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Dec 1969
Wed-Sun 31 Dec-25 Oct TUNGAMAH TEN THOUSAND
Annual fun runs ranging from 10 kilometres and 5 kilometres, plus 3 km for under 16 and shorter distances for juniors. Links with other sporting, cultural and heritage events.  contact: Les Harrison. email: harro@mcmedia.com.au.
 
 
Apr 2015
Sun 19 Apr CITYTRAIL MELBOURNE
Experience this new urban running race - part trail, part pavement - and rediscover your city! Course options: 7km, 12km, plus a 2km kids run! CITYTRAIL Melbourne combines pavement running and trail running to create a unique event that turns the concrete jungle into a playground for running fun! Course includes stairs, bridges, paths - in and around The Tan, AAMI Stadium, Melbourne Park, Birrarung Marr and more!  contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@RapidAscent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Apr RUN WITH THE RHYTHM
"Run with the Rhythm" is a 5km and 10km fundraising fun run/walk with lots of African music, along the scenic Yarra Bend in Fairfield, with a mixture of dirt, gravel and sealed tracks. This is a trail fun-run fundraiser with lots of African music along the route and post-race. All proceeds are donated to the wonderful Botswana Orphan Project (founded by engineer Ryan Williams, originally from Botswana), for infrastructure projects aimed at achieving financial sustainability to support 350 vulnerable children  contact: Huw Davies. email: runwithrhythm@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Apr TATURA PRIMARY SCHOOL FUN RUN
Tatura Primary School will be hosting its annual Fun Run on Sunday 19th April. The first runners will begin at 8:30am. Participants can choose from a 10km run, 5km run, 3km children's run and a family walk. Registration costs are as follows: 10km/5km run (Adults) $20 10km/5km run (Primary students) $10 5km run (teens) $15 3km children's run $5 3km family walk (2 adults with children) $10/(adults only) $5 Prizes will be awarded to the first runners over the line. A tea, coffee and cake stall will be operating, as well as a jumping castle for the kids. Registrations are open from 7:30am on the day or registration forms can be sent to: Tatura Primary School PO Box 256 Tatura, 3616 All money raised will benefit Tatura Primary School programs and facilities.  contact: Pru Fraser 5824 1684. email: tatura.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Mon 24 Apr-25 May RELAY FOR LIFE
On April 24 & 25, Cancer Council hosts its annual fundraiser, 'The Relay for Life', in the City of Yarra. An overnight experience with fun activities and moving ceremonies, join the thousands of Australians who take in the Relay each year to raise vital funds for Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services. Get involved by registering a team of family, friends and colleagues and start raising funds to help Cancer Council. Hope Lives in every step we take. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer. Register now - Yarra City Relay For Life. contact: Elyce. email: yarracity@cancervic.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2015
You won't find a more picturesque running course in Australia. We provide for all fitness levels with a 2km, 5km, 10km & 21km on road course. We also include a 7km & 15km off-road trail run. Food, drink & entertainment are also provided. contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2015
Sun 3 May WERRIBEE MANSION RUN
Set on the grounds of Werribee Park, The Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap 10.5km run for the experiences runner, 5.2km Run or walk events and a 1km kids dash.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May FORSTER ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
This race promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking competitors across some of the most challenging and scenic landscape that the Great Lakes has to offer. Ocean swimming in the crystal clear waters off Pacific Palms, cross country running around rugged escarpments and forests, with a paddle leg across Smiths Lake, mountain biking through the Wallingat National Park with a sweet mix of rolling trails, creek crossings and single track, paddling on the pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and past our famous oyster leases and finally a run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach. Solos, pairs and teams are invited to take on the 2015 Forster Adventure Race. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May JUNIOR SPIRIT - KIDS ONLY OBSTACLE RACE (NSW)
The Junior Spirit is a kids only obstacle race set on Forster Main Beach and runs in conjunction with the Forster Adventure Race. It is a 4km course with a variety of challenges and obstacles getting kids outside and exploring. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS MARATHON (SA)
The Great Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadatta) and finishes at the town oval where it wraps up with a BBQ. Participants can either walk, run or ride the distance as a personal challenge or as a group completing a portion of the distance together, doing either 5, 10, 15, 21 or the full 42km (can only walk to 21km). Participants are required to pay an entry fee (a portion of the fees go to a chosen local community group or cause). The Breakaways Marathon will be run on 23 May 2015 so if anyone would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Clair Halkias at the District Council of Coober Pedy on (08) 8672 4624 during office hours or email chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Online registration will be available from the event website in January.  contact: Clair Halkias. email: chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May THE TRAILBLAZER RUNS
The TRAILBLAZER trail run takes place at the You Yangs National Park, taking participants off road on both trails and emergency vehicle tracks. The two courses are challenging but achievable to all with a reasonable level of fitness (The runs do not go all the way to the top!). Two distance are available, 7km and 9.85km. The day also includes an off-road duathlon event (5k trail run/ 18k MTB/ 4k Trail run).  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 May MS WALK & FUN RUN
The MS Walk and Fun Run is celebrating it's 10th year in Melbourne on Sunday, May 31 enjoy a great day out with family and friends and make every step count by taking part in it and support people living with multiple sclerosis. By supporting the MS Walk + Fun Run we hope to increase people's knowledge of multiple sclerosis and urge the Australian public to dig deep and support people living with this disease. We're also encouraging participants to go red for MS or get creative and dress up in a fun costume of your choice for a chance to win a prize. The event caters for people of all ages and fitness levels with different course lengths and degrees of difficulty. All walk courses are stroller and wheel chair friendly. You can join as an individual or get a team of family and friends together. After you cross the finish line, be sure to stick around for music, plenty of food and entertainment suitable for the whole family. Run or walk 5km or 10km, starting and finishing at the beautiful Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake and enjoy a scenic route of the Melbourne city skyline along the way. Entry for people with MS is free. The event also marks the end of MS Awareness Month which culminates in World MS Day on May 27.  contact: 1300 705 340. email: walkrun@ms.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2015
Sat-Sun 6-7 Jun SERRA TERROR 2015
An 80km team endurance challenge within the spectacular Southern Grampians National Park held every June long weekend. contact: Keri Ross. email: skross@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jun WIN NETWORK TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club proudly presents ‘Australia’s Oldest Marathon’. Come and enjoy the ‘Friendly Marathon’ and running festival (42km/21km/10km). The WIN Network 48th Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival offers great value, and we’ve kept our entry fees down with Australia’s lowest. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that isn’t available at many of the major events.  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: info@traralgonharriers.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jun PORTLAND WINTER SOLSTICE FUN RUN
Come along and celebrate the shortest day of the year with a family-friendly fun run! Hosted by the Portland Runners Club in rain, hail or shine, the third annual event features a 15k, 9k, 5k and a 1k kids run, with rugged coastlines, wetlands and lighthouses among the highlights of these scenic routes. Hot food and free entertainment at the finish line. Discounted entry for earlybird registrations and family entries, visit www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au for more information. Money from every entry benefits the Relay for Life charity. email:  email: maya.eats@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Thu 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Challenge yourself at this 6 day stage race as you run 150km Little Red Run or 250km Big Red Run through the iconic Simpson Desert, QLD. Meet new friends, experience the camaraderie and Australia's true outback landscapes!  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria's famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne. In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster. This is the perfect event for ALL runners - road or trail orientated - eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won't believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns). From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot. contact: Chris Ord, Tour de Trails. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Take on the streets of Melbourne and its most iconic landmarks in the most exciting running event in the city on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Run Melbourne offers five distances for all ages and abilities. 5km | 10km | Brooks Half-Marathon | 3km kids | People's Choice PJs Run  email: info@runmelbourne.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2015
Sat 15 Aug BARNEY'S BLUFF (QLD)
Part of the Oceania SkyRunning Champsionship Series in 2015, Barneys Bluff is a 53km Ultra SkyMarathon event which puts runners up and over the Mountains in the Scenic Rim area inland of the Gold Coast. Mt Maroon and Mt Barney feature as runners climb over 3800m in their quest to finish this rugged and tough SkyRun. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug BARNEYS BLUFF - 24KM SKYRUN (QLD)
Gaining points for the Oceania SkyRunning Championships - Barneys Bluff 24km event takes runners up the tough climbs of Mt Barney and back to base camp. This is a tough but rewarding run. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 29-30 Aug WONDERLAND RUN
Saturday 29 August: 8.5km undulating entry level trail run. then.... Sunday 30 August: 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.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Matty Bell 0409 112 810. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN FOR MENTAL HEALTH
After record numbers in 2014, the de Castella Run for Mental Health Research is gearing up again for another great day. Set along Melbourne's Yarra River the event offers 5km, 10km and 15km distances, each with magnificent views across inner-city Melbourne. The SmartStart for Kids program is back, offering activities and an 80m dash, providing families the opportunity to include their kids in this family friendly day and a safe environment while they run the event. Soak up the fantastic atmosphere at our Mind and Body Expo with something for everyone; local traders, physios, yoga, merchandise, food vans, jumping castle, petting zoo and face painters.This event raises important funds for mental health research via MAPrc (Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre). Add this community event to your running calendar today!  contact: Tiffany Davis. email: decastellarun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2015
Sun 6 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Mornington R​unning Festival will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 (Fathers Day). Participants will have the choice of running or walking 5km, 10km or 21km events, along with our popular 1km Kids Run within Mornington Park. Every competitor receives a commemorative Mornington Running Festival medal. contact: Scott Hollow. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2015
Sat 10 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 75KM ULTRA SKYMARATHON (NSW)
Taking in the amazing terrain of the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains, the Hounslow Classic is on the Oceania SkyRunning Calendar in 2015 and will attract a world class field as well as many just hoping to finish this rugged and spectacular challenge. The 75km course tours such national icons as "The Grand Canyon", "Blue Gum Forest" " Pulpit Rock and more... Limited numbers! contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 21KM SKYRUN (NSW)
Starting int he Blue Mountains township of Blackhealth the Hounslow Classic 21km event takes runners past Govetts Leap and into the Grose Valley, passing through the Grand Canyon, Junction Rock and traversing Rodriguez Pass. This could eb the toughest half marathon run you ever do. The Hounslow Classic 21 is part of the Oceania SkyRunning Championship Series in 2015. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Mon 16-26 Oct STEP TO BEAT CANCER- GREAT WALL OF CHINA ()
Take a Step to Beat Cancer and be part of this incredible journey through one of the great wonders of the world- The Great Wall of China. Feel the exhilaration, knowing that every step you take is another step towards beating cancer. Trek the Great Wall of China along ancient pathways into rural villagers and between other worldy mountains, discover the contrasting character of Beijing and meet like-minded people supporting Cancer Council NSW.  contact: Kelsey. email: kelsey@inspiredadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 23-25 Oct AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE FESTIVAL
WHERE THE WORLDS OF ADVENTURE SPORT MEET IN ONE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL. MOUNTAIN BIKING. TRAIL RUNNING. PADDLING. ADVENTURE. October 23 - 25, 2015 An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It's an activity which is bold. It involves the exploration of rugged terrain, wild landscapes and exciting unknowns - it makes us feel alive, and it is awesome. This October the ultimate adventure festival is coming to East Gippsland, Victoria. The aim of the festival is simply to bring together outdoor adventurers, and their friends and families, to celebrate the world of adventure in one ultimate festival. And, to do so in a naturally magic, untouched, adventure playground. contact: AAF Team. email: admin@adventurefestival.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct MELBOURNE KOKODA CHALLENGE
Honour the Kokoda Spirit as you and your team mates run or trek the tough 15km or 30km course in 9 hours through the Dandenong Ranges in Eastern Victoria. Melbourne Kokoda Challenge is a team event so you must enter a team of 2, 3 or 4. Our Junior Kokoda Challenge Melbourne Event is definitely one to mark in the school calendar. In a break from traditional school sports where teachers are barracking from the sidelines, the Junior Kokoda Challenge Melbourne Event requires teachers to join as a member of the five person team to compete. Whilst training for and during the event, students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going. But there is nothing to beat the feeling of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and achieving that goal against all odds. For those students who get the trekking bug, they can compete in the Kokoda Challenge Stan Bisset Cup, a 96km school-based endurance team event held every July on the Gold Coast. The Melbourne Kokoda Challenge is the main fundraiser for the Melbourne branch of The Kokoda Youth Foundation's 'On the Right Track' Youth Program for Melbourne teenagers. https://www.facebook.com/Kokoda.Challenge.Association contact: Kokoda Youth Foundation (07) 5539 4141. . email: info@kokodachallenge.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Oct 2015 NED KELLY CHASE - 100/50KM RUN, 100/50KM CYCLE, 4 X 25KM RELAY RUN, 10KM FUN RUN
Including a 100km/50km solo run, 4 x 25km relay run, 100km/50km cycle challenge and 10km fun run, the Ned Kelly Chase embraces the true spirit of the chase and celebrates a remarkable period in our Nation's history. All events (except the 10km fun run) have variable start times that ensure entrants of all levels experience a "big" finish by aiming to cross the line near 2pm. The 100km and 50km cycle entrants are issued with arrest warrants for the runners and by starting later than those runners set off to chase them down. The Ned Kelly Chase utilises 100% sealed cycle and running paths in North East Victoria, Australia. The first 50km is an out and back on the world renowned Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The second 50km is also an out and back, but on the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the banks of the Ovens River and One Mile Creeks, plus the paths out through Oxley to Milawa. Included in the entry fee is a high quality, fully printed micrfibre gym towel, and a ticket to the event presentations and dinner. That dinner is a sumptuous 3-course buffet affair with dishes that includes ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. A myriad of delights are on offer for diners to enjoy. The course is a "B" grade measured AIMS / IAAF certified 100km (including the 25km, 50km and 75km splits). Entrants receive customized event bibs and customised Ned Kelly Helmet medals or keyrings for all finishers. At just $120 for the solo 100km run until 31/7/15, (including the gym towel and dinner ticket), this event offers outstanding value for money. The entry fees for the other event types vary, but in all cases are pitched at the competitive end. An event teaser has been produced and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/LCSFp4edgs8 A 10km course overview is also available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU We invite you to join us in North East Victoria in October. contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Tue 31 Oct-3 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB
4 peaks in 4 days. Mystic Hill Mt Feathertop Mt Hotham Mt Buffalo Established in 1979 - the 4 peaks runs attract over 300 entrants to each event and carry on the tradition in which they were created - to run to the top of a mountain! contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2015
Sat 14 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km solo or team run/walk from Docklands to Donvale and 20km run/walk from Yarra Flats to Donvale along the Yarra River in Melbourne. There is no registration fee; however each participant must commit to collect a minimum of $200 in donations, $50 of which will need to be donated at the time of registration. Participants can enter the event in two different ways; register for the 50km or 20km Challenge as an individual or as a team. contact: Melissa Gruber. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.  contact: Melissa Gruber. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Nov THE SUNDAY AGE CITY2SEA PRESENTED BY WESTPAC
The Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac, sister event to the world's largest run, is returning to Melbourne on Sunday, November 15, 2015. contact: 1800 555 514. email: city2sea@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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