH October 2016 enter online or on the day the day,at the Coburg Harriers Clubrooms, Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium)in Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10; trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, free morning tea.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Oct BENDIGO BANK 2016 BENDIGO FUN RUN (VIC)
Event details are listed below: Bendigo Bank 2016 Bendigo Fun Run Date: Sunday October 30, 2016 Run: 5km, 10km, 15km & 21.1km or walk 5km * * Certified accurate courses to the standards of IAAF and AIMS organisations  contact: Bendigo Health Foundation. email: bhfoundation@bendigohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Oct 33RD PORT OF PORTLAND 3 BAYS MARATHON (VIC)
The Port of Portland 3Bays Marathon is one of the most scenic and challenging marathon courses in Victoria. Set in the coastal town of Portland, the course takes in the beautiful Bridgewater Bay, Discovery Bay and Portland Bay, whilst also challenging you to tackle the undulating hills including the famous "Shuffler" Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay events are available contact: Jared Clark . email: jared1980@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2016
Tue 1 Nov 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 5 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km walk/run from the CBD to Donvale and 20km walk/run from Yarra Flats to Donvale along the Yarra River in Melbourne. There is NO registration fee; however each participant must commit to collect a minimum of $200 in donations, $50 of which will need to be donated at the time of registration. Participants can enter the event by registering for the 50km or 20km Challenge as an individual or as a team. The 50km start is at Gosch's Paddock, Richmond and finish at Donvale Christian College The 20K start is at Yarra flats and also finishes at Donvale.  contact: Melissa Gruber. email: Melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 5 Nov BEACH TO BAY (TAS)
2km, 6km and 9km fun run/walk around the picturesque foreshore of Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania. Followed by a healthy BBQ and family day at West Strahan Beach contact: Susan Harnett. email: info@activestrahan.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Nov SRI CHINMOY TRIPLE TRIATHLON AND RELAY (ACT)
3 mountain running legs, 3 mountain bike legs and 3 swim legs in 3 lakes. A 150 km journey exploring the length and breadth of our capital city. Participate solo or in a relay team of 3 or up to 9 members. An unforgettable day out. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Nov RUN FOR THE FIRIES (VIC)
The Run for the Firies event is the major fundraising event for the Research and Kangaroo Ground volunteer fire brigades which enables us to serve the community to the highest standards possible. This event offers a 10.6k, 6km and 4km run and also a 4km walk, the routes take you through the winding trails throughout the Eltham and Research park lands providing scenic and at time challenging events. email: registrations@runforthefiries.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Nov HAMILTON VITALITY FUN RUN (VIC)
The Hamilton Vitality Fun Run is proudly operated by Vitality Health and Fitness. This year, the Fun Run will raise funds for the redevelopment of the cancer treatment facilities at the Hamilton Base Hospital, so come along and support this wonderful cause! Sign up for for the 21km, 10km or 4.2km events. contact: Mardi Gill. email: mgill@hilac.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 7 Nov 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.
 
Sat 12 Nov THE SUMMIT SURVIVOR (VIC)
Leap, weave, duck and slide! Clamber, stagger, wade and run through this EPIC NEW 5km course; the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria. With fun and teamwork at the heart of this run, we've replaced long running distances with awesome challenging obstacles. The course is so densely packed you'll move quickly from one obstacle to the next! Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87% of participants said they found it the "ideal difficulty". You can push yourself and make the course tough, or slow it down to suit your style. We also have our Kids Course for under 12 year olds! contact: events@thesummit.net.au. email: events@thesummit.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Nov RESOLUTION RUN #4 (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 :7km,14km, half marathon Walk: 7km Kiddy Dash: 700m full marathon  contact: Melanie Smith. email: melanie@resolutionrunseries.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Nov METUNG FUN RUN (VIC)
10km run, 5km run & 5km walk. Fun run to raise funds for the Metung Primary School & Metung Lions Community bus. contact: Tracie Britten. email: traciebritten@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Nov SAN RUNFORLIFE (NSW)
SAN RunforLife competitors participate in either a 10km, 5km run or a 5km walk and the event commences at 7am on Sunday, November 13, 2016 on the Hospital's front lawn. Entries Open 1 August 2016 contact: Kylie Mildren. email: kylie@mildrenevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Nov MARSDENS FISHER'S GHOST FUN RUN (NSW)
5km and 10km Event- Walkers welcome. Off Road in the scenic grounds of UWS and TAFE- Campbelltown campuses. Age and Team Categories. Line Honours-Team-Barrel Draw Prizes. Free T.Shirts for all finishers. contact: Bernice Sarpong. email: Bernice.Sarpong@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 15 Nov 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.
 
Fri 18 Nov MELBOURNE COASTREK 2016 (VIC)
Melbourne Coastrek 30km or 55km Team Challenge. Soak up the spectacular peninsula coastline, nature trails and sparkling bays with your friends from Cape Schanck or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean on the wild Mornington Peninsula. We'll help guide you on this journey with a 12 Week Training Program and feed you loads of expert tips, events and fundraising support to help you prepare for the big day. You'll also get access to a huge range of nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other fabulous partner offers to support you on your journey. contact: Wild Women On Top . email: Melbourne.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 18-20 Nov TOUR DE TAMBORINE (QLD)
The Tour de Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival is an annual mass participation sports event held on top of the mountain over one weekend each November. The event brings exciting sports action, education and activities to the Scenic Rim region and Gold Coast Hinterland for everyone to enjoy and participate. Participants can compete in a 5km fun run, 10km Mountain Rush or enter the Hinterland Half Marathon. Walkers are also encouraged to be a part of the action - appreciating the courses at a much more leisurely pace and enjoying the scenery on offer. A little bit more adventurous? Then try the Rainforest Mountain Trail Runs. The festival finishes with a 1km Junior Bolt - providing the kids with an opportunity to share in the limelight as well as add to the event's entertainment. There's something for everyone - families, kids, professionals, weekend warriors, commuters of all ages and abilities. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 18-20 Nov SURVIVAL RUN AUSTRALIA 2016 (NSW)
SURVIVAL RUN is not for those who question their own ability. We expect to see the world's best obstacle racers, sky runners, adventure racers, trail runners, survivalists and military personnel to go head to head in a battle of mental, physical and emotional endurance. You must have completed a 50km+ Race or Ultra Endurance (12hrs+) event to have your application considered You will be completing a number of challenges during the event. More details on these will be revealed later in the future. Do not expect to finish the race.... SURVIVAL RUN is not an obstacle course race, an adventure race, or an ultra-marathon. It is an original combination of all of these. It is not a standard definition obstacle course race, with man-made mud, manufactured obstacles and gimmicky fire jumps. Survival Run is all about adapting to the environment and taking on challenges that are part of the historic indigenous culture and unique location where the event takes place. That is why athletes must apply to participate. Only those who are truly prepared to take on these extreme challenges will be considered. As with all of the BUCKLEY'S CHANCE races, SURVIVAL RUN is "unsupported" meaning, athletes will be called upon to carry all required hydration and nutrition themselves. If they run out of water or food they will need to source it from the natural environment, and ensure that it has been purified before consumption. SURVIVAL RUN AUSTRALIA OFFERS SOLO & 2-PERSON TEAM CATEGORIES Awards are given for SURVIVAL RUN� 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall SOLO finishers & 1st TEAM finishers.  contact: Chief & Emilie Brabon. email: chief@fuegoyagua.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 18 Nov BUCKLEY'S CHANCE: OFF-TRAIL RACES 2016 (NSW)
Buckley's Chance races are best described as "God's own obstacle course", with athletes leaping, crawling, climbing, swimming, and of course running through some of the world's toughest natural environments. BUCKLEY'S CHANCE is an event for athletes who have participated in any kind of trail, OCR, Ultra Endurance, adventure race or similar to step up and experience the terrain in the NSW Hinterland. SURVIVAL RUN takes that extreme experience to another level. This is the ultimate hybrid event where the world's best obstacle racers, sky runners, adventure racers, trail runners, survivalists and military personnel go head to head in a battle of mental, physical and emotional endurance. In true FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE style, Australia's only SURVIVAL RUN event will take place inside a 20 million year old shield volcano situated in the NSW/ QLD Border Ranges. This is the same area where the Australian Army has trained its Infantry and Special Forces Soldiers for Jungle Warfare since World War 2... BUCKLEY'S CHANCE CONSISTS OF FOUR SEPARATE RACES: SURVIVAL RUN - Ultra endurance, Ultra Challenge - APPLICATION ONLY 50KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN 25KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN 10KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN contact: Chief & Emilie Brabon. email: chief@fuegoyagua.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Nov SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 2, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: Sun, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of seven opportunities in 2016 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km runs are free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Nov CITY2SEA (VIC)
This year, the Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac is amping up. Leave your headphones at home because we're providing the tunes every step of the way. Pound the pavement and pump up the volume with live entertainment including international DJ HOT DUB TIME MACHINE! The 5th annual City2Sea features a 15km and 5km course which will take you past some of Melbourne's most iconic sights, finishing at St Kilda Beach. Join us as we raise funds for over 650 charities. contact: Fairfax Media. email: city2sea@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Nov STROMLO RUNNING FESTIVAL (ACT)
10k, 30k and 50k on 10k and 20k loops email: info@stromlorunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Thu-Sat 24-26 Nov TRAILS FOR CHANGE - 100KM MULTI-DAY TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Over 3 days an exclusive group of committed Challengers will run and walk one of the world's most iconic and scenic coastal trails to support MedEarth. T4C is a challenge for anyone with a sense of adventure, who is up for sharing a camaraderie-filled experience with a like-minded group of Challengers. More expedition than race, you will be supported by a full-service support crew that will keep you moving and allow you to immerse yourself in the thrill of this incredible challenge. email: simon@challengeworks.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Nov AFTERGLOW NIGHT TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Afterglow is night trail running event in Torquay on the Surfcoast Victoria. Runners will start in the light and finish in the dark. There is 21km race and a 12km race. It is all about fun and there is plenty of entertainment. The course will be full of glow to the light way for runners. The event provide a nice safe and fun environment for people to try running at night. contact: peri gray. email: periwinkle_06@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2016
Mon 5 Dec 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 6 Dec MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 9-11 Dec COAST TO KOSCIUSZKO 240 KM ULTRAMARATHON (NSW)
Course: from Boydtown Beach to the summit of Kosciuszko, and on to the finish at Charlotte Pass. Race start: 5:30am, Friday, 9 December, 2016.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Dec CANBERRA SUMMER RUNNING SERIES (ACT)
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k around the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin contact: Brad Allen. email: ba@tripleedge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Dec SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 3, CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: Sun, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of seven opportunities in 2016 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km runs are free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2016 SERIES RACE 8 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
We endlessly speculate what it is about the Bay Run which makes this course so appealing – constant proximity to water, smooth flat wide pathways, the bonhomie of morning joggers and dog-walkers… Whatever your reasons, it’s one week to Christmas – enjoy! 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.
 
Tue 20 Dec BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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