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Apr 2018
Sat-Sun 21-22 Apr THE O'KEEFE CHALLENGE (VIC)
Follow the spectacular O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms and past Lake Eppalock to a finish in the heart of Heathcote. The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region. Distances: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Mile, 500 m dash for kids.  email: hello@theokeefe.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Apr THE O'KEEFE CHALLENGE (VIC)
Follow the spectacular old rail trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms, and past Lake Eppalock. The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region. Bring your friends, family or club, and spend a weekend experiencing the best of Heathcote.  contact: Sandra Slatter. email: hello@theokeefe.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
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.
 
Sun 6 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 3 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series goes bush, to the sublime Royal National Park south of the city. Immerse yourself in pristine forest on a lovely trail run. Because you’ll want to enjoy this magical realm to the max, a full MARATHON joins the Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km for a full suite of classic distances. Parking is near Willow Tree Flat, past Audley. National Park admission fee of $12 per vehicle applies. Alternatively, take our shuttle van from Loftus Station for $10 return, departing regularly from 6.30am. On-the-day registration opens at 6.30 am and closes at 7.55 am. The MARATHON starts at 7am, with other distances starting from 8 am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Thu-Sun 17-20 May ULTRA TRAIL AUSTRALIA, BLUE MOUNTAINS (NSW)
Events include UTA100, UTA50, Pace UTA22, Scenic World UTA951 and Injinji 1km-4-Kids. contact: AROC Sport. email: info@ultratrailaustralia.com.au . 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.
 
Sun 27 May YMCA OF CANBERRA HALF MARATHON 2018 (ACT)
The YMCA of Canberra 2018 Half Marathon features a beautiful and fast course around the western basin of Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra. The weekend will fall on May 26-27 (with the half marathon on the Sunday). This race has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues. Early bird entries are open and the training group will begin in late-February contact: YCRC. email: Administration.YCRC@ymca.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2018
Mon 11 Jun SRI CHINMOY HALF MARATHON / 5 MILE RACE / 2 MILE RACE (ACT)
A favourite event on the Winter calendar, the Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon is now staged in and around Lennox Gardens on the Queens Birthday public holiday Monday. Also featuring 2 shorter races over the classic "Imperial" distances of 5 miles and 2 miles. Post-race breakfast for all. Start 9 am for Half Marathon at Lennox Gardens, off Flynn Dr, 9.30 am start for shorter races. Online entries available or enter on the day for a higher fee. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: canberra@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Jun KOWEN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
Located in the rural hamlet of Wamboin, just 20 km east of Canberra, the Kowen Trail Run will see competitors run across the border into Kowen Forest in the ACT to participate in either a marathon, half marathon or 12 km course. The event is open to all levels of trail running experience. The courses are challenging, well marked and have spectacular views of Canberra and surrounds. More information is available at our website and our facebook page (search 'Kowen Trail Run'). The Kowen Trail Run is a not-for-profit event with proceeds going to the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar. email: admin@kowen-trail-run.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.
 
Sun 15 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2018 SERIES RACE 5 - DOLLS POINT HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM. (NSW)
A collection of classic road race distances: 5km, 10km and Half-Marathon make this annual event a true festival of running. The courses are scenic loops – flat for the most part, with a challenging rise over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge crossing the Georges River. Relax post-race over a pancake breakfast in the happy ambience of Peter Depena Reserve, alongside Botany Bay. Park off Russell Ave, Dolls Point. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am. The Half-Marathon commences at 8am, with other distances starting thereafter. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 22 Jul JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN (QLD)
The 32nd Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is back in 2018! The event will run on Sunday, 22 July and start from Crockatt Park in Woody Point on the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula. Come and see why thousands of fans return each year for Queensland's most scenic fun run. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking the step into your first ever fun run, the J2J has a race category to suit you. There are four race categories to enter including: Half Marathon (21km) 10km 5km 3km A cash prize pool valued at $6,800 is up for grabs. PLUS each entrant in the 21km and 10km receive a free 2018 official Jetty 2 Jetty Singlet while 5km and 3km entrant receive a free Jetty 2 Jetty Cap. Early Bird entries open March 1. Please visit www.j2j.com.au for further details.  email: http://j2j.com.au/. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 29 Jul RUN MELBOURNE 2018 PRESENTED BY LULULEMON (VIC)
Embrace the feeling at Run Melbourne 2018 presented by lululemon. Join us on July 29 and embrace the challenge with a community of thousands by your side, pushing you beyond what you ever imagined was possible. Embrace the sights and sounds of our city and experience a feeling like no other when you cross the finish line and earn that bling! With distances of 5 km, 10 km or the half-marathon, there's an option available for everyone. It's your chance to embrace giving and run for a charity close to your heart and celebrate running in ways you never thought possible. Embrace the feeling. Run Melbourne.  contact: Sole Motive. email: info@solemotive.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Aug 2018
Sun 5 Aug DUNGOG DASH & DAWDLE (NSW)
The Dungog Dash and Dawdle is a cross country fun run which showcases the stunning hills and valleys of Dungog, the beautiful and historic Dungog Common. It is the key fundraiser of much-needed funds for the Dungog Shire Community Centre, the hub for all things community in the region. There is a 21 km half marathon trail run, 12km dash, 6km dawdle, Kids Dash or Dawdle (12 years and under) and a Doggy Half. Dash or Dawdle dogs must be on a leash for the entire race, accompanied by and in control of a responsible human + face painting, jumping castle and sausage sizzle. contact: Dungog Shire Community Centre. email: dash@dscc.net.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 12 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM & KIDS MILE (VIC)
Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsula's hidden gems? Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. 5km, 10km & 21.1k and even a 1 mile event for the kids. Awesome medals for all finishers in all events. Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. contact: Craig Mahony. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Fri-Sun 17-19 Aug THE 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON (QLD)
A member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.3 million for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour's drive north of Brisbane 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 10.5kms) 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.
 
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.
 
Sun 16 Sep SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 35,000 participants annually. The popularity of the Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result the Sydney Marathon has achieved a Gold Label rating. In addition to the Marathon, the Sydney Running Festival also offers a Half Marathon, 10km Bridge Run (AIMS certified distance), and a 3.5km Family Fun Run. With all four events crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is by far the only time to uniquely explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney. Runners of all skill levels, as well as walkers and joggers of all ages will be able to experience a challenge or a fun day out with family and friends. contact: 02 92820400. email: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 23 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Mornington Running Festival includes the 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance. Now in its 5th year along fully closed esplanade from Mornington Park to Mt Martha Village is one of the most scenic courses on the calendar.  contact: Event People. email: info@eventpeople.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
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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