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May 2016
Sun 8 May WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN
With a radical concept, the Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. Instead of a finish line, runners and wheelchair competitors - from beginners to elite athletes - race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car. On May 8, 2016, over 100,000 participants in 34 locations worldwide will start the Wings for Life World Run at precisely the same time - whether that's dawn in North America, the middle of the day in Europe, or at night here in Australia. The Melbourne start time is 21:00 making for an exciting night running experience! Your race pack includes a LED LENSER headlamp (RRP$47) and a PUMA technical race t-shirt (RRP$35). The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increase their speed, precisely synced across the globe, until the last participants have been caught. Set yourself a distance goal with our handy Goal Calculator and see how far you can run to make spinal cord injury curable. This year, we have an all new flatter and safer course for Melbourne which allows quicker transport back to the race hub where the live broadcast from all 34 locations will be waiting for you! 100% of your entry fee goes to spinal cord research.  contact: Wings for Life World Run Team. email: http://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/contact/. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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 15 May COBURG KING AND QUEEN OF THE NORTH
Sunday 15th May Coburg King and Queen of the North 12km run 6km run walk, also 3km for seniors and juniors, 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10) trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun-Sun 29 May-28 Aug TRAILBLAZER RUN SERIES
The TRAILBLAZER trail run series takes place at the You Yangs National Park, taking participants off road on both trails and emergency vehicle tracks. There are two courses per event that are challenging but achievable to all with a reasonable level of fitness Race 1 - Sunday May 29 - 10km and 7km Race 2 - Sunday July 3 - 9.4km and 5.3km Race 3 - Sunday August 28 - 11km and 7km Venue: You Yangs Regional Park (main Entrance) email: admin@pbevents.com.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.
 
Sun 26 Jun HAROLD STEVENS BLUESTONE CLASSIC COBURG
Sunday 26th June Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic A 15km cross country run comprising 3 km track+4km bike path + 8 km (2 laps) of tough cross country. trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. Note: 7km run/walk available; free morning tea. 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track,Outlook Road Coburg (Mway 18 A10) contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. 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.
 
 
Jul 2016
Sun 17 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The 30th Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is set at Woody Point in Redcliffe, Queensland with 3km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon events. All events start at Crockatt Park, following the waterfront North, before looping back at the half way point to the start/finish area. Each event has a different turnaround point. contact: Kate Jackson. email: kate.jackson@mbrit.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Jul CITY2SEA
This year, the Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac is amping up. Leave your headphones at home because we're providing the tunes every step of the way. Pound the pavement and pump up the volume with live entertainment including international DJ HOT DUB TIME MACHINE! The 5th annual City2Sea features a 15km and 5km course which will take you past some of Melbourne's most iconic sights, finishing at St Kilda Beach. Join us as we raise funds for over 650 charities. contact: Fairfax Media. email: city2sea@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Jul RUN MELBOURNE
Run Melbourne is more than just a 'fun run'. For many participants, it is an opportunity to give back to the community by raising funds for a cause close to their hearts. Whether you are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity closest to you, run a personal best or take on the challenge of a longer distance, we look forward to seeing you cross the finish line at Run Melbourne on July 24, 2016. Over nine years, Run Melbourne has raised over $10 million for more than 400 charities and have set their sights high for 2016 with a $2.25 million target! So, while you're out running this week, think about a cause you could support, or the personal milestone you want to achieve at this year's event. With distances of 3k kids, 5k, 10k or the Brooks Half-Marathon, there's an option available for everyone.  contact: Information. email: runmelbourne@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
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.
 
Fri-Sun 19-21 Aug WAGGA TRAIL MARATHON RUNNING WEEKEND (NSW)
The Wagga Trail marathon running weekend is the premier distance running event in the Riverina. A very family friendly with events to suit everyone from 15.km to full 42km trail marathon. There are even relay and Mountain bike options as well. The course starts and finishes on the banks of the iconic Murrumbidgee River and is a mix of shared path, fire trail and single track. contact: Rob Sharpe. email: waggatrailmarathon@gmail.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.
 
Sun 21 Aug COBURG HALF MARATHON
21st August Coburg Half Marathon 21.1km, 10.55km, 4.5km 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, (Mway 18 A10) Undulating bike path course, marshaled and flagged where necessary, with drink stations. Trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. www.coburgharriers.org.au  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN
There are three events, 5 km, 10 km and 15 km for runners and walkers are welcome in the 5 km event. All are on sealed surfaces around The Boulevard in Kew. The start and finish areas are at Burke Hall, Nolan Avenue, Kew. The event patron, Rob de Castella has confirmed that he will be at the event this year. There will be a children's activity centre, expo, food and rink stalls. Funds are raised for mental health research. contact: Anthony de Castella. email: decastellarun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2016
Sat 3 Sep SURF COAST CENTURY
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 ever 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, support services and easy logistics, and the incredible energy around the course from supporters, other runners and event officials. So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2016 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience. DISTANCE: 100km and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2 or 4) DATE: Saturday 3 September 2016 LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road ENTRIES: Entries are now open! WHO: Australia's elite runners through to those tackling their first ultra marathon - all welcome. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
 
Mar 2017
Mon 13 Mar MOUNT WARRENHEIP MOUNTAIN OF FUN RUN/WALK
The Mountain of Fun Run event consists of 2 courses - a 12.5km run and a 6km run/walk. The event is set amongst the picturesque landscape around Mt Warrenheip. Situated about 10 minutes east of Ballarat in Victoria, approximately 50 minutes drive from Geelong and about a 1 hour drive from Melbourne, the event is easily accessible by car contact: wendy britt. email: wcbritt@live.com. Visit the website for more details.
 


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