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22/12/2014
22/12/2015
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Mar 2014
Sun-Mon 23-23 Mar NUMURKAH WETLANDS FUN RUN
Events: 10 & 5km run, 5km walk Team event: 5km & 10km teams race minimum 4 entries (fastest 4 across the line) Kids: 1km grade 2 & under, 2km grade 3-6 Venue: St. Joseph's primary school Numurkah Cost: $30 Adults, $10 U/16's, Gold coin kids Start time: 9am Adults - 10.15am kids Pre Registration by Friday 21st March 4pm entries accepted on the morning additional $5 First 200 entries receive dry fit singlet free, spot prizes, entry bag and family BBQ Everyone Welcome Run or Walk contact: St.Joseph's Primary school Numurkah 0358621804. email: tjcox@bembaala.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2014
Wed 31 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) NEW YEAR'S EVE RUN AND CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST
Melbourne. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a morning run around the beautiful Tan, only a few minutes out of the CBD. Enjoy a champagne and croissant breakfast by the Yarra River afterwards. Distance: 4 km or 8 km (once or twice around the Tan). Start time: 7.30 am. Register from 6.45 am. Location: Tan track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, near the Swan Street Bridge (Melway 2G A9). Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $5 for juniors. Cost covers champagne and croissants. Certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Enquiries: Secretary 0428 272 093 contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed 31 Dec 'GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE' DAWN BUSTERS 5 KM RUN GEELONG 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 7:00 am This run starts at the Carousel at the bay end of Moorabool Street. The course travels west along the scenic beach front towards Rippleside before turning back and heading east through the start. After heading about two kilometres towards Limeburners Point the run comes back down onto the water front for a fast flat finish at the Carousel. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children with all proceeds going to the local charity "Give Where You Live, Geelong". Over $6000 was donated in 2013. With lots of prizes, and more than half of that in spot prizes, there is a chance for everyone to take something home. Registrations (on the day only) start at 6:00 a.m. at the Carousel. Come along and do something for yourself as well as for charity. See you there.  contact: Tom Blood (ph 52435374) or Ken Walker (ph 0421936794). email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jan 2015
Fri 2 Jan BELLS BASH CLIFF RUN
The Bells Bash Cliff Run is an 8km fun run or 4km run/walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back. The 12th annual Bells Bash Cliff Run will take place on Friday, 2nd January, 2015. The course takes runners along a picturesque undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the stunning coastline between the two points. Each entrant receives the famous Bells Bash T-shirt.  contact: club. email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
For the very first time, we are offering a unique event in multisport racing in Australia - the location is the iconic Phillip Island Racetrack! You will have the chance to race on one of the fastest motorsports circuits in the world. There is an event for everyone from the triathlete, swimmer, cyclist and runner and from ages 5 - 99 and for all abilities. This will be a must do weekend event for the entire family. Running Events include Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and Kids Races.  contact: XOSIZE events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
For the very first time we are offering a unique racing opportunity on Phillip Island where you will compete on one of the fastest motorsport circuits in the world, the Phillip Island Racetrack. It is a weekend full of events from running, triathlon, cycling, swimming, aquathon and kids events. There are multiple distances to choose from so check out our website for the full listing of events and timetable.  contact: XOSIZE Events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN (11TH ANNUAL, 5TH OFFICIAL...) 28KM/56KM
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! A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Katrina 0401 149 537. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Jan COBURG NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FUN RUN
Coburg New Years Resolution Fun Run/Walk 9am Sunday 18th January 2015 12km run/ 6km run/walk, Online entry or enter on the day Trophies for place getters, Certificates for all,free morning tea, Harold Stevens Athletic Track Outlook Road Coburg, Melway 18 A10. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Jan TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2015
Sun 8 Feb CARLTON CLASSIC MARATHON
This run is the Melbourne leg of the Triple 7 Quest, see http://www.triple7quest.com Limited numbers can join this elite group for the first part of their quest.  contact: John Perkins. email: jperkins@nieir.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 Feb FALLS CREEK MOUNTAIN RAID TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL
A series of Trail Runs will be held across the 2015 Falls Creek Mountain Raid weekend, providing an opportunity for runners to experience the spectacular alpine trails and lofty mountain summits around Falls Creek. COURSES: 10km Alpine Ash Run - Saturday morning 3km Summit Sprint - Saturday afternoon 9.6km Rocky Valley Run OR 19km Heathy Spur Run - Sunday morning The trail runs are 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. email: info@rapidascent.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS
Into its fifth year the Wangaratta events have grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival approaching 2500 entrants. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley. 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 and 5km fun run courses also incorporate a lovely section of urban trail. With an AIMS / IAAF certified marathon and half marathon course, and each of the 10km, 5km and 2km courses also measured to the same standard, entrants are encouraged to target personal best results in these events and be confident that their finish time is on an accurate course. Bib chip timing is included for all events (start and finish mat) as are customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event). Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee which is just $70 prior to 31 December for the marathon (then $80 to 20/2/15). All other entry fees are equally as value focused and are thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" and with an early marathon start available to all entrants we value and welcome all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for the fifth edition of this welcoming regional event.  contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb COMMUNITY BANK WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING
Boutique family running event just 80km east of Melbourne, in Warburton. One of Victoria's most scenic runs on trails along the banks of the upper Yarra, and on quiet rural roads. Affordable entry prices. Over $5000 in prizes. Team awards. Half Marathon, 10km & 5km runs, 5km walk and Kids' dash (approx 2km). In its 12 year now. Limited numbers. Registration opens November 1, 2014. contact: Sue Hoffman. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb RIVER RUN - GEELONG
The Latrobe Health Centre - 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 River Run takes participants on sealed paths alongside the river over single loop 5 & 10k courses. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb THE HUME BANK CITY2CITY RUN WALK (NSW)
The inaugural Hume Bank City2City Run Walk is an event aimed at promoting community health and wellbeing while raising funds for the local cross-border health service, Albury Wodonga Health. People of all abilities can challenge themselves to either a 10km or 7.5km run or walk, with exclusive access to iconic city roads normally off-limits to runners and pedestrians. 100% of all monies raised will go to Albury Wodonga Health with Cardiac Services being the beneficiary in Year 1.  contact: Jen Hayes. email: info@city2cityawh.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb CARRUM COAST GUARD AROUND THE RIVER FUN RUN
Come join us for the second annual Carrum Coast Guard Around the River Fun Run. This year we offer 6 km and 12 km events. There will also be a full range of family entertainment including free 350 m kids run. All proceeds go directly to support the Carrum Coast Guard. contact: Frank Weber. email: frank.weber@coastguard.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2015
Sun 1 Mar RUN WARRANDYTE
The Run Warrandyte Fun Run is is an event for all runners, with distances of 2.25km, 4km, 8km and 12km. The course takes runners through beautiful Warrandyte with views of the river, with the challenge of some hills. The run is on sealed roads and has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from experienced runners to walkers and families.  contact: Steven Killey. email: steven@liftme.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 1 Mar GMHBA, WYNDHAM ROTARY FUN RUN/WALK
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 and other local charities. 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 1 Mar CARDINA LIFE FUN RUN
The Cardinia Life Fun Run is an annual 5km walk/run and 10km run at the Lakeside Ampitheatre in Pakenham, Victoria. All profits from the Run go to the Cardinia Life Open Doors program. YMCA Open Doors is critical to YMCA Victoria benevolent work in overcoming health inequities experienced by people and families facing disadvantage in the community.  contact: Cardinia Life. email: cardinia.life@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 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 22nd 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. This is not just another run - be prepared to indulge in the truly unique King Island lifestyle, generous hospitality and incredible food. email: info@kingislandrace.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Mar MALLACOOTA FUN RUN
The Mallacoota Fun Run offers participants a picturesque running course in far east Gippsland, Victoria. The half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km courses offer runners and walkers a variety of challenges set against stunning bush and ocean backdrops. The event is held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend to give participants a chance to get away and enjoy a long weekend in the friendly township of Mallacoota. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Mar THE GREAT RAIL RUN
A MUST DO EVENT, The Great Rain Run is a race again the Steam Train from Queenscliff to Drysdale along the beautiful Bellarine Rail Trail. You can take on the entire 17km course from Queenscliff to Drysdale stations, the 10km event where you catch the Steamy for the first 7k, jump off and race it to Drysdale or the relay event of 3 legs covering 4.4km, 7.1k and 5.5k.  contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 20 Mar ELTHAM FUN RUN WALK
Start time 9am. Come and find your happy pace and join us on Sunday 15th March, 2015 for our annual 5km and 10km Walk/ Run through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne. Enjoy the scenery along the Nillumbik walking paths as you walk, jog or race, individually, with family or as part of a team! All ages and fitness levels welcome. Join our 2015 Fun Run Ambassador world renowned Nikki Chapple! Pop it into your diary, and start training now as we'd love to see you there! Online registrations opening early December 2014! Early bird registrations will receive an Athletes Foot voucher. All profits donated to the YMCA Open Doors initiative Check out some photos from last year Fun Run pictures http://www.eltham.ymca.org.au/Media/docs/Fun-Run-pictures-2014-16fcb175-1f38-4628-8441-5c4f8f38ac1d-0.pdf contact: Karen Quinn. email: karen.quinn@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar ROLLER COASTER RUN
Approximately 21.5 and 43 km trail runs, starting and finishing at SkyHigh. Experience the sunrise illuminating Melbourne from an elevated viewpoint. Have a beautiful run on the western front of the Dandenongs. Follow it up by some quality cheering/heckling time as you eat brunch, overlooking other finishers and the course. (Brunch is included in the short distance entry.) Watch out for clowns.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Clarkey 0403 819 390. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2015
Fri 10 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE SKY26ER
A tough 26km trail run starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the centre of the athlete friendly township of Bright. contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE ULTRA SKYMARATHON
a 75km course starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the athlete friendly township of Bright. The Ultra SkyMarathon is Australia's first sanctioned SkyRunning event and takes runners on an epic run up and over hills and through creeks to the top of the iconic Mt Buffalo and then returning. Total 4545m D+  contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 12 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015
26th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 12, 2015 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 scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 12, 2015). 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 Tuesday March 31, 2015. Adult entry is $50, concession $40. An additional feature is the relay section with a team of three runners running approximately 3 X 7 km. The cost per team is 3 X $30. On-line entries will be available from early December. 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.  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@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 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.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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
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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