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Jun 2016
This is the oldest 100km run in the world. It include also a marathon and a half marathon. Also special is, that the run takes place during the night. The run starts at 10pm. 60% of the track is trail ad 40% pavement. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Nov 2017
100 mile-100 km-60-36 km Individual-Team-Relay Challenge The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia, if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 km run you will have over 1,300 m of ascent. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Jan 2018
Sun 14 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2018 (VIC)
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side. That's a 28km crossing (or 56km double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula - and not at the skinny bit! Up and over Arthur's Seat for fantastic rural and coastal views. Through Greens Bush, the largest piece of remnant native bushland on the Peninsula. Along the cliff tops of Bass Straight approaching the lighthouse. Now capped at 1100 total participants, it's one of Australia's premier destination trail events. Book in asap. It's sold out every year.  contact: Rohan Day. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Feb 2018
50km Ultra; 21km Half Marathon; 12km; 5km. Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Mar 2018
The Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra trail runs feature two distances, the full 50km and the half 25km which will feature a combination of road and trail tracks. You’ll cross through locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass and Summit Mount Kosciuszko. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria's Alpine National Park. 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, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.  contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Apr 2018
Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne. This superb run is one of Victoria's classic alpine runs, 3 distances - 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig's Hut. Take in views across to some of Victoria's great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs: 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line. All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again! This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent of the height of Everest (9000 m) above sea level. The event is a charity event to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email:
Jun 2018
Wed-Mon 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Australia's premier multi day desert race is back! Experience Australia's spectacular outback over 6 incredible days of running! Diverse terrain and landscapes will capture your heart. Make new friends, camp under the stars and experience camaraderie like you have never seen before. Choose from the Big Red 250km or Big Red 150km, both options will challenge and inspire you! With a start and finish location outside the outback Birdsville Pub, there is nothing more Australian than this! contact: Laura Impey. email: Visit the website for more details.
Jul 2018
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: Visit the website for more details.
Aug 2018
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  contact: Rohan Day. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
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: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Nov 2018
Mon 5 Nov WILSONS PROM 100 (VIC)
Run the Prom. Wilsons Promontory National Park offers, Australia's most spectacular coastal ultra. Experience the sound of waves crashing on rocks, feel the sand under your feet, the wind in your hair and the water up to your waist as you tackle this wilderness paradise. The Prom 100 offers runners 44, 60 and 100 km run loops only 3.5 hours from Melbourne. Experience the 13th running of one of Australia's best coastal trail runs at Victoria's spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park. The run is all on single track, rock, fire trails and beaches offering spectacular coastal views with approximately 10 km on sealed road. Depending on tide movements it may be necessary to wade across the creeks at both Sealers Cove and Oberon Beach. The Prom 100 is a self supported run, it is not a race. Runners are fully responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation. Participants should offer assistance to other runners in distress. Due to Parks Victoria regulations, no support personnel or equipment is available other than at Tidal River. This is an arduous course with constant climbs that take a cumulative toll. The run has been scheduled for Saturday 05 May with the pre race briefing taking place just prior to the start. Weather conditions could be cold, wet and windy. Hypothermia is a serious risk and all runners should be prepared. The Prom 100 run should only be attempted by experienced trail runners with good navigation experience. The run will start and finish in the dark. As a minimum, runners attempting the 100 km course must have successfully completed at least one 50 km organised trail run in the previous 6 months. contact: Paul Ashton. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.

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