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Dec 1969
Wed-Sun 31 Dec-25 Oct TUNGAMAH TEN THOUSAND (VIC)
Annual fun runs ranging from 10 kilometres and 5 kilometres, plus 3 km for under 16 and shorter distances for juniors. Links with other sporting, cultural and heritage events.  contact: Les Harrison. email: harro@mcmedia.com.au.
 
Wed-Sun 31 Dec-18 Oct CRUST/SNAP SPRING BEACH CLASSIC SOFT SAND FUN RUN/WALK (NSW)
8km Soft Sand Fun Run and walk from Wanda Beach(Cronulla) to Boat Harbour and return, Start 9.00am see website for details email: admin @ wandasurfclud.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2015
Thu-Fri 6 Aug-27 Nov AFTERGLOW TWILIGHT TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Event date is the 28/11/2015. There are two distances. The 21km will start at Point Addis and Finish in Torquay and the 12km run will start at the famous Bells Bech and Finish in Torquay. Both runs will follow the iconic Surfcoast walk. All runners will start in the light and finish in the dark. The event will have plenty of entertainment along the way and will have a great family atmosphere. contact: Peri Gray. email: periwinkle_06@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon-Mon 24 Aug-2 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN (VIC)
Held on the same weekend every year between the Bendigo and Melbourne Cup�s the fun run is made up of a 5km walk and a 5km, 10km, 15km and 21.1km run. This year we are excited to announce the addition of a half marathon to the event and that the courses have been certified accurate to the standards of IAAF and AIMS organisations. contact: Kiri Earl. email: kearl@bendiohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2015
Tue 1 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.
 
Fri-Sun 4-6 Sep FLINDERS ISLAND RUNNING FESTIVAL 2015 (TAS)
Come and join us on Flinders Island for a weekend of fun, running and exploring. The weekend consists of a Friday night Pasta Night with guest Pat Farmer. Saturday is The Pub2Pub day 25.4km event with an ultra option of 50.8km. Sunday winds down with a 5km fun run/walk. There's also food festivals, farmers markets etc Come and join this tiny community for the weekend. contact: David Heap. email: david.heap@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 5 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 5 Sep RUN FOR YOUR LIVES (NSW)
Run For Your Lives is a one-of-a-kind obstacle sports event brought to you by Singapore based sports entertainment company, Action X. The first chapter of Run For Your Lives (RFYL) kicked off in Baltimore in January 2011 followed by a successful 36-race blitz in the USA. Today RFYL has spread across Asia, conquering one city at a time - infecting masses with a race of their lives they'll never forget! The race takes participants through a series of physically challenging obstacles throughout a zombie-infested course. Participants have the option to either race as a "Survivor" or a "Zombie" and, following the one and a half hour race, will be greeted with an Apocalypse Party with dance music, entertainment and fringe activities past the finish line.  contact: Run For Your Lives. email: intel@runforyourlives.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep THE CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (ACT)
The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac has been going strong since 1975 raising much needed funds for Australian Charities, the 2014 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. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Mornington R​unning Festival will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 (Fathers Day). Participants will have the choice of running or walking 5km, 10km or 21km events, along with our popular 1km Kids Run within Mornington Park. Every competitor receives a commemorative Mornington Running Festival medal. contact: Scott Hollow. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Sep RUNNSW GREATER RAYMOND TERRACE FUN RUN (NSW)
he 2014 Raymond Terrace Fun Run will be held on Sunday 14 September and is for novice and experienced runners alike. It is the perfect time to come and visit Raymond Terrace, a historic river town located on the banks of the Hunter River. Featuring a 8km, 4km and 2km events there will be something for everyone. Results are below and photo galleries will be up soon! contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep BENDIGO BANK COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is on Sunday 6th September in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour. The event offers a half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km fun runs all held on a bush track on the Coffs Creek Walkway. The course is flat, shady and picturesque, taking runners from the centre of town to the beach and back, passing some of Coffs Harbour's iconic locations such as Park Beach, the Botanic Gardens, Coffs Creek and the Dolphin Marine Magic. 2015 marks the 5th year of the event which attracts about 1,500 participants. contact: Hadley Black. email: info@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep DUBBO STAMPEDE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Starting and finishing in the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, there are four events catering for the whole family; the 5.5 km Dingo Dash, 10 km Cheetah Chase, 21.1 km Zebra Zoom and the 42.2 km Rhino Ramble. 2015 is the fourth running of the festival with over 3000 runners competing last year. Spend the rest of the day (or the previous day) visiting the zoo. The H  contact: Ian Crafter. email: contact@dubbostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Sep AELEC TAMWORTH (NSW)
On Sunday 6th September 2015 the Armidale community will have the opportunity to help raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in a fun filled and colourful way by participating in Armidale's 'Show your Colours for the Chopper' event to be held at UNE. 100% of all registration fees for the event will go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, hence staying in our local community. Please tell your family, friends, work colleagues about this event and encourage them to participate as well. For more information and to register go to the websites below. contact: Lisa Thomas. email: lisa.thomas@rescuehelicopter.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep IMF FATHER'S DAY WARRIOR RUN (NSW)
The IMF Father's Day WARRIOR Run is the first Father's Day run in Australia. It's a great way to start Father's Day and suitable for the whole family with a 5/10K course on offer. Run with Rob de Castella and his family as he aims to raise money for his Indigenous Marathon Foundation through this event.  contact: Kellie O'Sullivan. email: kellie.o@imp.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Sep TRAIL RUN EPIC (QLD)
TRAIL RUN EPIC This year's Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic weekend has just become even more EPIC with the introduction of the new - TRAIL RUN EPIC last year! Held on the Saturday of the Epic weekend (12th September), the Trail Run Epic consists of two events - a 4.2km and 11.5km Trail Run loop. Entry is open to all ages (starting with our Under 9 category for the 4.2km trail), so encourage all your friends and family to join in this years Trail Run Epic event! Challenge yourself by participating in both the 11.5km Trail Run Epic and the 87km Cycle Epic for the chance at the Title of Male/Female of EPIC Endurance! contact: Hayden Brooks. email: hayden.brooks@spicersretreats.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Sep WINTER CHALLENGE 27,5K RUN (VIC)
Welcome to the inaugural Winter Challenge Trail Run!!! We are absolutely excited to bring on two spectacular courses to enjoy views of Northern Grampians and explore new trails. Run 27km on Sat, 21.1km on Sunday, or double it up! Saturday: One way trail run in Wartrook Valley, 27km. Start at Zumsteins picninc ground, finish at Laharum Grove Sunday: Scenic route passes through famous McKenzie Falls, climbs up to lake Wartook and rounds back down to Zumsteins picnic ground contact: Adventure Junkie. email: info@adventurejunkie.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
8km, 11km, 20km race options. An incredible scenic course, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep BRIGHTON BEACHSIDE DASH (NSW)
The Beachside Dash is BACK for its 8th consecutive year, on Sunday 13th September 2015. A slight change to the 2015 course will allow runners of the 10km and 5km to remain on formed, fast foot path for the entire race, making this year ideal for setting that personal best time. All funds raised at the Beachside Dash go to medical research projects at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.  email: event@ssmrf.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Sep BROOKS FORSTER RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Welcome to the 5th Brooks Forster running festival 2015. Come and celebrate our 5th year in beautiful Forster Tuncurry only 2 hours north of Newcastle and 3.5 hours north of Sydney. Our reputation for a family friendly event with a distance to suit everyone will ensure you experience an awesome weekend away surrounded by the pristine waters of the Wallis lake Run with the ocean and lake beside you at all times as you make your way over the Forster-Tuncurry bridge, covering the twin towns break wall's paths and trails, the course is 99% flat course with only one slight rise EVENTS INCLUDE 21.1 km half marathon 10 km run 5 km fun run 4 km walk and talk 4 km kids 9-12 yrs fun run 2 km kids 4-8 yrs fun run contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep CAIRNS HALF MARATHON (QLD)
Road half marathon hosted by Cairns Road Runners as part of the Athletics North Qld (ANQ) Half Marathon Series. Event starts at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater at 6.45pm. The route is an out and back format taking in canefields and the Barron Gorge.  contact: Race Director - Glen Robinson. email: info@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Sep MEMORY WALK & JOG - GEELONG (VIC)
After the huge success of last year's event, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is pleased to return to Geelong's Eastern Park for the second Memory Walk & Jog. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep TUFF KIDZ ADVENTURE RUN (QLD)
Fun, challenging adventure run, with obstacles, sand dunes, beach running, bush bashing, creek crossing and family expo. Ages 5 - 14 years old contact: Gary Sutherland. email: gary@ridgelineadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep PERTH KILT RUN (WA)
Over the last few years, the Cities of Perth in Canada and the UK have been competing for the title of 'Largest Kilt Run'. Now it's Perth, Australia's turn! Individuals and teams can choose to enter the 5km Challenge or a 2.5km Leisure Run. There are great prizes to be won and and the Highland Gathering is being hosted with a plethora of Scottish/Celtic organisations and community groups from all over Western Australia converging on Armadale with food and craft stalls and state competitions showcasing the Scottish culture. Event Details: Sunday 13 September 2015 Minnawarra Park, Armadale Check in commences at 7am Race commences at 9am Race fees: Race fees are determined by age group. Adults (18 - 64 years old) - $10 Seniors (65 years and over) - $8 Youth (13 - 17 years old)- $5 Children 12 years and under - Free All registration fees will be donated to the Amanda Young Foundation and Beyond Blue.  contact: 9394 5000. email: nfo@armadale.wa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Sep WINTER CHALLENGE 21,5K RUN (VIC)
Welcome to the inaugural Winter Challenge Trail Run!!! We are absolutely excited to bring on two spectacular courses to enjoy views of Northern Grampians and explore new trails. Run 27km on Sat, 21.1km on Sunday, or double it up! Saturday: One way trail run in Wartrook Valley, 27km. Start at Zumsteins picninc ground, finish at Laharum Grove Sunday: Scenic route passes through famous McKenzie Falls, climbs up to lake Wartook and rounds back down to Zumsteins picnic ground contact: Adventure Junkie. email: info@adventurejunkie.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 15 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.
 
Sat 19 Sep SURF COAST CENTURY - ULTRA TRAIL RUN MARATHON (VIC)
100km or 50km! Fast becoming one of the Southern Hemisphere's must-do trail run ultra events! Imagine running at the foot of some of Australia's tallest coastal cliffs, while the low tide of the Southern Ocean laps the sand at your feet. Ahead lies a magical 100km or 50km trail run journey along Victoria's wild surf coast and exploring its hinterland. This is a unique run with a promise that no two steps will be the same. There's headlands to traverse, cliff top and bottom trails, sweeping singletrack ensconsced in unique coastal flora all coupled with jawdropping views across the southern seaboard. Do it solo or in relay teams of 2 to 4! There's also a 50km solo option. In 2015, the Surf Coast Century will be the proud host of the Australian 100km Trail Running Championships. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Sep SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 4 (VIC)
The 2015 Salomon Trail running Series will conclude at picturesque Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road on the coast - a spectacular run that's very different to all others in the Series. LONG COURSE 23km | MEDIUM COURSE 15km | SHORT COURSE 8km. Anglesea's setting provides for a diverse trail running experience that will really set it apart from the other races in the series due to the coastal, bush and undulating landscape contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Sep RUN FOR THE HILLS (VIC)
4km and 10km Fun Run in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Hilly course from Belgrave South Recreation Reserve down to Birdsland, around the lake and back. All proceeds will go to charity. Family fun day on the oval after the run including BBQ, kids entertainment, giant plant sale and cake sale. contact: Trish Flanagan 0404 871 571. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Sep 2ND REGIONAL CHALLENGE AGAINST ALICE SPRINGS AND DARWIN (QLD)
A 4km race where the first 100 finishers' times are averaged and compared to the times from competitors in Darwin and Alice Springs. The fastest town wins. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 Sep REBOOT IN BERMAGUI (NSW)
Camel to Club - approx. 7 km starting at Camel Rock beach for approx 1.5 km of beach (soft sand) running before meeting the Old Tilba Rd and running the coastline route into town to Lamont St opposite the Surf Club.
Tilba to Town - approx. 5.4 km starting on the Old Tilba Rd and continuing along the coastline route into town finishing in Lamont St opposite the Surf Club.
Bridge to beach - approx. 1km - a kids only (primary school age) run from the southern end of the bridge to Lamont St opposite the beach and Surf Club. email: reboot@bermaguichamber.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 Sep YASS VALLEY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Come Running At Yass! The 3rd annual Yass Valley Running Festival is on the 26th of September 2015. Festival HQ is located at River Bank Park on the banks of the Yass River. Yass is a delightful historic town 45 minutes drive from Canberra, and just under 3 hours from Sydney. This multi-event festival has something for the whole family - Half Marathon; 14km, 5km and 2.5km Fun Runs. contact: 100% Events. email: office@100percentevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Sep SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA 102 TRAIL RUN (ACT)
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary 100km trail run was staged in 2013. With Canberra now 102 years old, in 2015 the event grows to 102km: hence the Sri Chinmoy Canberra 102 Trail Run! Starting and finishing at Regatta Point, 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 27 Sep COBURG LAKE CLASSIC (VIC)
27th September Coburg Lake Classic, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, 10km run, 5km run/walk along the Merri Creek, trophies for place getters plus Certificates for all, all welcome, enter on the day at the Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 (Mw 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18)  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Sep YUREBILLA 56 KM TRAIL ULTRA (SA)
Start Location: Belair Railway Station, enter from Sheoak Road and Upper Sturt Road. Finish Location: Gorge Road entrance to Black Hill Conservation Park, Athelstone.Start times: 6:00am Dawn Start (9:30-11:30hours anticipated race time) 7:00am Start (Under 9:30hours) 8:00am Start (Under 7:30hours) 8:30am Start *Outright Racing Group (Under 6:30hours) Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Sep HERITAGE PARC MAITLAND RIVER RUN - RERUN (NSW)
After flooding caused the postponement of the May event, this year's event will be on the one off weekend of 27 Sept 2015. Come and visit the new Levee area of Maitland and experience the great hospitality of the Maitland CBD and River Foreshore. The Event will now be known as the Heritage Parc Maitland River Run. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 lap 7.75km course or 3 lap 11.5km course. There will also be a 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to -Run the Mile-!  contact: Paul Humphreys. email: paul@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Sep SPRING INTO SHAPE (VIC)
Join us and Instagram Fitness guru @Brittactive for a full body workout, with your choice of run distance and a free bootcamp. 5K walk/run | 10K run It's easy to let life get in the way of being active. A Sunday morning brunch can be more inviting than a 10K run. The traffic on Punt Road means you get home when it's dark by which time your motivation to hit the gym is well and truly lost. But this year, is our year to be #strongerthanourexcuses. We will push together through spring, and welcome summer with our strong, healthy bodies and minds. Now is the time. Set your goal. Find your strength. Join the Spring into Shape movement. 27.09.15 | 25.10.15 | 22.11.15 contact: (03) 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2015
Sat-Mon 3-5 Oct WILDSIDE ADVENTURE RACE 12/24HR (NSW)
The Wildside Adventure Race is about the journey - discovering that adventure is everywhere. It is about challenging competitors, taking them to new places and out of their comfort zone. It is about showcasing incredible landscapes and providing regions an opportunity to connect people with places. WildsideAR will take racers to the wilds. Teams will navigate through spaces rarely visited. They will encounter challenges as they traverse demanding landscapes in all weather conditions, day and night. This is expedition racing. Teams will have 12 or 24 hours to complete the journey, navigating from checkpoint to checkpoint by foot, mountain bike and kayak set against a magnificent backdrop, where they will be a part of nature. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 Oct WESTERN SYDNEY MARATHON (NSW)
The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydney's premier running event. It is one of the most affordable marathon events on the running calendar making it an attractive option for the experienced or entry level athlete. Situated in Penrith, the marathon is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A flat fast course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue. The Western Sydney Marathon celebrates healthy lifestyles, active communities and the great outdoors. It is a fun and festive day out for the whole family, with a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids during races, a jumping castle, entertainment, massage, market and food stalls. Whether you push a pram around the Family Fun Run or complete the full marathon, this event is about bringing the community together.  contact: Matt Adamson. email: westernsydneymarathon@sport.nsw.gov.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Oct 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 available for an additional fee.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 Oct RUNNSW GREATER GOULBURN FUN RUN (NSW)
Welcome to the RunNSW Greater Goulburn Fun Run to be held on Sunday 4 October. This run provided plenty of competition for the top end field in the 2014 event with the 10km feature event won in the men's by Olympian Marty Dent and in the women's Kasey Mumby in 33:10 and 38:24 respectively. First local home and winner of the Peter Oberg trophy was Bradley White. We hope to see all the same faces again plus new faces and we encourage all those starting out with their running or just doing it for fun and fitness to get involved.  contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 Oct PRIDE RUN GOLD COAST (QLD)
Pride Run GOLD COAST is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the Gold Coast's diversity within the community in an active setting with friends, families, work colleagues and supporters. Supported by The Arts Centre Gold Coast as part of The Glitter Festival 2015, participants of all ages, sizes, fitness levels and backgrounds are encouraged to enter in a colourful run OR walk - with or without your furry friends - and finish amongst the crowds, stalls and activities of the "Glitter Festival Community Day" event - also held in the same location at Evandale Parklands. contact: runtogether@priderun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 Oct HARRIETVILLE HALF (VIC)
Distances : 21.1km run starts at 7.30am 5km Fun Run/Walk starts at 9.15am 2km Fun Run/Walk starts at 9.45am Website : www.harrietvillehalfmarathon.com Location : From Bright to Harrietville, Victoria, Australia Thank you contact: Robyn Downey. email: harrietvillehalf@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 5 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 6.45 am, for an 8 am start time. Online entries open now or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 6 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.
 
Wed 7 Oct SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 1 AT LANE COVE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Lane Cove. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 8 Oct ANDERSON EVENTS ABC BIATHLON (NSW)
The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Summer Biathlon Series for 10 years and would like to offer you the chance to be part of this iconic Sydney event. The event takes place at the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool in Sydney's Domain every Thursday night starting the first week in October and runs through to 10th Dec 2015 - it is a 10 race series. A few key points about the race: 4km run and a 300m swim designed to appeal to all levels of fitness; starts at 6.30pm every Thursday night; held at the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool on Mrs. Macquarie's Road, The Domain; over 3,000 people participated in the event last year  contact: sports@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 9-11 Oct OXFAM TRAILWALKER PERTH (WA)
Take part in the ultimate team challenge! You and three mates will walk or run either 50km in 24 hours or 100km in 48 hours. You'll start in Darlington and walk or run through the beautiful Perth Hills, taking in the scenic John Forrest National Park and Lesmurdie Falls before finishing in Lesmurdie.  contact: Anna Wemyss. email: trailwalkerperth@oxfam.org.au . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Oct 2015 GREAT AMAZING RACE (VIC)
Race for the kids, and compete in Uplift Events 2015 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. 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 visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of fun and challenging activities along the way. 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! To register, please visit www.greatamazingrace.com.au, or call 1300 UPLIFT and support a fantastic event to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.  contact: Sam Tram. email: enquiries@upliftevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 10 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 75KM ULTRA SKYMARATHON (NSW)
Taking in the amazing terrain of the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains, the Hounslow Classic is on the Oceania SkyRunning Calendar in 2015 and will attract a world class field as well as many just hoping to finish this rugged and spectacular challenge. The 75km course tours such national icons as "The Grand Canyon", "Blue Gum Forest" " Pulpit Rock and more... Limited numbers! contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 10-11 Oct ISTADIUM RUN - NEWCASTLE (NSW)
Just imagine, running through the streets of Newcastle and the beaches, the area buzzing with live entertainment, a grand finish in Hunter Stadium - this event provides something for the whole family. Race day will see a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km, Family 5km and the KidsMile followed by presentations and festivities email: info@irunevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 10-11 Oct ISTADIUMRUN (21.1KM/10KM/5KM/MILER) (NSW)
Just imagine, running through the streets of Newcastle and the beaches, the area buzzing with live entertainment, a grand finish in Hunter Stadium - this event provides something for the whole family. Race day will see a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km, Family 5km and the KidsMile followed by presentations and festivities. We are sure you will want some memorabilia, so why not check out the merchandise at the Event Expo or order online. email: info@irunevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct FREEDOM TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The 4th annual Freedom Trail Run is a 5km, 13km, 25km, 35km and 50km run at Nightcap National Park in the Byron Bay Hinterland in NSW. The Nightcap National Park is beautiful warm temperate and subtropical rainforest with amazing views from the top of nearby water falls (Minyon Falls) high up in the Byron Bay hinterland. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
8km, 11km, 20km race options. An incredible scenic course, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 21KM SKYRUN (NSW)
Starting int he Blue Mountains township of Blackhealth the Hounslow Classic 21km event takes runners past Govetts Leap and into the Grose Valley, passing through the Grand Canyon, Junction Rock and traversing Rodriguez Pass. This could eb the toughest half marathon run you ever do. The Hounslow Classic 21 is part of the Oceania SkyRunning Championship Series in 2015. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event is a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km and 3km runs plus a 3km walk. The 21.1km and 10km run route highlights views over the Glass House Mountains. the event is now in its 5th Year and gaining in popularity. Full details will soon be made available on our website. contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct MEMORY WALK & JOG - BENDIGO (VIC)
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is bringing the Memory Walk & Jog to Bendigo's Strathdale Park. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct 2015 SADDLEBACK SMASH (NSW)
Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to participate in the 2015 Saddleback Smash, Australia's Toughest Fun Run of 6 kms commencing at Kiama High School on Saddleback Mountain Road and proceed up Saddleback Mountain Road to the Saddleback Mountain Lookout. contact: Joe Mura. email: jkmura@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Oct GRIFFITH SPORT TOOHEY TRAIL RUN (QLD)
From bitumen to bush, challenge yourself to an all-terrain scenic run from Griffith Nathan through Toohey Forest. With 5km and 10km race options, there's fun and challenging courses for all ages and abilities with lots of prizes and money to be won! This event is open to both male and female entrants, serious runners and those looking for a fun family day out. Registrations start from $30 but if you register by Thursday 17 September 2015 you'll receive a discount and FREE limited edition race singlet (or shirt for the kids). Enter as a team and receive an extra discount off each member's entry fee. We will also be donating funds from each registration fee to our Official Charity Partner. (Be sure to check back in with us for our charity announcement in the coming weeks!) email: sportevents@griffith.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct RACE THE 8 FUN RUN (VIC)
Why not join us in the annual Race the 8 Fun Run! Part of the Geelong Riverfest sponsored by Programmed, this unique event is open to all ages and abilities. Love to run? Why not challenge yourself by racing our Rowing Crew of 8 over our 4.6km track? Prefer to walk? Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Barwon River at your own pace. 4.6 km Run Adult $20 4.6 km Run Junior $15 contact: Jessica Young. email: jessica@givewhereyoulive.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct SHARKS 10 COMMUNITY FUN RUN (NSW)
Sharks 10 is an exciting new running event to the Sutherland Shire, starting and finishing in the iconic Sharks Stadium. There are two distances including a 3km and 10km event offering something for everyone, with some great prizes on offer. The course is set along the scenic and traffic free out and back course along Woolooware Bay cycle track.  contact: Jim Owens. email: jim@jorg.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct RUN WITH THE WIND (NSW)
Run with the Wind is a community fun run on Sunday, 11 October 2015, located amongst the wind turbines at the Woodlawn wind farm near Tarago, New South Wales. Come and take on Martin Dent in the 10km run! There is also a 5km option, and walkers are welcome. Woodlawn Wind Farm is approximately a 45-minute drive from Canberra and 3 hours from Sydney. The wind farm comprises 23 wind turbines and has been operational since October 2011. contact: 100% Events. email: office@100percentevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 1 AT MAROUBRA (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Maroubra. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 14 Oct SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 2 AT SEAFORTH (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Seaforth. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Mon 16-26 Oct STEP TO BEAT CANCER- GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Take a Step to Beat Cancer and be part of this incredible journey through one of the great wonders of the world- The Great Wall of China. Feel the exhilaration, knowing that every step you take is another step towards beating cancer. Trek the Great Wall of China along ancient pathways into rural villagers and between other worldy mountains, discover the contrasting character of Beijing and meet like-minded people supporting Cancer Council NSW.  contact: Kelsey. email: kelsey@inspiredadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Oct PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Paddy Pallin Adventure 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, running / trekking, 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!  contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 17 Oct RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS (NSW)
RBC Race for the Kids is Sydney's most fun 5km family run. Run, skip, walk with your dog or pram a 5km route that ends with a fun family festival of arts and crafts, music, an adventure zone, face painting, a public bar and Sydney Food Trucks - and more. contact: Rebecca Oxenbould. email: rebecca.oxenbould@starlight.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 17-18 Oct HUME & HOVELL 50/100 ULTRA (NSW)
100 km start 6 am from Tumbarumba NSW. 50 km start 12 noon from Jounama Dam Wall near Tumut NSW. New: 2 or 4 person Relay 100 km. All finishing at Brandy Mary's Park near Tumut NSW.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Oct SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 8 - IRON COVE HALF-MARATHON, 7KM & 4KM RUNS. (NSW)
Compare your times from the previous races at this venue, or challenge yourself over another distance. Bring family and friends to enjoy a lovely Spring morning by the Bay. The shared joy of running creates a strong and warm bond of understanding between runners of all ages backgrounds. Parking at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. Did we mention the pancake breakfast? contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Oct LAKE MAC FERNLEIGH 15 (NSW)
This unique events gives you the chance to test yourself on the iconic Fernleigh track which will be closed to all other traffic. The course is a certified 15 km and will also feature the NSW 15 km Championships in 2014. Regardless of your ability the Fernleigh 15 is an experience for everyone. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Oct CRUST/SNAP SPRING BEACH CLASSIC (NSW)
4km Beach Run & 8km Beach Run/Walk from Wanda Surf Club to Boat Harbour and back. Entries online, 9am Start, late entries open on the day.  contact: Wanda Surf Club 95234343. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Oct SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 2 AT WATSONS BAY (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Watsons Bay. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 20 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.
 
Wed 21 Oct SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 3 AT NORTH RYDE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of North Ryde. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 23-25 Oct AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE FESTIVAL (VIC)
WHERE THE WORLDS OF ADVENTURE SPORT MEET IN ONE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL. MOUNTAIN BIKING. TRAIL RUNNING. PADDLING. ADVENTURE. October 23 - 25, 2015 An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It's an activity which is bold. It involves the exploration of rugged terrain, wild landscapes and exciting unknowns - it makes us feel alive, and it is awesome. This October the ultimate adventure festival is coming to 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. contact: AAF Team. email: admin@adventurefestival.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 24 Oct MCDONALDS GREATER SPRINGFIELD RUN FOR LIFE (QLD)
On Saturday 24th October, Westside Community Care will be holding its 19th annual Greater Springfield Run for Life at the Robelle Domain Parklands. This fun run event has been one of Springfield's premiere community sporting events over these years, and has continued to grow - last year attracting around 1000 participants and a crowd of over 15,000 people. Greater Springfield Run for Life aims to bring the community, corporate bodies, athletes and families together, in addition to raising funds for Westside Community Care and local chaplaincy services. 1km family walk/run (4:30pm), 2km Dog Walk (4.45pm), 10km Run (5:15pm)  contact: Rita 0414 743 557. email: ritam@westsidecommunitycare.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 24 Oct BUCKLEY'S CHANCE SURVIVAL RUN (SA)
The 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. contact: Josue Stephens. email: josue@fuegoyagua.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 24 Oct BUCKLEY'S CHANCE 50K (SA)
The Buckley's Chance Off-trail running events will require athletes to negotiate natural obstacles such as dense sub-tropic jungle, steep ascents and descents of the 600m high volcanic craters' walls, and water crossings. Athletes should expect to crawl, climb, wade, jump and run through what can best be described as "God's own obstacle course".  contact: Josue Stephens. email: josue@fuegoyagua.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 24 Oct BUCKLEY'S CHANCE 25KM (SA)
The Buckley's Chance Off-trail running events will require athletes to negotiate natural obstacles such as dense sub-tropic jungle, steep ascents and descents of the 600m high volcanic craters' walls, and water crossings. Athletes should expect to crawl, climb, wade, jump and run through what can best be described as "God's own obstacle course".  contact: Josue Stephens. email: josue@fuegoyagua.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 24 Oct SHOW YOUR COLOURS FOR THE CHOPPER TAMWORTH (NSW)
On Saturday 24th October 2015 the Tamworth community will have the opportunity to help raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in a fun filled and colourful way by participating in Tamworth's 'Show your Colours for the Chopper' event to be held at AELEC. 100% of all registration fees for the event will go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, hence staying in our local community. Please tell your family, friends, work colleagues about this event and encourage them to participate as well. For more information and to register go to the websites below. contact: Lisa Thomas. email: lisa.thomas@rescuehelicopter.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Oct MELBOURNE KOKODA CHALLENGE (VIC)
Honour the Kokoda Spirit as you and your team mates run or trek the tough 15km or 30km course in 9 hours through the Dandenong Ranges in Eastern Victoria. Melbourne Kokoda Challenge is a team event so you must enter a team of 2, 3 or 4. Our Junior Kokoda Challenge Melbourne Event is definitely one to mark in the school calendar. In a break from traditional school sports where teachers are barracking from the sidelines, the Junior Kokoda Challenge Melbourne Event requires teachers to join as a member of the five person team to compete. Whilst training for and during the event, students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going. But there is nothing to beat the feeling of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and achieving that goal against all odds. For those students who get the trekking bug, they can compete in the Kokoda Challenge Stan Bisset Cup, a 96km school-based endurance team event held every July on the Gold Coast. The Melbourne Kokoda Challenge is the main fundraiser for the Melbourne branch of The Kokoda Youth Foundation's 'On the Right Track' Youth Program for Melbourne teenagers. https://www.facebook.com/Kokoda.Challenge.Association contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct 2015 NED KELLY CHASE - 100/50KM RUN, 100/50KM CYCLE, 4 X 25KM RELAY RUN, 10KM FUN RUN (VIC)
Including a 100km/50km solo run, 4 x 25km relay run, 100km/50km cycle challenge and 10km fun run, the Ned Kelly Chase embraces the true spirit of the chase and celebrates a remarkable period in our Nation's history. All events (except the 10km fun run) have variable start times that ensure entrants of all levels experience a "big" finish by aiming to cross the line near 2pm. The 100km and 50km cycle entrants are issued with arrest warrants for the runners and by starting later than those runners set off to chase them down. The Ned Kelly Chase utilises 100% sealed cycle and running paths in North East Victoria, Australia. The first 50km is an out and back on the world renowned Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The second 50km is also an out and back, but on the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the banks of the Ovens River and One Mile Creeks, plus the paths out through Oxley to Milawa. Included in the entry fee is a high quality, fully printed micrfibre gym towel, and a ticket to the event presentations and dinner. That dinner is a sumptuous 3-course buffet affair with dishes that includes ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. A myriad of delights are on offer for diners to enjoy. The course is a "B" grade measured AIMS / IAAF certified 100km (including the 25km, 50km and 75km splits). Entrants receive customized event bibs and customised Ned Kelly Helmet medals or keyrings for all finishers. At just $120 for the solo 100km run until 31/7/15, (including the gym towel and dinner ticket), this event offers outstanding value for money. The entry fees for the other event types vary, but in all cases are pitched at the competitive end. An event teaser has been produced and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/LCSFp4edgs8 A 10km course overview is also available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU We invite you to join us in North East Victoria in October. contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Oct PADSTOW ROTARY FUN RUN (NSW)
5km & 10km Fun Run at beautiful Lake Gillawarna (Georges Hall, NSW) Ideal for the whole family, serious runners & Sunday fitness & fun. All ages and abilities. Sealed track & grass, no traffic, magnificent scenery, great picnic spots post run. All proceeds will be presented to local efforts to curb domestic violence by Padstow Rotary Club. contact: Julie Harris. email: padstowrotaryfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct LITTLE DOERS MELBOURNE KIDS FUN RUN (VIC)
Little doers Melbourne Kids Fun Run registration opens on 25th July 2015. The event is uniquely education focused, offering children under 10 years old the chance to choose a charity to support and walk/run/skip/job 0.5km-1km-2km is support of it (depending on the size of their legs). Warm up fun physical activity and cool down craft options in the educational Giving Tent as well as live music for a family picnic, and a free t-shirt and healthy goodie Bag for each participating child mean this is a not-to-be-missed event in the Melbourne-based family calendar.  contact: Adele Stowe-Lindner. email: admin@littledoers.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct ADELAIDE STAIR CHALLENGE (SA)
Over 600 Steps, 135 metres of Vertical Height and 30 Storeys High! On Sunday October 25, 2014, run, walk or crawl to the top of South Australia's tallest building, and know that you will be helping the Childhood Cancer Association (based in North Adelaide) to continue their important work. After the success of this unique event in its first five years, we are ramping up for an even bigger turnout in 2015, cause we are now on Sunday! This year we are aiming for 750 participants and hope to raise over $50 000 to assist families and individuals through the work of the Childhood Cancer Association. 2015 will see the an expansion of the amazing Everest Challenge (Teams of 10 from each of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services completing 100 ascents in under 90 Minutes). Of course we have the world class Elite Individual Challenge (4 climbs per person throughout the afternoon) and new in 2015, Double Up, where non elite climbers can take on the 30 floors twice. C'mon Adelaide, get your friends together, put the running shoes on and join the party! Enter as an individual or as part of a team - the choice is yours. As always, there will be categories for walkers and also for runners/climbers, so no matter what your fitness level, get involved and enjoy the ride!  contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct SRI CHINMOY COMO LANDING 14KM AND 7KM RUN (VIC)
The course is our very popular 7km loop along the banks of the Yarra River. The staging venue is adjacent to Wesley College Boathouse, Como Landing, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra. Both races start together at 8.00m. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct TUNGAMAH TEN THOUSAND (VIC)
19th Annual 10 kilometre fun/run, veterans cycling events and music, plus other attractions. We also have a five kilometre fun/run and 3km and shorter distances for the young ones. Great family day. Entry for the 10km is 15 dollars. Race starts from the revised time this year of 9 a.m.  contact: Les Harrison. email: harro@mcmedia.com.au.
 
Sun 25 Oct SPRING INTO SHAPE (VIC)
Join us and Instagram Fitness guru @Brittactive for a full body workout, with your choice of run distance and a free bootcamp. 5K walk/run | 10K run It's easy to let life get in the way of being active. A Sunday morning brunch can be more inviting than a 10K run. The traffic on Punt Road means you get home when it's dark by which time your motivation to hit the gym is well and truly lost. But this year, is our year to be #strongerthanourexcuses. We will push together through spring, and welcome summer with our strong, healthy bodies and minds. Now is the time. Set your goal. Find your strength. Join the Spring into Shape movement. 27.09.15 | 25.10.15 | 22.11.15 contact: (03) 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct SHOALHAVEN RIVER COLOUR ME FUN FUN (NSW)
Join the fun on the banks of the mighty Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast - only 2 hours from Sydney. 5km fun run or walk as part of the festivities for the Shoalhaven River Festival. Kicking off with the Street Parade through the Nowra CBD at 11 am Saturday, the festival continues on to the southern banks of the Shoalhaven River all afternoon with exciting activities on the water, markets, amusements for kids, entertainment, a Marine Expo and fireworks display. contact: 100% Events. email: info@colourmefunrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 3 AT DOUBLE BAY (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Double Bay. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 28 Oct SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 4 AT CASTLE COVE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Castle Cove. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Tue 31 Oct-3 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB (VIC)
4 peaks in 4 days. Mystic Hill Mt Feathertop Mt Hotham Mt Buffalo Established in 1979 - the 4 peaks runs attract over 300 entrants to each event and carry on the tradition in which they were created - to run to the top of a mountain! contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 31 Oct BEACH TO BAY STRAHAN (TAS)
A 2km, 6km, 9km fun run around the picturesque township of Strahan. A great family day out with plenty of activities at West Strahan Beach. contact: info@activestrahan.com.au. email: info@activestrahan.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2015
Sun 1 Nov GREAT BARRIER REEF MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
The Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is on November 1st in Port Douglas. The 74km JCU Ultra Marathon now begins on Four Mile Beach, journeys out into Mowbray Valley, heading up the infamous "Bump Track" and then turning left onto Black Mountain Road to tackle the stunning trails of Twin Bridges. This is one epic challenge and a seriously challenging event. Not for the faint hearted either, the 42.195km Steve Moneghetti Marathon follows a similar course with the inclusion of the Bump Track, but with first a loop through the pristine valley of Spring Creek before heading for the infamous climb. This event turns around at the top of the track and heads back into Port Douglas along the palm tree lined streets of Port Douglas - an adventure marathon like no other! There is also the 21.1km Sheraton Mirage Resort Port Douglas Half Marathon which also begins on the beach and the 10km Newsport Daily run, a hot lap around the township of Port Douglas from the beach to suburbia, through hidden trails and back along the palm tree lined streets. Also on offer for those preferring a more 'fun run' approach is the 5km Port Douglas Fundy 5000 and the 2.5km Coles Junior Challenge. There's something for everyone!  contact: Mick Whalen. email: info@pdem.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 1 Nov RUN FOR YOUR LIFELINE CANBERRA 2015 (ACT)
1 November 2015 - Run for your Lifeline Canberra 2015 The 2nd Run for your Lifeline Canberra Fun Run/Walk will be a jam packed day of activities for both young and old, athletes and families on Sunday, 1 November 2015 from 6:00 am. The Run for your Lifeline Canberra provides entrants with the option to participate in a 5km, 10km or half marathon event on Majura Parkway. All funds raised goes towards crisis support and suicide prevention in the ACT community. Course maps and more information available from www.131114.org.au/lifeline-fun-run or email raceinfo@act.lifeline.org.au. Registration opening early 2015.  contact: Karen Hill. email: raceinfo@act.lifeline.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov RUNNSW GREATER ARMIDALE FUN RUN (NSW)
Welcome to the RunNSW Armidale Fun Run to be held on Sunday 1 November from Harris Park in Armidale. This will be the third consecutive event which each grows in numbers and profile with runners of all ages and abilities enjoying Australia's Highest city fun run! The course takes participants along the picturesque bike track from Harris Park to the University of New England and back. We look forward to welcoming back all previous participants and new runners in this fun family event. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 1 Nov COBURG CHARITY FUN RUIN (VIC)
November 1st Coburg Charity Fun Run,help projects in Tanzania,9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, (Mw 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18) 12km run, 6km run/walk along the Merri Creek, trophies for place getters plus Certificates for all, all welcome, enter on the day at the Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Enter online or on the day.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov BARE CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Bare Creek Trail Run is a great event for runners and families alike. A 6km family run/walk and a 10km run for those more experienced runners out there. Entry is open to anyone aged 5 and up and is a great way to experience the natural beauty around St Ives.  contact: Andrew Tong. email: info@barecreektrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov LARA FUN RUN (VIC)
The Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focussed event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion. The course takes participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife over 5km and 10km courses that are off limits to the general public throughout the year. The Lara Fun Run aims to provide a great value, healthy, enjoyable experience for everyone, whilst at the same time helping local community groups raise much needed funds contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov PORT OF PORTLAND 3BAYS MARATHON (VIC)
Solo marathon RUN/WALK $80, Half marathon RUN/WALK $45 8 person relay RUN/WALK $170 4 person relay RUN/WALK $100 The marathon starts in Otway Street, Portland CBD, and heads out to Bridgewater Bay via a gently undulating course. Spectacular views are afforded as runners climb the first of Portland�s two custom big hills, affectionately titled the �Dipper.� The course then weaves through Bridgewater Lakes and past intriguing limestone caves, before runners tackle the second epic ascent known as the �Shuffler�. (Half-marathon entrants start at the base of the Shuffler) Runners then head back into town via �Cashmore Straight�, a mentally-challenging 5km section, and then conclude by skirting Portland Bay with a welcome descent along Bentinck Street to the finish line. One of the most affordable and scenic runs around. A unique and affordable event, in that it allows for team participation in a marathon. contact: Jared Clarke, via website. email: jared1980@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 1 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN (VIC)
Held on the same weekend every year between the Bendigo and Melbourne Cups the fun run is made up of a 5km walk and a 5km, 10km, 15km and 21.1km run.This year we are excited to announce the addition of a half marathon to the event and that the courses have been certified accurate to the standards of IAAF and AIMS organisations. contact: Kiri Earl. email: kearl@bendiohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 4 AT COOGEE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Coogee. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Nov WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 1 AT WEST PENNANT HILLS (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of West Pennant Hills. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 3 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.
 
Wed 4 Nov SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 5 AT CHATSWOOD (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Chatswood. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 7 Nov PEARL IZUMI BUNDY RUN (NSW)
Morton National Park hugs the southern side of Bundanoon and includes quiet streams, soaring cliffs, inaccessible valleys and diverse vegetation. Bundanoon�s gullies have been a popular destination for tourists for more than 100 years. With guest houses, historic walking trails, early mining and fantastic views the gullies have remained popular through to today with a visit to the lookouts on the �to do� list for visitors to the village. Experiencing it on foot, via a trail run, offers the opportunity for visitors to take-in spectacular views whilst challenging themselves across one of three course distances including The Teaser (6km), Quarter Marathon (10.5km) and Half Marathon (21km). The Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run starts and finishes in the heart of Bundanoon village, and sends runners through Morton National Park. Each distance is designed to test skill and endurance with 185m, 400m and 800m climbs in the Teaser, Quarter and Half Marathons respectively. contact: info@wildhorizons.com.au. email: info@wildhorizons.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Nov BIG COAST RUN (SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES) - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
8km, 11km, 20km and a 30km race option to finish off the season! An incredible scenic course, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again.  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Sat 8-8 Nov SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 1. CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: 8 November & 6 December. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of six opportunities in 2015 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km is free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. Join in the training on offer each Tuesday and Thursday night and see the results on race day.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Nov RUN FOR THE FIRIES (VIC)
The Run for the Firies event is the major source of fundraising income for the Research and Kangaroo Ground CFA fire brigades located in the outer North East suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Both Research and Kangaroo Ground CFA brigades are staffed solely by volunteer fire fighters and although the state government of Victoria supply both brigades with some of the trucks and basic fire fighting equipment, anything that is needed by the brigades outside of this needs to be purchased through brigade funds. The Run for the Firies event is the major source of fundraising income for both brigades and it is through the generosity of you, the public, that we are able to serve the community to the highest standards possible. email: registrations@runforthefiries.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Nov WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 2 AT CHERRYBROOK (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Cherrybrook. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 11 Nov SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 6 AT CONCORD (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Concord. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 13 Nov MYSTERY NIGHT RUN & DINNER, CAIRNS (QLD)
Bring your torch and some cash for dinner and join us for a FREE night run. Location will be revealed closer to the day. 5km or 12km options.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 13-15 Nov ENDEAVOUR FOUNDATION'S 500KM TEAM ENDURANCE RELAY (QLD)
The 500km Team Endurance Relay sees participants start running at the break of dawn and continue in a non-stop relay until sunset. Throughout the day runners are tested physically and mentally by a challenging course and the extreme heat of Queensland's summer. As the last event on the running calendar, runners are in prime condition and well prepared for the gruelling conditions. The 500km Team Endurance Relay is one of the most difficult and challenging events that runners will encounter. To register for the 500km Team Endurance Relay, you will need to form a team and decide if you are ready to take on the One Day Event or challenge yourself on the Three Day Event. Then all you need to do is assign a Team Manager and start your fundraising!  contact: events@endeavour.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 14 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km solo or team run/walk from Docklands to Donvale and 20km run/walk 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 in two different ways; register for the 50km or 20km Challenge as an individual or as a team. contact: Melissa Gruber. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.  contact: Melissa Gruber. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 14 Nov RUN FROM THE HILLS (VIC)
What: 21.5k / 10k / 5k / 2k Kids (free) - Trail Running Where: Pyrenees Ranges & Mount Avoca Winery When: Saturday 14th November A 21.5k / 10k / 5k / 2k Kids trail run through the Pyrenees Ranges. This run is all about the journey with runners picked up in coaches and driven into the forest before starting their 21.5k run along the Pyrenees Endurance Trail. The 21.5k run is fully supported with the main adventure in amongst the ranges with sharp inclines and fierce descents and ends with a sprint through the grapevines at the Mount Avoca Winery. Here runners can relax with a glass of wine and watch the Kids Fun Run take place all while enjoying the surroundings of the Vineyard. Alternatively try trail running out with the optional 5k and 10k option which takes runners through the stunning grounds of the winery. Adventure Runner / First Timer / Family (Pets?!) All Welcome!  contact: Big Hill Events. email: info@bighillevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 Nov SUMMIT SURVIVOR (VIC)
Summit Survivor is an awesome obstacle event over five kilometres with 36 epic obstacles and is for all fitness level and for ages. Summit Survivor is located on only, 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East. Walk, run or sprint your way through the awesome mud, nets, beams, ice, zaps and so much more. Less run, more fun. 100% of all profits from the event will be donated to Youth Leadership Programs in Victoria.... Don't delay, register now.... http://www.summitsurvivor.com.au/ contact: The Summit. email: info@thesummit.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 14 Nov MARAWALK 2015 (VIC)
Join TLC for Kids in walking the Bayside Foreshore to raise funds for sick kids and their families. Rally your family and friends to sponsor your walk, or, if 42kms is a bit too far, you can set up a relay team of two or four people to split the kilometres. Registration Fees: Individual Walker/s - $25 each Relay Team of Two - $20 each Relay Team of Four - $15 each T-Shirts are also available online for $25.  contact: Bek Nielsen. email: events@tlcforkids.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Nov THE SUNDAY AGE CITY2SEA PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (VIC)
The Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac, sister event to the world's largest run, is returning to Melbourne on Sunday, November 15, 2015. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2sea@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Nov MARSDENS LAW GROUP FISHERS GHOST FUN RUN (NSW)
The Marsdens Law Group Fisher's Ghost Fun Run will be held on Sunday 15 November 2015 and walkers are more than welcome. The event will be held at the University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus and NSW TAFE SWSi grounds located on Narellan Road, Campbelltown. The race will commence at 8am, and there are both 5km and 10km events. All finishers will receive a FREE event t-shirt.  contact: Bernice Sarpong or Healthy Lifestyles on 4645 4605. email: Bernice.Sarpong@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 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 15 Nov SAN RUN FOR LIFE (NSW)
The Fun Run is a favourite with the local community and will return as promised following the completion of the all-new Integrated Cancer Centre. Participants will have the choice of a 5km or 10km course, with the 5km including walk or run options. The course has changed slightly to previous years with the 10km course now consisting of a two-lap 5km course. This should also prove popular with spectators.  contact: Ben or Kylie Mildren. email: info@sanrunforlife.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Nov SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 5 AT EARLWOOD (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Earlwood. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Nov WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 3 AT CASTLE HILL (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Castle Hill. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 17 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.
 
Wed 18 Nov SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 7 AT DRUMMOYNE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Drummoyne. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 20 Nov MELBOURNE COASTREK 2015 (VIC)
Melbourne Coastrek is a team challenge along the stunning Mornington Peninsula. Teams of 4 - (at least 50% women) either run or trek from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean (55km) or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean (30km) on the 20th November. Registrations open Monday July 13 for the Inaugural Melbourne Coastrek - and with limited spots - it will sell out. contact: Jane Denning. email: Melbourne.coastrek@wildwomenontop.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Nov PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES (VIC)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Paddy Pallin Adventure 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, running / trekking, 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!  contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Nov MOUNT KEIRA ROAD CHALLENGE5 (NSW)
Mount Keira Challenge is a spectacular and challenging 5km uphill road run up the picturesque Mount Keira Wollongong NSW. Starting from Mount Keira Demonstration School the course winds its way along a mostly gentle 5% gradient until the final 800km 'heart break hill' climb to spectacular summit! Includes timing and return shuttle bus contact: Rob Battocchio. email: info@aquathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Nov SPRING INTO SHAPE (VIC)
Join us and Instagram Fitness guru @Brittactive for a full body workout, with your choice of run distance and a free bootcamp. 5K walk/run | 10K run It's easy to let life get in the way of being active. A Sunday morning brunch can be more inviting than a 10K run. The traffic on Punt Road means you get home when it's dark by which time your motivation to hit the gym is well and truly lost. But this year, is our year to be #strongerthanourexcuses. We will push together through spring, and welcome summer with our strong, healthy bodies and minds. Now is the time. Set your goal. Find your strength. Join the Spring into Shape movement. 27.09.15 | 25.10.15 | 22.11.15  contact: (03) 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Nov SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 6 AT SANDRINGHAM (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Sandringham. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Nov WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 4 AT BAULKHAM HILLS (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Baulkham Hills. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 25 Nov SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 8 AT MANLY (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Manly. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Nov RUN OR DIE (NSW)
Warehouse Parties & Obstacle Runs Get your freak on in a huge 6000m 2 industrial warehouse located in the heart of Sydney, filled with creepy characters, 10 inflatable obstacles and a dance floor in the middle. Break out from your routine and rage with 3D stage projections of mashed up horror movies and live djs mixing the latest trap, dubstep and house. The Devil is in the Details: ​Event Details: 5pm-11pm Saturday, November 28th Secret Location will be announced closer to the date of the event Food stalls will be on site Prizes for best costumes ​ contact: Elizabeth . email: contact@unity-events.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Nov TREX BENDIGO TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL (VIC)
Run in conjunction with the Victorian Cross Triathlon Champs, the Bendigo Trail Run Festival offers courses for any age and ability. Choose the course that's right for you: 1. Go Hardcore! 15km Trail Run 2. Go Hard! 10k Trail Run 3. Go Go Go! 5km Trail Run  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Nov SRI CHINMOY TAN TEAM RELAYS + (VIC)
An exciting new event on our calendar of races. This is an 11-lap team relay with 4-member teams combined with a 3-lap or 1-lap race for individuals. The team relay component has male, female and mixed teams in 7 categories: social, corporate, schools, fitness club, aths club, baby vets and super vets. A great fun and social running event on Melbourne's iconic Tan Track. Check out full event details on our website. All events start together at 8.00am at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne. contact: Kishore Cunninghaam. email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Nov VERTICAL K - MT DONNA BUANG (VIC)
The Vertical K Mt Donna Buang provides the ultimate test of strength over a vertical kilometre for trail runners and road cyclists. TRAIL RUNNING - 1,098M VERTICAL ASCENT Your track goes straight up, up, up - climbing 1,098m in 8km. Starting out on Australia's steepest street and then weaving a line through massive Mountain Ash it will smash your thighs and have your lungs bursting from your chest. This is certified VK Sky Race - on a spectacular climb that seems to never end...  contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Nov LAKE MAC POINT TO POINT (NSW)
A 5km or 10km run or walk along the beautiful lake Macquarie foreshore. Also included is a BBQ, Jumping Castle and Petting Zoo for the kids. Along with purchase of a ticket you receive free entry into the minor raffle with prizes valued up to $500.Music and other entertainment will be provided on the day. contact: Michael Jeffs. email: michaeljjeffs@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Nov SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 7 AT CROYDON PARK (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Croydon Park. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Nov WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 5 AT CASTLE HILL (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Castle Hill. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2015
Tue 1 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.
 
Wed 2 Dec SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 9 AT LONGUEVILLE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Longueville. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Dec SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3. RACE 2. CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #3: 8 November & 6 December. Registration cut off is 12 hours prior to each race. One of six opportunities in 2015 to participate in the series events to get you stronger and faster over 3km, 5km or 10km. 3km and 5km is free, there is a fee per series for the 10km distance. Join in the training on offer each Tuesday and Thursday night and see the results on race day.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Dec SOUTHERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES FINAL AT HURLSTONE PARK (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Hurlstone Park. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Dave Lotty 9569 2380. email: dave.lotty@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Dec WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 6 AT KELLYVILLE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Kellyville. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 9 Dec SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 10 AT EASTWOOD (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Eastwood. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 12 Dec MEN'S HEALTH SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST SYDNEY (NSW)
The World's biggest urban assault course is coming to Australia. Our inaugural outing is on December 12th and we'll be packing 50+ obstacles into a 10km course at Sydney Olympic Park. Survival has been a massive hit in the UK where it is the longest-established obstacle running series, with tens of thousands taking on these totally unique challenges each year. Now we're going global and Sydney is the first stop on the list. email: events@ratrace.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Dec SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 9 - IRON COVE 14 KM, 7 KM & 4 KM RUNS. (NSW)
Leichhardt Park, end of Glover St, Lilyfield. With the Christmas party season upon us, it's as well to reward the body and spirit with what they really love best: an enlivening morning run in uplifting surrounds and the best company! Celebrate the year's achievements in the best possible way. It's nice to win, and achieve personal best times – but the real victory is in turning up and participating. Parking at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Dec SRI CHINMOY CHERRY LAKE 10.5KM, 7KM & 3.5KM CHRISTMAS RUN (VIC)
Our final event of the year for all the family - 3 laps, 2 laps and 1 lap around Cherry Lake and wetlands. Venue is Cherry Lake Reserve, Altona. Special gifts for all the "littlies" who attend the race. Lots of parking and easy access at the venue. contact: Kishore Cunningham. email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Dec WESTERN SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES FINAL AT NORTH ROCKS (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of North Rocks. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 9-11am. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2. contact: Janet Morris 9872 2914. email: janetmorris27@yahoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 15 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.
 
Wed 16 Dec SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 11 AT GLADESVILLE (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Gladesville. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 23 Dec SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 12 AT MOSMAN (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Mosmnan. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 30 Dec SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES 13 AT DEE WHY (NSW)
Can you think AND run? Enjoy a walk or run at your own pace through the streets, parks and reserves of Dee Why. Using the coloured orienteering map, visit as many checkpoints as you can in 45 minutes. No need to pre-enter, just rock up. Basic instruction available, beginners of all ages always welcome. Easy navigation. Opening/closing: Start any time from 4.30-6.45pm. Costs: $10 for ONSW club members, $13 for non-members. Timing stick hire $4. Extra maps $2.  contact: Ian Jessup 0416 040 135. email: marketing@onsw.asn.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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