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Apr 2015
Sun 26 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2015 (VIC)
You won't find a more picturesque running course in Australia. We provide for all fitness levels with a 2km, 5km, 10km & 21km on road course. We also include a 7km & 15km off-road trail run. Food, drink & entertainment are also provided. contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2015
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 4 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
Willow Tree Flat, Audley, Royal National Park Some of Australia's loveliest bushland is right on Sydney's doorstep: there is no better way to appreciate and enjoy the sublime Royal National Park than running along its extensive network of tracks and trails. For the first time, enjoy a new Marathon course through the heart of Australia's oldest National Park. This is not a "technical" trail run, the course following mostly fire trails and well-graded walking tracks. Park at Loftus Train Station and take the event bus to the start ($10 return trip), or park at Willow Tree Flat (Park entry fee of $11 applies). On-the-day registration for the Marathon opens at 6.30am and closes at 6.55am; registration for other distances opens at 6.45am and closes at 7.55am. Marathon commences at 7am, other races start from 8am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 May SRI CHINMOY GREEN BRIDGE & UQ RIVER RUN HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM (QLD)
The event is conducted on a delightful 10km riverside course which initially crosses the Green Bridge before moving into the beautiful grounds of UQ and following a soft and smooth compacted dirt track, then out on to a broad smooth path by the river and golf course.Great post race brekkie fresh friut and hot pancakes. Multiple age category medals.  contact: Avirgyan Rogan. email: brisbane@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 3 May CSU BATHURST HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
A fast, flat course around the beautiful City of Bathurst. Keep winter at bay a little longer with this long running not for profit event organised by local runners. $40 adults/$25 students. Cash prizes, free post race BBQ and lots of spot prizes.  contact: Bathurst Running. email: bathurstrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Wed-Thu 6-7 May DARKNESS TO DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE (QLD)
Law firm Minter Ellison is challenging all of us to get involved in running, walking or volunteering at the 110km Darkness to Daylight Challenge to speak out against domestic violence. With 110 women, children and men dying because of this silent epidemic every year, we will make a difference on 6 and 7 May by raising awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention. There are many options on how to participate by volunteering to marshal the event, walking or running as far as possible, relaying the distance as a team, running the last 10km or walking the final 3km. Challenge yourself and sign up today. contact: Australia's CEO Challenge. email: hello@darknesstodaylightchallenge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 16 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS MARATHON (SA)
The Great Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadatta) and finishes at the town oval where it wraps up with a BBQ. Participants can either walk, run or ride the distance as a personal challenge or as a group completing a portion of the distance together, doing either 5, 10, 15, 21 or the full 42km (can only walk to 21km). Participants are required to pay an entry fee (a portion of the fees go to a chosen local community group or cause). The Breakaways Marathon will be run on 23 May 2015 so if anyone would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Clair Halkias at the District Council of Coober Pedy on (08) 8672 4624 during office hours or email chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Online registration will be available from the event website in January.  contact: Clair Halkias. email: chalkias@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 23-24 May YMCA OF CANBERRA RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON (ACT)
For many years the Half Marathon weekend has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Saturday 23rd May offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs, and Sunday 24th May is the day of the Half Marathon. Mark off the weekend of the 23rd/24th May in your calendars for the 2015 Half Marathon weekend! Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner, who died in a road accident returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Half Marathon held on 13th September 1970 had just 24 finishers. In 2014 there were 373 entrants. The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon Weekend comprises the Half Marathon on Sunday 24th May and two events on Saturday 23rd: a 1.6k Mini Jog and a 5k Fun Run.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 May HBF RUN FOR A REASON (WA)
HBF Run for a Reason, presented by The West Australian is a fun and memorable way to improve your health and raise funds for WA health-related charities. We're making this year our biggest event yet with three courses that you can walk, jog or run; Ramsay Health Care 4km Ramsay Health Care 12km NEW: Half Marathon 21.1km (no walking category available) Enjoy one of Perth's great events and help raise funds for over 130 WA health-related charities by raising funds or donating.  Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jun 2015
Sun 7 Jun BMA MACKAY MARINA RUN (QLD)
The Mackay Marina Run is one of the Mackay region's premier sporting events. It is also a major running event for regional Qld with over 3000 people registering in 2014.  contact: Sandy Strong. email: event@mackaymarinarun.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 8 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE (ACT)
A favourite event on the Winter calendar, the Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon is staged in and around Telopea Park on the Queens Birthday public holiday Monday. Also featuring 2 shorter races over the classic "Imperial" distances of 5 miles and 2 miles. Post-race breakfast for all. Start 9 am for Half Marathon at Telopea Park East car park, 9.45 am start for shorter races. Online entries available or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 14 Jun THE GEORGES RIVER - FESTIVAL OF THE FEET (NSW)
21KM/14KM/7KM/3KM. Four great events to choose from, whether you are enjoying a fun day out with the family or stepping up to your next challenge. All events start and finish at the Western Districts Joggers and Harriers' Clubhouse at Lake Gillawarna - 150m west of the footbridge over Henry Lawson Drive, between Flinders Rd and Georges Cres, Georges Hall. Enjoy a picturesque traffic free running course that follows pathways and trails in a park and lake setting. If you want to try out the course, come down any Saturday for our Club's Saturday Run, 7.15am.  contact: Joan Eisenhuth 02 9724 4729. email: info@westiesjoggers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Jun WIN NETWORK TRARALGON MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club proudly presents ‘Australia’s Oldest Marathon’. Come and enjoy the ‘Friendly Marathon’ and running festival (42km/21km/10km). The WIN Network 48th Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival offers great value, and we’ve kept our entry fees down with Australia’s lowest. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners that isn’t available at many of the major events.  contact: Will Hanrahan. email: info@traralgonharriers.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 27 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria's famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne. In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster. This is the perfect event for ALL runners - road or trail orientated - eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won't believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns). From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot. contact: Chris Ord, Tour de Trails. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST AND MARATHON (WA)
The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is organised and run by the Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. Saturday - Race Pack Collection & Junior RunFest (1,2,3 mile) Sunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 5km Run and 5km Walk The Marathon course is scenic, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The course takes in the fabulous Geraldton foreshore, and a RunFest Expo of supporting sponsors, healthy living exhibitors, volunteers, families and fellow participants adds a festival atmosphere. contact: Damon Angelatos. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST (WA)
Saturday: Junior 1, 2 and 3 mile courses Sunday: Marathon & Half (IAAF Accredited) 10km and 5km for walk and run The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is hosted and organised by Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. The Geraldton Marathon course is fast and flat, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The weekend begins at the Geraldton Yacht Club Saturday, with Race Pack collection and RunFest Expo from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, including the Junior RunFest in its second year. Marathoners have an early start at 7:00am, joined an hour later on the course by Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk. Then at 9:00am everyone is in together as the 5km Run and 5km Walk competitors share in the fun. After your event, relax and wind down with us at the accompanying RunFest Expo followed by an end of festival social celebration at 3:00pm at the Yacht Club. Enjoy!  email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 7 - DOLLS POINT MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
Peter Depena Reserve, Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Botany Bay is a beautiful place to run, while Peter Depena Reserve in Cook Park offers the ideal start/finishing point. The course also loops over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge, affording great views over the mouth of the Georges River and beyond. Choose from the world's 4 most popular racing distances of Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. Parking in car parks along Russell Ave. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run held on the spectacular Redcliffe Peninsula will take place on Sunday 19th of July. Races include a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 3km all along the waterfront. For the first time, Jetty 2 Jetty will be offering prize money for the half marathon & 10km events, free running singlet for half marathon & 10km entrants, and a race visor for 5km & 3km entrants. contact: Kate. email: kate@ourvillage.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S CHOICE (VIC)
Take on the streets of Melbourne and its most iconic landmarks in the most exciting running event in the city on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Run Melbourne offers five distances for all ages and abilities. 5km | 10km | Brooks Half-Marathon | 3km kids | People's Choice PJs Run  email: info@runmelbourne.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul WESTLINK M7 BLACKTOWN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The 2015 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will be held on Sunday 26 July. ALL race distances will start and finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill (Athletics Track). The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km is (AIMS/IAAF Certified Course) on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. The 4km course will be confirmed soon. For updated information visit the website. contact: Blacktown City Council. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2015
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sun 2 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
2 August 2015. The great cross-country fun run is BACK! The D&D showcases our town and the Dungog Common, and raises much needed funds for our Shire Community Centre. Where: Dungog showground, entrance near 57 Abelard St, Dungog. When: Sunday 2 August 2015, Registration & online entrant pick up will OPEN @ 7am Pre-Race Briefing @ 8am for Half & 8:45am for Dash & Dawdle Half Marathon Trail Run STARTING @ 8:15am Dash STARTING @ 9am Dawdle STARTING @ 9am after Dasher are away! Pups & Prams STARTING @ 9:30am Presentation @ 11am We are trying to keep this event as environmentally friendly as possible, We ask that you bring water bottles with you. There will be water stations that you can fill up your water bottle and pick up any other drinks at. We also ask that you please hold on to any rubbish till you get back to the Showground and put it in the bins. More information to come, closer to the day! contact: Beau DSCC. email: beau@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 8-9 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland. A 42 km Marathon or a 21 km Half Marathon distance or the FARA 7.5 km Fun Run on two consecutive days.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Aug LJ HOOKER BROOME MARATHON FESTIVAL (WA)
42.2km LJ Hooker Broome Marathon, 19.6km Life & Soul Run, 11.3km Matso's Dash. All on the amazing Cable Beach, Broome. Hard packed sands and perfect tides. Incredible 'Dry Season' weather in the Kimberley.  contact: Glenn Taylor. email: gt@fitevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug RUNNSW GREATER HALF MARATHON (NSW)
The RunNSW Greater Half Marathon will be held on Saturday 28 August. The course will be within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and based from the home of Athletics NSW at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a fast, flat marathon course at Sydney Olympic Park. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! All entrants in the half and full marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival shirt and finishers medal, as well as a complementary BBQ lunch. It's a fun family event with a great festival atmosphere. There's a jumping castle for the kids, a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and very importantly, good coffee! Take a long weekend to enjoy your Mudgee experience. There are great cafes, charming wine bars and casual brasseries, with no less than 40 wineries within easy reach. Online registrations are open now and will close at 6pm on the 20th of August. Race kits will be available for collection on Saturday August 22nd and race registrations will also be available at this time. Unfortunately registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon. contact: Ben. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 29-30 Aug WONDERLAND RUN (VIC)
Saturday 29 August: 8.5km undulating entry level trail run. then.... Sunday 30 August: Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Matty Bell 0409 112 810. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Aug SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge trail running festival offers a scenic and challenging route through the forests and farmland of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Runners will experience hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt roads and no asphalt whatsoever. Exciting short, medium, long and ultra distances are available for runners of all abilities: everyone from experienced marathoners to newbies, school children to pensioners. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event at the beautiful Wingello forest in the Southern Highlands. The second running of the Southern Highlands Challenge will take place on 30th August 2015. contact: April Palmerlee - Race Director. email: aprilpalmerlee@yahoo.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2015
Sun 6 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Mornington R​unning Festival will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 (Fathers Day). Participants will have the choice of running or walking 5km, 10km or 21km events, along with our popular 1km Kids Run within Mornington Park. Every competitor receives a commemorative Mornington Running Festival medal. contact: Scott Hollow. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep BROOKS FORSTER RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Welcome to the 5th Brooks Forster running festival 2015. Come and celebrate our 5th year in beautiful Forster Tuncurry only 2 hours north of Newcastle and 3.5 hours north of Sydney. Our reputation for a family friendly event with a distance to suit everyone will ensure you experience an awesome weekend away surrounded by the pristine waters of the Wallis lake Run with the ocean and lake beside you at all times as you make your way over the Forster-Tuncurry bridge, covering the twin towns break wall's paths and trails, the course is 99% flat course with only one slight rise EVENTS INCLUDE 21.1 km half marathon 10 km run 5 km fun run 4 km walk and talk 4 km kids 9-12 yrs fun run 2 km kids 4-8 yrs fun run contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Oct 2015
Sun 11 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 21KM SKYRUN (NSW)
Starting int he Blue Mountains township of Blackhealth the Hounslow Classic 21km event takes runners past Govetts Leap and into the Grose Valley, passing through the Grand Canyon, Junction Rock and traversing Rodriguez Pass. This could eb the toughest half marathon run you ever do. The Hounslow Classic 21 is part of the Oceania SkyRunning Championship Series in 2015. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Oct LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event is a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km and 3km runs plus a 3km walk. The 21.1km and 10km run route highlights views over the Glass House Mountains. the event is now in its 5th Year and gaining in popularity. Full details will soon be made available on our website. contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2015
Sun 1 Nov GREAT BARRIER REEF MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
The Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is on November 1st in Port Douglas. The 74km JCU Ultra Marathon now begins on Four Mile Beach, journeys out into Mowbray Valley, heading up the infamous "Bump Track" and then turning left onto Black Mountain Road to tackle the stunning trails of Twin Bridges. This is one epic challenge and a seriously challenging event. Not for the faint hearted either, the 42.195km Steve Moneghetti Marathon follows a similar course with the inclusion of the Bump Track, but with first a loop through the pristine valley of Spring Creek before heading for the infamous climb. This event turns around at the top of the track and heads back into Port Douglas along the palm tree lined streets of Port Douglas - an adventure marathon like no other! There is also the 21.1km Sheraton Mirage Resort Port Douglas Half Marathon which also begins on the beach and the 10km Newsport Daily run, a hot lap around the township of Port Douglas from the beach to suburbia, through hidden trails and back along the palm tree lined streets. Also on offer for those preferring a more 'fun run' approach is the 5km Port Douglas Fundy 5000 and the 2.5km Coles Junior Challenge. There's something for everyone!  contact: Mick Whalen. email: info@pdem.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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