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Aug 2017
Sat 19 Aug BILPIN BUSH RUN 2017 (NSW)
The Bilpin Bush Run will take place again this year with the course commencing and finishing at the Bilpin District Hall. contact: Cathy Wilson. email: windywilson@iprimus.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 19-20 Aug WAGGA TRAIL MARATHON (NSW)
A family orientated, fun filled running weekend. Events include a kids fun run, 5 Km and 10 Km on the Saturday and half marathon, marathon, marathon relay and mountain bike marathon on the Sunday. The course consists of 95% off road with single track, fire trails and bike tracks around the surrounds of the city on a section of the Wiradjuri Walking Track. All finishers receive a medal. Sponsor stalls, food and drinks available down at the Wagga Beach precinct over the weekend. contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com . Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 20 Aug 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON (QLD)
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland near the barrier reef and Steve Irwin's iconic Australia Zoo, this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures - combined with a flat course always enable fast times. The course record currently stands at 2:18:30 set by Ethiopian, Samuel Woldemanuel in 2015. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5km) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet 'hero' finish. With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities. The 2km event allows parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Race start times are scheduled to allow for parents to run the longer distances and then return in time to run with the kids and enjoy all the free fun in the family entertainment precinct. contact: Atlas Multisports. email: info@atlasmultisports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Aug GLENBROOK MARATHON, 34K AND 25K (NSW)
7.30am, Euroka Clearing. With its fair share of beautiful single and fire trails, the Glenbrook Trail Marathon is a true trail running experience with some challenging climbs, spectacular scenery and some downhills. The event hub is set in Euroka Clearing – a great bush escape and only an hour from Sydney. The course takes runners on a tour of the all the major points of interest in the National Park from Lookouts, Aboriginal Artwork and some rarely seen places!!! Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Mon 21 Aug HUSKY HALF MARATHON AND RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Get ready for the 7th annual Husky Half Marathon on Sunday, 20th August 2017. It is sure to be another crowd pleaser - a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is nothing short of perfection, you won't even notice the kilometres tick over! With the half marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as 2km and 5km races, there is a distance for everyone. Pack the family up and make a weekend of it! contact: Elite Energy Events. email: info@eliteenergy.com.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Aug SHEPPARTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Run on the region's best sealed, scenic pathways as they wind their way along the banks of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers. An ideal event for the first-time marathon entrant or those looking for their PB on a flat, fast course. Cash prizes for all events. contact: Nadine. email: Nadine.Edwards@ecodev.vic.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Aug SANDY POINT HALF MARATHON (VIC)
Some people dread winter - others train in it. We're inviting you take up the Sole Motive challenge � commit to training this winter and become a winter warrior #SMwinterwarrior at the Sandy Point Half Marathon. Get fitter, faster and stronger this winter and take up the Sole Motive winter warrior challenge and register for one of Melbourne's flattest and fastest Half Marathon's. Unleash your inner warrior, �choose your hard� and sign up for the Half Marathon, 10K or 5K distances. There�s even something for the kids with a 3K kids run/walk! Find out more at www.solemotive.com  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Aug LAKE MACQUARIE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Run along the relatively flat road course bordering the scenic Lake Macquarie from Warners Bay to Speers Point. Raise money for the Neonatal Unit of the John Hunter Hospital. The festival has an event for everyone with a Half Marathon, 10.5km Fun Run and 4km Kids Scamper. Early Bird Registrations close at the end of July that include discounted entry and free event t-shirt. ENTER NOW contact: Kate Griffith on 0410 474 488. email: enquiries@lakemacrunning.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2017
Sat 2 Sep BIGFOOT SNOW TRAIL - FALLS CREEK (VIC)
Join Mountain Sports on the snow for Australia's first Snow marathon. The Bigfoot Snow Trail Marathon takes runners on a spectacular journey into the high country of Victoria. The unique scenery is amazing and with a projected thick layer of snow cover the sights and challenges will be some you usually don�t usually get in your average Australian marathon! Starting in the Ski Resort Village of Falls Creek, this event provides a great backdrop to an amazing family weekend in the snow country. contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun-Mon 3 Sep-3 Jul ROSS MARATHONS (TAS)
The Ross Marathons started in 2004 as the "Festival of Marathons", a series of athletic events aimed at fostering community participation in physical activity and the enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle. Events include: Marathon Half Marathon 10km Run/Walk Childrens Challenge Team Marathon (max 4 runners) The marathon was dedicated to the memory of US born athlete Dean Thackwray who competed in the marathon at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and later settled in Tasmania. Thackwray died of cancer in 2003. That first year 70 runners took part in the various events that over the years have included the full, three-quarter, half and quarter marathons, a team relay event and a fun run/walk. Today each year sees more runners coming to Ross to participate in the unique experience that it the Ross Marathons. Ross Marathons is a non-for-profit event. All money raised is donated to worthy charities and community organisations. contact: 0418130789. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 9 Sep MARAMOO MARATHON AND FUN RUN (WA)
Loosely based on the Le Medoc wine marathon, the Maramoo winds through wineries, farms and bush trails. The scenery is spectacular. Taste local wines and produce as you run. Dress up (or not) and have fun! You can choose from these events - Marathon, Half-marathon, Team Marathon, 10km Challenge, or 2km Fun Run for 6 - 12 year olds. The race village will have wine tasting, food and wine for sale and fun things for the kids. Entries open early May 2017. contact: Shelley Hatton. email: shelley@maramoo.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Sep ATEC SHOW (NSW)
ATEC is Australia's premier event celebrating the endurance lifestyle with thousands of cyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes and endurance sports enthusiasts. Interact with the latest product innovations from leading brands, learn from industry influencers and inspiring athletes, and take part in the many interactive and entertainment opportunities the show has to offer! contact: Laurien Maerman. email: Laurien.Maerman@informa.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Sep TOMAREE TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL (NSW)
Fingal Bay, Port Stephens. Half marathon, 11.5k, 6k trail runs. contact: Simon Lazenby. email: info@in2adventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Mon 18 Sep SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Sydney Running Festival has four distances to choose from: the Marathon and Half-Marathon courses, flatter, faster and even more beautiful. The now 10k Bridge Run, and the 3.5k Family Fun Run, all events run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge - traffic free. contact: Pont3. email: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Sep 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 24 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Entries are now open for the�2017 Mornington Running Festival Saturday 23rd September 2017�- Mornington Health and Lifestyle Expo - The day will include free activities/demonstrations/workshops and�fun for the whole family, showcasing local businesses and Health professionals, Gyms, Clubs, Food�Vendors, Health Products��and Services.��Kids Activities Include the Sunday 24th September 2017 - Mornington Running Festival includes�the 1km kids dash, Nicholas Lynch 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular PARC Half Marathon 21.1km distance. We will have free activities including jumping castle, face, painting and food stalls. contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 30 Sep WESTERN SYDNEY MARATHON (NSW)
The Western Sydney Marathon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre has fast become Western Sydney's premier running event attracting runners from local regions, interstate and internationally. Situated in Penrith, the marathon is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A flat fast course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue. The Western Sydney Marathon celebrates healthy lifestyles, active communities and the great outdoors. It is a fun and festive day out for the whole family, with a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids during races, a jumping castle, entertainment, massage, market and food stalls. Whether you push a pram around the Family Fun Run or complete the full marathon, this event is about bringing the community together.  contact: Matt Adamson. email: westernsydneymarathon@sport.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2017
Sun 1 Oct 'HARRIETVILLE HALF' (VIC)
The 'Harrietville Half' is a Half Marathon road running event in the Alpine Shire from Bright along a spectacularly scenic, traffic free course to the iconic mountain village of Harrietville. The Event also incorporates 10, 5 & 2km Fun Run/Walks along the final 10, 5 & 2km of the course. The Event raises funds for the Harrietville Primary School, supporting 'Excellence in Regional Education'. contact: Robyn Downey. email: harrietvillehalf@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 8 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 21KM SKYRUN (NSW)
A strictly limited numbers event - runners starts and finish at the amazing private property which is Allview Escapes in Blackheath and take in the single trails of the Grand Canyon. This is one of the most photographed natural wonders in Australia and a must for all trail runners to experience.  contact: Melanie Michael. email: info@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 8 Oct GRIFFITH SPORT TOOHEY TRAIL RUN (QLD)
This October hit the ground running through the stunning Toohey Forest. Experience the remarkable untouched forest, through the challenging all-terrain course. There are 3 course options available for all skill levels and abilities including the; 5km, 10km and 21.1km. contact: 07 3735 6639. email: sportevents@griffith.edu.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 14-15 Oct HUME & HOVELL ULTRA (NSW)
100 Mile, 100 Km, 50 Km and 22 Km Run/Walk on a section of the historic Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Start/Finish at Henry Angel Trackhead, 9 Km south of Tumbarumba on the Tooma road. The course is a mixture of constructed walking track, 90% single trail and the rest is fire trails. Drop bags, electronic timing, medals and certificates for all finishers. Generous cut off times to encourage people to come out an enjoy the area. Elevation of 4088 metres with varying degrees of difficulty, beautiful scenery, dams, waterfalls, gold mining relics and wild brumbies. Free camping, electricity, hot water, toilets and bbq's.  contact: Peter FitzPatrick. email: peterfitz47@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 15 Oct LIONS CLUB MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event covers a half marathon (1st Prize $300 male and female, 2nd Prize $150 male and female), 10,000 m run (1st Prize $150 male and female, 2nd Prize $75 male and female), 5,000 m run (1st Prize $50 male and female and 2nd prize $20 male and female), 3,000 m run (Primary School Age Children - trophies). The half marathon route and 10,000 m runs follows the road overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains with all events start and finish from the Maleny Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. All funds raised go to Childhood Cancer Research.  contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Feb 2018
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.
 


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