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|Sun||14 Jan||TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2018 (VIC)
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side. That's a 28km crossing (or 56km double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula - and not at the skinny bit! Up and over Arthur's Seat for fantastic rural and coastal views. Through Greens Bush, the largest piece of remnant native bushland on the Peninsula. Along the cliff tops of Bass Straight approaching the lighthouse. Now capped at 1100 total participants, it's one of Australia's premier destination trail events. Book in asap. It's sold out every year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/146129888792978/ contact: Rohan Day. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Thu||18 Jan||KOWEN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Half-marathon, 12 km run and 1.5 km kids run. Enjoy the trails of Kowen. Run or walk through native forest and on groomed forestry trails, the courses take in spectacular views of the forest out to Canberra and surrounds. Over 500m of elevation gain in the half marathon and 1300m over the marathon course. Support the local Wamboin community; take in the local Wamboin produce market; proceeds from the event will go to the Wamboin Community Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar 0407 760 083, Pam Muston 0408 234 126 or Jessica Robson 0402 303 676. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||25 Feb||WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au contact: Sharon Scholz. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat||17 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. 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, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat||7 Apr||JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run and charity fundraiser 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, it is hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With a 45km, 22km and 12km course available there's a distance to suit you! contact: Maximum Adventure. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||8 Apr||MOUNT BULLER SKYRUN (VIC)
Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne. This superb run is one of Victoria's classic alpine runs, 3 distances - 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig's Hut. Take in views across to some of Victoria's great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs: 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line. All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat||21 Apr||KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE SYDNEY (NSW)
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again! This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent of the height of Everest (9000 m) above sea level. The event is a charity event to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email: email@example.com.
|Sat||26 May||RUNAWAY NOOSA MARATHON (QLD)
Chase the Sun Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here. Beach weekend bliss. Run, relax and taste your way through all Noosa has to offer. The perfect location for 23 degree autumn running, chilling by the beach or shopping up a storm. Run social. Our unique multi-lap course - starting and finishing in the heart of Noosa only minutes from Hastings street - means you're never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. Fun to full-on. Choose from five different race distances from the 1/2 lap 5K fun run right through to the full four lap Marathon. The full marathon also has a team relay option - in teams of two or four - for those looking to share in the fun with their mates. contact: 07-54306700. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sat||7 Jul||RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
A 12km, 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. With a inclusive, family friendly vibe including kids activities and fun run during the event this is one trail run you can bring the whole family too. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|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.
|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: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.