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Aug 2019
The Thunderbolt Trail Race presented by Salisbury Lodges, runs through patches of untouched forest in the Barrington Tops National Park. The course takes you winding past cascades, eucalyptus, across and through subtropical delights of the scenic Williams River valley, while entering an enchanting patch of ancient rainforest.

For those wanting an extra challenge, the course heads up the Corker Trail and it's not called the Corker Trail for nothing!! This part of the course is a high altitude, high-octane adventure in the rugged mountain country. This challenging track follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Carey's Peak on the Barrington Plateau. We promise it won't just be the scenery that takes your breath away. Winding through a variety of vegetation, from tall open woodlands to lush rainforest and cool temperate stands of Antarctic beech, your vigorous effort will be rewarded with brilliant views near Corker Mountain. After that, the expansive snow gum woodlands, grassy plains, and swamps of the Barrington Tops plateau will roll out before you.

The Thunderbolt Trail Race will start and finish within the grounds of Salisbury Lodges. Parking will be available on race day within the grounds of Salisbury Lodges. For those wishing to make a weekend out of the event, we have camping packages available at Salisbury Lodges. The Thunderbolt Trail race offers the following distances:

2kms - Kids Race
16kms - Thunderbolt Dash
​33kms - Thunderbolt Corker contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sep 2019
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: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW. contact: DAMIAN HOPKINS. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat-Sun 28-29 Sep HOUNSLOW CLASSIC 2019 (NSW)
The Hounslow Classic is a 68km Ultra SkyMarathon and 21km SkyRace in the Blue Mountains of NSW from Saturday, 28 September to Sunday, 29 September 2019. The event is sanctioned by the International SkyRunning Federation. Registration opens at 9am, May 1st, 2019 for Foundation Members, and at 9am, May 8th for open registration. Starting in the picturesque township of Blackheath, one of the highest villages in the Blue Mountains - the Hounslow Classic Ultra takes runners of a tour of the Grose Valley past environmental icons such as Blue Gum Forest, Pulpit Rock, Junction Rock and Lockley Pylon. Not to mention the amazing Grand Canyon. This race is held on virgin territory when it comes to events and is awe inspiring in its scenery as it brings you into some pockets of the world which both amateur and professional photographers travel across the continent to capture. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Oct 2019
Sat-Sun 12-13 Oct HUME & HOVELL ULTRA (NSW)
100 mile, 100 km, 50 km & 22 km run on a section of the Hume & Hovell Walking Track, 9 kms south of Tumbarumba on the Tooma Road at the foot of the Snowy Mountains. The 100 km has been selected as the AURA Australian Long Trail Championships for 2019 as part of the event. The H&H also has ITRA points.Beautiful scenery, single tracks, fire trails, waterfalls, dams and amazing wild life.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Nov 2019
The Bright Alpine Climb, also known as the Four Peaks Climb, started in 1979 to get walkers into the hills to enjoy the superb scenery the area around Bright has to offer. Runners have since joined the walkers and have added excitement to the event. To the current day � runners and walkers all mix well throughout the four day event. Many Olympians use the event for conditioning. Some famous athletes have won. Paul Crake is a 4 time winner. Paul is a world mountain champion and has also won the Rialto Stair Chase and is a record holder for the Empire State Building Chase. Greg Mandile has won the Otway Classic, and Lavinia Petrie � another joint winner has held the Australasian record for the 50 mile, 50km, 30 mile, 40 mile and also the 6 hour event, Hanny Allston � a world orienteering champion has also been a multiple winner. The Bright Alpine Climb is for all ages and abilities. Awards are given for all divisions if numbers suffice from under 15�s to 65 plus. See Age group Categories HERE The event is held over 4 days � always on the Melbourne Cup weekend. Entries Open on the 1st June every year. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
A 20km and 50km challenge along the Yarra River trails. 50km start is at Gosch's paddock in Richmond, 20km start point is at Yarra Flats in Heidelberg. The course takes you along the Yarra River and Mullum Mullum trails, concluding in Donvale. Gravel and paved trails. There is NO registration fee, but all entrants pledge to raise $200 each for one of five beneficiary charities. This is an annual event, now in its 15th year.  contact: Melissa. email: Visit the website for more details.
2019 will see the running of the 11th annual Hamilton Fun Run. After wonderful feedback from the 2018 course, we will again utilise the upgraded walking tracks around Lake Hamilton and down the Grangeburn River for our events. The Fun Run covers three separate events, a 4.2km, 10km and a 21km course. The 10km and 21km competitors will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Grangeburn, running from Lake Hamilton to the Portland Road turn-around point, a relatively flat and picturesque course for both the experienced and inexperienced runner.  email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
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. Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run only 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD. The event is held within Bouddi National Park, a stunning coastal reserve on the NSW Central Coast. The scenery is spectacular with pristine beaches, rainforest and a marine park. With a great combination of smooth trails, sand running, rocky terrain, cliff top trails and hills, what more could you ask for. The course takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombi Point. With cliff top views of the unique Marine Park and natural beauty of this area, it’s one not to be missed! contact: Maximum Adventure. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
A 100 mile endurance run like no other in the southern hemisphere. The GSER100 was run for the first time in 2017. The event will run every two years, reversing the course each time, giving runners the opportunity to run in both directions. Schedule: 2017, 2021: Mt Buller to Bright 2019, 2023: Bright to Mt Buller The Great Southern Endurance Run takes on the rugged and picturesque mountains and trails throughout the Victorian Alps. In an odd year event runners climb over 10,207m of ascent and tackle 11,464m of descent over 182km distance. In even year events those numbers are reversed. In both iterations of the event, runners are challenged beyond their known capabilities and stripped bare to the soul in their quest to make it to the finish line of the most brutal, spectacular and amazing run in the southern hemisphere. This event has been designed to be the gem of 100 miler events in the southern hemisphere. The point to point journey is epic, the trails are predominantly single trail and the historical Australian Alps Walking Trail is used for parts of the course. The grit and determination it will take participants to finish will be nothing short of extraordinary. The experience along the way � priceless. This is an event that will impact runners, crew and volunteers for the better� For enthusiasts of ultra running, trail running or mountain running, this course represents the epitome of journeys and events. �In designing this course � we wanted people to get a pure experience of the Mountains in Australia, we looked for a journey, something that really spoke to the achievement of finishing, to say you have run from Mt Buller to Bright, across the mountains � it�s a formidable challenge in a special setting, that�s ultra running at its best� Sean Greenhill, GSER Management Team The Great Southern Endurance Run will offer a 100 miler Solo or relay option and a 50 mile option. Runners must have qualifiers to enter the event. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 24 Nov STROMLO RUNNING FESTIVAL 2019 (ACT) contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Dec 2019
A visit to the Cathedral Ranges State Park led Race Director, Sean Greenhill on what he considered a fantastic trail running adventure. Subsequently, maps were poured over and soon enough a race course was developed that would provide trail runners with an adventure on the trails they would not forget� contact: Sean Greenhill. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.

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