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Dec 2017
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
Thu 18 Jan KOWEN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Half-marathon, 12 km run and 1.5 km kids run. Enjoy the trails of Kowen. Run or walk through native forest and on groomed forestry trails, the courses take in spectacular views of the forest out to Canberra and surrounds. Over 500m of elevation gain in the half marathon and 1300m over the marathon course. Support the local Wamboin community; take in the local Wamboin produce market; proceeds from the event will go to the Wamboin Community Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar 0407 760 083, Pam Muston 0408 234 126 or Jessica Robson 0402 303 676. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sun 25 Feb SNOWIES TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, LAKE CRACKENBACK (NSW)
50km Ultra; 21km Half Marathon; 12km; 5km. Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park. email: info@in2adventure.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
Sat 7 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run and charity fundraiser 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, it is hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. With a 45km, 22km and 12km course available there's a distance to suit you!  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Apr GEELONG HALF MARATHON APRIL 8, 2018 (VIC)
30th Geelong Half Marathon Sunday April 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and 7 km run at 8:30 a.m. The Geelong Half-Marathon is a run for runners run by runners. 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 8, 2018). 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, additional spot prizes and medals for Half Marathon finishers. 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 or https://www.registernow.com.au . There are spot prizes of running shoes for early entries. Entries close Saturday April 7, 2018 (at MIDDAY). Adult entry is $65, Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $45. An additional feature is a 7 km run starting at 8:30am. Entry fee for this run is $30 for adults and Australian Health Card holders and under 18, $25. On-line entries are available now. 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. Check our website. The Geelong Cross Country conducts this run with volunteers and a minimum of professional help so our donations to charity are maximised. This year we hope to raise $10,000 for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre and to make a further donation of around $1000 to Relay For Life. Enquiries: Ken Walker phone 0421936794 or www.gccc.asn.au or e-mail walkerken7@gmail.com  contact: Ken Walker. email: walkerken7@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Apr DYNAMIC A DRESS RUNNING FESTIVAL, CAIRNS (QLD)
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival is a female-focused event that celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. Men are welcome to join in too. The festival hosts a half marathon, 10 km and 5 km races on the Sunday and a 'Glow in the Dark' Family Fun Run on the Saturday night. The entry fee includes a 8-week training program and group training sessions for locals. Age restrictions apply to the races. Early Bird entries end on 2 April. Late Fees apply from 1 April. Registrations close 6 April 2018. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@dynamicrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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.
 
Sat 26 May RUNAWAY NOOSA MARATHON (QLD)
Chase the Sun Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here. Beach weekend bliss. Run, relax and taste your way through all Noosa has to offer. The perfect location for 23 degree autumn running, chilling by the beach or shopping up a storm. Run social. Our unique multi-lap course - starting and finishing in the heart of Noosa only minutes from Hastings street - means you're never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. Fun to full-on. Choose from five different race distances from the 1/2 lap 5K fun run right through to the full four lap Marathon. The full marathon also has a team relay option - in teams of two or four - for those looking to share in the fun with their mates.  contact: 07-54306700. email: runawaynoosa@ironman.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jul 2018
Sat 7 Jul RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
A 12km, 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. With a inclusive, family friendly vibe including kids activities and fun run during the event this is one trail run you can bring the whole family too.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 13-15 Jul TAILWIND NUTRITION 3 MARATHONS IN 3 DAYS (18+ ONLY, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
The Grand Slam 3M3D is a staged trail race in the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland. It is run over three consecutive days over three different courses. This is the seventh year of the race that is held on the Atherton Tablelands. Transport is provided from and back to Cairns Colonial Club Resort each day. Do the Grand Slam (3M3D) or select the marathons you want to do. There are other events on the same weekend and over the same course, but with varying distances. Early Bird entries end 18 April 2017. Late Fees apply from 21 June. Registrations close 28 June. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri 13 Jul 4TH KAURI HALF MARATHON (16+, CONDITIONS APPLY) (QLD)
Calling this a half marathon is an insult. It is a tough race through the tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland, Australia. Mostly on dirt and single track with steep ascent and descent sections. There are three other events on the same weekend and over the same course, but with varying distances. Early Bird entries end 18 April 2017. Late Fees apply from 28 June. Registrations close 5 July. contact: Lorraine Lawson. email: info@3marathonsin3days.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.
 
 
Sep 2018
Sat 1 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 30km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere even when you are only 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney!  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2018
Sat 27 Oct BOUDDI COASTAL RUN (NSW)
If trail running is your passion and you are looking for an event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you've come to the right place. You will find all this plus more at Bouddi Coastal Run! Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run through the spectacular Bouddi National Park, only 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD. The course takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombay Point. With cliff top views of the unique Marine Extension and natural beauty of this area, it's one not to be missed.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Nov 2018
Sat 24 Nov URBANMAX SYDNEY (NSW)
Australia's largest urban adventure! The UrbanMAX is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt and part amazing race, taking teams of two through the heart of Sydney. This event is for all skill and fitness levels, with a number of the activities needing more brainpower than muscle.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 


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