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Jan 2019
Sun 20 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 20th January 2019; enter online or on the day at Harold Stevens Athletic track (behind the Basketball Stadium) Outlook Rd Coburg, Trophies for place getters and certificates for the rest; plenty of parking, friendly atmosphere, morning tea afterwards. Email funruns@coburgharriers.org.au,  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Jan BALLARAT MAP RUN 2 - DELACOMBE
The map run events are a great opportunity to run around and explore parts of Ballarat that you would never otherwise visit. Coaches and club members will be ready to assist any newcomers at the event. Event 2 of the series is this Sunday (20 Jan) starting at 5pm from Doug Dean Reserve (enter off Royale st) in Delacombe. We'll be having a picnic dinner and barbecue afterwards if you want to hang out and stay for a chat after the event. Orienteering is a sport that combines fitness with navigation. Participants use a detailed orienteering map to select their route and navigate through unfamiliar terrain, visiting control points along the way. The Ballarat map run series follows a score format. This means participants find as many controls as they like within a 45 minute time limit. Some participants run all-out to try and visit all controls, whilst others might just enjoy a stroll through the neighbourhood with their dog. contact: Roch Prendergast. email: roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Thu 31 Jan RICHMOND HARRIER 5000M RACES
The Richmond Harriers are holding 5000m track races (and 3000m races for Under 20s) at Collingwood Harriers Athletics Track this summer! Date: Thursday 31st January 2019 Time: Starting from 6pm onwards Location: Collingwood Harriers Athletics Track Races 5000m races 1 x elite male 1 x elite female Other events organised by ability 1 x beginners race. A great way to try out racing on the track for the first time 3000m races for Under 20s 1 x 3000m male Under 20s 1 x 3000m female Under 20s Prize money is for 1 x elite male 5000m and 1 x female 5000m events only and will be awarded based on race placing. This is currently indicative. We reserve the right to update prizes closer to the date. 1st $750 2nd $200 3rd $100 4th $50 5th $20 Enter now! https://www.richmondharriers.org.au/5000m-race/  contact: Joji Mori. email: joji_mori@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2019
Sun 17 Feb MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AUSTRALIA RUN FOR STRENGTH
Muscular Dystrophy Australia Run for Strength 2019 is set to be the biggest yet, with thousands of Melburnians and interstate participants gearing up to run and walk in support of those who can't. The superhero themed fun run is open to all ages and abilities, with many members of the MD community taking part. You can choose from either a 10km run or a 5km run or walk To stick with the superhero theme, you can come dressed in your favourite costume or purchase a MDA Superhero Cape. All proceeds from the day go towards programs, services and research for the Muscular Dystrophy community. contact: Caroline McNeilage. email: caroline.mcneilage@mda.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 23 Feb ROLLER COASTER RUN 2019
Established in 2012 by Rohan Day from Big Long Run, and now managed by Mountain Sports The Roller Coaster Run has grown to a sellout crowd in 2015 and beyond. The event starts and finishes at the picturesque SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and runners are treated to a journey through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The race course is a 21.5km loop and runners taking up the 43km challenge do a second reverse loop before once again finishing at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. In 2017, Mountain Sports added a 10k option which has been extremely popular. The event combines a social atmosphere, a great challenge, some amazing trails and fantastic scenery with the generosity and inclusion of the trail running community at large. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON AND FUN RUN/WALKS M/HM/10/5/2
The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs is bought to you by Justin and Sharon Scholz of Wangaratta Fitness Fun Addicts. The event motto says it all - "More people moving more often". Entry prices for this event are much less than their counterparts and we take pride in that. We arent looking for big profits, but we are unashamedly looking to draw people to Wangaratta to enjoy the beautiful path networks and environmental surrounds of our thriving rural city. We secretly hope that we can encourage people to engage more in physical happiness and become more active than they were before joining our event. We measure success on entry numbers, total distance covered by entrants and return entries in future years. Please join us this year and please continue to move more often, enjoying this event on the fourth Sunday in February for many years to come! contact: Justin and Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2019
Sat-Sun 2-3 Mar BAW BAW TRAIL FEST
The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is set in the picturesque alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps and offers great Alpine running over 2 days. The courses offered provide a range of run distances (1/4/7/15/21/36/44km) for entry level runners right up to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and get a feel for this pristine alpine environment. Short course distances of 1/4/7 km on the Sunday are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs along scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 15 km, 21 km, 36 km and 44 km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the Baw Baw National Park to Mt St Gwinear and Mushroom Rocks. Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1,500 metres. Fun running for all the family.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 2 Mar-3 Feb VICTORIAN BAPTIST FUN RUN - 16K, 11K AND 6K
Set at the foot of the Dandenongs this is a great value race not to be missed, with an option for all abilities. DETAILS: Run Distance: 6km, 11km, 16km (Relay teams must complete the 16km course) Walk Distance: 6km Date: March 2 2019 Start and Finish: Kilsyth South Baptist Church, 382-388 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth South 7.30am � 8.45am Number allocation and entry registration 8.50am Call runners 9.00am START ENTRY FEES: Run Entrant � 6km, 11km, 16km: Adults $25.00, under 15 $ 10.00 Walk Entrant � 6km: Adults $10.00, under 15 $ 5.00 Family Package � any categories: 2 adults and 2 or more children $60.00 Relay Team (2-10 members) Adult team $60.00, under 15 team $40.00 PRIZES: Certificate for all entrants. Prizes for both male and female winners in all races, and in all age categories for the 16km. This includes $100 active feet vouchers for 16k overall winners, $50 for 11k overall winners and $30 for 6k overall winners. Prizes for oldest female and male entrants (60+) to finish 16km. Plus Random Spot Prizes for all entrants. Entrants are eligible to win prizes only in the category in which they register. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 2 Mar-3 Feb VICTORIAN BAPTIST FUN RUN - 16K, 11K AND 6K
Set at the foot of the Dandenongs this is a great value race not to be missed, with an option for all abilities. DETAILS: Run Distance: 6km, 11km, 16km (Relay teams must complete the 16km course) Walk Distance: 6km Date: March 2 2019 Start and Finish: Kilsyth South Baptist Church, 382-388 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth South 7.30am � 8.45am Number allocation and entry registration 8.50am Call runners 9.00am START ENTRY FEES: Run Entrant � 6km, 11km, 16km: Adults $25.00, under 15 $ 10.00 Walk Entrant � 6km: Adults $10.00, under 15 $ 5.00 Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Mon 9-11 Mar WARBURTON TRAIL FEST
3 amazing days of trail running goodness including: 50km Lumberjack Ultra; 25km Redwoods Rush; 22km Donna Double w/ 1000m vert in first eight kays! 14km Sawmill Grove Run; 9km Little Joe's Terror Night Run (with live band);5km Rapid River Runs (Sat & Sun); 3km Lilo Derby. Off trail seminars, film screening and new mountain photography exhibition Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Mar RAZORBACK RUN
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria�s Alpine National Park. Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 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 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery. Possibly the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria - a must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit�40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, to the summit of Mt Feathertop, Victoria�s second highest mountain and Australia�s only true alpine peak then across the Razorback and down Bon Accord Spur. This is a delightful day out up to the summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Razorback Ridge � just for those wanting to get a feel of real trail running in the Alps A 22km out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut, one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 23 Mar DUNCAN'S RUN 50K, 21K AND 6K
Where: Grand Strzelecki Track, Tarra Bulga, Gippsland, VIC. Status: 50km, 21km & 6km trail. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 30-31 Mar EAST GIPPSLAND ADVENTURE RACE (PART OF ADVENTURETHON EAST GIPPSLAND STAGE RACE)
Completely escape the �same-same� of regular road running and become absorbed in the adventure experience as you run along the edge of the Mitchell River, through tracks, water crossings, rock scrambles and so much more. Our short course turns and crosses the River early and allows a safe crossing amongst the pools, with the gentle sound of rapids . The long course continues further along the edge of the River before crossing the river and taking in the bulk of the amazing rapids from the rocks and trails that line its edges. This Adventure run has a couple of safe sections to cross the river away from rapids with rope crossings. Be sure to regularly check our website for updates: https://adventurethon.com.au/event/east-gippsland contact: Adventurethon Australia 0447496489. email: admin@adventurethon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 30-31 Mar ADVENTURETHON EAST GIPPSLAND STAGE RACE
The East Gippsland Adventurethon Stage race event has been pulled apart to create 3 stand-alone individual races at 3 stunning East Gippsland locations, with times that can be tallied together in a stage race format at the end to find an overall champion. However, it can also be raced as a team, in pairs, or simply just attempt your favourite leg. The event will feature an amazing tour of the Bairnsdale area taking in some challenging but fun mountain biking, adventure running and paddling over 2 days. Bring your family and mates and settle in for some great Bonding and entertainment with seriously easy logistics and a warm atmosphere at the heart of the weekend. Be sure to check out our website regularly for updated information: https://adventurethon.com.au/event/east-gippsland contact: Adventurethon Australia 0447496489. email: admin@adventuretohn.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2019
Fri-Sat 5-6 Apr KATHMANDU NEVEREST CHALLENGE
Neverest is a uniquely challenging, uniquely accessible test of endurance. Register as a team or do it solo � your mission is to run or hike laps of a hill until your total vertical ascent is over 8,848m, the height of Mt Everest above sea-level. You may participate as a solo starting on the Friday at 6 pm and finishing on Saturday or as part of a team covering the distance together or in relay, starting on the Saturday morning. The event is a fundraiser for the Australian Himalayan Foundation and funds raised will go towards helping remote communities in the Himalaya with education, health and wildlife conservation. contact: Kerryn Plummer. email: kerryn@australianhimalayanfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 5 Apr TAKAYNA ULTRA (TAS)
The inaugural takayna Ultra is a 70km ultramarathon fundraising event in North West Tassie to help the Bob Brown Foundation save takayna/Tarkine from logging and mining and to gain global support in nominating takayna/Tarkine as a World Heritage area. The takayna Ultra takes place on April 5th 2019 will traverse grass plains, amazing sands tracks along rugged, wild coastlines and bush tracks. The race entries open on 17 December at 9am and are strictly limited to the first 100 runners.  contact: Simon Harris - 0406 337 399. email: takaynaultra@bobbrown.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 12-14 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE (NSW)
The Buffalo Stampede from Friday, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April 2019 is part of the internationally prestigious Skyrunning brand that attracts top athletes to the top of the world, where earth and sky meet. Compete in individual events, or take on the Buffalo Grand Slam: 20km + 42km + 75km over the three days. The Buffalo Stampede is such a special event with spectators coming in from the township to cheers runners on as they climb the surrounding hills and mountains. Nowhere else in trail running does a community embrace the runners! The sound of Cow bells lets you know you are approaching a summit or aid station. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 12-14 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE
Bright, Victoria. 75k, 42k, 20k. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON
31st Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 14 2019 at 7:30 a.m. and 7 km run at 8:00 a.m. Note: NEW TIME and DATE. Entries open Mid November The Geelong Half-Marathon is an event for runners organised by runners. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is scenic and away from road traffic. This run has a NEW DATE AND TIME, and will take place on SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019. The start is 7:30 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 or https://www.registernow.com.au . There are spot prizes of running shoes for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 13, 2019 (at 4:00pm). Adult entry is $66, Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $46. Medallions to finishers. An additional feature is a 7 km run starting at 8:00am. Entry fee for this run is $36 for adults; Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $26. �Keep Cups� to finishers. Online entries open mid-November. Entry numbers will be capped at 1000 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 email walkerken7@gmail.com  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 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 2km 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 - 2km 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. contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 28 Apr MAROONDAH DAM
50k, 30k, 8k. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Apr 7 CAIRNS MARATHON AND COMMUNITY RUN FESTIVAL (QLD)
Come and be a part of the inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival a unique event based in the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Scheduled for April 28, 2019, event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. With the course in close proximity to World Heritage listed natural playground's, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. Don't miss your opportunity to experience all this region has to offer whilst challenging yourself along this beautiful course.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
May 2019
Fri 3 May DOWN UNDER 135
Bachus Marsh, Melbourne. 135 miles ( 217 km ) in a single stage non-stop from the start to finish, this adventure is across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria. 19% finishing rate in 2018 & 26% in 2017. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2019
Sun 2 Jun MCDONALD'S BRISBANE MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
Join us for Queensland's capital city marathon in Australia in 2019. 2019 will mark 28 years of the McDonald�s Brisbane Marathon Festival, continuing the legacy of Robert de Castella's famed 1982 Commonwealth Games triumph. A new and improved course promises to deliver the best marathon event the river city has had to date. Test your endurance or simply celebrate your fitness with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km event distances all available.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2019
Sun 4 Aug 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON AND COMMUNITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, an hour�s drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event is timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. On August 4, 2019, one Australia�s most revered running festivals will return to the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.5 million for charity and community groups and aims to considerably add to that total in 2019.  contact: Samuel Wilson. email: sam@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN
5 km run or walk, 10 km run or 15 km run along the Yarra Boulevard in Kew. Raises funds for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. Meet the event patron and IMF founder Rob de Castella, Lots of prizes, age group medals, spot prizes, freebies, sausage sizzle. contact: Liz de Castella. email: decastellarun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2019
Sat-Sun 12-13 Oct HUME & HOVELL ULTRA (NSW)
100 mile, 100 km, 50 km & 22 km run on a section of the Hume & Hovell Walking Track, 9 kms south of Tumbarumba on the Tooma Road at the foot of the Snowy Mountains. The 100 km has been selected as the AURA Australian Long Trail Championships for 2019 as part of the event. The H&H also has ITRA points.Beautiful scenery, single tracks, fire trails, waterfalls, dams and amazing wild life.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2019
Sat-Wed 2-6 Nov BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - 4 PEAKS
The Bright Alpine Climb, also known as the Four Peaks Climb, started in 1979 to get walkers into the hills to enjoy the superb scenery the area around Bright has to offer. Runners have since joined the walkers and have added excitement to the event. To the current day � runners and walkers all mix well throughout the four day event. Many Olympians use the event for conditioning. Some famous athletes have won. Paul Crake is a 4 time winner. Paul is a world mountain champion and has also won the Rialto Stair Chase and is a record holder for the Empire State Building Chase. Greg Mandile has won the Otway Classic, and Lavinia Petrie � another joint winner has held the Australasian record for the 50 mile, 50km, 30 mile, 40 mile and also the 6 hour event, Hanny Allston � a world orienteering champion has also been a multiple winner. The Bright Alpine Climb is for all ages and abilities. Awards are given for all divisions if numbers suffice from under 15�s to 65 plus. See Age group Categories HERE The event is held over 4 days � always on the Melbourne Cup weekend. Entries Open on the 1st June every year. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 10 Nov ARTHURS SEAT CHALLENGE
The Arthurs Seat Challenge is a 6.7km fun run + walk held annually since 2002 to promote the profile of the Fit to Drive program and to raise funds to enable the continuation of this invaluable program, which is currently provided to our local schools free of charge. It's a wonderful annual event for families, schools, local businesses, sporting groups, community groups, and individuals to come together and raise awareness about the Fit to Drive program. contact: Paula Creek. email: admin@arthursseatchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Mon 16-18 Nov GREAT SOUTHERN ENDURANCE RUN - 100 MILER
A 100 mile endurance run like no other in the southern hemisphere. The GSER100 was run for the first time in 2017. The event will run every two years, reversing the course each time, giving runners the opportunity to run in both directions. Schedule: 2017, 2021: Mt Buller to Bright 2019, 2023: Bright to Mt Buller The Great Southern Endurance Run takes on the rugged and picturesque mountains and trails throughout the Victorian Alps. In an odd year event runners climb over 10,207m of ascent and tackle 11,464m of descent over 182km distance. In even year events those numbers are reversed. In both iterations of the event, runners are challenged beyond their known capabilities and stripped bare to the soul in their quest to make it to the finish line of the most brutal, spectacular and amazing run in the southern hemisphere. This event has been designed to be the gem of 100 miler events in the southern hemisphere. The point to point journey is epic, the trails are predominantly single trail and the historical Australian Alps Walking Trail is used for parts of the course. The grit and determination it will take participants to finish will be nothing short of extraordinary. The experience along the way � priceless. This is an event that will impact runners, crew and volunteers for the better� For enthusiasts of ultra running, trail running or mountain running, this course represents the epitome of journeys and events. �In designing this course � we wanted people to get a pure experience of the Mountains in Australia, we looked for a journey, something that really spoke to the achievement of finishing, to say you have run from Mt Buller to Bright, across the mountains � it�s a formidable challenge in a special setting, that�s ultra running at its best� Sean Greenhill, GSER Management Team The Great Southern Endurance Run will offer a 100 miler Solo or relay option and a 50 mile option. Runners must have qualifiers to enter the event. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 23 Nov THE SUMMIT SURVIVOR
Conquer the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria! Leap, weave, duck, slide and climb! Clamber, stagger, wade and run through 39+ obstacles in this epic 5km course; the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria. It�s about fun, mud adventure and teamwork at the heart of this mud run!! We've replaced long running distances with awesome challenging obstacles. The course is so densely packed you'll move quickly from one obstacle to the next! Rally ya mates and build your team today! Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60-year olds!! 87% of participants said they found it the �ideal difficulty�. You can push yourself and make the course tough or slow it down (skip obstacles if you need) to suit your style. We also have a Kids Survivor Course for under 12-year old�s, fun for the whole family!  contact: Leigh Moana. email: events@thesummit.net. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Dec 2019
Sun 8 Dec CATHEDRALS CHALLENGE 2019
A visit to the Cathedral Ranges State Park led Race Director, Sean Greenhill on what he considered a fantastic trail running adventure. Subsequently, maps were poured over and soon enough a race course was developed that would provide trail runners with an adventure on the trails they would not forget� contact: Sean Greenhill. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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