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Mar 2014
Tue-Sun 11 Mar-27 Jul GOLD CHARITY TEAM REGISTRATION FOR RUN MELBOURNE
Join Team Heart Foundation to start ahead of the pack with a Gold Charity Entry and help fight Heart Disease. contact: Phoebe Preuss - Community Engagement Coordinator 03 9321 1554. email: phoebe.preuss@heartfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
 
Apr 2014
Sun 27 Apr 26TH GEELONG HALF MARATHON SUNDAY
Commencing at 8:00am, the Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular event with 1200 entries last year. The (certified distance) 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 27, 2014). The start is NOW 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 Entries close Tuesday April 15, 2014. 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 November. 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 phone 0421936794. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr SRI CHINMOY PRINCES PARK 15KM, 10KM & 5KM RUN
Includes 15km, 10km and 5km runs on running trails around Princes Park and Royal Park. Start and finish is Lawn 5 towards the northern end of the park. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from U15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2014
You'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque running course. The hill surrounded course follows Morses Creek through the Wandiligong Valley in NE Victoria. We have on offer a 2km, 5km, 10km, 15km off-road trail run & a 21 half marathon. This is a family fun event for the whole community to enjoy. Enter a team for the first time this year and there is also a prize for the best costume. There will be face painting, jumpy castle, coffee and a sausage sizzle available throughout the event.  contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: roshelle@bangtoyshop.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Apr NORTHERN HEALTH COMMUNITY FUN RUN
First 500 adults to register receive a free t-shirt. The picturesque 4km run/walk and 8km run course caters for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The event highlights local Indigenous culture and post race, enjoy live performances, stalls and family friendly activities. Funds raised will support community programs at Northern Health and Whittlesea YMCA.  contact: 8405 2897. email: northernhealthfoundation@nh.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2014
Fri-Sun 2-4 May OXFAM TRAILWALKER MELBOURNE (TAS)
Take on the ultimate team challenge: tackle 100km of rugged Australian bush as a team of four within 48 hours and make a difference by raising funds to help overcome poverty in more than 28 countries around the world. Each team will fundraise the minimum of $1,400 to support Oxfam's work around the world. Last year, over 750 teams raised $2.6M. This sell-out event will open for registration soon. Don't miss out! Add your team to our expanding EOI list by clicking on the website.  contact: Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne. email: trailwalkermelbourne@oxfam.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 May RUN THE ROCK, PROUDLY SUPPORTING CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA
We know that everyone is different so we want to invite you to join us at Run the Rock, proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria on Saturday, 3rd May to rock it your way! Distance and Times: 19km: 8:15am 10km: 9:30am Kids: 9:40am 5km: 10:15am Surround yourself with the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and likeminded individuals. The event will he held at Hanging Rock, Woodend, only one hour from Melbourne CBD. Escape the city and choose from the 5km run or walk, 10km run, 19km run and the 2km kids run. We are proud to announce that Run the Rock is again proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria. Rock it your way at Run the Rock this year by supporting those in need! Make a difference to Victorians fighting cancer every day by raising funds through Everyday Hero. Fundraising will open soon! contact: Start to Finish. email: info@starttofinish.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 3 May VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN TIME TRIAL
Melbourne. Beautiful leafy course around the Tan beside the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens, only a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km, once or twice around the course. One challenging hill, up Anderson St. Start time: 7.30 am. Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, opposite The Shrine of Remembrance forecourt (Melway 2F K12; UBD 4 F20). All welcome, members and non-members. No charge, but a coin donation is appreciated. Join a friendly, welcoming bunch of runners, young and old; all levels of fitness. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May VCCL BOEING RESERVE (STRATHMORE) 6.5KM
The opening round of the Victorian Cross Country League's season. Free entry for fun runners for this race - please come and have a run and see if our club might be for you! contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May MACEDON RANGES CHALLENGE
Our new course in the foothills of Mount Macedon is awesome, and it's less than an hour Northwest of Melbourne CBD. Challenge yourself over two distances of 7 km and 14 km through a mixture of street and picturesque forest trails. Proudly supporting MS Australia in the challenge to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, and supporting other community programs facilitated through Rotary. There's nothing better to reward you for your effort than the country BBQ for participants at the finish - all included in your entry fee. Starts at 9:00 am from Tony Clarke Reserve, Waterfalls Rd, Macedon. See website for topographical maps. contact: Kevin tel. 0423 731 279. email: macedonrangeschallenge@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 May MPAC HASTINGS FORESHORE RUN 3, 5 & 10KM
A flat multi loop 10km course with shorter 3km and 5km courses. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club in conjunction with Mornington Little Athletics Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. Start time is 9am. contact: Cameron Hall. email: secretary@mpac.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May MELBOURNE MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Melbourne Alexandra Gardens and The Tan Track, run or walk 4km or 8km, event opens from 6.00am. Mother's Day Classic - whether you walk or run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mother's Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. Visit www.mothersdayclassic.com.au to register your participation. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 May GEELONG MOTHERS DAY CLASSIC WALK OR RUN FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Eastern Beach Reserve, Waterfront Geelong walk or run 4km or 8km event open from 7.15am. Mothers Day Classic - whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer you're helping to fund essential breast cancer research - make Mothers Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering as a participant or volunteer today. Held on Sunday 11 May 2014 in all capital cities, major metropolitans, and over 80 regional areas. email: administration@mothersdayclassic.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) WESTERFOLDS PARK HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN
Templestowe, about 20 kms from Melbourne CBD. Run distances: 21km (start 8.00 am), 10km and 5km (both start 8.30 am). Scenic course through parkland next to the Yarra River.Location: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe, Porter Street entrance (Melway 33 F3; UBD 227 A4). Enter on the day only: 21km - $20 for VRR members, $25 for non-members and $15 for juniors; 10km and 5km - $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for juniors. Medals for event and age group winners, and certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Plenty of parking. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May KING AND QUEEN OF THE NORTH
Sunday 18th May Coburg King and Queen of the North 12/6km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10) (UBD 193 L18) trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May VCCL KARKAROOK PARK (OAKLEIGH) 5KM
The second round of the Victorian Cross Country League's season. Free entry for fun runners for this race - please come and have a run and see if our club might be for you!  contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 May MOAMA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB RUN 4 FUN (NSW)
Sunday 18th May 2014 10km & 5km runners will start @ 8.30am Sharp 3km runners will start @ 9.00am sharp Open 10K Run Open 5K Run/Walk Under 16 5k Run/Walk Under 13 3k Run/Walk REGISTER ON TRYBOOKINGS contact: Natalie Murphy. email: murphys@murphysturf.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May BLUE RIBBON FOUNDATION AND VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) ANGELA TAYLOR MEMORIAL RUN
Location: Palms Lawn, Albert Park (Melway 2K F7; UBD 21 R12). Distances: 10km and 5km. Includes special police events. Starts at 8.30am. Enter on the day. Cost: Seniors $10, Juniors $5. This run commemorates the life of Angela Rose Taylor, the 21 year-old police constable who died as a result of the 1986 Russell Street bombing. Proceeds from the event assist in funding the Police Excellence Awards for further education. Open to all comers. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May SRI CHINMOY COMO LANDING HALF MARATHON, 14KM AND 7KM
An inner city half marathon on trails following the Yarra River, starting and finishing at Como Landing, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 May PYRENEES WINE RUN
Beat Steve Moneghetti to win your weight in wine! Concluding at the Avoca Shire Turf Club, participants can chose from 5 or 15 km courses through the picturesque Pyrenees region. To be held on the 25th of May 2014, and beginning at 8.30 am, the run caters for all age groups. Entry fees are as follows: $60 per person, 15 km $50 adults, 5 km $30 children under 15 $150 family ticket We welcome guests to a 'carb-up' dinner hosted by Steve Moneghetti the night before at $25 per person for a bottomless, wine-inspired pasta menu. With the event being a celebration of local wine, each contestant will receive a show bag. We will be giving away spot prizes of wine and local Red Duck beer, and gourmet food and coffee will be available at the finishing point. Ample parking is available, as well as shower facilities. Book early - the first 100 people to book receive a complimentary bottle of Pyrenees wine. contact: Tess Astbury. email: tessastbury@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May VCCL WARRINGAL PARK (HEIDELBERG) 8KM
The 25th Annual Rendina Family Handicap along the Yarra River and Banyule Flats. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2014
Sun 1 Jun VCCL WOODLANDS HISTORIC PARK (GREENVALE) 8KM
The 19th Caruana Cross Country Classic held at Woodlands Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Wed 6-18 Jun SERRA TERROR 2014
This is an 80 km team endurance event around the Serra Range, part of the majestic Grampians National Park. The course features a wonderful array of terrain and conditions from Australian bush to sandstone mountains. Official checkpoints are manned approximately every 12-15 kms with rest and refreshment opportunities. At the end of each day, your crew will take you back to prearranged accommodation for the night. Your team may take one, two or three days to complete this adventure. You may be aiming for communing with nature slowly or pushing physical boundaries. - See more at: http://adventurerace.com.au/Events/4626#sthash.IMTlLvhj.dpuf contact: Maree. email: info@dunkeldadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 7 Jun VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN HANDICAP AND BREAKFAST
Melbourne. Winter is here! Warm up with a run around the Tan, just a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km (once or twice around the Tan). Start time: 7.30 am. Location: Tan track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, near Swan Street Bridge (Melway 2G A9; UBD 4 N18). Runners of all standards and ages welcome. The 8 km distance is a handicap event. If you have not run with us before, see the handicapper for a handicap before you run. No entry fee, but a coin donation is appreciated. Bacon and egg breakfast by the river at the barbeques afterwards. Breakfast free for VRR members and $3 for visitors. contact: Secretary. 9317 7508. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Jun MALLEE 12 FUN RUN AND M4 RAT RACE
Fast and flat 3 x 4km loops on a stunning Mildura waterfront course. $3000 prize money and quality trophies. Finishers medals for all Rat Racers.  contact: Mark Wilgar. email: mark@runningwateradventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Jun VCCL BIRDS LAND RESERVE (BELGRAVE HEIGHTS) 5KM
A surprisingly flat and fast 5km in the Dandenongs. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 14 Jun BICENTENNIAL PARK 3 AND 5KM RUN
A flat gravel path 3km and 5km course with one hill in the 5km course. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall. email: secretary@mpac.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun HAROLD STEVENS BLUESTONE CLASSIC
Sunday 15th June Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic. A different cross country run with: 3 km track+4km bike path + 8 km of tough cross country,total 15 km. Trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. Note: 7 km run/walk available, easy road & track course; free morning tea. 9am Harold Stevens Athletic Track, (Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18). Enter online or on the day  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 15 Jun BAC & VCCL WOODVALE RECREATION RESERVE (BENDIGO) 6.4KM
The Bendigo Athletic Club and Victorian Cross Country League combine for the Flack Advisory Winter Classic at Woodvale Recreation Reserve, Bendigo. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jun SRI CHINMOY ALBERT PARK HALF MARATHON, 10KM AND 5KM
The Albert Park half marathon is a new event this year on the Sri Chinmoy Races calendar. Start time 8.00am at the Palms Lawn adjacent to Bob Jane Stadium. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from U15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jun NEUROBLASTOMA RUN 2 CURE, THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY (NSW)
This is the second year of this fun run event focused on increasing awareness and raising funds for Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is the biggest killer of children under 5 from cancer. The event consists of a stunning 5k and 10k run in the Domain and Botanical Gardens around Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. These runs will be timed. There is also a 1k fun walk for children 5 and under with family followed by children's activities. contact: Lucy Jones. email: neuroblastomaaustraliainc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 28 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon, innaugural trail run event offers participants a marathon and half marathon distance event along the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven. From the cliff tops of Bells Beach to the rainforest of the Otways, participants will enjoy a NEW event on the Surf Coast. The event will attract road runners as the course is non technical allowing you to experience trail running in an awesome part of the world. The event can be done as an individual marathon runner or teams of 2 starting in Torquay or an individual half marathon, which starts at Point Addis, both distances finishing at the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving club.  contact: Chris Ord (Race Director) . email: info@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Jun PATTERSON RIVER 3 & 6KM RUN
A mostly flat gravel path course with some sections of asphalt or concrete path. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall. email: secretary@mpac.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 29 Jun VCCL WOODLANDS HISTORIC PARK (GREENVALE) 10KM
The 21st Independent Signs Handicap held on the trails at Woodlands Historic Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jul 2014
Sat 5 Jul MERRICKS 12KM HANDICAP
A hilly run, starting at Merricks Station and going up the Peninsula Equestrian Trail to Red Hill and back. There is also a shorter 3 and 5km course. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall. email: secretary@mpac.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Jul VCCL LYSTERFIELD PARK 8KM
A testing course on the trails of Lysterfield Park. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul VCCL MYRNIONG HANDICAP 6.5KM
A new event for the VCCL held at Lake Dewar Lodge near Myrniong. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 19 Jul MPAC ROSEBUD 3KM, 5KM AND 10KM RUN
A flat out and back 10km course with shorter 3km and 5km courses. The surface is gravel path in some sections and asphalt in others. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Rotary Park, Pt. Nepean Rd, Rosebud stating at 9am. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall/Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Jul SRI CHINMOY PRINCES PARK RUNNING FESTIVAL
Our annual running festival, including full marathon 42.2km, 30km, half marathon 21.1km, 10km and 5km. Staged from Lawn 5 on the Princes Park/Royal Park 5km loop with varying start times - see website for full details. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Jul COBURG FUN RUN AND WALK
Sunday 20th July Coburg Fun Run 12/6km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track, trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. (Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18) www.coburgharriers.org.au. Enter online or on the day  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Jul VCCL BRAESIDE PARK 10KM
A flat and fast 10km race through the red gums and former farmlands at Braeside Park. Organised jointly by the VCCL and VMA. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Jul MPAC MORDIALLOC CANAL 3KM, 4KM AND 8KM RUN
A flat 8km course on a gravel path with shorter 3km and 4km courses. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Attenborough Park, Nepean Hwy, Mordialloc starting at 2pm. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall / Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Jul VCCL CHURCHILL PARK (ROWVILLE) 6.5KM
A testing course on the trails of Churchill National Park. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2014
Sun 3 Aug VCCL WOODLANDS CLASSIC (GREENVALE) 5KM
A 5km race held by the Victorian Cross Country League on the trails at Woodlands Historic Park - just a few kilometres north of Melbourne Airport. Please come and have run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 9 Aug JACK'S BEACK 8KM HANDICAP
An out and back run through some bush and along the Bittern Coastal Wetlands Boardwalk with a handicap start. The first runner starts at 2pm. There is also a 3km and 4km course for juniors. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club at Marine Pde, Hastings. Entry cost is $5 or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall / Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug ACE RADIO WIMMERA GRAMPIANS HEART CHALLENGE
All welcome to the 3rd Ace Radio Wimmera Heart Challenge -Run for Russ-! Our goal is to combat the region's high death rates from cardiovascular disease. We're doing this by encouraging people of all ages, from everywhere, to get fit for our fun walk/run in the beautiful town of Stawell. 5km and 10km walk/run and a kiddies race for children 8 & under. Great family event in a beautiful setting at Cato Lake. The 5km and 10km runs are professionally timed. All entry fees and sponsorship support will go towards initiatives to help people of the Wimmera Grampians region prevent heart disease. contact: Jackie Peacock. email: run@heartchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 10 Aug VCCL GEORGE PERDON TEN MILER (AVONDALE HEIGHTS) 16.09KM AND 6.5KM
The annual George Perdon Handicap is held in honour of the VCCL and ultra running legend. This year the race will be held at the Tea Gardens in Avondale Heights. Please come and have a run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN - 5KM, 10K & 21.1KM
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautifully reinvigorated Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. There are a variety of distances to choose from - 5km, 10km, 21.1km and we'll even have some sack races for the littlies! Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula contact: Richard Does. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug COBURG HALF MARATHON
24th August Coburg Half Marathon 21.1km or 10km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track,undulating bike path course,(Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18), trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. www.coburgharriers.org.au  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug VCCL LILLYDALE LAKE (LILYDALE) 5KM
The Victorian Cross Country League's annual 'Legend' race at scenic Lillydale Lake. Please come and have a run with our club. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug DE CASTELLA RUN
The 34 th de Castella Run will again offer 5 km walk or run, 10 km run and 15 km run options along the hilly, but scenic Boulevard in Kew. There will again be lots of spot prizes, show bags, sausage sizzle, medals for all age group placegetters, massages and expo. Funds are raised for mental health research at the Monash and Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. contact: Anthony de Castella 0410417920. email: decastellarun@gmail.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2014
Sun 7 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL
21km, 10km, and 5km Run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula foreshore. We also have a 1km Run for the smaller kiddies.
Note new date (was 25 May) email: info@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep ROSS FESTIVAL OF MARATHONS (TAS)
The Ross Festival of Marathons enters its 11th year, and it is an event that creates a friendly atmosphere and is aimed at participation, there is a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon a 10km Race as well as a Children's Challenge. Once again we will be offering a Teams Marathon Event where you can enter a team of either 2, 3 or 4. Come along and find out how much fun Tasmania's Boutique Marathon can be.  contact: Casey Mainsbridge. email: Casey.Mainsbridge@utas.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 14 Sep VCCL KYNETON RIDGE ESTATE WINERY 6.5KM
A challenging course starting and finishing at the Kyneton Ridge Estate Winery. Organised by the Victorian Cross Country League. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Sep SRI CHINMOY YARRA BOULEVARD HALF MARATHON, 10KM AND 5KM
Our final half marathon for the year and including 10km and 5km races, staged on the Yarra Boulevard 5km loop in Richmond, staged from the Kevin Bartlett Reserve. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Sep VCCL WESTERFOLDS PARK (TEMPLESTOWE) 6.5KM
The final race of the VCCL season is a mixture of bike path and cross country at Westerfolds Park. Fun runners can enter for $15 on the day. contact: Brian Marantelli. email: vccl@vccl.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri 26 Sep BALLAM PARK ONE HOUR TRACK RUN
A one hour run on the Ballam Park Athletic Track, Benanee Dve, Frankston. Start is 7pm. This run is conducted by Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club. Entry cost is $5, or $2 for Athletic Victoria registered athletes. contact: Cameron Hall / Mike Wheatley. email: morningtonpeninsula@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2014
Sat 11 Oct GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE - GREAT OCEAN ROAD
The Great Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-discipline team of 8 event, covering a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Oct 2014 GREAT AMAZING RACE
Uplift Events is proud to present Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, the 2014 public Great Amazing Race. The event will once again be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children�s Hospital Foundation. If you love the outdoors, competing and enjoy keeping fit then this is the ideal event as competitors from all ages and fitness levels can enter in this fun filled day. Just gather your partner, a friend, a family member or a work colleague and form a team of 2. Teams will race around Melbourne visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of activities along the way. Teams will race against the clock and other teams, deciphering clues and puzzles as they navigate their way through the course, relying on their teamwork to try and complete all the mandatory stages in the least amount of time. This is the perfect opportunity for Melburnians to experience the thrill and excitement of an Amazing Race in their own city.  contact: Sam Tram 1300 UPLIFT. email: enquiries@greatamazingrace.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct SRI CHINMOY MARIBYRNONG RIVER RUN
Staged from Riverside Park, The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds with 12km, 8km and 4km distances along the river trails of the Maribyrnong River. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct NED KELLY CHASE 100KM ULTRAMARATHON
Including a 50km solo, 4 x 25km relay, 100km RunNBike, 100km cycle challenge and 10km fun run, the 2014 Ned Kelly Chase embraces the true spirit of the chase and celebrates a remarkable period in our Nation's history. All events (except the 10km fun run) have variable start times that ensure entrants of all levels experience a "big" finish by aiming for a finish time of 2pm. This concept was terrific in 2013 and has been built on further for this year's event. The Ned Kelly Chase is at its heart a 100km running event. It utilises 100% sealed cycle and walking paths in North East Victoria, Australia. Its first 50km is an out and back on the World renowned Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The second 50km is also an out and back, but on the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the banks of the Ovens River and One Mile Creeks, plus the cycle paths out through Oxley to Milawa. The RunNBike (2 runners but just 1 bicycle between them) uses the same course, as does the 4 x 25km relay and the 100km cycle challenge. The solo 50km event uses the second half of the course. The 100km cycle challenge entrants will each be provided with a random "arrest" warrant before they begin the chase. That warrant is for one of the runners on course and the troopers' task is to find the runner and make an arrest before they finish their run. The chase is on! Included in the entry fee is a high quality, fully sublimated running and cycling shirt and a ticket to the event presentations and dinner. That dinner is a sumptuous 3-course buffet affair with dishes that include ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. A myriad of delights are on offer for diners to enjoy. A 2014 event teaser has been produced and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/-unnE-ofx08 A 10km course overview is also available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct 10KM NED KELLY CHASE
The 10km Ned Kelly Chase is an urban trail race in Wangaratta, NE Victoria. It utilises 50% sealed cycle paths (first and last ~2.5km) and some urban trail mix with everything from wide and flat to narrow and technical. commencing at 11:00am the event forms part of the broader 100km Ned Kelly Chase and presentations in this 10km fun run are timed to then allow finishers to celebrate the arrival of the 100km finishers. The "chase" also has an 1880's themed buffet dinner after the event and this will include dishes of the period such as ox-tail soup, mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. The field is capped and entry places are expected to sell out quickly. An over view of the course is available at http://youtu.be/1qfmAhFz1pU. contact: Justin Scholz. email: justin@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2014
Sat 15 Nov RUN FROM THE HILLS
With the full 21.5k and new for 2014 - a 10k and 5k walk/run, a FREE junior run (2ks through the vines) and a stunning event village (Mount Avoca Winery) - This is a a trail run you don't want to miss out on. Buses will transport runners up into the heart of the Pyrenees Range State Park Forest for the Start, taking participants through the newly restored Pyrenees Endurance walking trail; down 21.5k of fire road, 4wd tracks, double tracks and single track. Finishing off with a sprint to the finish line through the grape vines ending at the beautiful Mount Avoca Winery. This area is rapidly being recognised as one of the best adventure destinations in Victoria, with Australia's Toughest Mountain Bike Marathon being run at this location for the past 4 years. Big Hill Events will also be holding a 10k and a 5k Run/Walk- Around the Vineyard - which takes runners through the stunning grounds of the Mount Avoca Vineyard which will be the location for the event village. As a fun run - there will also be a FREE juniors 2k run - Through the Vines - which takes runners through the vines at the winery. contact: Big Hill Events. email: info@bighillevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2014
Sun 7 Dec SRI CHINMOY CHERRY LAKE CHRISTMAS RUN
Staged at Cherry Lake in Altona and includes 3 laps, 2 laps or 1 lap on the running trail around the lake - 10.5km, 7km or 3.5km. Start time 8.00am. This is our final race of the year and a certain Christmas personality makes an appearance with free gifts for all the children! All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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