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Dec 1969
Wed-Sun 31 Dec-8 Mar BROOKS PORT MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The fourth Brooks Port Macquarie running festival will take place at Port Macquarie's Town Green Half Marathon 10km Run 5km Fun Run 4km Walk & Talk 4km Kids Fun Run 9-12 yrs 2km Kids Fun Run 4-8 yrs contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 21 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES (ACT)
Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT. 6.30am 21.2 km Tour de Ridges run & 15.3 km bush walk; 7.15am 15.3 km run; 7.30am 10.6 km out and back ‘flat’ Farrer - Isaacs trail run & walk.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Jan 2015
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (VIC)
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.
 
Fri-Sun 2-4 Jan PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL (VIC)
For the very first time we are offering a unique racing opportunity on Phillip Island where you will compete on one of the fastest motorsport circuits in the world, the Phillip Island Racetrack. It is a weekend full of events from running, triathlon, cycling, swimming, aquathon and kids events. There are multiple distances to choose from so check out our website for the full listing of events and timetable.  contact: XOSIZE Events. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 Jan TWO BAYS TRAIL RUN (11TH ANNUAL, 5TH OFFICIAL...) 28KM/56KM (VIC)
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.
 
 
Feb 2015
Sat 7 Feb BUSSELTON RUNNERS CLUB HALF MARATHON & FUN RUN (WA) contact: https://www.facebook.com/busseltonrunnersclubhalfmarathon. email: admin@busseltonrunnersclub.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Feb CARLTON CLASSIC MARATHON (VIC)
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 (VIC)
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.
 
Sat-Sun 28 Feb-1 Mar COLOUR CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Our aim is to provide the leading event in Orange and the Central West, promoting the region and a healthy lifestyle,whilst providing participants with a rewarding,value for money experience no matter what their goals. The Colour City Running Festival caters for all runners from the kids 2km event through to a Marathon for the more serious runner.  email: colourcityrunningfestival@gmail.com . Visit the website for more details.
 
 
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 8 Mar MALLACOOTA FUN RUN (VIC)
The Mallacoota Fun Run offers participants a picturesque running course in far east Gippsland, Victoria. The half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km courses offer runners and walkers a variety of challenges set against stunning bush and ocean backdrops. The event is held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend to give participants a chance to get away and enjoy a long weekend in the friendly township of Mallacoota. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 21 Mar ROLLER COASTER RUN (VIC)
Approximately 21.5 and 43 km trail runs, starting and finishing at SkyHigh. Experience the sunrise illuminating Melbourne from an elevated viewpoint. Have a beautiful run on the western front of the Dandenongs. Follow it up by some quality cheering/heckling time as you eat brunch, overlooking other finishers and the course. (Brunch is included in the short distance entry.) Watch out for clowns.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Clarkey 0403 819 390. email: info@twobaystrailrun.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 21-22 Mar CBR 100 CHALLENGE (ACT)
100km/50km/25km tracks. Run solo or walk as a team of three. Get fit with friends, support the Heart Foundation and explore Canberra's best scenery and trails. contact: Ellie Trobe. email: ellie@earlybirdevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2015
Sun 12 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015 (VIC)
26th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 12, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a popular and professionally run event with over 1000 entries last year. The course along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong is scenic and away from road traffic. This run always takes place on the first Sunday after Easter (Sunday April 12, 2015). The start is 8:00 am on the day and is easily found under the Moorabool Street Bridge in Geelong with plenty of nearby parking. There is over $3500 in prizes as well as additional spot prizes. As in past years, there is a $200 bonus for anyone breaking the open records. Entry is online ONLY through our website www.gccc.asn.au There are spot prizes of running shoes and Garmin Sports Watches for early entries. Entries close Tuesday March 31, 2015. Adult entry is $50, concession $40. An additional feature is the relay section with a team of three runners running approximately 3 X 7 km. The cost per team is 3 X $30. On-line entries will be available from early December. Entry numbers will be capped at 1200 and a race time cut-off will apply. Cut-off is 50 minutes at 7 km and 1 hour 45 minutes at 14 km.  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 18 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With three distances, 12km, 22km, 45km, to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. Based at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Apr NEWRUN - NEWCASTLE'S FESTIVAL OF RUNNING (NSW)
With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you. contact: H Events. email: admin@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2015
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.
 
 
Aug 2015
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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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