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Mar 2014
Tue-Sun 11 Mar-27 Jul GOLD CHARITY TEAM REGISTRATION FOR RUN MELBOURNE (VIC)
Join Team Heart Foundation to start ahead of the pack with a Gold Charity Entry and help fight Heart Disease. contact: Phoebe Preuss - Community Engagement Coordinator 03 9321 1554. email: phoebe.preuss@heartfoundation.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Apr 2014
Sat 19 Apr BIG FOREST RUN (VIC)
The Yarra State Forest near Warburton is a hidden gem when it comes to Trail running. Only an hour or so out of the Melbourne CBD, the scenery and the forest are awesome, featuring towering eucalypts and other forest giants, coupled with a lush fern covered undergrowth. We are offering a marathon length of 42km and a shorter run of approximately 18km. You will be transported to the start just past Powelltown by bus and there will be a shuttle bus back into town and Yarra Junction after the race. You will be well supported at the aid stations, and be rewarded with a nice gentle downhill run for most of the second half of the course. The finish area is on private property in a great little valley just next to the Yarra River, where you can jump in for a refreshing dip if you like after your run. Check out some of the photos taken on some of our course recees to get an idea of what you are in for, and get a bit more detailed information on the course description and the course map and elevations pages. We have even put down some prize money to temp some of you speedy Gonzales to have a go at Big Forest Run!  contact: www.bigforestrun.com.au/bigforestrun/contact. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Apr SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 30km, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 27 Apr BRIGHT FUN RUN 2014 (VIC)
You'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque running course. The hill surrounded course follows Morses Creek through the Wandiligong Valley in NE Victoria. We have on offer a 2km, 5km, 10km, 15km off-road trail run & a 21 half marathon. This is a family fun event for the whole community to enjoy. Enter a team for the first time this year and there is also a prize for the best costume. There will be face painting, jumpy castle, coffee and a sausage sizzle available throughout the event.  contact: Roshelle Harrison. email: roshelle@bangtoyshop.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
May 2014
Sun 4 May SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 4 - ROYAL NATIONAL PARK MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM TRAI (NSW)
Willow Tree Flat, Audley, Royal National Park Some of Australia's loveliest bushland is right on Sydney's doorstep: there is no better way to appreciate and enjoy the sublime Royal National Park than running along its extensive network of tracks and trails. For the first time, enjoy a new Marathon course through the heart of Australia's oldest National Park. This is not a "technical" trail run, the course following mostly fire trails and well-graded walking tracks. Park at Loftus Train Station and take the event bus to the start, or park at Willow Tree Flat (Park entry fee applies). On-the-day registration for the Marathon opens at 6.30am and closes at 6.55am; registration for other distances opens at 6.45am and closes at 7.55am. Marathon commences at 7am, other races start from 8am. contact: Prachar Stegemann. email: sydney@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 4 May RUN WITH A STORY (NSW)
A Fun Event held in Newcastle to help raise funds to support a Family in need! Distances range from an Ultra Marathon 60ks to 10ks, and opportunities for all levels of runners to jump in along the way. Runners are sponsored by Kilometre and all funds raised will go to support a local family or individual! Run with a Story is now on its second time through and we would love as many runners as possible to enter. Its all about having fun on the day and donating to a great cause. At Planet Fitness Lambton we are holding a party from 1 - 3pm to congratulate everyone involved in the day! Registrations and Donations will be able to be accessed online or in the club at Planet Fitness Lambton, Belmont or Charlestown contact: Meg Linton. email: marketing@planetfitness.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 4 May BATHURST HALF MARATHON AND 10K (NSW)
Bathurst Half Marathon and 10K The Charles Sturt University Bathurst Half Marathon and 10km is a seriously fast and flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town with the famous motor racing track. Loads of spot prizes, race memento and free BBQ. Run starts at 9.00am from Bathurst Rugby Club. This year the Royal Bathurst Show is on the same weekend so make a family trip to Bathurst. Best little sausage sizzle with a half marathon you'll do.  email: email@bathurstrunning.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 17-18 May YMCA OF CANBERRA HALF MARATHON FESTIVAL (ACT)
The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon 21.1k, incorporating 45th Annual Rex Foulkes Memorial Half Marathon, is a fast-paced autumn race around Lake Burley Griffin. The run can be completed individually or in teams of two. The Half Marathon weekend is a major event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners. Saturday offers social runners and families a chance to compete in shorter runs and Sunday is the day of the Half Marathon. Mark off the weekend of the 17th /18th May in your calendars for the 2014 Half Marathon weekend! 8AM Sunday 18th May Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla Canberra ACT. Saturday 17th 2.30pm 1.6k Mini Jog for children under 12 years. 3pm 5k Fun Run. Full details including quick links to online entry under Events on website.  contact: Gemma Ruddick. email: YMCACanberraHalf@outlook.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 25 May ROCKY RIVER RUN (QLD)
21km, 10km, 5km, 2km contact: Neil Richardson. email: rrr@njr.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 25 May SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jun 2014
Mon 9 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 staged in and around Telopea Park 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 Telopea Park East car park, 9.45 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 15 Jun BAY TO BAY RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
3km Kids Run, 12km Sea FM Fun Run and 21.1 km NBN Half Marathon. 3 fantastic events on a dead flat course offering a very scenic event around the beautiful Brisbane Water area of Gosford. contact: Kevin Andrews. email: enquiries@baytobay.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 22 Jun SMC ROAD RACE SERIES (NSW)
Come and run the new SMC course. This month there is a half marathon, 10km and 5km. The course is accurately measured, there are KM markers, three drinks stations, electronic timing, lucky draw prizes, cash prizes for the winners, free cans of soft drink and food. All abilities and ages are welcomed. Check out our website or Facebook page for all the details you need and to see photos of past races. Enter online now to secure your place. email: smcroadraceseries@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 28 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon, innaugural trail run event offers participants a marathon and half marathon distance event along the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven. From the cliff tops of Bells Beach to the rainforest of the Otways, participants will enjoy a NEW event on the Surf Coast. The event will attract road runners as the course is non technical allowing you to experience trail running in an awesome part of the world. The event can be done as an individual marathon runner or teams of 2 starting in Torquay or an individual half marathon, which starts at Point Addis, both distances finishing at the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving club.  contact: Chris Ord (Race Director) . email: info@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Jul 2014
Sat-Sun 5-6 Jul GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON (QLD)
The 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held from 5 - 6 July 2014 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. The IAAF Bronze Label event is expected to attract more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The event program will feature the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km.  contact: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 5-6 Jul GERALDTON RUNFEST 2014 (WA) contact: Liz Rogers. email: runfest@geraldtonharriers.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 6 Jul SHOALHAVEN KING OF THE MOUNTAIN (NSW)
Whether you're a marathon specialist, a half marathon enthusiast or simply like running over mountains - then the 32km Shoalhaven King of the Mountain could be just what you're looking for. A very friendly, well organised long distance event that takes in the best sights and native sounds of the local area. Only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, the "King" travels from the quiet rural village of Cambewarra(near Nowra - South Coast NSW) over Mt Scanzi to the historic township of Kangaroo Valley. *Transport provided from finish to the start Runners of all levels are welcome in this locally run event (since 1966). Entries taken online, via post or on the day.  contact: Doug Jeffrey 0407 441 889. email: admin@kingofthemountainnowra.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 13 Jul SRI CHINMOY SYDNEY 2014 SERIES RACE 6 - 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 20 Jul SRI CHINMOY PRINCES PARK RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
Our annual running festival, including full marathon 42.2km, 30km, half marathon 21.1km, 10km and 5km. Staged from Lawn 5 on the Princes Park/Royal Park 5km loop with varying start times - see website for full details. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 27 Jul BLACKTOWN CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL (INCLUDING THE WESTLINK M7 CITIES MARATHON) (NSW)
The Blacktown City Running Festival will incorporate the Blacktown City Fun Runs and Westlink M7 Cities Marathon on one day. Start and Finish at Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill on Sunday 27 July 2014. Distances include The Cities Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 4km. There is a walk component in the 10km and 4km. There are various team categories! The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km courses will be IAAF/AIMS Certified.  contact: Mark Gibson. email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au . Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Aug 2014
Sun 3 Aug TOWNSVILLE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
The McDonald�s Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2k) Half Marathon (21.1k), 10k Classic, 5k Run/Walk and Junior race. Our AIMS accredited courses are fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 42nd Townsville Marathon - Australia�s 2nd oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow our tropical blue line and vie for $20,000 prize money. With a predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville�s award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race Dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August - Run Townsville and Explore the Region. See www.townsvillerunningfestival.com for entry, information and accommodation details. An event Run by Runners for Runners.  contact: Race Director. email: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 3 Aug LIONS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE (QLD)
The event incorporates the Get Running Half Marathon, a 10KM run and a 3km run. The event is held in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. The route of the Half marathon takes in views over the lovely Glass House Mountains. This event is now in its 4th year.  contact: Phil Holmes. email: philliph@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 9-10 Aug LAMINGTON ECO CHALLENGE (QLD)
Marathon, half marathon, 7.5 km Trail runs/walk. What makes this event different is that it plays out over 2 days. You compete in your chosen event then enjoy good food, entertainment a night sleep before you compete again. Start/finish at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park South East Qld. Competitors can stay in luxury or camp overnight. This is a great event to share with your family or friends.  contact: Meredith Tucker. email: meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat 16 Aug WORLD LONG DISTANCE MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
59th Pikes Peak Ascent (21 km), Manitou Springs USA. 2382 metres of ascent. Elevation gain (start to summit) is 7,815' (2,382 meters); the start is at 6,300' (1,920m) and the summit is 14,115' (4,302m).  Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 17 Aug 45KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON, TABLELANDS, FNQ (QLD)
The third of four races in the FNQ Trail Running series this looped race follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest circuit in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Start and finish at Kauri Creek day-use area, Tinaroo Dam. 21.1km, 10km and 5km options available too. Come for the show weekend and enjoy the company of other runners. contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug 21.1KM MT HAIG TRAIL MARATHON - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The out and back course at Tinaroo Dam follows a fairly well constructed forestry road that meanders to create probably the best rainforest in the north, according to Paul Curtis’ book “The Travellers’ Guide to North Queensland Cairns and Surrounds”. Other distances 45km, 10km or 5km fun run.  contact: Paul Ryan. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 17 Aug DEVILBEND FUN RUN - 5KM, 10K & 21.1KM (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 beautifully reinvigorated Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. There are a variety of distances to choose from - 5km, 10km, 21.1km and we'll even have some sack races for the littlies! Where? Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway ref 152 J3) on the Mornington Peninsula contact: Richard Does. email: info@devilbend.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug TOMEWIN MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE RUNNING FESTIVAL (QLD)
2014 sees the running of the 4th edition of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival set in the beautiful Currumbin Valley on Queensland's Gold Coast. The marquee event of the Tomewin Mountain Challenge Running Festival, the Tomewin Mountain Challenge, will see runners tackle the 21.1km Half Marathon course, including the twin ascent of Tomewin Mountain! The testing route will give runners the perfect mix of challenge and beautiful scenery in one of the most spectacular running locations in Australia. The festival also includes the 14km Freeman's 14, the 6km Highland Hurry and the 1km Dash for Duchenne charity fun run. Come and be a part of this fantastic community event and take in the spectacular views and atmosphere that will be a part of each course. contact: Matt Judd. email: matt@thoseguysevents.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sun 24 Aug COBURG HALF MARATHON (VIC)
24th August Coburg Half Marathon 21.1km or 10km, 9am Harold Stevens Athletics Track,undulating bike path course,(Mway 18 A10)(UBD 193 L18), trophies for winners & placegetters, certificates for all; enter on the day or online. www.coburgharriers.org.au  contact: Bernie Goggin 0417012682. email: funruns@coburgharriers.org.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 24 Aug MUDGEE RUNNING FESTIVAL 2014 (NSW)
The Mudgee Running Festival consists of a Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km & 10km Fun Runs for people of all age groups and abilities. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on! contact: Race Organisers. email: enquiries@mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat 30 Aug ADRENATHON - TRAIL RUN (NSW)
For all the runners out there, wait till you run this trail! Running through paddocks, creeks and trails in the captivating Glenworth Valley. You have a choice of 5 km, 10 km or 21.1 km half marathon challenge. Get a team together or run solo, but stick around for some fun, food and drinks to check out how we kick off Adrenathon - The Ultimate Adventure Race! Or if you're really an adventure hunter, you can participate! Can you conquer the Valley Trail? contact: Briel Uriel. email: info@adrenathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sat-Sun 30-31 Aug ADRENATHON - THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE RACE (NSW)
A weekend where adrenalin meets adventure! 2 days - 3 amazing events Orienteering, kayaking and a mystery Tough obstacles Mind-bending challenges Camping Join solo or in groups It's fun for team building and Suitable for all fitness levels  contact: Briel Uriel. email: info@adrenathon.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 31 Aug SIXTY4 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
A new trail running festival in Wingello State Forest, just 90 minutes from Sydney/Canberra/Wollongong. It includes a 1km for little kids, a 6km for women and juniors, a half marathon and a 50km ultra. Family-friendly atmosphere with entertainment, catering, sponsor expo, and lots more.  email: racedirectorshc@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Sep 2014
Sun 7 Sep MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL (VIC)
21km, 10km, and 5km Run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula foreshore. We also have a 1km Run for the smaller kiddies.
Note new date (was 25 May) email: info@xosize.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep ROSS FESTIVAL OF MARATHONS (TAS)
The Ross Festival of Marathons enters its 11th year, and it is an event that creates a friendly atmosphere and is aimed at participation, there is a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon a 10km Race as well as a Children's Challenge. Once again we will be offering a Teams Marathon Event where you can enter a team of either 2, 3 or 4. Come along and find out how much fun Tasmania's Boutique Marathon can be.  contact: Casey Mainsbridge. email: Casey.Mainsbridge@utas.edu.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 7 Sep COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL (NSW)
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back. Hosted by Bendigo Bank, the Coffs harbour Running Festival raises funds for local childrens' charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and the Early Childhood Intervention Program Coffs Harbour.  contact: www.villagesports.com.au. email: events@villagesports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
Sun 21 Sep SRI CHINMOY YARRA BOULEVARD HALF MARATHON, 10KM AND 5KM (VIC)
Our final half marathon for the year and including 10km and 5km races, staged on the Yarra Boulevard 5km loop in Richmond, staged from the Kevin Bartlett Reserve. Start time 8.00am. All Sri Chinmoy Races feature chip timing, regular drink stations, age group awards from u15 to 80+ years and post-race breakfast. contact: Kishore Cunningham . email: melbourne@srichinmoyraces.org. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
 
Oct 2014
Sun 5 Oct TWIN BRIDGES HALF MARATON - CAIRNS REGION (QLD)
The Twin Bridges track (East Black Mountain Road) follows the route of the original Black Mountain Road, to the east of the current road. It diverges from Black Mountain Road 27 kilometres from the Kennedy Highway and rejoins it 2 kilometres from the top of the Bump Track. Closed by gates at both ends, it is a multi-use track for trail runners, walkers and mountain bikers. Motor vehicles, trail bikes and horses are not allowed on this track. contact: David OBrien. email: trailrunning@roadrunners.org.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
 
Sat-Sat 11-18 Oct 2014 ALICE SPRINGS MASTERS GAMES (NT)
The Alice Springs Master Games are held every two years with thousands of fit, active Australians and overseas visitors taking part in more than 30 sports. Running events include 5km & 10km Walk, 10km run, 5km Cross Country and Half Marathon. All events are set against the scenic backdrop of Ilparpa Road, the Telegraph Station, Desert Park and Simpson's Gap. contact: Katie Kelly. email: katie.kelly@nt.gov.au. Visit the website for more details.
 
 
Nov 2014
Sun 9 Nov CANEGROWERS GREAT BARRIER REEF MARATHON FESTIVAL (QLD)
The CANEGROWERS Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is THE adventure marathon event of the calendar year. Held on November 9th in Port Douglas, Queensland, the Festival offers a range of adventure courses like no other including a 74km Ultra Marathon from Cairns to Port Douglas; a 42.2km adventure marathon; 21.1km adventure half marathon; as well as a 10km, 5km & 2.5km distance. Each distance runs along the white sands of Four Mile Beach, traverses through parks, trail and road to complete the ultimate trail running course. Dubbed the "World's Best" by marathon legend himself Steve Moneghetti, the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the one to mark on your racing calendar. Why not team up this epic event, raise funds for your nominated charity through Everyday Hero or simply run for you! Did we mention that you get to recover in paradise? contact: Port Douglas Event Management. email: info@pdem.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
 


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