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Mar 2014
Sun-Mon 23-23 Mar NUMURKAH WETLANDS FUN RUN
Events: 10 & 5km run, 5km walk Team event: 5km & 10km teams race minimum 4 entries (fastest 4 across the line) Kids: 1km grade 2 & under, 2km grade 3-6 Venue: St. Joseph's primary school Numurkah Cost: $30 Adults, $10 U/16's, Gold coin kids Start time: 9am Adults - 10.15am kids Pre Registration by Friday 21st March 4pm entries accepted on the morning additional $5 First 200 entries receive dry fit singlet free, spot prizes, entry bag and family BBQ Everyone Welcome Run or Walk contact: St.Joseph's Primary school Numurkah 0358621804. email: tjcox@bembaala.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2014
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.
 
Sat 25 Oct KING VALLEY CHALLENGE
King Valley Challenge is a multi-sport event held in the King Valley. The event consists of a 15km off road run, 12km kayak, 39km road cycle and 3km run to the finish line. You can compete in the event solo or you can compete in a team. Teams can be made of 2 or 3 people. For those that only want to run and can't find a team you can also enter just the run. This is a great run along the upper King river on 4WD track. contact: Liam Delany. email: liam@vigor.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 25 Oct SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 2
INFO: Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.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.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES MELBOURNE
Join us at the Tan Track in Melbourne on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 8km run or 4km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES BENDIGO
Join us at Lake Weeroona, Bendigo on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 6km run or 3km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct GREAT STRIDES GEELONG
Join us at Barwon Valley Park, Geelong on Sunday 26 October to WALK or RUN in the 2014 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. 6km run or 3km run/walk Grab your family, friends or do it solo. Let's fight Cystic Fibrosis together! contact: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. email: events@cfv.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Oct TUNGAMAH LIONS CLUB TEN THOUSAND
The 10,000 day includes a 10km fun/run, plus a shorter 5km fun/run for those unable to tackle the 10km event. For under 16 runners there is a 3km run and for the littlies, shorter distances. Other highlights include a market, music, cycling crits, sheep dog jumping, and all up, a great family fun day with all proceeds going to people needing help. Winners of the men and women 10km run receive $500 each, courtesy of the Tungamah Presidents' Group.  contact: Les Harrison. email: harro@mcmedia.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Oct HURSTBRIDGE FUN RUN 12KM, 6KM & 3KM
Events: 12km (8:30am), 6km (8:45am) or 3km (10:00am) Venue: Hurstbridge Primary School Run through the wetlands, along the creek, through the trees, past the kangaroos and over the hills! PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE: Individual $25; Family $50 ON-THE-DAY REGISTRATION: Individual $30; Family $60 PRE-REGISTER FOR FREE TRAINING RUNS WITH "Step into Life Diamond Creek" for all abilities. Pre-register before 6th October for you name to be printed on your race bib. email: info@hurstbridgefunrun.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2014
Sat-Mon 1-3 Nov VICTORIAN TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL
This is the event that has something on offer for every trail lover, from Multi Day, Single Day including Marathon, Half Marathon and 15k, and even a spooky 10k night run through the forest, the Black Forest Run. But most importantly what the festival offers is the opportunity to come together and spend time with the trail running community for up to 3 days at our event hub and campsite in a magnificent and picturesque Yarra Valley setting adjacent to the Yarra River at Warburton, only 75km from the Melbourne CBD. This is the closest you are ever likely to get to Trail runners heaven!  contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 1 Nov 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. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov LARA FUN RUN
The Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focussed event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion gardens with 5km and 10km courses taking participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife. This great course is not available to the general public at any other time throughout the year. A professionally organised event, with a great community feel at a spectacular venue, make this event one not to be missed. contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN
This year's Bendigo Bank Fun Run is on Sunday 2 November. People of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves to a 5km run/walk or a 10/15km run. This year all funds raised will go to the Renal Dialysis service at Bendigo Health. A new start area will see participants begin in front of the Visitor Information Centre in Pall Mall - a great back drop of some of Bendigo's most iconic buildings. All participants receive their very own medallion and a free healthy breakfast when they cross the finish line.  contact: Bendigo Health Foundation. email: bhfoundation@bendigohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Nov COBURG CHARITY FUN RUN
RUN FOR TANZANIA Charity Fun Run 12 km run, 6km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the place getters plus Certificates for all, Clubroom facilities, give-aways, lots of fun, all welcome, 100% of funds raised will go to support the Mampando Village Rural Hygeine and Sanitation Project (see hat.org.au -> Projects) enter on the day or online,Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10. Help to raise money for a worthy cause.  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Nov MANSFIELD HALF MARATHON & FUN RUN
Come and experience the beautiful scenery of Mansfield, just 2 hrs drive north of Melbourne. CASH PRIZES FOR HALF MARATHON. $250 1st. $100 2nd. $50 3rd for men and women. We have a 10k, 5k and a 1k event for age 10 & under and a 5km walk. Routes are on unsealed, but well maintained, gravel roads and along the Great Victorian Rail Trail and gently undulating. contact: Mike Irwin 0432 324 052. email: manfieldfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 8 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 3
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 13 Nov VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TWILITE TAN TIME TRIAL ()
Melbourne, only a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km, once or twice around the Tan. End the working day with a run along the beautiful, leafy course by the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens. One challenging hill, up Anderson St. Start time: 6.30 pm. Location: Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance forecourt (Melway 2F K12; UBD 4 F20). All welcome, members and non-members. Cost: $2 for all participants. This is a casual fun run with no prizes, held monthly in the warmer months. contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sat 15 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km run/walk starting at Docklands and following the Yarra River walking trails all the way out to Donvale. Competitors are required to fundraise a minimum of $200 each, 100% of which goes to support several amazing projects that the Upstream Foundation have partnered with. This year we are also introducing a 20km option for those that don't feel they are up to the 50km event. contact: Melissa. email: melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 15 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 4
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Nov METUNG FUN RUN
5k and 10k runs contact: tom moore. email: tom2lou@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Nov VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) JELLS PARK SOUTH FUN RUN
Distances: 15 km (start 8.00 am), 10 km and 5 km (start 8.30 am). Location: Jells Park South, Ferntree Gully Road entrance (Melway 72 B10) (UBD 318 L13). Park your car near the Oaks Picnic Area. Cost of entry: $10 for VRR members, $15 for non-members and $5 for juniors. Enter on the day only. Scenic course through bushland and open parkland; some undulations but mostly flat; all on good walking tracks. Medals for event and age group winners, and certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Enquiries: Secretary 0428 272 093 contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Wed 22 Nov-22 Oct SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 5
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Nov COBURG LAKE CLASSIC FUN RUN
Coburg Lake Classic Fun Run Sunday 23rd November 2014, 9am for an event that is a little different from our normal Fun Runs, being a 10km run or a 5km run/walk along the scenic Merri Creek. Trophies for the placegetters, Certificates for all, free morning tea, and a friendly atmosphere. Enter on the day or online, Harold Stevens Athletic track, Outlook Rd Coburg, Melway Map 18 A10 contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Nov SEAFORD WETLANDS FUN RUN
Rotary (Peninsula 2.0) is partnering with Seaford Little Athletic Centre and Seaford North Primary School to conduct a Family Fun Run around the RAMSAR listed Seaford Wetlands, to raise awareness and funds for the establishment of a new mental health service in the wider Frankston area: Kindred Clubhouse Program. Kindred Clubhouses provide respect, hope, friendship and opportunities to those living with mental illnesses. The Seaford (and Edithvale) Wetland area is RAMSAR listed for its extraordinary variety of birdlife; especially as a nesting area for significant species of migratory birds. We know that physical activity helps support feelings of wellness and positivity; and we also know that mental illness affects not only the sufferer, but their families and friends too. We want this Fun Run to show that being active together is a positive and inclusive step in managing mental illness.  contact: Kerri Jewell. email: kerri.jewell@optusnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 29 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 6
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Nov 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.
 
Sun 30 Nov SPRINT INTO SPRING RACE 7
Read Map, Sprint, Punch Control & Repeat. If you can read a map, run or walk you can take on the Sprint Into Spring Series this year! With over 100 competitors last year join in the fun and excitement as you dash around parkland and building structures. 3 courses available for abilities ranging from; beginners, intermediates and experts. contact: Shane Mallia. email: shane.mallia1@live.vu.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2014
Sat 6 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TAN TIME TRIAL
Melbourne. Summer is here! Celebrate with a run around the Tan, just a few minutes out of the 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 at the barbeques by the river afterwards. Breakfast free for VRR members and $3 for visitors. contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Thu 11 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) TWILITE TAN TIME TRIAL
Melbourne, only a few minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD. Distance: 4 km or 8 km, once or twice around the Tan. End the working day with a run along the beautiful, leafy course by the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens. One challenging hill, up Anderson St. Start time: 6.30 pm. Location: Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance forecourt (Melway 2F K12; UBD 4 F20). All welcome, members and non-members. Cost: $2 for all participants. This is a casual fun run with no prizes, held monthly in the warmer months. contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 13 Dec TREX AUSTRALIAN CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and MultiSport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs. Australian Champs competitors tackle a challenging 1500m swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run in a bid to take out the title and a share in the $10,000 prize pool! Those looking to take out the title of 'Dirt Master Victoria' will be lining up on the start line again the following day to compete in the Sprint Course Cross Triathlon followed by a 10km trail run as part of the Multisport Festival. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX CROSS TRIATHLON SPRINT/JUNIOR/TEASER COURSE - BENDIGO, VICTORIA
The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and Multisport Weekend is based in the Murray Darling Basin in Bendigo, and is surrounded by parkland and nature reserves. Crusoe Reservoir, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city provides an idyllic backdrop for a weekend of Off Road Action at the Australian Cross Triathlon Champs & Multisport weekend. Following on from the Australian Champs on the Saturday, on Sunday the TreX Cross Triathlon Sprint course, Teaser course and junior competitors take to the trails. Sprint course competitors are in for a 500m swim, 10km mountain bike and 5km trail run, whilst the teaser course competitors and juniors will tackle a 200m swim, 6km mountain bike and 1km trail run. For those sprint course competitors who are after an added challenge, competing in the 10km trail run on the Sunday afternoon will put you in the running to be crowned mini Dirt Master/Mistress Victoria. For the juniors, the 5km trail run option completes the race for Junior Dirt Dude Victoria. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Dec TREX MULTISPORT FESTIVAL - 10KM/5KM TRAIL RUN
Completing the TreX Cross Triathlon Aus Champs and Multisport weekend are the 10km and 5km trail runs. Set on undulating trails and track amongst the Box Ironbark forest and then traversing the banks for beautiful Crusoe Reservoir, this trail run course offers something for everyone including spectacular scenery, challenging off road trails, some technical sections as well as a bit of water and mud. This is an OFF ROAD trail run, expect to get wet, muddy & dirty! contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Wed 31 Dec VRR (VICTORIAN ROAD RUNNERS) NEW YEAR'S EVE RUN AND CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST
Melbourne. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a morning run around the beautiful Tan, only a few minutes out of the CBD. Enjoy a champagne and croissant breakfast by the Yarra River afterwards. Distance: 4 km or 8 km (once or twice around the Tan). Start time: 7.30 am. Register from 6.45 am. Location: Tan track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, near the Swan Street Bridge (Melway 2G A9). Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $5 for juniors. Cost covers champagne and croissants. Certificates for all finishers. Spot prizes. Enquiries: Secretary 0428 272 093 contact: Secretary. 0428272093. email: vicroadrunners@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jan 2015
Fri 2 Jan BELLS BASH CLIFF RUN
The Bells Bash Cliff Run is an 8km fun run or 4km run/walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back. The 12th annual Bells Bash Cliff Run will take place on Friday, 2nd January, 2015. The course takes runners along a picturesque undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the stunning coastline between the two points. Each entrant receives the famous Bells Bash T-shirt.  contact: club. email: info@janjucsurfclub.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
For the very first time, we are offering a unique event in multisport racing in Australia - the location is the iconic Phillip Island Racetrack! You will have the chance to race on one of the fastest motorsports circuits in the world. There is an event for everyone from the triathlete, swimmer, cyclist and runner and from ages 5 - 99 and for all abilities. This will be a must do weekend event for the entire family. Running Events include Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and Kids Races.  contact: XOSIZE events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 11 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN (11TH ANNUAL, 5TH OFFICIAL...) 28KM/56KM
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side. That's a 28km crossing (or 56km double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula - and not at the skinny bit! A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Katrina 0401 149 537. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Jan COBURG NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FUN RUN
Coburg New Years Resolution Fun Run/Walk 9am Sunday 18th January 2015 12km run/ 6km run/walk, Online entry or enter on the day Trophies for place getters, Certificates for all,free morning tea, Harold Stevens Athletic Track Outlook Road Coburg, Melway 18 A10. contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 Jan TRIATHLON PINK AND FUN RUN PINK
Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy. There is also a Kids Triathlon event. Fun Run Pink caters for both males and females as well as kids.  contact: Beau Stubbs. email: info@theeventcrew.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2015
Sun 8 Feb CARLTON CLASSIC MARATHON
This run is the Melbourne leg of the Triple 7 Quest, see http://www.triple7quest.com Limited numbers can join this elite group for the first part of their quest.  contact: John Perkins. email: jperkins@nieir.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb COMMUNITY BANK WARBURTON UP AND RUNNING
Boutique family running event just 80km east of Melbourne, in Warburton. One of Victoria's most scenic runs on trails along the banks of the upper Yarra, and on quiet rural roads. Affordable entry prices. Over $5000 in prizes. Team awards. Half Marathon, 10km & 5km runs, 5km walk and Kids' dash (approx 2km). In its 12 year now. Limited numbers. Registration opens November 1, 2014. contact: Sue Hoffman. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Feb RIVER RUN - GEELONG
The Latrobe Health Centre - River Run is a flat and fast 5k/10k course along the banks of the beautiful Barwon River in Geelong. Starting and finishing at Barwon Valley Park, the River Run takes participants on sealed paths alongside the river over single loop 5 & 10k courses. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers. contact: Justin. email: justin@pbevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Feb THE HUME BANK CITY2CITY RUN WALK (NSW)
The inaugural Hume Bank City2City Run Walk is an event aimed at promoting community health and wellbeing while raising funds for the local cross-border health service, Albury Wodonga Health. People of all abilities can challenge themselves to either a 10km or 7.5km run or walk, with exclusive access to iconic city roads normally off-limits to runners and pedestrians. 100% of all monies raised will go to Albury Wodonga Health with Cardiac Services being the beneficiary in Year 1.  contact: Jen Hayes. email: info@city2cityawh.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2015
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 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.
 
Sat 21 Mar ROLLER COASTER RUN
Approximately 21.5 and 43 km trail runs, starting and finishing at SkyHigh. Experience the sunrise illuminating Melbourne from an elevated viewpoint. Have a beautiful run on the western front of the Dandenongs. Follow it up by some quality cheering/heckling time as you eat brunch, overlooking other finishers and the course. (Brunch is included in the short distance entry.) Watch out for clowns.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Clarkey 0403 819 390. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2015
Fri 10 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE SKY26ER
A tough 26km trail run starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the centre of the athlete friendly township of Bright. contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 11 Apr BUFFALO STAMPEDE ULTRA SKYMARATHON
a 75km course starting and finishing on the banks of the Ovens River in the athlete friendly township of Bright. The Ultra SkyMarathon is Australia's first sanctioned SkyRunning event and takes runners on an epic run up and over hills and through creeks to the top of the iconic Mt Buffalo and then returning. Total 4545m D+  contact: Race Director - Sean Greenhill 0409 047 714. email: info@buffalostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
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.
 
 
Aug 2015
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.
 


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