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15/12/2017
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Dec 2017
Sat 16 Dec GOLD RUSH TRAIL RUN 11K AND 22K
8.30am START – 22km @ Hepburn Recreation Reserve. 10am – START 11km Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jan 2018
Fri 5 Jan BELLS BASH
Undulating trot between Jan Juc Surf Club and Bells beach. 1.5km, 4km and 8km options.  email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2018
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/146129888792978/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Thu 18 Jan KOWEN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Half-marathon, 12 km run and 1.5 km kids run. Enjoy the trails of Kowen. Run or walk through native forest and on groomed forestry trails, the courses take in spectacular views of the forest out to Canberra and surrounds. Over 500m of elevation gain in the half marathon and 1300m over the marathon course. Support the local Wamboin community; take in the local Wamboin produce market; proceeds from the event will go to the Wamboin Community Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar 0407 760 083, Pam Muston 0408 234 126 or Jessica Robson 0402 303 676. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 20-21 Jan WARRNAMBOOL SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Join us for on of Victoria's most popular weekend triathlon festival. Held in the beautiful Coastal Town of Warrnambool, the event provides the perfect location for triathlon and weekend away with the family. We have a new date and some great additions to the weekends activities with our popular Colour Carnviale. Saturday�4TH MARCH 2017 EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run kidsFest/All Abilities - 75m/3km Cycle/1km Run Colour run sunday 5TH MARCH 2017 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/45km Cycle/10km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/22.5km Cycle/5km Run  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Jan RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES
he NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jan COBURG NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FUN RUN
Coburg New Year's Resolution Fun Run, 12km run, 6km run/walk, 3km run/walk, 3km junior run, 9am, Sunday 21st January 2018; enter online or on the day at Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium) Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, morning tea afterwards. contact: Bernie 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jan SAFETY BEACH SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Formally known at Martha Cove Olyfest has been renamed Safety Beach Sufferfest. It will�be the�same great course and locations. This year we have mkade some changes to the races to include RushFest (2 races in one day) and EnticerFest only. This will be a must do race and will sell out. This year will see this event being part of the Australian Beach Games in frankstron 26-28 January 2018, and therefore all placegetters will be recognised also as the 2018 ABG Victoria Champions. More about the Australian Beach Games http://australianbeachgames.com.au/ 28 JANUARY 2018 SprintFest - 500m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6.7km Cycle/2.5km Run RushFest - 2 Races - Race 1. SprintFest and Race 2 EnticerFest contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2018
Sun 4 Feb KILCUNDA COASTAL HALF MARATHON
Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 Feb TIMBOON ACTION RAIL RUN
5km walk & run, 10km run. Starting near the Timboon playground at the back of the Distillery, come along and enjoy a scenic run along the sheltered rail trail out to the trestle bridge and back. Popes Bus transport available from the start line to the trestle bridge for 5km starters. 8am registrations open, 8.30am start the 10km distillery dash, 9am Popes shuffle 5km walk & run. $20.00 individual, $25.00 family entry. Pre register at www.timboonaction.org.au or by calling 55987254 by the 20th Jan for a FREE t-shirt & $5.00 discount. FREE child care available for participants - bookings essential. contact: Camp Cooriemungle . email: (03) 55987254. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 21 Feb SUNSET SERIES - RACE 2
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Feb RIVER RUN GEELONG SERIES
he NEW RIVER RUN SUMER SERIES is a three event series, taking in all parts of the Barwon River Path. Each event has a 5km and 10km distance and at no time in the series will participants cover the same part of the barwon river path travelling in the same direction. The Series is perfect for all fitness levels from the elite athlete to the first time walker and is pram friendly. Race 1 - Fyansford - Sunday December 3 - 5km Run/walk & 10km Run Race 2 - Breakwater - Sunday January 21 - 5.5km Run/Walk & 9.7km Run Race 3 - Barwon Valley Park - Sunday February 25 - 5km Run/Walk & 10km Run contact: Justin . email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 Mar NAGAMBIE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Nagambie Carnivale will include Sufferfest Triathlon Festival, Now On Water Festival and Colour Run. Nagambie is Australias newest multisport festival and located in one of Victoria's great tourist�holiday spots. The triathlon Festival has �an event for all ages and all abilities and over many different distance's including HalfironFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, EnticerFes, KidsFest. This will be a fast and flat multi-loop course which will be sure to see plenty of PB's over your favourite distance. Family and Friends wont miss a second of the action with the course starting and finishing in the centre of town. Saturday 3 MARCH 2018 KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6km Cycle/2km Run Now Festival Colour Run Outdoor Cinema sunday 4 march 2018 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/36km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/18km Cycle/5.25km Run Now festival contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 7 Mar SUNSET SERIES - RACE 3
Experience a summer of fun and fitness at Sole Motive's Sunset Series. Run 4K or 8K through three of Melbourne's favourite locations. Push your body to the limits and sign up for the 3-Pass Series. Track your fitness and keep yourself motivated - run further and faster this summer. Gather your friends, set goals and smash them together.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Mar RAZORBACK RUN
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
Fri-Sat 6-7 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE
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: kerryn@ahf.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON APRIL 8, 2018
30th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and 7 km run at 8:30 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a run for runners run by runners. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 8, 2018). 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, additional spot prizes and medals for Half Marathon finishers. 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 or https://www.registernow.com.au . There are spot prizes of running shoes for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 7, 2018 (at MIDDAY). Adult entry is $65, Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $45. An additional feature is a 7 km run starting at 8:30am. Entry fee for this run is $30 for adults and Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $25. 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 we hope to raise $10,000 for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre and to make a further donation of around $1000 to Relay For Life. Enquiries: Ken Walker phone 0421936794 or www.gccc.asn.au or e-mail walkerken7@gmail.com  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Apr MOUNT BULLER SKYRUN
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.
 
Sat 21 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE SYDNEY (NSW)
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: kerryn@ahf.org.au.
 
Sun 22 Apr MYPHYSIO WERRIBEE MANSION RUN
Set on the grounds of Werribee Mansion and Werribee Park, The MyPhysio 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 half marathon and 10km runs for the experiences runner, 5.5km Run/walk event for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure noone misses out. As far as a spectacular venue and picturesque course goes, we believe this event can not be beaten.  contact: Justin Higgins. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN
This event is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 3km or challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you. Program includes: - Half Marathon - 10km Run - 5km Run - 3km Run - 5.4 km Trail Run - 8.1 km Trail Run -13.3 km Trail Run  contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2018
Sun 6 May DARBY RIVER HALF MARATHON AND 10KM FUN RUN
Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best over either 10 or 21km. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails. For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery.Enjoy running along well benched single track and striding up gentle hills overlooking the Southern Ocean with stunning beach and coastal views. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running or those just wanting to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting at the Darby River car park this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
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: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sat-Sun 25-26 Aug WONDERLAND RUN - GRAMPIANS 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 http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au/index.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439991782914822/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2018
Mon 5 Nov WILSONS PROM 100
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: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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