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Feb 2016
Sat-Sun 13-14 Feb FALLS CREEK MOUNTAIN RAID - TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL
A collection of Trail Runs will be held across the weekend, providing the opportunity for runners to experience the spectacular alpine trails and lofty mountain summits around Falls Creek. >> 11.5km Alpine Ash Run - Saturday morning >> 3km Summit Sprint - Saturday afternoon >> 5.5km Falls Creek Explorer - Sunday morning >> 19km Heathy Spur Run - Sunday morning Open to runners of all levels, whether you're after a leisurely jog through the pristine mountain air or a hard core, off-road challenge to test you. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Feb RUN FOR STRENGTH FUN RUN
The MDA Run for Strength is a 10km or 5km run or walk around Melbourne's Albert Park Lake, to support Muscular Dystrophy care and research. Love Running? Run for Strength! If running is your first love, what better day is there to pound the pavement than February 14? MDA's seventh annual fun run around Albert Park Lake falls on Valentine's Day in 2016 and we are calling on all lovers of running, jogging and walking to join in this popular event on the MDA calendar. There's a 5km run or walk, but for those seriously enamoured with running, there's a 10km circuit to embrace. MDA hopes to exceed the $30,000 raised through this event last year, so what are you waiting for? Don't be afraid to commit! Sign up today for what is shaping to be a LOVEly event!  contact: Reese Masita. email: reese.masita@mda.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 17 Feb SUNSET SERIES
Experience the excitement of running 4 or 8km through three of Melbourne's favourite venues at dusk: Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park and the Tan. These iconic Melbourne locations will be transformed with a selection of great food, live music, Sunset Bar and areas to sit down and relax after your run. Just some of the many reasons why this is one of Melbourne's favourite running events. Grab your friends, make a night of it and celebrate running in style.  contact: 9285 0600. email: Info@solemotive.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Feb LATROBE HEALTH CENTRE RIVER RUN
The River Run is a flat and fast 5k/10k course along the banks of the beautiful Barwon River in Geelong. Starting and finishing at Barwon Valley Park. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. The course is pram friendly and is very reasonably priced. The event assists the River's Gift Charity raise much needed funds to help stamp out SIDS. contact: PB Events 0448854146. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Feb RUN FOR HOPE - MELBOURNE 2016
Run for Hope - Melbourne is a 4.25km run/walk and 8.5km run around the Maribyrnong River, starting and finishing in Coulson Gardens, Maribyrnong. The event is to raise funds and awareness for Pink Hope, a charity that supports women and families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. As well as the run/walk there will be face painting, jumping castle, kids art activites, sausage sizzle, entertainment, health information and raffle with great prizes! contact: Sarah Powell. email: runforhopemelbourne@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Feb ROLLER COASTER RUN
21.5km or 43km - all on the awesome trails starting and finishing at the scenic SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. A great fun running event with brunch for runners who register in the 21.5km before January 15th!  contact: Melanie. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS
Distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km walk run, 5km walk run and a 2km primary aged event. The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs family run event dedicated to encouraging participation, whilst providing all the 'bells and whistles' of the major metropolitan events. Our motto is More People Moving More Often. We encourage participation throughout all events and the health benefits of a more active lifestyle. Our increased participation numbers and well developed incentive programs (Community Teams and Primary School Challenge) espouses this philosophy. Entry includes CUSTOMISED MEDAL FOR ALL FINISHERS, FAST FLAT ACCURATE COURSES (AIMS/IAAF MARATHON & HM ), BIB CHIP TIMING FOR ALL EVENTS, OVER $12,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES, NUTRITION STATIONS ON-COURSE, FOOD AND BEVERAGES POST EVENT & EXCEPTIONAL VALUE ENTRY FEES  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb BELLARINE SUNSET RUN
The BSR 10km / half marathon event takes place on the Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonard's in Victoria Australia and needs to be ran (or walked) to be appreciated, it has a view of Melbourne's skyline across Port Philip Bay, the You Yangs across Corio Quay and the relaxing landcapes of an area showcasing old fashion town charm. The beauty and appeal of the Bellarine Coastal Trail is you will always be within 50m of the beach and 50m from the Esplanade it also happens to be 10.7km between the piers of Portarlington and St Leonard's meaning it is perfect for 10km/half marathon distances, it's a course everyone will get across quickly with plenty of room for overtaking those who are mesmerised by the view and the bonus is there's few hills. Timing wise it sits 2 weeks before Wangaratta Marathon and Rollercoaster so is the perfect hitout. contact: Dion Milne. email: trailloveglobal@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING
Kids 2km, 5km walk and run, 10km run, Half Marathon. One of the most picturesque runs in the State. In its 13th year. Raises funds for Warburton CFA and Upper Yarra SES. New Team Aggregate Kms competition in 2016. Registrations open November 1. contact: Sue. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Feb MANOR LAKES, WYNDHAM ROTARY FUN RUN/WALK
Take the First Steps to the Manor Lakes, Wyndham Rotary Fun Run/Walk that will be held on February 28th 2016. Run, 5km or 10km or Walk 4km or 8km around the scenic Werribee River in Werribee. The course is ideal for first time runners, avid walkers or experienced runners seeking a new challenge! Have a great time participating in a fun community event, while raising vital funds for the Royal Children's Good Friday Appeal. You can enter as an individual, with friends and family or perhaps enter a corporate team. It promises to be a fun filled day with something for everyone including giveaways, special guests and lots more!  contact: David Lane. email: info@wyndhamfunrun.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Feb WE CAN WALK IT OUT 2016
Women's Cancer Foundation's annual fundraising event We Can Walk it Out is on again for its 11th year, attracting runners, joggers and walkers to Melbourne's iconic Tan Track and raising vital funds for gynaecological (primarily ovarian) cancer research. Choose to run or walk 4km or run 8km around King's Domain and the Botanic Gardens, and help turn the Tan teal during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This event is for all ages and fitness levels - family registrations are available, pet pooches are welcome (with free teal bandana) and sporting clubs are encouraged (discounted group entry price). There's a free T-shirt for online registrations and timing services are included for runners at this wheelchair-accessible event. Enjoy a pre-event warm-up group session, free entertainment and refreshments.  contact: Nicole Stockton. email: nicole@womenscancerfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2016
Wed 2 Mar SUNSET SERIES
Experience the excitement of running 4 or 8km through three of Melbourne's favourite venues at dusk: Melbourne Zoo, Princes Park and the Tan. These iconic Melbourne locations will be transformed with a selection of great food, live music, Sunset Bar and areas to sit down and relax after your run. Just some of the many reasons why this is one of Melbourne's favourite running events. Grab your friends, make a night of it and celebrate running in style.  contact: 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 Mar CBR 100 CHALLENGE (ACT)
The CBR 100 Challenge is back for its second year on 5-6 March 2016. Teams of 3 and soloists will tackle the 25km, 50km or 100km of Canberra's beautiful Centenary Trail. contact: Ellie. email: ellie@earlybirdevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Mar RUN WARRANDYTE
Fun run for the whole family with a variety of race distances 2.5k, 5k, 10k and 15k. There's also a kids oval dash and a handicapped 100m sprint event contact: David. email: runwarrandyte@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Mar BLACK BULL HALF MARATHON
The running of the Black Bull half marathon is part of the 2016 Murray Quad, which is a Quadrathlon (Triathlon plus a paddle) event that starts at the Yarrawonga Rowing club with a swim on Lake Mulwala, then a run around Yarrawonga, the chainman's island nature reserve and silverwood golf and lifestyle resort, a bike ride from Yarrawonga to Cobram via Wilby, Tungamaha and Katamatite and finally finishes a paddle on the Murray River to Tocumwal. To encourage more people to enter in 2016 event we are introducing single events for each of the four disciplines run at the same time as the Murray Quad. The Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon is a unique event that will include a loop around the exquisitely landscaped Black Bull golf course which is wrapped around the waters of Lake Mulwala. The run will start at around 8am just before the first swimmer from the Murray Quad event exits the water. Entry is via the website or the day before at the Murray Quad registration desk located at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club Results will be timed based and opened to all participants including those athletes competing in the Full distance and relay events of the Murray Quad. Cost is $75 with a 50% discount available to members of registered club, gyms or running groups that list on the Murray quad website.  contact: Tim Roadley. email: murrayquad@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Mar KING ISLAND IMPERIAL 20 (TAS)
Over the second weekend in March, on an island midway between Victoria and mainland Tasmania, you will find one of the most unique running events in the country, the King Island Imperial 20. The event is now in its 23rd year. The King Island Imperial 20 has an event for everyone. The main feature is a challenging 32 kilometre footrace which is the only coast to coast race in Australia. Support events include a 32 kilometre walking race as well as team walking and running races. contact: Further Information. email: info@kingislandrace.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 19-20 Mar WARRNAMBOOL SUFFERFEST MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
MUST do event for all triathletes and runners fun and activities for the whole family TRIATHLON - long course, Olympic, Sprint, Formula 1, Enticer, kids Tri, all abilities RUNNING - 1km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km  contact: Scott. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar HERALD SUN / CITYLINK RUN FOR THE KIDS
The 11th edition of Victoria's most loved fun run the Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids will take place on Sunday March 20, 2016. Enter now at www.runforthekids.com.au for your opportunity to run through the Domain Tunnel and over the Bolte Bridge in the 16km long course or enjoy the family-friendly 5km short course. Join over 35,000 participants who will raise much needed funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 60% of your event entry fee is donated to this worthy cause and just by participating in the event you're helping to make a difference to our sick and most vulnerable kids. In 2015, a remarkable $1.8million was raised, and by entering the event in 2016 you can help us raise even more. So wait are you waiting for? ENTER NOW to enjoy a great course, for a great cause!  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Mar 31ST ANNUAL WESTON CREEK HALF MARATHON (ACT)
This long running event is one of the best value Half Marathon races you will find. Organised by runners for runners the course starts at Black Mountain Peninsula on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near the centre of Canberra and winds along the lake shore before making it's way out to Woden. There is also a relay option for those not quite ready for the distance. Good prizemoney and lots of vets categories. contact: Vince Craig. email: vince.craig@anu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2016
Sun 3 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON & 7.3 KM RUN SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016 AT 8:00 AM
28th Geelong Half Marathon & 7.3 km run Sunday April 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular and professionally run event with over 1000 entries last year. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is flat, scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 3, 2016). The start is 8:00 am on the day and is easily found under the Moorabool Street Bridge in Geelong with plenty of nearby parking. There is over $3500 in prizes as well as additional spot prizes. As in past years, there is a $200 bonus for anyone breaking the open records. Entry is online ONLY through our website www.gccc.asn.au There are spot prizes of running shoes and Garmin Sports Watches for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 2, 2016. Adult entry is $55, concession $40. An additional feature is a 7.3 km run also starting at 8:00 am. Cost for this is $25 and $20 concession. On-line entries are available now. Entry numbers will be capped at 1200 and a race time cut-off will apply. Cut-off is 50 minutes at 7 km and 1 hour 45 minutes at 14 km. Check our website. The Geelong Cross Country conducts this run with volunteers and a minimum of professional help so our donations to charity are maximised. This year part of your entry will go to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. Our aim is $10000.  contact: Ken Walker ph 0421936794. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 Apr LAKE EILDON CHALLENGE
The event starts with a 98km cycle from Mansfield to Eildon, then a 25km paddle from Eildon to Bonnie Doon, and finishes with a 21.1km run from Bonnie Doon back to Mansfield. The run is relatively flat through the countryside with Mt. Buller in the foreground. Do it solo or as part of a team. contact: Liam Delany. email: liam@vigor.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Apr RUN THE ROCK
Surround yourself with the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and experience a fun run in Melbourne's back yard. The event will be held at Hanging Rock, Woodend, only one hour from Melbourne CBD. Escape the city and choose from the 5km run or walk, 12km run, 20km run and the 2km kids run. contact: (03) 9285 0600. email: info@solemotive.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr MEMORY WALK & JOG - MELBOURNE
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is bringing the Memory Walk & Jog to Ruffy Lake Park, Doncaster in Melbourne. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr ST VINCENT'S SCRUBS RUN
St Vincent's Scrubs Run is a family day event. It embodies the true meaning of the word FUN run. The day is filled with family activities that will entertain partners and kids and pets, while participants run or walk and raise funds for the hospital. 5km walk or run and 10km run around the beautiful Princes Park, North Carlton  contact: Events Team . email: stvevents@svha.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Apr TATURA PRIMARY SCHOOL FUN RUN
Tatura Primary School Fun Run Tatura Primary School will be hosting their annual Fun Run on Sunday 17th April. The first runners will begin at 8:30am. Participants can choose from a 10km run, 5km run, 3km children's run or 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 milkshake stand and BBQ will be operating on the day. Registrations are open from 7:30am on the day or registration forms can be sent to: Tatura Primary School PO Box 256 Tatura, Victoria, 3616 All money raised will benefit Tatura Primary School programs and facilities. Please contact Tatura Primary School on 5824 1684 or tatura.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au for registration forms and further information. contact: Nicole Evans. email: tatura.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2016
Wed-Mon 11-16 May ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA (NSW)
A five-day trail running festival of unprecedented scope. Previously branded as The North Face 100 and The North Face 50, the existing 100km and 50km events, already established as the southern hemisphere;s largest trail races, are now subsumed under the Ultra-Trail Australia brand. From May 11 - May 16, 2016, Katoomba, NSW, will play host to over 4000 athletes, spectators and support crew, converging for a five-day trail running extravaganza. Underpinned by the flagship 100km (Megalong 100km) and 50km (Kedumba 50km) events, 2016 sees the addition of a 22km (Sublime 22km) trail half marathon and a 2.5km dash through Katoomba town centre (Katoomba Dash). email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 May MEGALONG 100KM (NSW)
The Megalong 100km, formally The North Face 100 is Australia's most challenging, stunning and prestigious 100km Trail running event. This event takes place on the breath taking trails located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park of Australia. Since the inaugural race in 2008, our 100 ultra-marathon has captivated runners locally and internationally and it has quickly grown to become one of the most talked about endurance events of its kind.  email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 May MEMORY WALK & JOG - ALBURY/WODONGA
This year, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is bringing the Memory Walk & Jog to Wodonga's Belvoir Park (Sumsion Gardens). It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people affected by dementia. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has something for everyone! You can run, walk, skip or even dress up and dance your way through the day! So whether you're eight or 80, a pro-athlete or just looking for a fun morning out, you can take part in the race and request donations to support the amazing work done by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. contact: Kristin Marshall. email: kristin.marshall@alzheimers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2016
Sun 5 Jun THE WIN NETWORK 49TH TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first held on 24 August 1968. Now in its 49th year, the event includes a full marathon, half marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10 kilometres run, and a Kids Marathon event over 2.2 kilometres. Proudly presented by The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club, this 'Friendly Marathon' offers great value for runners and walkers of all ages. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, as food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that is not always available at many of the other major events. We welcome your entries and look forward to seeing you at the event!  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: willhanrahan@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 29 Jun BRAVEHEARTS 777 MARATHON
The Bravehearts 777 Marathon Series is being held again in 2016 around Australia. This is an event like no other and sees participants run 7 marathons, across 7 states in 7 days. Our inspirational athletes run close to 300kms in one week and in the process raise money for Bravehearts to help educate, empower and protect Aussie Kids against sexual assault. Led by three-time Uncle Toby's Ironman Series winner, Guy Andrews, this event is not just for the fitness fanatic but those up for an amazing challenge. Taking on this heart-pounding adventure sees participants run marathons in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Kingscliff and the Gold Coast. And if the challenge of running all 7 marathons seems too daunting, join us in just one marathon in your home state.  contact: Karen. email: adventures@bravehearts.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2016
Sun 7 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN - 5KM, 10K & 21.1KM
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. 5km, 10km & 21.1km, awesome medals for all finishers in all events. Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula. contact: Richard Does. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 20-21 Aug WONDERLAND RUN
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. 8km 'Short' trail run 2pm Saturday August 20th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 21st contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Matty Bell 0409 112 810. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2016
Sun 4 Sep 2016 MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL AND EXPO
Entries are now open for the 4-5 September 2016 for third running of Mornington Running Festival and Health & Lifestyle Expo. The weekend festival includes a 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance. The Health and Lifestyle Expo will also back bigger and better including exhibitors, seminars, workshops and games for the whole family. Join us and help us money for our Charity Partner beyondblue.  contact: XOSIZE Events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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