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Feb 2019
Fri-Sun 22-24 Feb TASSIE TRAIL FEST, DERBY (TAS)
IO MERINO TIME TRIAL 3KM DASH FOR CASH - FRIDAY MARATHON (44KM) - SAT FIND YOUR FEET HALF MARATHON (21KM) - SAT KOOEE SNACKS 6.5KM - SAT BLACK DIAMOND 14KM (NIGHT) - SAT IO MERINO HALF MARATHON (22KM) - SUN KOOEE SNACKS 5KM - SUN 2KM KIDS (FREE) - SAT Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 23 Feb ROLLER COASTER RUN 2019 (VIC)
Established in 2012 by Rohan Day from Big Long Run, and now managed by Mountain Sports The Roller Coaster Run has grown to a sellout crowd in 2015 and beyond. The event starts and finishes at the picturesque SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and runners are treated to a journey through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The race course is a 21.5km loop and runners taking up the 43km challenge do a second reverse loop before once again finishing at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. In 2017, Mountain Sports added a 10k option which has been extremely popular. The event combines a social atmosphere, a great challenge, some amazing trails and fantastic scenery with the generosity and inclusion of the trail running community at large. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON AND FUN RUN/WALKS M/HM/10/5/2 (VIC)
The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs is bought to you by Justin and Sharon Scholz of Wangaratta Fitness Fun Addicts. The event motto says it all - "More people moving more often". Entry prices for this event are much less than their counterparts and we take pride in that. We arent looking for big profits, but we are unashamedly looking to draw people to Wangaratta to enjoy the beautiful path networks and environmental surrounds of our thriving rural city. We secretly hope that we can encourage people to engage more in physical happiness and become more active than they were before joining our event. We measure success on entry numbers, total distance covered by entrants and return entries in future years. Please join us this year and please continue to move more often, enjoying this event on the fourth Sunday in February for many years to come! contact: Justin and Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2019
Sat 9 Mar SIX FOOT TRACK 45 KM (NSW)
The Six Foot Track is a 45km trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorers' Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail. The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service and is organised by the Six Foot Track Marathon Incorporated, an association that is affiliated with and supported by Sydney Striders Running Club.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Mar RAZORBACK RUN (VIC)
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria�s Alpine National Park. Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery. Possibly the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria - a must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit�40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, to the summit of Mt Feathertop, Victoria�s second highest mountain and Australia�s only true alpine peak then across the Razorback and down Bon Accord Spur. This is a delightful day out up to the summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Razorback Ridge � just for those wanting to get a feel of real trail running in the Alps A 22km out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut, one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 30-31 Mar ADVENTURETHON EAST GIPPSLAND STAGE RACE (VIC)
The East Gippsland Adventurethon Stage race event has been pulled apart to create 3 stand-alone individual races at 3 stunning East Gippsland locations, with times that can be tallied together in a stage race format at the end to find an overall champion. However, it can also be raced as a team, in pairs, or simply just attempt your favourite leg. The event will feature an amazing tour of the Bairnsdale area taking in some challenging but fun mountain biking, adventure running and paddling over 2 days. Bring your family and mates and settle in for some great Bonding and entertainment with seriously easy logistics and a warm atmosphere at the heart of the weekend. Be sure to check out our website regularly for updated information: https://adventurethon.com.au/event/east-gippsland contact: Adventurethon Australia 0447496489. email: admin@adventuretohn.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2019
Sat 6 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With three distances to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. The start and finish is at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 12-14 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE (NSW)
The Buffalo Stampede from Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April 2019 is part of the internationally prestigious Skyrunning brand that attracts top athletes to the top of the world, where earth and sky meet. Compete in individual events, or take on the Buffalo Grand Slam: 20km + 42km + 75km over the three days. The Buffalo Stampede is such a special event with spectators coming in from the township to cheers runners on as they climb the surrounding hills and mountains. Nowhere else in trail running does a community embrace the runners! The sound of Cow bells lets you know you are approaching a summit or aid station. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 12-14 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE (VIC)
Bright, Victoria. 75k, 42k, 20k. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 13-14 Apr THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL (INCL CANBERRA MARATHON) (ACT)
The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by TATA Consulting Services in Canberra has 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50km Ultra Marathon events from Saturday, 13 April to Sunday, 14 April 2019. The festival is held over two days with the 5km and 10km on Saturday and the longer distances on Sunday. The Marathon is a circuit around Canberra taking in the sights of Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. The Marathon is run alongside the Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon all finishing together at the West Lawns in front of Old Parliament House. contact: Melanie Stewart - Race Director. email: mel.stewart@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Apr 7 CAIRNS MARATHON AND COMMUNITY RUN FESTIVAL (QLD)
Come and be a part of the inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival a unique event based in the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Scheduled for April 28, 2019, event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. With the course in close proximity to World Heritage listed natural playground's, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. Don't miss your opportunity to experience all this region has to offer whilst challenging yourself along this beautiful course.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Apr ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE 2019 (NSW)
The Anzac Day Challenge supports Soldier On as they continue to provide real support the Servicement and Women who have served Australia. Join us in a run with the spirit of ANZAC day in our hearts and minds. Distances from 11km to Marathon. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2019
Wed-Thu 15-16 May GLOW WORM TUNNEL TRAIL MARATHON 2019 (NSW)
The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend from Saturday, 15 June to Sunday, 16 June 2019 features a half marathon, the 6km Ted English Bolt, 900m Mystery Mountain Dash on the Saturday and a half & full marathon on the Sunday. The full marathon is a superb running experience and one of the toughest trail marathons in Australia. The half marathon is one of the most amazing half experiences in Australia - taking runners through the spectacular Glow Worm Tunnel. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 May 7 ROCKY RIVER RUN (QLD)
The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds to address youth mental health issues and the prevention of youth suicide as well as supporting young families that need to travel to Brisbane for life saving surgery and treatment that is not available in central Queensland. This popular run has a variety of races you can sign up for that cater for different fitness levels with race distances of 21kms, 10kms, 5kms and 2kms. The 7 Rocky River Run has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups.  contact: CTC. email: info@7rockyriverrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2019
Sun 2 Jun MCDONALD'S BRISBANE MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
Join us for Queensland's capital city marathon in Australia in 2019. 2019 will mark 28 years of the McDonald�s Brisbane Marathon Festival, continuing the legacy of Robert de Castella's famed 1982 Commonwealth Games triumph. A new and improved course promises to deliver the best marathon event the river city has had to date. Test your endurance or simply celebrate your fitness with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km event distances all available.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Jun KOWEN TRAIL RUN (ACT)
Kowen Trail Run has a 12km walk/run, half marathon or marathon options for participants. Runners are taken through native forest trails and fire trails in Kowen Forest. Not-for-profit event with all proeeds going to the local Wambion Rural Fire Brigade. Come along for a fun event with hot vegie soup or steak/sausage sandwich to enjoy once you finish. contact: Pam Muston. email: kowentrailrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 29-30 Jun ADVENTURETHON TOWNSVILLE (QLD)
n response to popular demand Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again on 29th & 30th June, 2019. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks around Pallarenda in the Adventurethon National Challenge. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors to first time adults and those seeking a bit more of a challenge. Paddle, run and ride courses are designed to provide you with the best experiences of the location and to throw in a little fun and adventure along the way. Course planning is underway to ensure a great experience for all participants. We regularly update our website with the most up-to-date information, be sure to check in: https://adventurethon.com.au/event/townsville/ contact: Adventurethon Australia 0447496489. email: admin@adventurethon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2019
Sun 7 Jul BROOME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MARATHON (WA)
42.2km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon or 10.5km Matso's Dash contact: Glenn Taylor. email: gt@fitevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 13 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. You will find all this plus more at Raffertys Coastal Run. The event is 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 – 12km, 22km and 36km 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: +61(0) 2 9676 6061. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2019
Sun 4 Aug 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON AND COMMUNITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, an hour�s drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event is timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. On August 4, 2019, one Australia�s most revered running festivals will return to the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.5 million for charity and community groups and aims to considerably add to that total in 2019.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2019
Sat 7 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 30km 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: April Gillies. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 7-8 Sep KOWEN MOONLIGHTER (KOWEN TRAIL RUN SERIES) (ACT)
Kowen Moonlighter event lets runners experience trail running at night. With 7 different events to choose from there is something for everyone from beginner trail runners to experienced ultra runners. The events utilise a 7.55km loop with short events Saturday evening (single 7.55km, double 15.10km or triple 22.65km loops) or for the more serious runners a 6 or 12 hour ultra run with either solo or relay teams going overnight. Not-for-profit will all proceeds going to the local Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade. contact: Pam Muston. email: kowentrailrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Sep ADVENTURETHON CHARTERS TOWERS (QLD)
The fun and excitement of the Adventurethon Outback Sprint are returning to Charters Towers in 2019. Family fun + excitement + extraordinary locations + adventurous challenges are all on offer to you. Put together the three disciplines of Paddle, Run & Mountain Bike in a Scenic Hidden Gem in Outback Charters Towers for a fast-paced Sprint or more relaxed Enticer event full of adrenaline. The location is ideal for camping and allows for a relaxed, low stress, have a go, atmosphere where you can get back to the basics of enjoying a new landscape with your mates, no Egos no Judgements �have a swim with mates at Echo Hole when you are done! Be sure to head to our website for the most-up-to-date information https://adventurethon.com.au/event/charters-towers-qld/ contact: Adventurethon Australia 0447496489. email: admin@adventurethon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2019
?? WORLD LONG DISTANCE MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP, ARGENTINA ()
The 2019 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted in Neuquen, Argentina in the Villa la Angostura region, at the K42 Adventure Marathon on November 16, 2019. The 42 km course contains 2192 meters of ascent & descent.
 
Sun 24 Nov STROMLO RUNNING FESTIVAL 2019 (ACT)
https://www.facebook.com/stromlo.runningfestival/ contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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