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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.
 
 
Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST AND MARATHON (WA)
The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is organised and run by the Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. Saturday - Race Pack Collection & Junior RunFest (1,2,3 mile) Sunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 5km Run and 5km Walk The Marathon course is scenic, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The course takes in the fabulous Geraldton foreshore, and a RunFest Expo of supporting sponsors, healthy living exhibitors, volunteers, families and fellow participants adds a festival atmosphere. contact: Damon Angelatos. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST (WA)
Saturday: Junior 1, 2 and 3 mile courses Sunday: Marathon & Half (IAAF Accredited) 10km and 5km for walk and run The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is hosted and organised by Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. The Geraldton Marathon course is fast and flat, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The weekend begins at the Geraldton Yacht Club Saturday, with Race Pack collection and RunFest Expo from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, including the Junior RunFest in its second year. Marathoners have an early start at 7:00am, joined an hour later on the course by Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk. Then at 9:00am everyone is in together as the 5km Run and 5km Walk competitors share in the fun. After your event, relax and wind down with us at the accompanying RunFest Expo followed by an end of festival social celebration at 3:00pm at the Yacht Club. Enjoy!  email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Jul SHOALHAVEN KING OF THE MOUNTAIN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
A family running festival offering a 2km run or walk and talk, a testing 5km run around the golf course or if you're looking for more of a challenge enter the 10 or 25km event. Whether you're a marathon specialist, a half marathon enthusiast or simply like running over mountains - then why not give it a go, you'll enjoy the experience. The "King" (25km) as it's known locally, will start and finish at the KV Country Club, with rolling hills, unspoilt bushland and glorious views of sheer cliff faces, valleys and ravines. The highest point of the race is Mount Scanzi - approximately 360m above sea level. The course takes you down a steep descent, on a fire trail and back up over the Mountain. Ample drink and refreshment stations are provided at convenient intervals. The 10km and 25km events are run on public roads and all participants should take due care.Whether you're an elite athlete, a casual runner, a fun runner or enjoy a walk with the family then we have a suitable event for you. The King of the Mountain is set in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley at the Country Club. Perfect for a picnic beside the green or take advantage of the hot food/snacks and coffee available from the kiosk. contact: Lisa. email: info@kingofthemountainnowra.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Jul SRI CHINMOY OFF-ROAD DUATHLONS (ACT)
Two genuine off-road duathlons – short course and long course – in the heart of the city. Run through the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens, mountain bike and second run in the natural forest of Black Mountain Reserve. Start time 10 am, starting at the end of Frith Rd, Acton. Short course is 2 km run/7 km mountain bike/2.5 km run. Long course is 3 km run/23 km mountain bike/7.5 km run. Enter online now or on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 7 Jul 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.
 
Tue 7 Jul TINAROO TRAIL RACES (QLD)
Registration cut off is 12.00pm on 5 June. Linked with the June Running Training camp, the races/runs are along the dirt roads at Tinaroo Dam. 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 45km.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 10 Jul INAUGURAL KAURIS HALF MARATHON (16+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 8 July (1 July for juniors). Start with the 3M3D competitors on the Friday, but finish at Speewah for your half marathon. Practise run on 3 May. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 10-12 Jul INAUGURAL 1&1/2 TRAIL RACE (18+ ONLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off 9.00pm, 8 July. Start with the 3M3D competitors on the Friday, but finish at Speewah for your half marathon. Come back to run the Cairns Marathon on Sunday. Practice runs on 3 May and 21 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 10-12 Jul 4TH 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS (18+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 5 July. The 3 Marathons in 3 Days is a staged trail race run over three consecutive days over three different courses. This is the fourth year of the race that is held on the Atherton Tablelands.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 11 Jul RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you've come to the right place. Introducing the inaugural Raffertys Coastal Run. The event will be hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Nestled amongst beaches and bush on the quiet bay of Cams Wharf, the self catering resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation - just 90 minutes north of Sydney. It provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend of running and activities for the whole family. On offer are three course distances - 10km, 22km and 35k to accommodate runners/walkers of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Raffertys Resort, the trail snakes through the Wallarah National Park taking in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. The terrain is varied - bushland single track, fire trail, coastal tracks, rock platforms and beach running all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 7 - DOLLS POINT MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
Peter Depena Reserve, Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Botany Bay is a beautiful place to run, while Peter Depena Reserve in Cook Park offers the ideal start/finishing point. The course also loops over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge, affording great views over the mouth of the Georges River and beyond. Choose from the world's 4 most popular racing distances of Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. Parking in car parks along Russell Ave. 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 12 Jul 4TH CAIRNS MARATHON (18+ ONLY) (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 24 April. Late Fees apply from 26 June. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 8 July. A popular multi-terrain race over dirt roads and bitumen through the Eucalypts and rainforest to finish in Cairns. Practise run on 21 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Jul THE KOKODA CHALLENGE - GOLD COAST (QLD)
The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours. There is good reason for this distance- 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The goal for participants (with the help of their Support Crew) is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: mateship, endurance, courage and sacrifice. Regardless of fitness level, people from all walks of life find participating in The Kokoda Challenge a great personal achievement and a way to help local teenagers gain a brighter future for themselves and their families through the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP). School teams can also enter into the 96km Stan Bisset Cup and 48km Jim Stillman Cup.  contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Jul WALKABOUT CREEK RUN - ENOGGERA DAM (QLD)
Trailrun around Enoggera Dam contact: Hubertien. email: info@traq.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run held on the spectacular Redcliffe Peninsula will take place on Sunday 19th of July. Races include a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 3km all along the waterfront. For the first time, Jetty 2 Jetty will be offering prize money for the half marathon & 10km events, free running singlet for half marathon & 10km entrants, and a race visor for 5km & 3km entrants. contact: Kate. email: kate@ourvillage.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Jul SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 2 (VIC)
The Salomon Trail Running Series Race 2 takes place in the beautiful Yellow Gum Park in the awe-inspiring Plenty Gorge on the Plenty River in North Eastern Melbourne. LONG COURSE 17.5km | MEDIUM COURSE 12km | SHORT COURSE 6.5km The COURSES are also a little tougher than Race 1 at Yarra Bend as you will criss-cross the Plenty Gorge a couple of times, climbing up and down the sides of the valley and its steep sided walls. Whilst enjoying the views along the gorge when you are at the valley top, runners will definitely get your feet wet crossing the river at the valley bottom - adding to the adventure aspect of your trail running experience contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 21 Jul 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.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE WATODAY SWAN RIVER RUN PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (WA)
Perth's newest running event, the WAtoday Swan River Run presented by Westpac, will take place for the seconds time on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The event provides an opportunity for everyone to get involved, from serious runners to joggers, pushers and walkers and allows entrants to see the iconic sights of Perth. contact: 1800 555 514. email: swanriverrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S CHOICE (VIC)
Take on the streets of Melbourne and its most iconic landmarks in the most exciting running event in the city on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Run Melbourne offers five distances for all ages and abilities. 5km | 10km | Brooks Half-Marathon | 3km kids | People's Choice PJs Run  email: info@runmelbourne.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul WESTLINK M7 BLACKTOWN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The 2015 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will be held on Sunday 26 July. ALL race distances will start and finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill (Athletics Track). The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km is (AIMS/IAAF Certified Course) on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. The 4km course will be confirmed soon. For updated information visit the website. contact: Blacktown City Council. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul ROSEVILLE CHASE ROTARY FUN RUN (NSW)
The 4th Annual Roseville Chase Rotary Fun Run is through the bush lined streets of Castle Cove with great views of Middle Harbour. This is a Community event and we welcome families, serious competitive runners, school groups......everyone. This fun run is two weeks prior to the City to Surf so we look forward to participants using this event as a lead up for the City to Surf.  contact: Duncan. email: 0427 176 737. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul ROYAL RUN FOR RESEARCH (QLD)
The Royal Run for Research is a fun, healthy event that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. This year the event takes place on Sunday 26 July at 8am with both the 8km run and the 6km walk starting and finishing on Gardens Point Road in the City Botanic Gardens. RBWH Physiotherapy Department has been running the event in conjunction with the Foundation for the past 27 years to raise money for research at the hospital. Entry is $30 per person or $70 for a family of four. 10% discount will be applied to group bookings.  contact: Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital 3646 7588. email: info@rbwhfoundation.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Jul WINERY RUNNING FESTIVAL - HUNTER VALLEY (NSW)
Celebrating 10 years, the Winery Running Festival - Hunter Valley, to be held Sunday 26 July, has stood the test of time. Now one of Australia's biggest regional Running Festivals, the event is expecting to attract more than 3000 participants and over 5000 spectators. Local Event Director, Paul Humphreys of H Events, puts the events success down to the interesting and picturesque course, which meanders through some of the region's most famous vineyards and golf resorts. We have a great host venue and with the start and finish lines just 100m apart, it makes spectating easy. With a multitude of things to do before and after the races, the event gives people the opportunity to get active and participate in a fun, but professionally staged recreational running event in beautiful Wine Country Hunter Valley. With runners already entered from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York and all states in Australia, the formula seems to be working and will be quite a win for local tourism. contact: Paul Humphreys. email: paul@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 31 Jul FREE WHITE ROCK FULL MOON RUN, CAIRNS (QLD)
Bring your torch and some nibblies and join us for a FREE run to White Rock overlooking Trinity Bay.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2015
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra 1km from the city centre SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk 9.10am 10km bush walk 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run 11.30am 10km run 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run and walk; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Campbell High School, Canberra, 1km from the city centre. SATURDAY 1 August 2015: 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run & power walk; 11.35am 5km run & walk. SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon); 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run and walk; half marathon walk; 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival,Off road trail events in Canberra Nature Park raising money for the Australian mountain running team. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 9am 16km bush run & 16km bush walk; 11am 10km run & walk. 11.10am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.40am 5km run & walk. SUNDAY 2 August 2015: Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 7.30am 63.3km ultra run & relay (triple half marathon); 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk & relay; half marathon walk; 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Aug MCDONALD'S TOWNSVILLE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
The McDonald's Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2k) Half Marathon (21.1k), 10k Classic, 5k Run/Walk and Junior race. Our AIMS accredited courses are pb fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 43rd Townsville Marathon - Australia's 2nd oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow our tropical blue line and vie for $20,000 prize money. With a unique predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville's award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race Dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August - Run Townsville and Explore the region. See www.townsvillerunningfestival.com for entry, information and accommodation details. An event Run by Runners for Runners. contact: Margie Ryder. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestivalc.om. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #2, RACE 2. CAIRNS (QLD)
Series #2: 28 June & 2 August. 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 2 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The 2nd annual Emu Creek Trail Run event.5km, 10km, 20km, 30km and 40km events. This is a fun and challenging event open to all ages 12 years+. All runners are welcome to come out to Emu Creek and enjoy the weekend of trail running under the massive BIG SKY!. Emu creek is a beautiful family friendly location, (kids bmx track and swings) as well as swimming holes. Emu Creek Off Road park is 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from the Gold Coast or Coffs harbour and 3.5hrs from Brisbane. This event is organized in tandem with the MTB Marathon we have been running for 8 years at Emu Creek. Emu Creek Eco retreat is a 3000+ acre off road park. New this year is the 30k distance option. Entries Open Now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug MOUNTAIN TO MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (NSW)
From experienced athletes to weekend walkers, everyone who takes on Wollongong's Mountain to Mountain Challenge will feel like a champion after competing this gruelling course.Starting at the base of Mt Keira and finishing at the heights of Mt Kembla, the M2M Challenge is a 13 kilometre run or walk past some of our region's most beautiful scenery. Participants will finish at Mt Kembla in time for the food and fun of the Mt Kembla Mining Heritage Festival. A free shuttle bus will take participants back to Mt Keira. Every dollar raised goes directly to Greenacres Disability Services to support nearly 900 people living with a disability in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Early Bird registration closes May 30.  contact: Belinda Lamb (02)4229 2666. email: belindal@greenacres.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug BAYRUN (NSW)
The BayRun fun run is one of Sydney's favourite community fun runs. Its objective is to bring people of all ages together to promote and enjoy health, fun and exercise. The event is a 7km fun run (or walk) on the shores of the beautiful Iron Cove. It is a great warm up for other fun runs like the City to Surf or the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. To get the whole family involved we also offer a 2 km Primary School Challenge.
Please note: - The course will be slightly altered this year due to road works on one section. To ensure the safety of all our participants and volunteers we will be running a modified course. The course will return to its original layout in 2016. contact: Jennifer. email: enquiries@bayrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
2 August 2015. The great cross-country fun run is BACK! The D&D showcases our town and the Dungog Common, and raises much needed funds for our Shire Community Centre. Where: Dungog showground, entrance near 57 Abelard St, Dungog. When: Sunday 2 August 2015, Registration & online entrant pick up will OPEN @ 7am Pre-Race Briefing @ 8am for Half & 8:45am for Dash & Dawdle Half Marathon Trail Run STARTING @ 8:15am Dash STARTING @ 9am Dawdle STARTING @ 9am after Dasher are away! Pups & Prams STARTING @ 9:30am Presentation @ 11am We are trying to keep this event as environmentally friendly as possible, We ask that you bring water bottles with you. There will be water stations that you can fill up your water bottle and pick up any other drinks at. We also ask that you please hold on to any rubbish till you get back to the Showground and put it in the bins. More information to come, closer to the day! contact: Beau DSCC. email: beau@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug MOSAIC TO MOUNTAIN (VIC)
Dunkeld Kindergarten proudly presents a picturesque running event starting and finishing in the heart of beautiful Dunkeld. As well as a 4.7k and 10k town run, 2015 sees the introduction of a challenging 21.5k trail run. The trail run travels through stunning Grampian landscape including untouched trails not normally opened to public access. For those yearning the ultimate Grampians experience, an optional 4.5k Mt Sturgeon summit climb and descend will be available when completing online registration. Effectively this give participants a 26k course. A significant level of training and experience is highly recommended for those selecting this option. Also, generous cutoffs will apply. The race day will also included a 4.7k run/walk and 10k run that takes in the tranquil Salt creek and Dunkeld Arboretum.  contact: Derek. email: Mosaictomountain@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 4 Aug MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 8-9 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland. A 42 km Marathon or a 21 km Half Marathon distance or the FARA 7.5 km Fun Run on two consecutive days.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Aug THE SUN HERALD CITY2SURF PRESENTED BY WESTPAC (NSW)
The Sun Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac is a popular road running event held annually covering a 14 kilometres course. A "fun run" is also included, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or walk. The event attracts more than 80,000 entrants who start in staggered groups based on previous running times and early entry. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2surf@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Aug LJ HOOKER BROOME MARATHON FESTIVAL (WA)
42.2km LJ Hooker Broome Marathon, 19.6km Life & Soul Run, 11.3km Matso's Dash. All on the amazing Cable Beach, Broome. Hard packed sands and perfect tides. Incredible 'Dry Season' weather in the Kimberley.  contact: Glenn Taylor. email: gt@fitevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Aug MT COOROORA ENDURANCE CHALLENGE (QLD)
Choice of 4hr or 8hr enduros either as individuals or two or three person relay teams. Completing multiple laps of a 1.2km mountain trail course from the base to the summit on Mount Cooroora, Pomona, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.All funds raised go to children's health charities.  contact: Tony jennings 0410 111 477. email: Tony@mtcoorooraendurancechallenge.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 14 Aug CANCER COUNCIL CITY MILE DASH (NSW)
CANCER COUNCIL CITY MILE DASH HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE FOURTEENTH OF AUGUST Unfortunately, due to wet weather and some safety concerns the race scheduled for late June has been rescheduled. Cancer Council's City Mile Dash is back for its 4th year! A fun and challenging lunchtime corporate 1 mile (1.6km) run. Join us as one of the first to run through the newly created Barangaroo Point Headland Park. Challenge your colleagues or the boss and settle corporate rivalries, whilst raising funds to help beat cancer contact: Matt Anderson. email: matt@andersonevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Aug BARNEY'S BLUFF (QLD)
Part of the Oceania SkyRunning Champsionship Series in 2015, Barneys Bluff is a 53km Ultra SkyMarathon event which puts runners up and over the Mountains in the Scenic Rim area inland of the Gold Coast. Mt Maroon and Mt Barney feature as runners climb over 3800m in their quest to finish this rugged and tough SkyRun. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Aug BERRYLONGRUN (VIC) contact: Joe Lewis. email: joelewis76@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 15 Aug SUTHERLAND HALF MARATHON & RUNNING RESTIVAL, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club. Race distances 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 10k & 21.1k. All runs are along the beautiful but undulating Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park. Medals awarded to place getter's in all events. Cash prizes for male and female winners of the half marathon. Online registration will be available from late June. There will be a BBQ operating with fabulous relaxing surroundings for a picnic with family and friends. This is a perfect half marathon for beginners and attracts athletes from novice to elite.  contact: Neil Oakey. email:  publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug BARNEYS BLUFF - 24KM SKYRUN (QLD)
Gaining points for the Oceania SkyRunning Championships - Barneys Bluff 24km event takes runners up the tough climbs of Mt Barney and back to base camp. This is a tough but rewarding run. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug THE LAKES COLLEGE FUN RUN 2015 (QLD)
Consisting of events run over 2km, 5km and 10km circuits, The Lakes College Fun Run takes advantage of the 80 kilometres of bike and pathways that criss-cross the master-planned North Lakes community. Set against a picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes and bushland, this is a great event with something for everyone.  contact: Victor Nicholls. email: enquiries@tlcfunrun.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug SPRING TREK SYDNEY (NSW)
Spring Trek Sydney is an annual 30 km, 4 person team trail walk/run to raise money for Room to Read, an organisation that promotes literacy and girls education in Asia and Africa. Set in the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, 50 teams will walk sections of the iconic Great North Walk less than an hour north from the heart of Sydney. There is an entry fee of $97 per person and each team of four must raise $500 as a team. There must be four members in a team. contact: Jessica Hatherall. email: jessica@hatherall.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Aug SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 3 (VIC)
The Silvan area of the Dandenongs is quite simply a magnificent part of the world and Race 3 is often the highlight of the series for many runners (despite being the hardest races). LONG COURSE 21km | MEDIUM COURSE 15.5km | SHORT COURSE 7km You'll race along trails that wind through mighty Mountain Ash that seemingly reach to the sky overhead, you'll run past lush tree ferns and gullies of verdant undergrowth all in the friendly company of the local birdlife, including crimson rosellas, kookaburras and the superb lyrebird. It's the toughest course of the series, but most rewarding. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug TAMWORTH RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
A great flat fast course along the banks of the Peel river. Race distances are 21.1km 10km 5km and a 4km walk. Afterwards while results are being tallied there is a dash for cash. Prize money for winners and vouchers for the fancy dress winners.  contact: Tamworth Triathlon Club. email: tamworthtriclub@icloud.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 18 Aug 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.
 
Sun 23 Aug KURANDA TO PORT DOUGLAS ULTRA TRAIL RACE & RELAY (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 26 June. Late Fees apply from 7 August. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 16 August (7 July for juniors). Description as per the K2PD Ultra Race. Two to five runners are required per team. Juniors can only complete ONE of the five legs.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug 16KM BUMP TO BEACH TRAIL RACE, PORT DOUGLAS (QLD)
Early Bird entries end at 9.00pm on 26 June. Late Fees apply from 7 August. Registration cut off is 9.00pm, 16 August (7 July for juniors). Fast race where you can rub shoulders with the K2PD ultra runners for Legs 4 and 5 of their race. Or run and cheers them on from the finish line on Four Mile Beach.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug PUB 2 PUB CHARITY FUN RUN & WALK (NSW)
Held annually on the 4th Sunday in August, The Northern Beaches most famous fun run attracts 5000 entrants annually to the challenging event annually that starts with a 800m sand start from the Dee Why Surf Club to Long Reef then winds its way along the beaches & coastal back streets providing the participants with some spectacular scenery along the way. The traditional end 13km later at local pub icon, The Newport Arms Hotel, is always a winner when entrants are joined by family and friends join the party atmosphere for a cleansing ale and bite to eat. The event raises over $400k for charity each year and is a joint fundraising project of Brookvale Rotary and Newport Arms and starts at 8am sharp. The event is proudly supported by major sponsor URM - United Resource Management & Manly Daily. Sunday 23rd August, 8am  contact: Phil Jackson. email: management@pub2pub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug BYRON2BRUNS BEACH RUN (NSW)
The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is a 10km run from Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) to the Brunswick Surf Life Saving club in Brunswick Heads, NSW. All money raised from the event goes towards the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club.  contact: Damian Hopkins. email: byron@stepintolife.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug RUNNSW GREATER HALF MARATHON (NSW)
The RunNSW Greater Half Marathon will be held on Saturday 28 August. The course will be within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and based from the home of Athletics NSW at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a fast, flat marathon course at Sydney Olympic Park. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! All entrants in the half and full marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival shirt and finishers medal, as well as a complementary BBQ lunch. It's a fun family event with a great festival atmosphere. There's a jumping castle for the kids, a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and very importantly, good coffee! Take a long weekend to enjoy your Mudgee experience. There are great cafes, charming wine bars and casual brasseries, with no less than 40 wineries within easy reach. Online registrations are open now and will close at 6pm on the 20th of August. Race kits will be available for collection on Saturday August 22nd and race registrations will also be available at this time. Unfortunately registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon. contact: Ben. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug SYDNEY TOWER STAIR CHALLENGE (NSW)
Over 1504 Steps & 309 metres of Vertical Height! It's the same height as the Eiffel Tower. It is four times the height of the Sydney Opera House - it is the Sydney Tower Eye! Lock it in for 2015 and get ready to climb! It's all happening Sunday August 23, 2015 (Registrations open March 3, 2015 at 12 noon). Run, walk or crawl your way to the top of The Sydney Tower Eye and know that your efforts will help to raise important funds for Giant Steps, adding to the $244,000 raised in the last 2 years. So c'mon Sydney, c'mon Australia! This is an event not to be missed. Get your friends together, put the running shoes on and join in the party! Enter as an individual or as part of a team - the choice is yours. There will be categories for walkers and also for runners/climbers, so no matter what your fitness level, get involved and enjoy the ride! Have fun and getting a little crazy with our Fancy Dress category. Get your friends together and go wild!  contact: Steve Corrie. email: steve.corrie@active8change.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu-Sun 27-30 Aug RUN LARAPINTA STAGE RACE (NT)
Don't miss the new Rapid Ascent trail running event coming in 2015: Run Larapinta Stage Race. It's a four day, four stage race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th August 2015. There will be two course distances to choose from: The Malbunka: 20-45km stages each day The Namatjira: 10-30km stages each day. And of course, Rapid Ascent will have all the race logistics sorted so you can just concentrate on running and enjoying your outback Australia experience.  contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@RapidAscent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 29-30 Aug WONDERLAND RUN (VIC)
Saturday 29 August: 8.5km undulating entry level trail run. then.... Sunday 30 August: Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Matty Bell 0409 112 810. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN FOR MENTAL HEALTH (VIC)
After record numbers in 2014, the de Castella Run for Mental Health Research is gearing up again for another great day. Set along Melbourne's Yarra River the event offers 5km, 10km and 15km distances, each with magnificent views across inner-city Melbourne. The SmartStart for Kids program is back, offering activities and an 80m dash, providing families the opportunity to include their kids in this family friendly day and a safe environment while they run the event. Soak up the fantastic atmosphere at our Mind and Body Expo with something for everyone; local traders, physios, yoga, merchandise, food vans, jumping castle, petting zoo and face painters.This event raises important funds for mental health research via MAPrc (Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre). Add this community event to your running calendar today!  contact: Tiffany Davis. email: decastellarun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Aug SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge trail running festival offers a scenic and challenging route through the forests and farmland of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Runners will experience hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt roads and no asphalt whatsoever. Exciting short, medium, long and ultra distances are available for runners of all abilities: everyone from experienced marathoners to newbies, school children to pensioners. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event at the beautiful Wingello forest in the Southern Highlands. The second running of the Southern Highlands Challenge will take place on 30th August 2015. contact: April Palmerlee - Race Director. email: aprilpalmerlee@yahoo.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 30 Aug MISTY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The Misty Mountain Trail Run is a 5km, 11km, 20km, 30k, 40k and 50k trail running event inside the magnificent Wollumbin (Mt Warning) volcanic caldera and is organized in tandem with a MTB Marathon at the same location the previous day. This stunning area encompasses the massive 20 million year old shield volcano with surrounding views of the outer rim in every direction. From this area you can clearly see Mt Warning (Wollumbin) and the impressive 600m high crater wall reaching up into the Border Ranges National Park. Amazing camping location.  contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Aug LAKE MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Fast course following the perimeter of Lake Macquarie. This course is totally traffic free on the road. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and scenery of beautiful Lake Macquarie. The event caters for all with a Half Marathon, 10.5km Fun Run and a 4km Kids Scamper. The Half Marathon course is Athletics Australia certified. Entries are open online now so don't miss out on the early bird registrations. contact: Anne Griffith. email: enquiries@lakehalf.com. 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 


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