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20/04/2014
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Jan 2014
Sat-Sun 4 Jan-28 Dec CAIRNS PARKRUN, QUEENSLAND
Free, each Saturday, timed, 5km. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: cairnsoffice@parkrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2014
Fri 25 Apr PAWS ON THE PATH, CAIRNS QUEENSLAND
Run/Walk for the dogs at YAPS. All proceeds of this event is donated to YAPS, once out of pocket expenses of the volunteers have been paid. Join us and our furry friends on ANZAC Day for a fun afternoon at The Rocks picnic area. Run/walk with your family and dog(s) for up to 5km. If you don't have a dog, you are still welcome to join in. Longest distance is 10km, but no dogs allowed on that distance! contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 25 Apr PAWS ON THE PATH FUN RUN/WALK, CAIRNS QUEENSLAND
Run/Walk for the dogs at YAPS. All proceeds of this event is donated to YAPS, once out of pocket expenses of the volunteers have been paid. Join us and our furry friends on ANZAC Day for a fun afternoon at The Rocks picnic area. Run/walk with your family and dog(s) for up to 5km. If you don't have a dog, you are still welcome to join in. Longest distance is 10km, but no dogs allowed on that distance! contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 Apr TRE-X CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Queensland Cross-Triathlon Championships and Dirt Fest MultiSport Weekend is based in the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Based on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam, the rainforest trails and fern filled bushland provides the perfect setting for the Tre-X season finale. With on site accommodation, camping, catering and Saturday night Series Championship Presentation dinner it makes this a premier event for the entire family.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 26 Apr DIRT FEST MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
TRAIL RUN (8 or 4). Choose the Trail Run Course that's Right for You! 1.Go Hardcore! 8km Trail Run. 2.Go Hard! 4km Fun Run. This will be a challenging 8km run on the tracks and trails within the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The course is an 8km lap. This is one of the tightest run courses of the series with the majority of the track on winding single track trails which are uneven under foot. The lap includes uneven, rocky trails through ferned rainforest, creek crossings, some open trails and of course more of what we love about off road triathlon with some wet & muddy sections. This is an OFF ROAD trail run, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr BLACK SNAKE TRAIL RACE 34KM, 21.1KM OR 10KM - CAIRNS/TABLELANDS
From picturesque Copperlode Dam this 34km looped trail follows Clohsey River Road amongst lush rainforest, past a large cathedral fig tree, then onto Shoteel Road (open eucalyptus forest) and Bridle Creek Road (back into the rainforest and some serious hills!). The highest point of the course (744m is at the 28km mark). Shorter out and back 21.1km or 10km options available too. Training Run on 6 April. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2014
Sun 4 May ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES
Race 3 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Maleny Golf Club, Porters Lane (off Obi Lane), Maleny. Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May RUN WITH A STORY (NSW)
A Fun Event held in Newcastle to help raise funds to support a Family in need! Distances range from an Ultra Marathon 60ks to 10ks, and opportunities for all levels of runners to jump in along the way. Runners are sponsored by Kilometre and all funds raised will go to support a local family or individual! Run with a Story is now on its second time through and we would love as many runners as possible to enter. Its all about having fun on the day and donating to a great cause. At Planet Fitness Lambton we are holding a party from 1 - 3pm to congratulate everyone involved in the day! Registrations and Donations will be able to be accessed online or in the club at Planet Fitness Lambton, Belmont or Charlestown contact: Meg Linton. email: marketing@planetfitness.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May TOOWOOMBA KOKODA CHALLENGE
Following The Kokoda Spirit philosophy, our Toowoomba Challenge is a team event, so you must enter a team of 2, 3 or 4. There are 3 Checkpoints along the 30km course. There is no spectator or Support Crew access at these points. Participants should carry any food, water or supplies they need. The Kokoda Challenge Toowoomba will commence at 7am from Webb Park in East Street and has a 9 hour time limit.  contact: 07 5539 4141 . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 May BRISBANE MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, walk or run 4.5km or 8km, event opens from 6.00am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May GOLD COAST MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Pratten Park, Broadbeach, walk or run 4km or 8km. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES
Race 4 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Corbould Park , Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra. Caloundra Road and follow signs. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May ROCKY RIVER RUN
21km, 10km, 5km, 2km contact: Neil Richardson. email: rrr@njr.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May PINE RIVERS CHARITY FUN RUN
Come and join our annual Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run. Online registration only, no on-the-day entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Run or walk as an individual, encourage your work or team mates to join in, or simply be part of this great charity event and have some fun with your family and friends. All funds raised are for Rotary's charities, PolioPlus and ShelterBox. * Sunday, 25 May 2014 start of run is 7.30am * PCYC Pine Rivers, Les Hughes Sports Complex,Francis Rd, Bray Park, QLD * Distances: 2km / 5km / 10km  contact: Tom Law. email: tom@tomslaw.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2014
Sun 1 Jun ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES
Race 5 of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Ben Bennett Park, next to Caloundra High School, Queen St (continuation of Sugarbag Rd). Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Jun BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE ()
In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, this 30km event winds through some of Brisbane's toughest terrain. The track undulates through the green scenery in the west of Brisbane Forest Park. Starting at Brookfield Showgrounds, you and your team will make your way up to the half way checkpoint at McAfee's Lookout, before returning to showgrounds via the tropical terrain of D'Aguilar National Park, reminiscent of the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea. The 30k distance, coupled with wide open fire trails, makes this the perfect event for beginners or runners having a hit out. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils, as you descend down to a creek bed you encounter a sharp turn onto a narrow trail aptly named 'hell hole' - ensuring that you don't forget the meaning of endurance before arriving at the finish line.  contact: 07 55394141. email: jo@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Wed 6-18 Jun SERRA TERROR 2014 (VIC)
This is an 80 km team endurance event around the Serra Range, part of the majestic Grampians National Park. The course features a wonderful array of terrain and conditions from Australian bush to sandstone mountains. Official checkpoints are manned approximately every 12-15 kms with rest and refreshment opportunities. At the end of each day, your crew will take you back to prearranged accommodation for the night. Your team may take one, two or three days to complete this adventure. You may be aiming for communing with nature slowly or pushing physical boundaries. - See more at: http://adventurerace.com.au/Events/4626#sthash.IMTlLvhj.dpuf contact: Maree. email: info@dunkeldadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Jun ALLEZ SPORT SUNSHINE COAST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES
Race 6 (final) of a 6 race cross country series on the Sunshine Coast for ages under 8 to 55+. Twenty seven categories with series trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Random raffle prizes on the day.
Open to all levels of athlete - club membership not necessary.
Venue: Elizabeth Daniels Park (Cricket Pavilion) Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Sign up for the mailing list on the website. contact: Andrew Bock. email: andrew@sccrosscountry.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun ATHERTON FOREST TRAIL RACE NEW
NEW to the Cairns Road Runners Event Calendar in 2014. Great single track running on mountain bike tracks outside Atherton, on the Tablelands above Cairns. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun STOCKLAND CALOUNDRA FORESHORE FUN RUN
The 2014 Stockland Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run on Sunday 22 June is one of the State's most scenic running events. The 10km Foreshore Run, which hugs the tranquil Pumicestone Passage from Golden to Bulcock beaches, takes entrants through the spectacular scenery at Kings and Shelly beaches before climbing over the Moffat Headland to the finish line. There is also a testing 3km Fun Run for those who prefer a shorter distance. For families the 3km Family Walk over Moffat Headland is a great way to start a Sunday Morning. The event's picturesque scenery and the family friendly atmosphere has seen the event continue to grow in popularity each year since it's inception in 2005. The event is open to both male and female entrants, serious runners or those looking for a fun family walk. The event's prize pool consists of $500 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize for both male and female overall winner in the 10km Run. Plus all entrants go into the running to win some great prizes! All funds raised from the Fun Run will benefit the Parents and Friends Association of local primary school, Our Lady of the Rosary. contact: 07 3860 6790. email: enquiries@caloundrafunrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun NEUROBLASTOMA RUN 2 CURE, THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY (NSW)
This is the second year of this fun run event focused on increasing awareness and raising funds for Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is the biggest killer of children under 5 from cancer. The event consists of a stunning 5k and 10k run in the Domain and Botanical Gardens around Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. These runs will be timed. There is also a 1k fun walk for children 5 and under with family followed by children's activities. contact: Lucy Jones. email: neuroblastomaaustraliainc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2014
Sat-Sun 5-6 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON
The 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held from 5 - 6 July 2014 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. The IAAF Bronze Label event is expected to attract more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The event program will feature the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km.  contact: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 11-13 Jul 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS
A brilliant event, not to be missed if you are clocking up the marathons or an Ultra runner who wants to give a staged-race a go. This event is not for the faint-hearted! And if you don't like a challenge or hills, don't bother. The event is run in three stages, each 42.2km, run over three consecutive days. Or you can choose to do only Marathon 3 - the Cairns Marathon. Parking/Accommodation: Ample parking at all venues and overnight accommodation available at Cedar Park, Speewah and Cairns. Bus transfers daily.  contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Jul CAIRNS MARATHON, CAIRNS
Part dirt road and part bitumen, this point-to-point race provides a challenge for those who don't like hills! A great event as it's also the last day of the 3 Marathons in 3 Days and everyone finishes with a spectacular view over Cairns City. contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 13 Jul SOMERSET RAIL TRAIL FUN RUN
The 12th Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run will be held on Sunday 13 July 2014. This wonderful family-friendly event provides breathtaking countryside views. With 8.3km and 3km events along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, this event caters for runners and walkers of all fitness levels and abilities. A fun program of post-race festivities including jumping castle, face painting, music and more will take place after the race. contact: Scott Aurisch. email: mail@somerset.qld.gov.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul BRISBANE SKY RUN
Runners, triathletes, obstacle course junkies, whatever your thing, THIS is Brisbane's ultimate running test. In 2014, the new-look Brisbane Sky Run (formerly known as the Mousdash) offers a brand new challenge in the heart of the running season on Sunday July 13. While the courses remain the same (5km & 10km), the Brisbane Sky Run will take on a whole new flavour. All will be revealed when entries open May 8th... contact: Weekend Warrior Events. email: john@weekendwarriorevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 19-20 Jul GOLD COAST KOKODA CHALLENGE
The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling, cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours. And there is a good reason behind this distance and time - 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and the 39 hour time limit is in honour of the 39th Militia, the first Australian Troops to set foot on the Kokoda Track. Participants (with the help of their Support Crew) trek a 96km course that leads along fire trails, crosses 12 creeks and summits 5,000m of vertical elevation. The goal is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: mateship, endurance, courage and sacrifice.  contact: 755394141. email: jo@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Jul SMITHFIELD TRAIL RUN, CAIRNS
FREE. NEW. The Smithfield Trail Run is conducted on dirt tracks at the Smithfield Conservation and Mountain Bike Park in Cairns, Queensland through rainforest and pine plantations with some steep ascends and descends. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Jul TEAM CHALLENGE (CAIRNS)
After successful Team Challenges in 2011 and 2012, the Cairns Road Runners transferred ownership of this event over to Lorraine Lawson who are proud and excited to host the third Team Challenge in 2014! Make sure you take up the challenge or challenge someone yourself and come along for a great fun day out. The Team Challenge is a 5km running/walking event and we are looking for the fastest, the biggest and the best dressed teams in town.  contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2014
Sat 2 Aug THE BRIDGE MARATHON
THE BRIDGE MARATHON The Bridge Marathon is six years old in 2014. Commencing at Teralba Park Mitchelton and passing along paths through the picturesque landscape of Albert Park and the Boondall Wetlands, concluding at Crockatt Park Woody Point on the Redcliffe peninsular. Two well equipped pitstops are provided along the way, and runners' times and event leg positions are real-time logged via the Bridge website. Participants can walk, run or form a relay team to make this their own marathon. Invest in the freedom of Dalit children, and their future. This event is primarily to raise awareness and funds for the Dalit children of India. 100% of funds raised go to the Bridge of Hope program in India. Without your help, most Dalit children cannot stay in school or escape the poverty that puts them at risk for commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or bonded labour.  contact: Bryson Thomas. email: brysonthomas@gfa.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Aug TOWNSVILLE RUNNING FESTIVAL
The McDonald�s Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2k) Half Marathon (21.1k), 10k Classic, 5k Run/Walk and Junior race. Our AIMS accredited courses are fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 42nd Townsville Marathon - Australia�s 2nd oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow our tropical blue line and vie for $20,000 prize money. With a predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville�s award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race Dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August - Run Townsville and Explore the Region. See www.townsvillerunningfestival.com for entry, information and accommodation details. An event Run by Runners for Runners.  contact: Race Director. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Aug LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE
The event incorporates the Get Running Half Marathon, a 10KM run and a 3km run. The event is held in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. The route of the Half marathon takes in views over the lovely Glass House Mountains. This event is now in its 4th year.  contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE
Marathon, half marathon, 7.5 km Trail runs/walk. What makes this event different is that it plays out over 2 days. You compete in your chosen event then enjoy good food, entertainment a night sleep before you compete again. Start/finish at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park South East Qld. Competitors can stay in luxury or camp overnight. This is a great event to share with your family or friends.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 10 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
August 10th. 40k/20k/10k/5k Trail Run at Emu Creek Extreme Retreat. Beautiful location in the Clarence River high country, near Tabulam NSW. 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from Gold coast or Coffs harbour. Come for the weekend. Free camping for participants. This run in tandem with the MTB event we have been running here for 7 years. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail run is on Sunday. Entries are open now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug 45KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON, TABLELANDS, FNQ
The third of four races in the FNQ Trail Running series this looped race follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest circuit in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Start and finish at Kauri Creek day-use area, Tinaroo Dam. 21.1km, 10km and 5km options available too. Come for the show weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 21.1KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON - CAIRNS REGION
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 10km or 5km fun run.  contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 10KM MT HAIG TRAIL RUN - CAIRNS REGION
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 5km fun run. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 5KM MT HAIG FUN RUN - CAIRNS REGION
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 21.1km and 10km. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug THE LAKES COLLEGE FUN RUN
�Consisting of events run over 2km, 5km and 10km circuits, The Lakes College Fun Run takes advantage of the 80 kilometres of bike- and pathways that criss-cross the master-planned North Lakes community. Set against a picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes and bushland, this is a great event with something for everyone.�  contact: Graham. email: tlcfunrun@thelakes.qld.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Aug TOMEWIN MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE RUNNING FESTIVAL
2014 sees the running of the 4th edition of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival set in the beautiful Currumbin Valley on Queensland's Gold Coast. The marquee event of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival, the Tomewin Mountain Challenge, will see runners tackle the 21.1km Half Marathon course, including the twin ascent of Tomewin Mountain! The testing route will give runners the perfect mix of challenge and beautiful scenery in one of the most spectacular running locations in Australia. The festival also includes the 14km Freeman's 14, the 6km Highland Hurry and the 1km Dash for Duchenne charity fun run. Come and be a part of this fantastic community event and take in the spectacular views and atmosphere that will be a part of each course. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 31 Aug MISTY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Sunday August 31st. Run inside a Volcano!. 40k/20k/10k/5k Trail Run at the Interaction Outward bound base next to MT Warning, near Uki, NSW. Amazing location with 20k course on 3000 acre private property. This event is run in tandem with our MTB event. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail Run is on Sunday. Entries are open now. Enter online. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2014
Sun 7 Sep 64KM KURANDA TO PORT DOUGLAS ULTRA TRAIL MARATHON
64km individual ultra or 64km relay in teams with 2-5 members. Also a 16km Bump to Beach option. This Point-to-Point race starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road that runs through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and crosses picturesque creeks to finish on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. The course incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 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! contact: Lorraine Lawson 4017 798 444. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Sep 16KM BUMP TO BEACH RACE - PORT DOUGLAS
The historic 6km Bump Track offers views of the Mowbray River valley where the Mowbray River drops through a gorge carved into the forested foothills of the Macalister Range. In the olden days passengers on the horse-drawn coach service had to get out and walk when going up or coming down the section known as Slatey Pinch – a cutting through slate rock at a steep 1 in 3 grade, about 1 kilometre from the bottom of the tack. From the bottom of the bump, follow (mostly) sealed roads into Port Douglas to finish on famous Four Mile Beach.  contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417 798 444. email: lorraine@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 7 Sep ROSS FESTIVAL OF MARATHONS (TAS)
The Ross Festival of Marathons enters its 11th year, and it is an event that creates a friendly atmosphere and is aimed at participation, there is a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon a 10km Race as well as a Children's Challenge. Once again we will be offering a Teams Marathon Event where you can enter a team of either 2, 3 or 4. Come along and find out how much fun Tasmania's Boutique Marathon can be.  contact: Casey Mainsbridge. email: Casey.Mainsbridge@utas.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Sep BROOKFARM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE RUN (NSW)
A 10 k run in beautiful Byron Bay. All proceeds go to Charity. Now in its 9th year. contact: Brigid. email: byronrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2014
Sun 5 Oct TWIN BRIDGES HALF MARATON - CAIRNS REGION
The Twin Bridges track (East Black Mountain Road) follows the route of the original Black Mountain Road, to the east of the current road. It diverges from Black Mountain Road 27 kilometres from the Kennedy Highway and rejoins it 2 kilometres from the top of the Bump Track. Closed by gates at both ends, it is a multi-use track for trail runners, walkers and mountain bikers. Motor vehicles, trail bikes and horses are not allowed on this track. contact: David OBrien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 11 Oct GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
The Great Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-discipline team of 8 event, covering a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 27 Oct TRE-X CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES
The Qld Series kicks off with one of the most popular courses of the series. Based at Karingal Scout Camp on Brisbane's south side the course offers some of the best mountain biking in South East Queensland. Long Course Contenders will tackle a 500m Swim, 15km Mountain Bike and 6km Trail Run.  contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2014
Sun 9 Nov CANEGROWERS GREAT BARRIER REEF MARATHON FESTIVAL
The CANEGROWERS Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is THE adventure marathon event of the calendar year. Held on November 9th in Port Douglas, Queensland, the Festival offers a range of adventure courses like no other including a 74km Ultra Marathon from Cairns to Port Douglas; a 42.2km adventure marathon; 21.1km adventure half marathon; as well as a 10km, 5km & 2.5km distance. Each distance runs along the white sands of Four Mile Beach, traverses through parks, trail and road to complete the ultimate trail running course. Dubbed the "World's Best" by marathon legend himself Steve Moneghetti, the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the one to mark on your racing calendar. Why not team up this epic event, raise funds for your nominated charity through Everyday Hero or simply run for you! Did we mention that you get to recover in paradise? contact: Port Douglas Event Management. email: info@pdem.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 9 Nov FREEDOM TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Sunday November 9th. 40k/22k/13k/5k Trail Run in the amazingly scenic Nightcap National Park high up in the Byron bay Hinterland. Beautiful location, camp right in the rainforest. Awesome trails. This event is run in tandem with our MTB event. This year the MTB is on Saturday and the Trail Run is on Sunday. Entries are Open Now. Enter online. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
 


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