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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.
 
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 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: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun-Mon 19-19 Aug SAN RUNFORLIFE (NSW)
RunforLife is a 5km or 10km fun run that commences and finishes at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga. contact: Kylie Mildren. email: kylie@mildrenevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Aug MILE2MARATHON (VIC)
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. Each mile will be timed separately from the time competitors cross the start line and until they cross the lap finish line. Competitors will enter the transition area to pass on the timing chip to the teams next runner. The last competitor will then run through the finish line to record the teams overall time. The MAIN event Mile 2 Marathon � Here each team member will complete at least one mile or multiple miles as part of a team of 26,13,6, 2 or 1. A digital transponder attached to your leg is handed to the following team member once the course has been completed, with the final team member running across the finish line. Each team member will receive their own result which will combine for a total team time. The One Miler Club � This is open to anyone just wanting to come and do a mile run as an individual but still want to be part of the weekend. Open to all ages contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. 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 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.
 
Sun 26 Aug SHEPPARTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Be a part of one of Regional Victoria's longest running events. You will run along the sealed shared pathway network and weaves its way through natural Red Gum Forest following the Goulburn River and around the stunning Victoria Park Lake. This course is known to be flat and fast so it is ideal for a first time marathon, half marathon, beginner runner or those chasing a PB. We have events suitable for all ages and abilities...Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km run/walk and 2km kids dash. This event is relaxed, fun and easy, with plenty of accommodation across the road from the event venue.  email: info@sheppartonrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
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 2 Sep CLIFTON BEACH SERIES #2. RACE 1. CAIRNS (QLD)
An opportunity to participate in a series of two races/runs over 3km, 5km or 10km. Series #2 2 September and 7 October 2018. Keep an eye out on the facebook page for details. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Sep REVESBY WORKERS CLUB FATHERS DAY CHARITY FUN RUN (NSW)
Fast, flat course on sealed paths. Starts and finishes in Marco Reserve, Homelea Avenue, Panania in Sydney. Organised by Illawong Revesby Workers Athletics Club. contact: Ian. email: rwc.fun.run@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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 SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 6 - MIRAMBEENA 16 KM, 8 KM & 2 MILE RUNS. (NSW)
The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2018 continues with one of the most beautiful courses you will find anywhere: the secluded haven of Mirambeena Regional Reserve in Georges Hall, with options of 16km, 8km and 2 miles (3.2km). This challenging and satisfying course wends its way through natural bushland adjoining Prospect Creek and the Georges River, with a few decent hills for good measure. We hope you enjoy your morning. Park off Beatty Parade, which is off Henry Lawson Drive, at the southern end of Mirambeena Regional Reserve. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. 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.
 
Sun 9 Sep BEACHSIDE DASH 2018 (NSW)
Beachside Dash is the annual ST George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation fun run at Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point. It offers a 2km, 5km and 10km fun run. contact: Lisa Whitehouse. email: event@ssmrf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
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 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 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.
 
Sat 22 Sep HARVEST RUN (VIC)
The Harvest Run event weekend is a favourite among wine- and cheese-loving runners. With two distances to choose from (5.3K and 13.5K), enjoy all the beauty of running through the Yarra Valley region with the added fun of live music, gourmet food and local wines. Work for your post-run wine by taking on the 13.5K with a course that winds through the scenic but hilly terrain. While you can count on testing your quads and lungs the views along the way and the wine at the end are well worth the effort. contact: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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
Mon 1 Oct SRI CHINMOY LABOUR DAY 10 KM AND 4 KM FUN-RUNS (ACT)
The best way to start a holiday! Traditional out-and-back course along cycle paths starting and finishing from Acton Ferry Terminal, Barrine Dr, Acton. Post-race breakfast for all. Registration from 7 am, for an 8 am start time. Online entries open now or enter 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.
 
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.
 
Sun 7 Oct RUN THE MAINE 2018 - CASTLEMAINE, VICTORIA (VIC)
Held in Castlemaine Victoria - Run the Maine is fun run around offering various distances around the scenic botanical gardens and surrounding state forest. Distances 14km (trail), 11km, 5.5km and the kids 2km run bird run event. The 2018 edition is it's 10th anniversary, and is also a major fundraiser for Castlemaine Health.  email: director@runthemaine.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun-Thu 14 Oct-14 Dec MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Lions Mountain View Challenge on Sunday 14 October 2018 includes several walking and running events, with the route overlooking the majestic Glass House Mountains in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The Maleny Blackall Range Lions Club stage this event in Spring each year in order to raise funds for medical research and to provide keen runners the opportunity to compete on a challenging but scenic circuit. This year, funds raised will go to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation to fund Australian research and treatments for children with cancer. contact: Glenn T. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sat 27 Oct TARGETING CANCER FUN RUN (ACT)
The Targeting Cancer Fun Run is back in 2018! Taking place as part of RANZCR's ASM in Canberra, runners will be taken on a 5km course along the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Help raise awareness of the Targeting Cancer campaign, which highlights the importance of radiation therapy in cancer treatment, and enjoy a wonderful fun run. All are welcome to take part, please register beforehand.  contact: Stuart Turner. email: info@targetingcancer.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sat 10 Nov A2 MILK� UPSTREAM CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Upstream Challenge on Saturday, 10 November 2018 is a charity solo or team walk/run along the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria. There is no registration fee to enter this event; each participant instead pledges raise $200 in donations for one of the five beneficiaries, or split it evenly between the three. 100% of donations are delivered to the charities. The beneficiaries of this event are the Raise Foundation to support youth mentoring; Very Special Kids for hospice programs; FareShare who rescue food and cook meals for the needy; Her Heart who promote heart health in women and the Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund. contact: Melissa . email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Nov SHORT & MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES #3, RACE 1, CAIRNS (QLD)
An opportunity to participate in a series of two races/runs over 3km, 5km or 10km. Series #3 11 November and 2 December 2018 contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Nov MOUNT PANORAMA PUNISH (NSW)
Mount Panorama Punish is -one hot lap- of the iconic motor racing circuit with a difference. It's your legs that will provide the horsepower and your lungs that will burn. With 174m of elevation gain over the 6.2km track, Mount Panorama Punish is a running race with no peer. Restablished in its current format in 2017 with over 500 participants, we anticipate that the 2018 event will be even bigger and better! Strictly limited to 1000 entrants we expect to fill that fast! contact: Jennifer. email: info@panoramapunish.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 11 Nov ARTHURS SEAT CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Arthurs Seat Challenge is a 6.7km run/walk held annually since 2002 to promote the profile of the Fit to Drive program and to raise funds to enable the continuation of this invaluable program, which is currently provided to Frankston and Mornington schools free of charge. The Arthurs Seat Challenge attracts around 2,000 individuals who will accept the challenge of walking or running from near Rosebud Primary School to the top of Arthurs Seat. contact: Paula Creek. email: entries@arthursseatchallenge.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 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.
 
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
Sun 2 Dec CLIFTON BEACH SERIES #3, RACE 2. CAIRNS (QLD)
An opportunity to participate in a series of two races/runs over 3km, 5km or 10km. Series #3 11 November and 2 December 2018 contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
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: adam@sport3.com.au. Visit the website for more details.