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|Sat-Sun||28-29 Jul||BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra SATURDAY 28 July 2018 8.30am Registration opens to collect race bibs 9.30am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk 11.30am 10km run and walk 11.40am Under 13 years 2km children’s run SUNDAY 29 July 2018 6.30am Registration opens to collect race bibs 7.30am 63.3km ultra marathon run; 42.2km bush marathon power walk 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run 10.30am 12km run and walk contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||5 Aug||DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
The Dungog Dash and Dawdle is a cross country fun run which showcases the stunning hills and valleys of Dungog, the beautiful and historic Dungog Common. It is the key fundraiser of much-needed funds for the Dungog Shire Community Centre, the hub for all things community in the region. There is a 21 km half marathon trail run, 12km dash, 6km dawdle, Kids Dash or Dawdle (12 years and under) and a Doggy Half. Dash or Dawdle dogs must be on a leash for the entire race, accompanied by and in control of a responsible human + face painting, jumping castle and sausage sizzle. contact: Dungog Shire Community Centre. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Fri-Sun||17-19 Aug||THE 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON (QLD)
A member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.3 million for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour's drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times. The course record currently stands at 2:18:30 set by Ethiopian, Samuel Woldemanuel in 2015. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5kms) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet -hero- finish. With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities. The 2km event allows parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Race start times are scheduled to allow for parents to run the longer distances and then return in time to run with the kids and enjoy all the free fun in the family entertainment precinct. contact: Atlas Multisports. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Fri-Mon||17-20 Aug||RUN LARAPINTA STAGE RACE (NT)
Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory. Boundless beauty, breathless exuberance, day-old friendships that will last for years and the unspoilt grandeur of a landscape that transcends time� this is an extraordinary run that should be on every bucket list. "The scenery is unlike anything else and pushes you through some challenging terrain. Would recommend this event to all trail runners!" - Caitlin Campbell (2017 participant) WHEN: Friday 17th - Monday 20th August 2018 WHERE: Larapinta Trail in the MacDonnell Ranges; Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870 WHO: Runners and trail runners worldwide are welcome; from the recreational to the elite. You don't need to be fast but you do need to be determined and with long and short course options anyone can complete it. LOGISTICS: You book your own accommodation and we arrange all the other race logistics for you, so at the end of each day's running you can kick back around the hotel pool and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Red Centre. contact: Annie Knight. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||19 Aug||MILE2MARATHON (VIC)
Running a Marathon just became FUN and EASY! Welcome to Mile 2 Marathon a fantastic new fun event open to all abilities and all ages. Do it as an individual or with family, friends or work mates and take your health and wellbeing to another level. We have broken the marathon down to 26 x 1 mile stages. You can register as a team of 26 and do 1 mile each or teams of 13, 6, 2 or 1 and do multiple miles. If you've never done a marathon or fun run before this event is a great introduction. More importantly it's all about creating excitement around the office, home or with your mates in the lead up and having a heap of fun on event day. contact: Event People. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Sat-Sun||25-26 Aug||WONDERLAND RUN - GRAMPIANS 2018 (VIC)
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. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians. 2km & 8km 'Short' trail runs 1pm Saturday August 25th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 26th http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au/index.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439991782914822/ contact: Rohan Day. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||26 Aug||SHEPPARTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB, stepping up a distance or a beginner runner. Events on offer are the marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and 2km kids run. We also are offering a teams event for the marathon (consisting of 3 people per team) where each runner will complete 14km each. See you in Shepp! email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat||1 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 even when you are only 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney! contact: Maximum Adventure. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat-Sun||15-16 Sep||SURF COAST CENTURY 100KM & 50KM ULTRA MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Century is a spectacular 50km and 100km ultramarathon along Victoria's Surf Coast and wildflower hinterland with beautiful scenery the whole way. This incredible race takes runners on an extraordinary journey below towering sea cliffs, along remote beaches and through the captivating wildflower hinterland on twisting single track where no two footsteps are the same. As well as attracting many of Australia-s best runners, the Surf Coast Century also has a great reputation as the ideal event for those tackling their first ultra marathon due to the accessible course, terrific support services, easy logistics and the incredible energy around the course generated by all the supporters, other runners and event officials. So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2018 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience. DISTANCE: 100km solo and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2, 3 or 4) DATE: Saturday 15 September 2018 LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road contact: Annie Knight. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat-Sun||27-28 Oct||NED KELLY CHASE - 100/50/M/HM/10 (VIC)
There's a smorgasbord of events on offer ranging from the 100km solo run to the 50km, marathon, half marathon and 10km runs. Perhaps you can choose the 100km or 50km bicycle chase where entrants are given arrest warrants to chase down the runners on course. And those a bit special can also -choose your own adventure- and tackle the course in some less than conventional format! contact: Justin and Sharon Scholz. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||9 Dec||GC50 RUN FESTIVAL (QLD)
The GC50 Run Festival on Sunday, 9 December 2018 has 50km, 30km, 15km and 5km races and a 2x25km relay in Broadbeach, Queensland. The 50km is from Kurrawa to Coolangatta and back; the 30km from Kurrawa to Currumbin and back; the 15km from Kurrawa to Burleigh and back; and the 5 km along Hedges Avenue to Seaside Avenue and return. The run course is on either footpath or roadway, not on the beach. This is one of a handful of officially accredited AIMS-IAAF certified 50 km road races in Australia. The 50 km race carries an IAU label which mean that performances are included in the world rankings. contact: Adam Goodger. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.