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Oct 2016
Sat-Sun 8-9 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC (NSW)
Where: The picturesque Grose Valley in the Upper Blue Mountains. When: 8/9 October 2016 Distances: 68km or 21km Both events are SkyRunning events! contact: Mountain Sports. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 9 Oct GRIFFITH SPORT TOOHEY TRAIL RUN (QLD)
From bitumen to bush, challenge yourself to an all-terrain scenic run from Griffith University Nathan Campus through Toohey Forest. With resoundingly positive feedback from the inaugural event in 2015, we are adding a 21km Half Marathon course to the already existing 5km and 10km courses to make it even bigger and better! Stay tuned for more information coming soon. contact: Griffith Sport Events. email: sportevents@griffith.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Oct TAKE A HIKE - BRISBANE (QLD)
Take A Hike is the ultimate community fundraising challenge aimed at raising vital funds and awareness for children with autism. The challenge is open to everyone and caters to all fitness levels with a 10.5km route for the Sunday strollers, 21km for the half marathon heroes and 42km for the marathon maniacs. Participants can choose to either walk or run in a team or go solo. All funds raised through Take A Hike go directly to closing the $10,000 funding gap experienced every year for each child in our early intervention program. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 22-23 Oct NED KELLY CHASE (VIC)
The 100km course follows the magnificent Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and then on the Oxley and Milawa cycle path which starts and finishes at Apex Park in Wangaratta. Entrants choose from the 100km or 50km solo run, 4 x 25km relay run, Marathon or Half Marathon, 100km or 50km cycle challenge or 10km fun run. The event is fully supported with food and beverage aid stations approximately every 5km. Times are accurately recorded and the 100km & 50km is IAAF AIMS certified and entrants choose their own start time aiming to finish at 12pm Sunday. Entry fees for all but the 10km includes customised event bibs, 2-bottle Ned Kelly Chase hydration belt and a ticket to the presentation dinner Sunday evening. Dinner includes delicious 1880's favourites such as lamb shank soup, damper, various roast veges and meats, cottage pie and for dessert we tuck into bread and butter pudding and an adult-styled trifle. All event finishers receive either a stylised Ned Kelly helmet medal or keyring and there is also a great range of other prizes and giveaways. We hope you will consider joining us and celebrating both the best of the region and the spirit and history of the 1880s. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nedkellychase contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@nedkellychase.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 22 Oct ALBANY TRAIL RUN (WA)
The Albany Trail Run is a spectacular off road run in Albany, WA with a range of distances from the 1.5km Little Whalers kids run to a 6, 12 and 23km trail run. The course takes in the spectacular granite and white sand coastline along King George Sound with a mix of firm white beach sand running at low tide, single track over granite headlands and 4WD trails through coastal wildflowers. Whilst there are not any significant hills, the long course in particular is physically challenging with the undulating terrain and variety of surfaces. Both the medium and long courses will give runners the opportunity to cut across the wet but firm low tide sand flats in Princess Royal Harbour, and all courses finish with an exhilarating descent from the high point of the course with just 3km to go and the finish at Discovery Bay in full view. contact: John Toomey. email: gone4run@iinet.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Oct MITCHELTON WINERY RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
We have a great family day on offer at the beautiful Mitchelton Winery located at Nagambie Victoria. Start your day with a scenic run around the grounds of the winery with distances including the Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km (Kids Race) Fun Runs. The afternoon you can sit back, relax and enjoy some great food, wine and live music. We have also included some great activities for the whole family with a giant slip and slide ride down a 200m hill being the star attraction, plus jumping castles and more. With only 500 spots available across all fun run events and 300 spots for the Slip N Ride book in early so not to be disappointed. Every Competitor will receive a medal when crossing the line in the Fun Runs contact: info@eventpeople.com.au 03 59884040. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 30 Oct 33RD PORT OF PORTLAND 3 BAYS MARATHON (VIC)
The Port of Portland 3Bays Marathon is one of the most scenic and challenging marathon courses in Victoria. Set in the coastal town of Portland, the course takes in the beautiful Bridgewater Bay, Discovery Bay and Portland Bay, whilst also challenging you to tackle the undulating hills including the famous "Shuffler" Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay events are available contact: Jared Clark . email: jared1980@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2016
Sat 5 Nov UPSTREAM CHALLENGE (VIC)
The Upstream Challenge is a 50km walk/run from the CBD to Donvale and 20km walk/run from Yarra Flats to Donvale along the Yarra River in Melbourne. There is NO registration fee; however each participant must commit to collect a minimum of $200 in donations, $50 of which will need to be donated at the time of registration. Participants can enter the event by registering for the 50km or 20km Challenge as an individual or as a team. The 50km start is at Gosch's Paddock, Richmond and finish at Donvale Christian College The 20K start is at Yarra flats and also finishes at Donvale.  contact: Melissa Gruber. email: Melissa@upstreamfoundation.org. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Nov HAMILTON VITALITY FUN RUN (VIC)
The Hamilton Vitality Fun Run is proudly operated by Vitality Health and Fitness. This year, the Fun Run will raise funds for the redevelopment of the cancer treatment facilities at the Hamilton Base Hospital, so come along and support this wonderful cause! Sign up for for the 21km, 10km or 4.2km events. contact: Mardi Gill. email: mgill@hilac.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Nov MYWORLD KALAW HALF MARATHON
Myanmar's first trail run - Join us in Kalaw for a unique experience running through the stunning landscape of Shan State. contact: Run Myanmar. email: info@runmyanmar.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Nov RESOLUTION RUN #4 (ACT)
The 2016 Resolution Runs are a series of graduated running events, suitable for novice to experienced running enthusiasts. Running around the picturesque Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway ACT and surrounds. Proceeds supporting the Movember Foundation. Start small and finish big offering 3km, 7km, 14km half and full marathon throughout the year. Also available 7km walk and 700m Kiddie's Dash. This Event Run :7km,14km, half marathon Walk: 7km Kiddy Dash: 700m full marathon  contact: Melanie Smith. email: melanie@resolutionrunseries.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Nov POINT TO PINNACLE HALF MARATHON (TAS)
Wrest Point Casino to Summit of Mt Wellington. 3000 runners and walkers. 21.4km and 1270m of ascent. email: info@pointtopinnacle.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 19 Nov DINNER PLAIN MILE HIGH TRAIL RUN (VIC)
The Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run is set in the picturesque alpine village of Dinner Plain, at 1569 m the course takes in a range of run distances from entry level runners to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and experience this pristine alpine environment. Short course distance of 1/5 km and 10 km are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs following scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 21 km and 32 km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the Alpine National Park, Mt Hotham Village and the historic Cobungra Ditch. Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1600 metres (one mile) and join the Dinner Plain Mile High club.  contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 20 Nov GREAT ALPINE ROAD MARATHON (VIC)
Inaugural Run - Sunday 20 November 2016 This run, destined to be one of Australia's top marathon running courses will commence in the heart of the Australian Alps at Dinner Plain Village and follows the iconic Great Alpine Road through Mount Hotham Village and out to Mt St Bernard before returning to Dinner Plain. The half marathon starts at Hotham Heights and runs along the top of the Alps to Blowhard Hut before turning back to Hotham Heights and continuing to the finish at Dinner Plain. Challenge yourself on this 'hilly' course in a run that is not just about time but about stamina and determination and beautiful scenery. Views that include the Razorback, Mount Feathertop, Mount Bogong, Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham the High Plains and the Kiewa Valley. contact: Paul Ashton. email: runningwild56@bigpond.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 26 Nov AFTERGLOW NIGHT TRAIL RUN (VIC)
Afterglow is night trail running event in Torquay on the Surfcoast Victoria. Runners will start in the light and finish in the dark. There is 21km race and a 12km race. It is all about fun and there is plenty of entertainment. The course will be full of glow to the light way for runners. The event provide a nice safe and fun environment for people to try running at night. contact: peri gray. email: periwinkle_06@hotmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Nov CENTRAL COAST HALF MARATHON & 10K FUN RUN (NSW)
Half Marathon and 10k Fun Run at The Entrance on the NSW Central Coast. The course will take you along the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay and return to Memorial Park, The Entrance.  contact: Christine Laing. email: christine@centralcoasthalfmarathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Dec 2016
Sun 11 Dec CANBERRA SUMMER RUNNING SERIES (ACT)
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k around the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin contact: Brad Allen. email: ba@tripleedge.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 11 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 10 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.
 
Sun 18 Dec TOUR DE RIDGES (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. Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Feb 2017
Sun 26 Feb WANGARATTA MARATHON & FUN RUNS (VIC)
Wangaratta Marathon & Fun Run in rural North East Victoria gives runners the opportunity to target a personal best times on accurate, flat, yet scenic courses, whilst also encouraging greater community participation. Our Community Teams and Primary School challenges are designed to encourage participation, which supports our overall mission on to encourage 'More People Moving More Often'. Choose from the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km or 5km and let your primary aged children participate in the 2km Primary Challenge. There is free secure bag storage at the start/finish area, frequent aid stations, a welcoming finish area and generous post-event refreshments. Also treat yourself to the free YMCA massage centre. All finishers receive a customised medal, a there is a great range of event prizes. With over 100 friendly volunteers dedicated to helping you on the day. Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WangarattaMarathon contact: Sharon Scholz. email: sharon@wangarattamarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Feb WARBURTON UP & RUNNING FUN RUN (VIC)
The Warburton Up and Running Fun Run is staged in one of the most beautiful, scenic and easily accessible parts of the Upper Yarra Valley east of Melbourne. You will run alongside the clear waters of the Upper Yarra River, among towering Mountain Ash forest surrounded by beautiful mountains. Events include the Half Marathon, 10 km, 5km fun run/walk and the kids 2 km dash. You will be supporting the Upper Yarra CFA and the Upper Yarra SES, two vital voluntary organisations keeping our communities safe. Fantastic prizes including cash and accommodation, a beautiful course and a fantastic day.  contact: warburtonupandrunning. email: warburtonupandrunning@gmail.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Mar 2017
Sat 18 Mar SHARPY'S BEER RUN (VIC)
Located in Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, our unique event caters to lovers of 'Beer' and 'Running'. Starting and finishing on the grounds of The Pig & Whistle Tavern, you will run on the trails around Arthurs Seat State Park. Our promise is a challenging course and spectacular views across Port Philip Bay. Every finisher gets to enjoy a rewarding beer as a reward of a job well done. 10km or 21km options. Participants must be over 18 to enter.  contact: Deb Sharp. email: debsharp80@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2017
Sun 23 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN (VIC)
The Fun Run comprises four road running events (3km, 5km, 10km & 21km)and two trail running events (approx. 6 & 11km)all of which take in the spectacular autumn views of the Alpine Valleys.  contact: Tracy Carey. email: thebrightfunrun@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Apr O'KEEFE RAIL TRAIL MARATHON - BENDIGO TO HEATHCOTE (VIC)
The O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon runs along the historic rail trail that joins Bendigo to Heathcote. The surface is suitable for both trail runners or also road runners and similar to the famous tan track in Melbourne. Fast times were run in the inaugural event last year. Events include the marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, mile and the popular Ekiden relay where a team of 7 will run over the marathon distance. Visit the website for more details with entries opening the 1st November 2016. contact: Craig Green. email: gm.athsbendigo@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2017
Sat-Sun 5-6 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
Can you do your chosen event twice? 42 kms 21 kms or 8.5 km Fara trail fun run The Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland, including four wheel drive tracks, grassy paddocks, bush and a couple of hills as well as having to negotiate creeks, gates, cattle grids and the potential wandering livestock. What makes this event very different is that it plays out over two days; you get to sleep the night in a cozy warm bed. Will that make it easier to compete the second day or harder?  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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