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Aug 2018
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: info@atlasmultisports.com.au. 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: info@rapidascent.com.au. 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: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Aug LAKE MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Long standing regional event catering for all. With an IAAF accredited Half Marathon (21.1km)course, a 10.5km Fun Run and 4km Kids Scamper. The course is relatively flat and follows the shores of the beautiful Lake Macquarie. The start finish line is in Warners Bay approximately 1.5 hours from Sydney and 45 mins from the Central Coast. A great atmosphere and professionally managed event. All participants receive a finishers medallion. Early Bird registrations are eligible for a free race t-shirt. We look forward to seeing you at this years event. Please phone 0410 474 488 for more information or visit our website. #Happy Running contact: Kate Griffith. email: enquiries@lakemacrunning.com. 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: info@sheppartonrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2018
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: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Sep KOWEN MOONLIGHTER (NSW)
Held in the rural hamlet of Wamboin, just 20 km east of Canberra, the Kowen Moonlighter offers a choice of five races on a 7.5 km loop comprising 2.6 km of bitumen, 1.4 km of dirt road and 3.5 km of single track in native forest. The 12 hour solo ultra-marathon where individuals will run a 7.5 km loop from 6:00 pm Saturday until 6:00 am Sunday. The 12 hour relay ultra-marathon where teams of two to four runners tackle the entire 12 hours. Plus three shorter distance races - a single loop of 7.5 km - two loops of 15 km - three loops of 22.5 km. Entries open on 22 July.  contact: admin@kowen-trail-run.com. email: admin@kowen-trail-run.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 1 Sep KOWEN MOONLIGHTER (NSW)
Held at 6:00 pm from Wamboin Community Hall, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin, the Kowen Moonlighter is a night race and ultra marathon. Events offered include the single loop (7.55 km), the double loop (15.1 km), the triple loop (22.65) a solo 12 hour ultra marathon and a 12 hour relay marathon for teams. All events are run on a 7.55 km loop comprising 2.64 km of bitumen, 1.19 km of dirt road and 3.65 km of single track in native forest. contact: Peter Komidar. email: pskomidar@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Sep SANDY POINT HALF MARATHON (VIC)
When the running gets tough, the tough get motivated. As runners, we may dread winter, but we still tackle tough training in the rain & cold head on every day. That's just what we do. Putting ourselves through uneasy weather conditions in the name of 'The Run- is our normal and sometimes we've got to remind others to make it theirs too. To lace up, pull on a jacket and just go. Join us at the Sandy Point Half Marathon on September 9 to kick winter to the curb. Distances: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 3K Kids. Register now: http://bit.ly/SPHM-2018 contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Sep SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 35,000 participants annually. The popularity of the Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result the Sydney Marathon has achieved a Gold Label rating. In addition to the Marathon, the Sydney Running Festival also offers a Half Marathon, 10km Bridge Run (AIMS certified distance), and a 3.5km Family Fun Run. With all four events crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is by far the only time to uniquely explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney. Runners of all skill levels, as well as walkers and joggers of all ages will be able to experience a challenge or a fun day out with family and friends. contact: 02 92820400. email: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance. Now in its 5th year along fully closed esplanade from Mornington Park to Mt Martha Village is one of the most scenic courses on the calendar.  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2018
Sun 7 Oct HARRIETVILLE HALF MARATHON (VIC)
The Harrietville Half is a half marathon running event in the Alpine Region of Victoria. Starting at Bright following a spectacularly scenic course to the iconic Mountain Village of Harrietville. The event also incorporates a 10k, 5k, 2k Fun run/walk contact: Robyn Downey. email: robyn.downey1@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Oct BOUDDI COASTAL RUN (NSW)
If trail running is your passion and you are looking for an 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 Bouddi Coastal Run! Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run through the spectacular Bouddi National Park, only 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD. The course takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombay Point. With cliff top views of the unique Marine Extension and natural beauty of this area, it's one not to be missed.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. 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: sharon@wffa.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2018
Sun 4 Nov FOUR VINES RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Run through four wineries in one of six races in the heart of the Goulburn River Valley in Nagambie, Victoria. Add in a food and wine festival, live entertainment and kids activities, it's an event for everyone! Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km + 2km Kids Run contact: Matt Morris. email: hello@fourvinesrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Nov DINNER PLAIN MILE HIGH TRAIL RUN (VIC)
The Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run is set in the picturesque alpine village of Dinner Plain, at 1569 m. The 5 courses(1/5/10/21/32km)offer a great run for entry level runners to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and experience this pristine alpine environment. Short course distance of 1/5km and 10km are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs following scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 21/32 km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the Alpine National Park. Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1600 metres (one mile) and join the Dinner Plain Mile High club. �The alps offer a different environment for runners, not only is the air thinner at a mile high but the water is fresher and temperatures cooler. �Runners will certainly have to work a bit harder to join the mile high club�. Fun running for all the family  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 24 Nov URBANMAX SYDNEY (NSW)
Australia's largest urban adventure! The UrbanMAX is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt and part amazing race, taking teams of two through the heart of Sydney. This event is for all skill and fitness levels, with a number of the activities needing more brainpower than muscle.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jan 2019
Thu 3 Jan KILCUNDA HALF MARATHON & GEORGE BASS COASTAL FUN RUNS - 2/8/17KM (VIC)
Victoria�s Bass Coast offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best. Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. This delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine. Located only 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Bass Highway,.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2019
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-Sun 2-3 Mar BAW BAW TRAIL FEST (VIC)
The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is set in the picturesque alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps and offers great Alpine running over 2 days. The courses offered provide a range of run distances (1/4/7/15/21/36/44km) for entry level runners right up to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and get a feel for this pristine alpine environment. Short course distances of 1/4/7 km on the Sunday are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs along scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 15 km, 21 km, 36 km and 44 km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the Baw Baw National Park to Mt St Gwinear and Mushroom Rocks. Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1,500 metres. Fun running for all the family.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. 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.
 
 
Apr 2019
Sun 28 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN (VIC)
This event is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 2km or challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you. Program includes: - Half Marathon - 10km Run - 5km Run - 2km Run - 5.4 km Trail Run - 8.1 km Trail Run -13.3 km Trail Run contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2019
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.
 


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