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Nov 2017
Sat 4 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - MYSTIC HILL
11km of trails on the picturesque and challenging Mystic Hill in Bright, Victoria. http://www.4peaks.com.au/mystic-hill/ contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Nov CASEY STRIDE SERIES RACE 2
The Casey Stride Series will be a 3 Race Series. The events will feature a 5km or 10km along with a kids race. The events will be organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, they will be designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community. contact: Stride Event Management PTY Ltd. email: dion@stride.events. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - MT FEATHERTOP
12km trail run from Harrietville to the top of Mt Feathertop. This is a challenging event and runners make their way back to the start on foot after taking in spectacular views and the crisp mountain air of Mt Feathertop. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN
The Bendigo Bank Fun Run is the major fundraising event for the Bendigo Health Foundation and annually raises around $150,000 for new hospital equipment. This year, the Fun Run will be supporting the Foundation's New Bendigo Hospital Appeal #GiveBack campaign aimed at raising $4 million for key pieces of equipment that will enable Bendigo to deliver health services locally. contact: Tara Everist. email: teverist@bendigohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Nov LARA FUN RUN
The Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focused event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion. The course takes participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife. The Lara Fun Run aims to provide a great value, healthy, enjoyable experience for everyone, whilst at the same time helping local community groups raise much needed funds. contact: PB Events. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 5 Nov MANSFIELD HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN contact: MIKE IRWIN. email: mansfieldfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 6 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - MT HOTHAM
Starting in Harrietville runners make their way to the summit of Mt Hotham. Don't be surprised if you get snowed on!! This run is 15km and runners can catch the bus down the mountain, return on foot or get a lift from family or friends. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 7 Nov 4 PEAKS - BRIGHT ALPINE CLIMB - MT BUFFALO
10km up the Mt Buffalo Big Walk. This event is the finale in a 4 day event in the best mountain regions of Australia. Runners can get a bus ride back down or run back to the start at the base of Mt Buffalo. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 17-19 Nov GREAT SOUTHERN ENDURANCE RUN - 100 MILER - TEAMS
A 100 mile endurance run like no other in the southern hemisphere. Starting in the ski township of Mt Buller, just 2.5hrs drive from Melbourne International Airport and with a downhill start � the Great Southern Endurance Run takes on the rugged and picturesque mountains and trails throughout the Victorian Alps. Runners climb over 9400m and descent 10,600m in their quest to get to the finish line in the picturesque township of Bright, Victoria. 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. For enthusiasts of ultra running, trail running or mountain running, this course represents the epitome of journeys and events. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@gser100.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 18 Nov SUMMIT SURVIVOR
Run the Most Obstacle-Dense Course in Victoria! Leap, weave, duck and slide! Clamber, stagger, wade and run through this EPIC 5km course; the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria. With fun 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! 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 to suit your style. We also have our Kids Course for under 12 year olds! email: events@thesummit.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 18 Nov THE PADDY PALLIN ADVENTURE SERIES LYSTEFIELD LAKE EVENT
If you love the outdoors, have a genuine passion for fun and adventure, and want to push yourself to new limits, then round up a teammate...the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is definitely for you! It incorporates mountain biking, kayaking, trail running and simple navigation on a secret course. All you need is a pair of trainers, a mountain bike and a sense of adventure! contact: Gary Farebrother. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Nov MT HOTHAM GOLD RUSH
Mt Hotham Village. 3.5—12—25—40 km Runs. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 18 Nov DINNER PLAIN MILE HIGH TRAIL RUN contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Nov TRUE SPIRIT OF ALPINE AUSTRALIA contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Nov ALPINE CHALLENGE
100 mile-100 km-60-36 km Individual-Team-Relay Challenge The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia, if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 km run you will have over 1,300 m of ascent. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Nov SEAFORD WETLANDS FUN RUN
The Seaford Wetlands Fun Run in Seaford, Victoria has 2km, 5km and 10km running/walking events on the seaford wetlands walk, a 3km sealed walking/cycling track. This event is organised by Rotary Peninsula 2.0, in conjunction with Seaford Little Athletics to help support the Kindred Clubhouse programme. Kindred Clubhouse is a place built to provide respect, hope, friendship and opportunities to people living with mental illness. This centre on the Mornington Peninsula will be a necessary addition to greatly assist a diverse range of individuals. Proceeds from this event benefit Kindred Clubhouse, Seaford Little Athletics Club, SES and other community beneficiaries. contact: Fun Run Committee. email: runrun@rotarypeninsula.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2017
Sun 3 Dec CASEY STRIDE SERIES RACE 3
The Casey Stride Series will be a 3 Race Series. The events will feature a 5km or 10km along with a kids race. The events will be organised on the principles of being FUN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, they will be designed for all abilities from beginners walking 5km to Olympians looking to have a fun race with the awesome Melbourne Running Community. contact: Stride Event Management Pty Ltd. email: dion@stride.events. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Dec MT MARTHA SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
We have a new date and 5 fantastic events lined up for the 2017 Mt Martha Sufferfest Triathlon. Join us on Saturday for our popular Kidsfest and Enticerfest Distances for those wanting to get a taste of triathlon. Then Sunday is the marquee event the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon now in its 4th year consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastline, coupled with Olyfest and Sprintfest triathlon for those not ready for the long course but want to race on this beautiful course. Saturday�DATE�9 December�2017 KidsFest- 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/10km Cycle/2.5km Run Beach Volleyball and Beach Netball Beach Party and Outdoor Movie Sunday DATE�10 December �2017 HalfIronFest - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/45km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/22.5km Cycle/5.25km Run Beach Volleyball and Beach Netball contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 13 Dec END OF YEAR RUN PARTY
Join Sole Motive at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park for a mid-week run party to celebrate a year of achievements - 30,000 runners who've laced up at our events, to the people who've visited our store, the millions of dollars we've raised for charity and our Runner's World Magazine readers. End of Year Run Party - Choose from three distances: 5k, 10k or 2k Mini Motivators (kids run). But to make this a party a RUN PARTY - we need YOU. The EOYRP is your chance to celebrate what you've achieved this year - so come and run with us! contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Dec GOLD RUSH TRAIL RUN 11K AND 22K
8.30am START – 22km @ Hepburn Recreation Reserve. 10am – START 11km Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jan 2018
Fri 5 Jan BELLS BASH
Undulating trot between Jan Juc Surf Club and Bells beach. 1.5km, 4km and 8km options.  email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN 2018
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side. That's a 28km crossing (or 56km double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula - and not at the skinny bit! Up and over Arthur's Seat for fantastic rural and coastal views. Through Greens Bush, the largest piece of remnant native bushland on the Peninsula. Along the cliff tops of Bass Straight approaching the lighthouse. Now capped at 1100 total participants, it's one of Australia's premier destination trail events. Book in asap. It's sold out every year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/146129888792978/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 20-21 Jan WARRNAMBOOL SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Join us for on of Victoria's most popular weekend triathlon festival. Held in the beautiful Coastal Town of Warrnambool, the event provides the perfect location for triathlon and weekend away with the family. We have a new date and some great additions to the weekends activities with our popular Colour Carnviale. Saturday�4TH MARCH 2017 EnticerFest - 150m Swim/9km Cycle/2km Run kidsFest/All Abilities - 75m/3km Cycle/1km Run Colour run sunday 5TH MARCH 2017 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/45km Cycle/10km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/22.5km Cycle/5km Run  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 28 Jan SAFETY BEACH SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Formally known at Martha Cove Olyfest has been renamed Safety Beach Sufferfest. It will�be the�same great course and locations. This year we have mkade some changes to the races to include RushFest (2 races in one day) and EnticerFest only. This will be a must do race and will sell out. This year will see this event being part of the Australian Beach Games in frankstron 26-28 January 2018, and therefore all placegetters will be recognised also as the 2018 ABG Victoria Champions. More about the Australian Beach Games http://australianbeachgames.com.au/ 28 JANUARY 2018 SprintFest - 500m Swim/20km Cycle/5km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6.7km Cycle/2.5km Run RushFest - 2 Races - Race 1. SprintFest and Race 2 EnticerFest contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2018
Sun 4 Feb KILCUNDA COASTAL HALF MARATHON
Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Tue 20 Feb TIMBOON ACTION RAIL RUN
5km walk & run, 10km run. Starting near the Timboon playground at the back of the Distillery, come along and enjoy a scenic run along the sheltered rail trail out to the trestle bridge and back. Popes Bus transport available from the start line to the trestle bridge for 5km starters. 8am registrations open, 8.30am start the 10km distillery dash, 9am Popes shuffle 5km walk & run. $20.00 individual, $25.00 family entry. Pre register at www.timboonaction.org.au or by calling 55987254 by the 20th Jan for a FREE t-shirt & $5.00 discount. FREE child care available for participants - bookings essential. contact: Camp Cooriemungle . email: (03) 55987254. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 Mar NAGAMBIE SUFFERFEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
Nagambie Carnivale will include Sufferfest Triathlon Festival, Now On Water Festival and Colour Run. Nagambie is Australias newest multisport festival and located in one of Victoria's great tourist�holiday spots. The triathlon Festival has �an event for all ages and all abilities and over many different distance's including HalfironFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, EnticerFes, KidsFest. This will be a fast and flat multi-loop course which will be sure to see plenty of PB's over your favourite distance. Family and Friends wont miss a second of the action with the course starting and finishing in the centre of town. Saturday 3 MARCH 2018 KidsFest - 75m Swim/3km Cycle/1km Run EnticerFest - 150m Swim/6km Cycle/2km Run Now Festival Colour Run Outdoor Cinema sunday 4 march 2018 Half Iron Distance - 1.9km Swim/90km Cycle/21.1km Run OlyFest - 1.5km Swim/36km Cycle/10.5km run SprintFest - 500m Swim/18km Cycle/5.25km Run Now festival contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 17 Mar RAZORBACK RUN
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria's Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.  contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Apr 2018
Sun 8 Apr MOUNT BULLER SKYRUN
Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne. This superb run is one of Victoria's classic alpine runs, 3 distances - 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig's Hut. Take in views across to some of Victoria's great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs: 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line. All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Apr MYPHYSIO WERRIBEE MANSION RUN
Set on the grounds of Werribee Mansion and Werribee Park, The MyPhysio Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap half marathon and 10km runs for the experiences runner, 5.5km Run/walk event for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure noone misses out. As far as a spectacular venue and picturesque course goes, we believe this event can not be beaten.  contact: Justin Higgins. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN
This event is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 3km or challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you. Program includes: - Half Marathon - 10km Run - 5km Run - 3km Run - 5.4 km Trail Run - 8.1 km Trail Run -13.3 km Trail Run  contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2018
Sun 6 May DARBY RIVER HALF MARATHON AND 10KM FUN RUN
Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best over either 10 or 21km. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails. For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery.Enjoy running along well benched single track and striding up gentle hills overlooking the Southern Ocean with stunning beach and coastal views. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running or those just wanting to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting at the Darby River car park this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2018
Wed-Mon 27 Jun-2 Jul BIG RED RUN (QLD)
Australia's premier multi day desert race is back! Experience Australia's spectacular outback over 6 incredible days of running! Diverse terrain and landscapes will capture your heart. Make new friends, camp under the stars and experience camaraderie like you have never seen before. Choose from the Big Red 250km or Big Red 150km, both options will challenge and inspire you! With a start and finish location outside the outback Birdsville Pub, there is nothing more Australian than this! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sat-Sun 25-26 Aug WONDERLAND RUN - GRAMPIANS 2018
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians. 2km & 8km 'Short' trail runs 1pm Saturday August 25th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 26th http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au/index.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439991782914822/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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