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Jul 2018
Sat-Sun 21-22 Jul ELEPHANT TRAIL RACE (NSW)
The Elephant Trail Race is from Saturday, 21 July to Sunday, 22 July 2018 at the Cairncross State Forest in Port Macquarie, NSW. The event follows a 25km course, with approximately 1100m elevation per lap (100km has approximately 4500m). Saturday has the 100km course, being 2 laps in one direction and 2 laps in reverse; and the 50km course, 2 laps in one direction. Sunday has 25km, 13km and kids trail races. The 100km can also be run as a relay team of two people, each running 1 lap in each direction. Distances/Events Saturday: 50km 100km Sunday: 13km 25km contact: Coastal Track and Trail runners - Mathew. email: sales@coastalsportsandfitness.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jul SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL SERIES 3: "GUNGAHLIN GALLOP" 2.2KM, 10KM & 30KM (ACT)
Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. Starting and finishing at Hall's historic Showground, the 2,2km meanders around the foreslopes, while the 2 longer courses ascend to the summit of One Tree Hill, from where the 30km continues following the ACT/NSW border. Enjoy one of Canberra's deluxe running experiences. Park at the Hall Showground. On-the-day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am, with races starting at 10am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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 29 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.
 
 
Aug 2018
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: dash@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Aug THE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES PRESENTED BY THE NORTH FACE, RACE 3, SILVAN, DANDENONGS (VIC)
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes. You will run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts. 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). We are stoked to announce that the Silvan race will see the return of the 2.2km KIDS RUN to let our little champions experience the fun of trail running again! Sunday 5 August � Silvan, Dandenong Ranges � 7km / 15km / 21km When: Sunday 5 August 2018 Where: The Silvan Reservoir Park, Dandenong Ranges What: Long Course: 21km Medium Course: 15.5km Short Course: 7.2km Kids Run: 2.2km 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 (but most rewarding) of the series with all courses being a few kms longer and noticeably hillier in comparison to Races 1 and 2. The trails are still non-technical and runners of all backgrounds will return with smiles from ear to ear - but - prepare yourself for a challenge because these are tough races! So make sure you join us for Race 3 at Silvan as we step it up, up, up a notch with a challenging but oh-so-rewarding run in a beautiful part of the world! 2018 Race dates: Race 1: Sunday 17 June � Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km Race 2: Sunday 15 July � Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km Race 3: Sunday 5 August � Silvan, Dandenong Ranges � 7km / 15km / 21km Race 4: Sunday 16 September � Anglesea � 8km / 15km / 23km Race 5 - night race: Saturday 6th October � Yarra Bend, Kew � 5km / 11km / 15km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 7 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.
 
Sun 12 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM & KIDS MILE (VIC)
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. 5km, 10km & 21.1k and even a 1 mile event for the kids. Awesome medals for all finishers in all events. Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Aug BELLARINE RAIL TRAIL RUN (17/34KM) (VIC)
The 15th Bellarine Rail Trail Run (17 or 34kms) will be held on Sunday August 12, 2018 as an out & back course from Queenscliff to Drysdale Railway Station & return (34km) or one-way Drysdale to Queenscliff (17km) along the Bellarine Rail Trail. The trail is tremendously scenic and ideal for running being wide, well marked and all on smooth, unsealed paths aside from the 4.5kms at the Queenscliff end (sealed). 17km runners have the option of catching the train to the start. contact: Brett Coleman. email: brtrun@icloud.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun 19 Aug KING OF THE MOUNT (SA)
Challenge yourself with a 7.8km trail race to the summit of Mount Remarkable with a 7km return hike. contact: Quinten van der Werf. email: quinten@intheflinders.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Aug RUN THE GREAT WHITSUNDAY TRAIL (QLD)
Standard distance 28.7k has been running for 11 yrs and the inaugural Ultra Distance 57.4k was incorporated into the event weekend in 2016. It was cancelled in 2017 due to cyclone damage. The course travels through the Conway National Park rainforest, ending up at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. Total entries are capped at 200. The course has some challenging sections and is hilly.  contact: Whitsunday Running Club Inc . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Aug WOODGATE BEACH PARK TO POINT FUN RUN (QLD)
The Woodgate Beach Park To Point Fun Run is an annual beach fun run and walk in Queensland on Sunday, 19 August 2018. It is an untimed fun run for all ages and fitness levels. The course stretches along the southern end of Woodgate Beach, with 2km, 5km, 8km and 10km options. There are cash prizes in each age division; primary, secondary and adult, as well as the largest group entry, and the best costume(group of 4 or more). Registration opens at 7am for an 8am start. A healthy breakfast is available for purchase in the park after the event. Early bird tickets are available at www.trybooking.com  contact: Shelley Taplin. email: sktaplin@msn.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 21 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.
 
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.
 
Sat 25 Aug MAXIMUM ADVENTURE RACE SERIES- BRISBANE REGION (QLD)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race 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, trail running 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! The Classic Course consists of 15-25km of mountain biking, 5-10km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking. The Novice Course consists of 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking. Note: There are multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted. Each event will require some basic navigation skills, although if you can read a street directory, you will be able to complete the course! All checkpoints can be reached by following tracks and paths, however occasionally it may be faster to go cross-country.  email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Aug 64KM KURANDA TO PORT DOUGLAS ULTRA TRAIL RACE AND RELAY; 16KM BUMP TO BEACH (QLD)
This point-to-point race is incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and over picturesque creeks. Run the 64km individually, or get a team of 2-4 members and share the load. The finish is on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. The tropical rainforest is home to the endangered southern cassowary, a flightless bird that can grow to two metres in height - you might see one! Early Bird entries end on 31 May. Late Fees apply from 16 August. Registrations close 23 August. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Aug 16KM BUMP TO BEACH, PORT DOUGLAS (QLD)
This 16 kilometre point-to-point race is incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It starts at the top of the Bump on Black Mountain Road close to Jullaten and travels through native rainforest and over picturesque creeks. The finish is on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. The tropical rainforest is home to the endangered southern cassowary, a flightless bird that can grow to two metres in height - you might see one! Registrations close 9.00pm, 23 August.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Aug NORTH RYDE FUN RUN (NSW)
This is a charity Fun Run with proceeds going to research and practical programs for youth mental health. There is a 2km walk and a 5km run. Plus a pram push for those who just want a 400 metre stroll with kids in a pram. Registration opens at 9:00 pm. 2km walk assembles 9:45 am. Pram push at 10:15 am and 5km assembles at 10:30 am. The Fun Run is at the Macquarie University Sport Fields with entry at the corner of Culloden and Talavera Rds North Ryde. The event is run by the Rotary Club of North Ryde. Adults,$25 Students/Children $15 Pram Push $10 contact: Victoria Crawford. email: northryderotary@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
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.
 
Mon 3 Sep REVESBY WORKERS' CLUB CHARITY FUN RUN (NSW)
This charity fun run, organised by Illawong Revesby Workers Athletics, will prove popular for regular runners and others happy to have a go and contribute to charity. This run will start at Marco Reserve, Panania, and take the runners, and walkers, around the adjacent Kelso sports areas. Two distances are available, a 3km and an 8km run. Prizes will be awarded in junior categories for the 3km run (up to 13, and 14-17) and in the 8km race there are prizes for up to 34 years, and 35 years plus. Contact: Scott Wastell 0407 060 764 contact: Graham Kearns. email: rwc.fun.run@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Tue 4 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-Sun 8-9 Sep GLASSHOUSE TRAIL SERIES (QLD)
Australia’s longest conducted Trail running 100 mile event (est 1996). 100 mile, 100km, 50km trail races (& shorter options). Venue: Beerburrum State School , 8 Beerburrum Rd , Beerburrum, QLD 4517 Australia  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Sep BEACHSIDE DASH (NSW)
The Beachside Dash presented by St.George Bank is back on Sunday 9th September 2018. The Dash offers something for everyone with 10km, 5km and 2km events. You can double or triple up and knock over up to 17km before lunch. The Dash course follows the beautiful beachside footpath from Dolls Point to Kyeemagh, near Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney. An entirely flat race, making it ideal for setting that personal best time. Register in advance to avoid disappointment. All funds raised at the at the Beachside Dash support medical research at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.  contact: St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF). email: event@ssmrf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 16 Sep THE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES PRESENTED BY THE NORTH FACE, RACE 4, ANGLESEA (VIC)
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes. You will run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts. The 2018 Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 4 will be held at picturesque Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road on the coast � it's a spectacular run that�s very different to all others in the Series. We are excitied to announce that NEW for 2018 at Anglesea will be a new course direction, now an anti-clockwise loop (following the Surf Coast Century ultra marathon course. (This new course direction applies to all 3 courses - the short, medium and long course races). There will also be the return of the 1.9km KIDS RUN on Sunday to let our little champions experience the fun of trail running again! When: Sunday 16 September Where: Anglesea Riverbank Park What: Long Course: 22.7km Medium Course: 15.3km Short Course: 8.8km NEW Kids Run: 1.9km Located just 1hr 15mins from central Melbourne, 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. All races start on the crisp white sand of the Anglesea Main Beach before runners climb away from the coast along a healthy mixture of single tracks and double tracks that sweep through the coastal bushland like the local King Parrot flying through the forest. The Surf Coast Walking Track provides spectacular views across the clifftops to nearby Point Roadknight and further down the coast to Aireys Inlet, Lorne and beyond that will really make you revel in the fresh air and happiness of trail running. Whilst the three races are the longest of the series, consensus is that they are not the hardest of the series due to smaller hills (compared to Race 3) and the undulating flow they capture through the bushland. Spectators (and runners) should also be aware that the Surf Coast Century is also on in Anglesea over this same weekend and provides numerous spectator opportunities. 2018 Race dates: Race 1: Sunday 17 June � Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km Race 2: Sunday 15 July � Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km Race 3: Sunday 5 August � Silvan, Dandenong Ranges � 7km / 15km / 21km Race 4: Sunday 16 September � Anglesea � 8km / 15km / 23km Race 5 - night race: Saturday 6th October � Yarra Bend, Kew � 5km / 11km / 15km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 18 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 22 Sep MAXIMUM ADVENTURE RACE SERIES - BLUE MOUNTAINS (NSW)
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race 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, trail running 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! The Classic Course consists of 15-25km of mountain biking, 5-10km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking. The Novice Course consists of 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking. Note: There are multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted. Each event will require some basic navigation skills, although if you can read a street directory, you will be able to complete the course! All checkpoints can be reached by following tracks and paths, however occasionally it may be faster to go cross-country.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2018
Tue 2 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.
 
Sat 6 Oct THE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES PRESENTED BY THE NORTH FACE, RACE 5 NIGHT RACE, KEW (VIC)
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne. Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes. You will run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts. The Race 5 night race returns in 2018 as the finale! A fantastic night race around the Yarra Trails race in Kew followed by a massive post event party at Yarra Bend Park immediately afterwards. In addition to the NEW location for the Series celebrations of Yarra Bend Park will be the event landing on a Saturday night! This is an INCREDIBLE RACE EXPERIENCE as all runners light up the trail with your own (head) torch and weave along the flowing, non-technical trails in a long line of light. When: Saturday 6th October 2018. Where: Yarra Bend Park, Kew (exact oval location to be announced shortly) What: Long Course: 15km Medium Course: 10.8km Short Course: 5km This unique trail running event was the first of its kind in Australia in 2016 with the entire race being held after dark � making it an incredible race experience for everyone. The courses will be the exact same as those used in Race 1 at Studley Park in previous years giving you some familiarity but you will be amazed at just how different they feel when you�re vision is restricted to the cone of light emanating from the front of your torch. We�re sure you�ll find it to be a great experience and a suitable finale to another great series. The short, medium and long course races will be conducted in the same way as at the other race locations with a single mass start for each distance, but all runners will be carrying a torch allowing you to follow the trails and the reflective course markings. The courses remain the same as 2016 (and as raced in the original race 1 at Studley Park) so all returning runners will be familiar with the trail, challenges and rewards; whilst also giving peace of mind and comfort for those new to night running. There is a great sense of unity in night running! Get set to light up the trails as one big line of luminescence... 2018 Race dates: Race 1: Sunday 17 June � Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km Race 2: Sunday 15 July � Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km Race 3: Sunday 5 August � Silvan, Dandenong Ranges � 7km / 15km / 21km Race 4: Sunday 16 September � Anglesea � 8km / 15km / 23km Race 5 - night race: Saturday 6th October � Yarra Bend, Kew � 5km / 11km / 15km  contact: Annie Knight. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Oct SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL ULTRA (105KM) (ACT)
Originally staged as a 100km race to commemorate the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, this unique run is a celebration of our "Natural Capital" – part adventure, part scenic tour and part epic endurance challenge. The journey wends through the hills, nature parks and open spaces of central, south and north Canberra, describing a wide loop starting and finishing at Rond Terrace, at the foot of Anzac Parade on Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Triangle. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 16 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.
 
Sun 21 Oct SRI CHINMOY MARA-FUN RELAYS: SOLO AND RELAY MARATHON, CENTENNIAL PARK, SYDNEY (NSW)
Yes, a marathon can be fun! The inaugural Sri Chinmoy Mara-Fun Relays in Centennial Park, Sydney will be staged on Sunday 21 October in 2018. Runners cover the full 42.2km marathon distance solo – or in relay teams of 4. Enjoy the thrill of completing the marathon with family, friends or colleagues. Both the Solo Marathon and Relay Mara-Fun will commence at 7am, with Registration (number and baton collection) from 6am to 6.45am alongside the McKay Sportsground, near the Robertson Rd Gates. Free parking is available anywhere along Grand Drive, within Centennial Park. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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 RAGNAR TRAIL GLENWORTH VALLEY - SYD (NSW)
Ragnar Trail, is a one-of-a-kind overnight relay race for teams of eight friends (or four ultra-running friends). Teammates alternate running three uniquely beautiful trail loops until each person has completed the three trails which total approximately 24 kilometers. When you're not soaking up Mother Nature on the trails, you'll be camping overnight at Ragnar Village where you can expect food, s'mores, bonfires, entertainment and a nonstop festival atmosphere. The goal of Ragnar is to conquer something hard while playing even harder. So gather seven up-for-anything friends and pack your running shoes, tent, twinkle lights and maybe even a tutu and find your inner WILD at the Ragnar Trail Glenworth Valley-SYD. Located at the Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventure facility, a one hour drive north of Sydney CBD, Ragnarians will find a gorgeous 3000+ acre wilderness property. This venue features wooded trails perfect for running and plush grass great for camping as teams experience the magic of Ragnar Village. Teams run relay-style on "green", "yellow", and "red" loops as they meander through the forest past rivers, streams and ponds. At night as the sun sets, the celebration comes alive under a bed of stars where you will enjoy campfires, s'mores, movies and a party atmosphere. contact: Trent Taylor. email: trent.taylor@runragnar.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 28 Oct MORNINGTON COLOUR CARNIVALE (VIC)
The Colour Carnivale is more than just a - Crazy 5km Fun Run - Colour Disco - Food Trucks - Carnival Rides - Colour Activities/Games. It�s a festival of fun, colour and much more. Bring your family and friends for a great day out!! contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
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.
 
Tue 6 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.
 
Sun 11 Nov BARE CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Bare Creek Trail offers a 2km, 5km, 10km and 15km trail run in Garigal National Park, St Ives. contact: Kylie Mildren. email: kylie@mildrenevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 17 Nov 2018 SUMMIT SURVIVOR (VIC)
Run the Most Obstacle-Dense Course in Victoria! Leap, weave, duck and slide! Clamber, stagger, wade and run through 39 obstacles in this EPIC 5km course; the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria. With fun and teamwork at the heart of this mud run, we've replaced long running distances with awesome challenging obstacles. The course is so densely packed you'll move quickly from one obstacle to the next! Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87% of participants said they found it the -ideal difficulty-. You can push yourself and make the course tough, or slow it down (skip obstacles if you need) to suit your style. We also have a Kids Survivor Course for under 12 year olds! contact: Events Team. email: events@thesummit.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Nov THE 21ST SRI CHINMOY TRIPLE-TRIATHLON (ACT)
An epic event in the Nation's capital. 3 mountain running legs, 3 mountain bike legs and 3 swim legs in 3 lakes. A 150 km journey exploring the length and breadth of Canberra. Participate solo or in a relay team of 3 or up to 9 members. An unforgettable day out. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. 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.
 
Tue 20 Nov 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-Sun 24-25 Nov ALPINE CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding all mountain trail run in Australia � if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. Imagine completing 4 marathons in 42 hours; that is the challenge you could face if you decide to enter the Alpine Challenge 100mile event. The 12th Falls Creek Alpine Challenge Ultra Marathon, covers four distances 160/100/60/36km. With over 7,600 meters of climb and descent, this event is the classic 100 mile alpine trail run in Australia; testing runners to the limit. It also offers one of the country�s most scenic and challenging 100 km runs covering over 4,000m of ascent and descent. Our "mid easy" run option,60km covers 2,000m of ascent and descent and our "easy" run is a mere 36km including 1,300m of ascent - a great intro to long distance alpine running. All the four distances offer participants the opportunity to compete as: a solo runner, a team completing the entire course together or a relay team with runners completing individual legs either on their own or with other team members � this is the real fun event! Set in the spectacular Alpine National Park in North Eastern Victoria the event takes in some of the best, hardest and most exposed high country in Australia including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria�s highest mountain, Mt Bogong.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Dec 2018
Tue 4 Dec 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 18 Dec 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.
 
 
Jan 2019
Tue 1 Jan 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.
 
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.
 
Tue 15 Jan 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.
 
 
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.
 


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