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Oct 2017
Sat 21 Oct RUNAWAY BAROSSA MARATHON (SA)
Runaway Barossa Marathon is Australia's newest weekend running escape with friends and family, offering brand new marathon and half marathon courses (as well as 10k and kids run) in a stunning location. Experience the stunning vistas and celebrated vineyards, indulge yourself in the regions delicious food and wine, found everywhere from family-run bakeries to rustic wineries and the finest dining rooms. Part of the new Runaway Marathon series, you can combine your favourite past time with your ultimate holiday destination! Don't just chase your dreams - run them down at Runaway Barossa Marathon!  contact: (07) 5430 6711. email: runawaybarossa@ironman.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 21-22 Oct BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra SATURDAY 21 October 2017 7.00am 63.3km ultra marathon run; 42.2km bush marathon power walk 8.00am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon power walk 9.00am 21.1km bush half marathon run SUNDAY 22 October 2017 8.30am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk 10.30am 10km run and walk 10.40am Under 13 years 2km children’s run 11.00am 5km run & walk  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Oct SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
8km, 11km and 20km course options. This is a magnificently scenic course, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again - you may even be lucky enough to catch a whale sighting! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Oct KEDUMBA HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
7.30am. Old Queen Victoria Hospital, Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. Descends from 860m elevation to 150m elevation after 10.55k, then ascends to the finish. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2017
Sat 4 Nov RUN FOR YOUR LIFELINE (NSW)
Lifeline Canberra's annual event is Run For Your Lifeline. Held since 2014 and for the second year now at the permanent venue Patrick White Lawns at the National Library in Canberra. As usual, the event has a Half marathon, 10k and 5k (walk/run). This year the Canberra Summer Marathon will also be held in conjunction. contact: Brad Allen. email: ba@tripleedge.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Nov BENDIGO BANK FUN RUN (VIC)
The Bendigo Bank Fun Run is the major fundraising event for the Bendigo Health Foundation and annually raises around $150,000 for new hospital equipment. This year, the Fun Run will be supporting the Foundation's New Bendigo Hospital Appeal #GiveBack campaign aimed at raising $4 million for key pieces of equipment that will enable Bendigo to deliver health services locally. contact: Tara Everist. email: teverist@bendigohealth.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 5 Nov MANSFIELD HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN (VIC) contact: MIKE IRWIN. email: mansfieldfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 18-19 Nov TRUE SPIRIT OF ALPINE AUSTRALIA (VIC) contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Nov SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - BOTANY BAY (NSW)
8km, 11km, 20km and 30km course options. This is a magnificently scenic course, starting and finishing on Botany Bay at Kurnell, there is a nice variety of cliff top and ocean side trails, as you wind your way down the coast and back again - you may even be lucky enough to catch a whale sighting! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 19 Nov POINT TO PINNACLE HALF MARATHON (TAS)
Hobart to summit of Mt Wellington Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 25-26 Nov ALPINE CHALLENGE (VIC)
100 mile-100 km-60-36 km Individual-Team-Relay Challenge The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia, if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 km run you will have over 1,300 m of ascent. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 26 Nov CENTRAL COAST HALF MARATHON & 10KM FUN RUN (NSW)
A Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run along the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay and return (an out and back course). The course is flat and very scenic, taking in the views of Tuggerah Lake on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW. The event is hosted by The Central Coast Hash House Harriers. contact: Christine Laing. email: christine@centralcoasthalfmarathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2017
Sun 10 Dec DEEP SPACE MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON RUNNING AND WALKING FESTIVAL (ACT)
Former Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station to former Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station and return, Namadgi National Park A.C.T. 6.30am 42.2 km marathon, 1290m of ascent ; 7.30am 21.1 km half marathon run & power walk, 645m of ascent; 9.00am 8 km run and walk; 5 km run and walk  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Dec GOLD RUSH TRAIL RUN 11K AND 22K (VIC)
8.30am START – 22km @ Hepburn Recreation Reserve. 10am – START 11km Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES HALF MARATHON, 15K AND 10K RUNS AND 15K AND 10K WALKS (ACT)
A running or walking tour of the Farrer, Wanniassa Hills and Isaacs Ridge nature park ridges in Canberra’s Woden Valley. 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 2018
Sun 21 Jan SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM
A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Feb 2018
Sun 4 Feb KILCUNDA COASTAL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 10 Feb BUSSELTON HALF MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM FUN RUN (WA)
The Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon & Fun Run on Saturday, 10 February 2018 is an annual run, held in February, and has grown from 200 participants in 2009, the first year, to over 1300 participants in 2017. It includes a 21.1km half marathon, 10km and 5km events. Former Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Moneghetti, is the 2018 Ambassador for the half marathon. Steve will lead the 100mins pace train for the half (4.45mins/km) and will also hold a recovery run on the Sunday following the event. A special presentation evening with Steve on 'How to Be the Best Distance Runner You Can Be' will be held on the Friday evening prior to the event, along with a delicious buffet meal prepared especially by 'Kitchen Takeovers' Chef Tim Whitty. Entries open 1 October 2017. Early bird discount applies! Refer website for further details or busselton runners club half marathon facebook page. The Busselton Half Marathon raises funds for various community groups. Over the past few years it has raised money for FAUNA, Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue and the WA Disabled Sport Association.  contact: Rose Williamson. email: admin@busseltonrunnersclub.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 18 Feb SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Grown from humble beginnings to a major regional carnival. Participants are treated to a friendly, thriving regional community, just 2 hours from Melbourne in the Ovens and King Valley Region. The courses are flat and fast and meander along the multi-use sealed paths next to the Ovens River and One Mile Creek through urban Wangaratta. The 10km fun run/walk course incorporates a lovely section of urban trail and the both 5km & 10km also follow the shared path to a lovely park and returning along a quaint boulevard bordering the city centre. All courses are accurately measures using the IAAF standard process. Entry includes bib chip timing for all events (start and finish mat) and customised finisher medals in each event (different colour for each event) along with approximately $10,000 of cash and prizes. Live entertainment, food and beverages, free parking and a baggage hold facility are some of the additional inclusions in the entry fee. All entry fees are value focused thanks to the support of our wonderful team of committed sponsors and volunteers. Our motto is "more people moving more often" catering for runners of all standards of runner and fitness enthusiast. Please consider joining us for this welcoming regional event. Contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Website: www.wangarattamarathon.com.au  contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Mar 2018
Sat 17 Mar RAZORBACK RUN (VIC)
This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria's Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge - a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances: Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery - or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning - must for the hardened runner. Razorback Circuit - 40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur. Razorback Ridge - 22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.  contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 18 Mar SYDNEY TRAIL SERIES - MANLY DAM (NSW)
A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. A friendly atmosphere is perfect for beginners through to advanced runners. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run! contact: Laura Impey. email: laura@borntorun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2018
Sun 8 Apr MOUNT BULLER SKYRUN (VIC)
Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne. This superb run is one of Victoria's classic alpine runs, 3 distances - 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig's Hut. Take in views across to some of Victoria's great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria's high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer. The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs: 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line. All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne. contact: Paul Ashton. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN (VIC)
This event is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 3km or challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you. Program includes: - Half Marathon - 10km Run - 5km Run - 3km Run - 5.4 km Trail Run - 8.1 km Trail Run -13.3 km Trail Run  contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2018
Sun 6 May DARBY RIVER HALF MARATHON AND 10KM FUN RUN (VIC)
Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best over either 10 or 21km. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails. For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery.Enjoy running along well benched single track and striding up gentle hills overlooking the Southern Ocean with stunning beach and coastal views. This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running or those just wanting to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run. Starting at the Darby River car park this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sat-Sun 25-26 Aug WONDERLAND RUN - GRAMPIANS 2018 (VIC)
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians. 2km & 8km 'Short' trail runs 1pm Saturday August 25th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 26th http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au/index.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439991782914822/  contact: Rohan Day. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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