|Victorian Running Calendar|
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|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: email@example.com.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||21 Jun||HAROLD STEVENS BLUESTONE CLASSIC
Sunday 21st June Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic A cross country run with: 3 km track+4km bike path + 8 km (2 laps) of tough cross country, total 15 km. trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. Note: 7 km run/walk available, easy road & track course; free morning tea. 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18). Enter online or on the day. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||21 Jun||COBURG HALF MARATHON
9am, SUNDAY August 23rd Undulating bike path course, marshalled and flagged where necessary, with drink stops available,Plus 10.55km AND 4.5km events. Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway 18 A10. Trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, morning tea afterwards. Enter on the day or online. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||21 Jun||SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 1
Race 1 provides an enriching wilderness experience running beside the Yarra River and its natural bushland setting. LONG COURSE 15KM | MEDIUM COURSE 10.8KM | SHORT COURSE 5KM. As soon as you commence the trail you'll be immersed in nature as you follow this remarkably scenic course beside the twists and turns of the mighty Yarra, over scenic foot bridges, through historic eucalypt bushland, past colonies of fruit bats and pockets of parkland you never knew existed. All courses are quite flat and devoid of any lung bursting hills, making for an ideal and accessible introduction to trail running. We're sure you'll love it contact: Rapid Ascent. email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||19 Jul||SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 2
The Salomon Trail Running Series Race 2 takes place in the beautiful Yellow Gum Park in the awe-inspiring Plenty Gorge on the Plenty River in North Eastern Melbourne. LONG COURSE 17.5km | MEDIUM COURSE 12km | SHORT COURSE 6.5km The COURSES are also a little tougher than Race 1 at Yarra Bend as you will criss-cross the Plenty Gorge a couple of times, climbing up and down the sides of the valley and its steep sided walls. Whilst enjoying the views along the gorge when you are at the valley top, runners will definitely get your feet wet crossing the river at the valley bottom - adding to the adventure aspect of your trail running experience contact: Rapid Ascent. email: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||2 Aug||MOSAIC TO MOUNTAIN
Dunkeld Kindergarten proudly presents a picturesque running event starting and finishing in the heart of beautiful Dunkeld. As well as a 4.7k and 10k town run, 2015 sees the introduction of a challenging 21.5k trail run. The trail run travels through stunning Grampian landscape including untouched trails not normally opened to public access. For those yearning the ultimate Grampians experience, an optional 4.5k Mt Sturgeon summit climb and descend will be available when completing online registration. Effectively this give participants a 26k course. A significant level of training and experience is highly recommended for those selecting this option. Also, generous cutoffs will apply. The race day will also included a 4.7k run/walk and 10k run that takes in the tranquil Salt creek and Dunkeld Arboretum. contact: Derek. email: Mosaictomountain@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
|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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||16 Aug||SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 3
The Silvan area of the Dandenongs is quite simply a magnificent part of the world and Race 3 is often the highlight of the series for many runners (despite being the hardest races). LONG COURSE 21km | MEDIUM COURSE 15.5km | SHORT COURSE 7km You'll race along trails that wind through mighty Mountain Ash that seemingly reach to the sky overhead, you'll run past lush tree ferns and gullies of verdant undergrowth all in the friendly company of the local birdlife, including crimson rosellas, kookaburras and the superb lyrebird. It's the toughest course of the series, but most rewarding. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||6 Sep||MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Mornington Running 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sat||19 Sep||SURF COAST CENTURY - ULTRA TRAIL RUN MARATHON
100km or 50km! Fast becoming one of the Southern Hemisphere's must-do trail run ultra events! Imagine running at the foot of some of Australia's tallest coastal cliffs, while the low tide of the Southern Ocean laps the sand at your feet. Ahead lies a magical 100km or 50km trail run journey along Victoria's wild surf coast and exploring its hinterland. This is a unique run with a promise that no two steps will be the same. There's headlands to traverse, cliff top and bottom trails, sweeping singletrack ensconsced in unique coastal flora all coupled with jawdropping views across the southern seaboard. Do it solo or in relay teams of 2 to 4! There's also a 50km solo option. In 2015, the Surf Coast Century will be the proud host of the Australian 100km Trail Running Championships. contact: Rapid Ascent. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||20 Sep||SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SERIES - RACE 4
The 2015 Salomon Trail running Series will conclude at picturesque Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road on the coast - a spectacular run that's very different to all others in the Series. LONG COURSE 23km | MEDIUM COURSE 15km | SHORT COURSE 8km. Anglesea's setting provides for a diverse trail running experience that will really set it apart from the other races in the series due to the coastal, bush and undulating landscape contact: Rapid Ascent. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||27 Sep||COBURG LAKE CLASSIC
27th September Coburg Lake Classic, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, 10km run, 5km run/walk along the Merri Creek, trophies for place getters plus Certificates for all, all welcome, enter on the day at the Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 (Mw 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18) contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|Sat||10 Oct||2015 GREAT AMAZING RACE
Race for the kids, and compete in Uplift Events 2015 Great Amazing Race. Regarded as Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, the annual event will be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. If you love the outdoors, competing and enjoy keeping fit then this is the ideal event as competitors from all ages and fitness levels can enter in this fun filled day. Just gather your partner, a friend, a family member or a work colleague and form a team of 2. Unlike a marathon, fun run or obstacle event, the Great Amazing Race will have teams deciphering clues and puzzles as they discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of fun and challenging activities along the way. We guarantee you'll do more fun, diverse and crazy stuff in a single day than in any other event, while supporting a great cause! To register, please visit www.greatamazingrace.com.au, or call 1300 UPLIFT and support a fantastic event to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. contact: Sam Tram. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sun||25 Oct||PADSTOW ROTARY FUN RUN (NSW)
5km & 10km Fun Run at beautiful Lake Gillawarna (Georges Hall, NSW) Ideal for the whole family, serious runners & Sunday fitness & fun. All ages and abilities. Sealed track & grass, no traffic, magnificent scenery, great picnic spots post run. All proceeds will be presented to local efforts to curb domestic violence by Padstow Rotary Club. contact: Julie Harris. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details.
|Sun||1 Nov||COBURG CHARITY FUN RUIN
November 1st Coburg Charity Fun Run,help projects in Tanzania,9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, (Mw 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18) 12km run, 6km run/walk along the Merri Creek, trophies for place getters plus Certificates for all, all welcome, enter on the day at the Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Enter online or on the day. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417 012 682. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. contact: Melissa Gruber. email: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
|Sat||21 Nov||PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event... Mountain biking, running / trekking, and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired - you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally! contact: Gary Farebrother. email: email@example.com. Visit the website for more details.