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Jul 2015
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia's premier road race and holds an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. contact: Gold Coast Airport Marathon. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST AND MARATHON (WA)
The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is organised and run by the Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. Saturday - Race Pack Collection & Junior RunFest (1,2,3 mile) Sunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 5km Run and 5km Walk The Marathon course is scenic, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The course takes in the fabulous Geraldton foreshore, and a RunFest Expo of supporting sponsors, healthy living exhibitors, volunteers, families and fellow participants adds a festival atmosphere. contact: Damon Angelatos. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jul HBF GERALDTON RUNFEST (WA)
Saturday: Junior 1, 2 and 3 mile courses Sunday: Marathon & Half (IAAF Accredited) 10km and 5km for walk and run The HBF Geraldton RunFest and Marathon 2015 is hosted and organised by Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club. The Geraldton Marathon course is fast and flat, along well-built footpaths, and is International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) accredited. The weekend begins at the Geraldton Yacht Club Saturday, with Race Pack collection and RunFest Expo from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, including the Junior RunFest in its second year. Marathoners have an early start at 7:00am, joined an hour later on the course by Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk. Then at 9:00am everyone is in together as the 5km Run and 5km Walk competitors share in the fun. After your event, relax and wind down with us at the accompanying RunFest Expo followed by an end of festival social celebration at 3:00pm at the Yacht Club. Enjoy!  email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2015 SERIES RACE 7 - DOLLS POINT MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
Peter Depena Reserve, Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Botany Bay is a beautiful place to run, while Peter Depena Reserve in Cook Park offers the ideal start/finishing point. The course also loops over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge, affording great views over the mouth of the Georges River and beyond. Choose from the world's 4 most popular racing distances of Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. Parking in car parks along Russell Ave. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 19 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run held on the spectacular Redcliffe Peninsula will take place on Sunday 19th of July. Races include a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 3km all along the waterfront. For the first time, Jetty 2 Jetty will be offering prize money for the half marathon & 10km events, free running singlet for half marathon & 10km entrants, and a race visor for 5km & 3km entrants. contact: Kate. email: kate@ourvillage.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE'S CHOICE (VIC)
Take on the streets of Melbourne and its most iconic landmarks in the most exciting running event in the city on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Run Melbourne offers five distances for all ages and abilities. 5km | 10km | Brooks Half-Marathon | 3km kids | People's Choice PJs Run  email: info@runmelbourne.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul WESTLINK M7 BLACKTOWN RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The 2015 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will be held on Sunday 26 July. ALL race distances will start and finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill (Athletics Track). The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km is (AIMS/IAAF Certified Course) on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. The 4km course will be confirmed soon. For updated information visit the website. contact: Blacktown City Council. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 26 Jul WINERY RUNNING FESTIVAL - HUNTER VALLEY (NSW)
Celebrating 10 years, the Winery Running Festival - Hunter Valley, to be held Sunday 26 July, has stood the test of time. Now one of Australia's biggest regional Running Festivals, the event is expecting to attract more than 3000 participants and over 5000 spectators. Local Event Director, Paul Humphreys of H Events, puts the events success down to the interesting and picturesque course, which meanders through some of the region's most famous vineyards and golf resorts. We have a great host venue and with the start and finish lines just 100m apart, it makes spectating easy. With a multitude of things to do before and after the races, the event gives people the opportunity to get active and participate in a fun, but professionally staged recreational running event in beautiful Wine Country Hunter Valley. With runners already entered from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York and all states in Australia, the formula seems to be working and will be quite a win for local tourism. contact: Paul Humphreys. email: paul@hevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2015
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves, Campbell High School, Canberra. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run; 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: Hackettrunner at hotmail dot com.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra 1km from the city centre SATURDAY 1 August 2015 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk 9.10am 10km bush walk 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run 11.30am 10km run 11.35am 5km run & walk SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon) 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run and walk; half marathon walk 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Campbell High School, Canberra, 1km from the city centre. SATURDAY 1 August 2015: 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 9.10am 10km bush walk; 11.00am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.30am 10km run & power walk; 11.35am 5km run & walk. SUNDAY 2 August 2015 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon); 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run and walk; half marathon walk; 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sun 1-2 Aug BUSH CAPITAL BUSH MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival,Off road trail events in Canberra Nature Park raising money for the Australian mountain running team. SATURDAY 1 August 2015 Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 9am 16km bush run & 16km bush walk; 11am 10km run & walk. 11.10am Under 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.40am 5km run & walk. SUNDAY 2 August 2015: Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves Campbell High School, Canberra. 7.30am 63.3km ultra run & relay (triple half marathon); 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk & relay; half marathon walk; 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 2 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
2 August 2015. The great cross-country fun run is BACK! The D&D showcases our town and the Dungog Common, and raises much needed funds for our Shire Community Centre. Where: Dungog showground, entrance near 57 Abelard St, Dungog. When: Sunday 2 August 2015, Registration & online entrant pick up will OPEN @ 7am Pre-Race Briefing @ 8am for Half & 8:45am for Dash & Dawdle Half Marathon Trail Run STARTING @ 8:15am Dash STARTING @ 9am Dawdle STARTING @ 9am after Dasher are away! Pups & Prams STARTING @ 9:30am Presentation @ 11am We are trying to keep this event as environmentally friendly as possible, We ask that you bring water bottles with you. There will be water stations that you can fill up your water bottle and pick up any other drinks at. We also ask that you please hold on to any rubbish till you get back to the Showground and put it in the bins. More information to come, closer to the day! contact: Beau DSCC. email: beau@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 2 Aug MOSAIC TO MOUNTAIN (VIC)
Dunkeld Kindergarten proudly presents a picturesque running event starting and finishing in the heart of beautiful Dunkeld. As well as a 4.7k and 10k town run, 2015 sees the introduction of a challenging 21.5k trail run. The trail run travels through stunning Grampian landscape including untouched trails not normally opened to public access. For those yearning the ultimate Grampians experience, an optional 4.5k Mt Sturgeon summit climb and descend will be available when completing online registration. Effectively this give participants a 26k course. A significant level of training and experience is highly recommended for those selecting this option. Also, generous cutoffs will apply. The race day will also included a 4.7k run/walk and 10k run that takes in the tranquil Salt creek and Dunkeld Arboretum.  contact: Derek. email: Mosaictomountain@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 8-9 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
The Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland. A 42 km Marathon or a 21 km Half Marathon distance or the FARA 7.5 km Fun Run on two consecutive days.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
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 15 Aug SUTHERLAND HALF MARATHON & RUNNING RESTIVAL, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (NSW)
Hosted by Sutherland District Athletics Club. Race distances 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 10k & 21.1k. All runs are along the beautiful but undulating Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park. Medals awarded to place getter's in all events. Cash prizes for male and female winners of the half marathon. Online registration will be available from late June. There will be a BBQ operating with fabulous relaxing surroundings for a picnic with family and friends. This is a perfect half marathon for beginners and attracts athletes from novice to elite.  contact: Neil Oakey. email:  publicity@sutherlandathletics.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 16 Aug TAMWORTH RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
A great flat fast course along the banks of the Peel river. Race distances are 21.1km 10km 5km and a 4km walk. Afterwards while results are being tallied there is a dash for cash. Prize money for winners and vouchers for the fancy dress winners.  contact: Tamworth Triathlon Club. email: tamworthtriclub@icloud.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Aug RUNNSW GREATER HALF MARATHON (NSW)
The RunNSW Greater Half Marathon will be held on Saturday 28 August. The course will be within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and based from the home of Athletics NSW at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a fast, flat marathon course at Sydney Olympic Park. contact: Scott Westcott. email: scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 23 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! All entrants in the half and full marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival shirt and finishers medal, as well as a complementary BBQ lunch. It's a fun family event with a great festival atmosphere. There's a jumping castle for the kids, a massage service for competitors, food & drinks, and very importantly, good coffee! Take a long weekend to enjoy your Mudgee experience. There are great cafes, charming wine bars and casual brasseries, with no less than 40 wineries within easy reach. Online registrations are open now and will close at 6pm on the 20th of August. Race kits will be available for collection on Saturday August 22nd and race registrations will also be available at this time. Unfortunately registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon. contact: Ben. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.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.
 
Sun 30 Aug SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge trail running festival offers a scenic and challenging route through the forests and farmland of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Runners will experience hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt roads and no asphalt whatsoever. Exciting short, medium, long and ultra distances are available for runners of all abilities: everyone from experienced marathoners to newbies, school children to pensioners. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event at the beautiful Wingello forest in the Southern Highlands. The second running of the Southern Highlands Challenge will take place on 30th August 2015. contact: April Palmerlee - Race Director. email: aprilpalmerlee@yahoo.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Sep 2015
Sun 6 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
The Mornington R​unning Festival will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 (Fathers Day). Participants will have the choice of running or walking 5km, 10km or 21km events, along with our popular 1km Kids Run within Mornington Park. Every competitor receives a commemorative Mornington Running Festival medal. contact: Scott Hollow. email: events@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 6 Sep BENDIGO BANK COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is on Sunday 6th September in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour. The event offers a half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km fun runs all held on a bush track on the Coffs Creek Walkway. The course is flat, shady and picturesque, taking runners from the centre of town to the beach and back, passing some of Coffs Harbour's iconic locations such as Park Beach, the Botanic Gardens, Coffs Creek and the Dolphin Marine Magic. 2015 marks the 5th year of the event which attracts about 1,500 participants. contact: Hadley Black. email: info@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Sep DUBBO STAMPEDE RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Starting and finishing in the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, there are four events catering for the whole family; the 5.5 km Dingo Dash, 10 km Cheetah Chase, 21.1 km Zebra Zoom and the 42.2 km Rhino Ramble. 2015 is the fourth running of the festival with over 3000 runners competing last year. Spend the rest of the day (or the previous day) visiting the zoo. The H  contact: Ian Crafter. email: contact@dubbostampede.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep BROOKS FORSTER RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Welcome to the 5th Brooks Forster running festival 2015. Come and celebrate our 5th year in beautiful Forster Tuncurry only 2 hours north of Newcastle and 3.5 hours north of Sydney. Our reputation for a family friendly event with a distance to suit everyone will ensure you experience an awesome weekend away surrounded by the pristine waters of the Wallis lake Run with the ocean and lake beside you at all times as you make your way over the Forster-Tuncurry bridge, covering the twin towns break wall's paths and trails, the course is 99% flat course with only one slight rise EVENTS INCLUDE 21.1 km half marathon 10 km run 5 km fun run 4 km walk and talk 4 km kids 9-12 yrs fun run 2 km kids 4-8 yrs fun run contact: Peter Camilleri. email: petercamilleri64@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Sep CAIRNS HALF MARATHON (QLD)
Road half marathon hosted by Cairns Road Runners as part of the Athletics North Qld (ANQ) Half Marathon Series. Event starts at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater at 6.45pm. The route is an out and back format taking in canefields and the Barron Gorge.  contact: Race Director - Glen Robinson. email: info@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2015
Sat 3 Oct WESTERN SYDNEY MARATHON (NSW)
The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydney's premier running event. It is one of the most affordable marathon events on the running calendar making it an attractive option for the experienced or entry level athlete. 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.
 
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.
 
Sun 11 Oct LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event is a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km and 3km runs plus a 3km walk. The 21.1km and 10km run route highlights views over the Glass House Mountains. the event is now in its 5th Year and gaining in popularity. Full details will soon be made available on our website. contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.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.
 
 
Mar 2016
Sun 13 Mar BLACK BULL HALF MARATHON (VIC)
The running of the Black Bull half marathon is part of the 2016 Murray Quad, which is a Quadrathlon (Triathlon plus a paddle) event that starts at the Yarrawonga Rowing club with a swim on Lake Mulwala, then a run around Yarrawonga, the chainman's island nature reserve and silverwood golf and lifestyle resort, a bike ride from Yarrawonga to Cobram via Wilby, Tungamaha and Katamatite and finally finishes a paddle on the Murray River to Tocumwal. To encourage more people to enter in 2016 event we are introducing single events for each of the four disciplines run at the same time as the Murray Quad. The Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon is a unique event that will include a loop around the exquisitely landscaped Black Bull golf course which is wrapped around the waters of Lake Mulwala. The run will start at around 8am just before the first swimmer from the Murray Quad event exits the water. Entry is via the website or the day before at the Murray Quad registration desk located at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club Results will be timed based and opened to all participants including those athletes competing in the Full distance and relay events of the Murray Quad. Cost is $75 with a 50% discount available to members of registered club, gyms or running groups that list on the Murray quad website.  contact: Tim Roadley. email: murrayquad@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 


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