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Dec 1969
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: harro@mcmedia.com.au.
 
 
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.
 
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 8 Mar UKV LIONS CLUB 37TH ANNUAL MOUNT BOGONG CONQUESTATHON
This annual event, held on the Labour Day Weekend, Sunday 8th March, is a well supervised activity for people of all ages with a healthy level of fitness. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a 19km walk/run to the top of Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest peak. The Starting Gate, at the Trappers Gap Picnic Grounds, Mountain Creek Road, Tawonga is open from 6.30 am to 8.30 am, and on the day entries will be taken from 6.00 am. You'll receive a medallion at the finish of the event, and fruit and water are included in the entry fee. Email tawsthna@mtbeauty.albury.net.au or phone 03 5754 4002 for entries or more information. contact: Stephen Short. email: tawsthna@mtbeauty.albury.net.au.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 Mar YARRAWONGA FORESHORE FUN RUN
Part of the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Splash n Dash Weekend. Swim on Saturday and/or Run on Sunday. 5km and 10km Run course along the scenic Yarrawonga Foreshore and through the gum trees at Chinaman's Island. 9.00am start. 1km and 3km Junior Fun Run 10.00am. contact: Lynda White. email: info@splashndash.com.au. 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.
 
Sat 21 Mar URBAN ANARCHY
Urban Anarchy is an obstacle course that is set in an urban environment of capital cities within easy reach of the CBD and downtown. This obstacle challenge is a camaraderie driven adventure playground that takes the participants (The Anarchists) into a game. It is not a race. This non-violent, friend engaging event sees the anarchists move from 'safe house to safe house' as they tackle the streets, lane ways and urban geographics that are full of distractions that litter the course. These obstacles have been designed to test your strength, agility and mental toughness. The purpose of the event is to arrive at the destination some 12km from the start point, having navigated safely through no fewer than 18 challenging obstacles (disturbances). email: info@urbananarchy.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Mar ROYAL WALK & FUN RUN
The Royal Walk & Fun Run is a 4.5km and 9km walk or run on Sunday 29th of March 2015 at Princes Park, Carlton. All funds raised go towards The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Registrations and pre registrations open at 8am with the walk and run starting at 10am. Over 1000 are anticipated to participate on the day, with FREE t-shirts, BBQ, snacks, DJ and lots more! REGISTER NOW and don't miss out on a great morning out!  contact: Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation. email: info@rmhfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Mar RUN FOR HOPE - MELBOURNE
4.25km run/walk/prams and 8.5km run in Coulson Gardens Maribyrnong to raise funds and awareness for Pink Hope. contact: Sarah Powell. email: runforhopemelbourne@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2015
Sat 4 Apr MT BULLER MOUNTAIN HIGH FUN RUN
Mt Buller's Mountain High Fun Run is a great event for everybody! Head out with family and friends and enjoy a leisurely lap around the Village, or push yourself to the limit on one of our more difficult courses. Proceeds from the Mountain High Fun Run go to the Mansfield District Hospital. contact: events@mtbuller.com.au. email: events@mtbuller.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 19 Apr CITYTRAIL MELBOURNE
Experience this new urban running race - part trail, part pavement - and rediscover your city! Course options: 7km, 12km, plus a 2km kids run! CITYTRAIL Melbourne combines pavement running and trail running to create a unique event that turns the concrete jungle into a playground for running fun! Course includes stairs, bridges, paths - in and around The Tan, AAMI Stadium, Melbourne Park, Birrarung Marr and more!  contact: Rapid Ascent. email: info@RapidAscent.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2015
You won't find a more picturesque running course in Australia. We provide for all fitness levels with a 2km, 5km, 10km & 21km on road course. We also include a 7km & 15km off-road trail run. Food, drink & entertainment are also provided. contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: thebrightfunrun@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 9 May FORSTER ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
This race promises to deliver a unique adventure experience, taking competitors across some of the most challenging and scenic landscape that the Great Lakes has to offer. Ocean swimming in the crystal clear waters off Pacific Palms, cross country running around rugged escarpments and forests, with a paddle leg across Smiths Lake, mountain biking through the Wallingat National Park with a sweet mix of rolling trails, creek crossings and single track, paddling on the pristine Wallis Lake, around islands and past our famous oyster leases and finally a run across the renowned Forster Tuncurry bridge to finish on Main Beach. Solos, pairs and teams are invited to take on the 2015 Forster Adventure Race. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 May JUNIOR SPIRIT - KIDS ONLY OBSTACLE RACE (NSW)
The Junior Spirit is a kids only obstacle race set on Forster Main Beach and runs in conjunction with the Forster Adventure Race. It is a 4km course with a variety of challenges and obstacles getting kids outside and exploring. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.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.
 
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: justin@pbevents.com.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.
 
 
Jul 2015
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: info@goldcoastmarathon.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.
 
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: decastellarun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2015
Sun 6 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL
The Mornington R​unning 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: events@xosize.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.
 
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: info@kokodachallenge.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: 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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