Running Events in Australia

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APR27
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BottleButt Bash Trail Run
Herons Creek, NSW, Australia

The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is born out of our love of running and racing in this area with COASTAL Track and Trail Runners. Why save this area for us, when we can share this magical area with everyone. The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is in inaugural year in 2019, giving you 3 different distances to experience this beautiful area. It has a distance for all abilities.

The BottleButt Bash is a 21km bash through the magical Burrawan State Forest. Through stunning tracks and trails with lots of hidden secrets and one of these is the Old BottleButt Tree.

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BottleButt Bash Trail Run

Burrawan Forest Dr, Herons Creek NSW 2443, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is born out of our love of running and racing in this area with COASTAL Track and Trail Runners. Why save this area for us, when we can share this magical area with everyone. The BottleButt Bash Trail Run is in inaugural year in 2019, giving you 3 different distances to experience this beautiful area. It has a distance for all abilities.

The BottleButt Bash is a 21km bash through the magical Burrawan State Forest. Through stunning tracks and trails with lots of hidden secrets and one of these is the Old BottleButt Tree.

AUD $40 - AUD $85
BottleButt Bash Trail Run
APR28
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Convicts and Wenches Trail Run
Greens Beach, TAS, Australia

Come to explore some of Tassie's pristine coastal single-track all within the historic Narawntapu National Park at the prettiest beach run in Tasmania. The Convicts and Wenches Beach Run has four options for distance with a 50km, 25km, 12km, and 5km run.

Coastal trail-running doesn't get any better!

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Convicts and Wenches Trail Run

31-33 Top Rd, Greens Beach TAS 7270, AustraliaView event
2 reviews
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From the organiser

Come to explore some of Tassie's pristine coastal single-track all within the historic Narawntapu National Park at the prettiest beach run in Tasmania. The Convicts and Wenches Beach Run has four options for distance with a 50km, 25km, 12km, and 5km run.

Coastal trail-running doesn't get any better!

Reviews
  • Did the 50 Km in 2018

    Convicts & Wenches is a beautiful and scenic run never straying far from the coast line. The scenery of isolated beaches, rugged headlands and breathtaking ocean views keep you engaged from start to finish. There is not a dull moment and it is difficult to say with certainty which part of the course is my favourite. I have ran this race for the past 7 years (5x 50km and 2x 25km) and I keep coming back for more.
  • Did the 12 Km in 2018

    My fellow wenches & I had the best day out!! We are still talking about how its one of our favourite events!! Beautiful scenery, well organised, great photography! & a fantastic atmosphere, already registered for next year with an idea to top our costumes this year
AUD $35 - AUD $160
Convicts and Wenches Trail Run
APR28
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Oatley Park Fun Run

Walk or run in the Oatley Park Fun Run, proudly voted one of the top ten Fun Runs in NSW.

Oatley Park Fun Run is held in the beautiful bushland setting of Oatley Park, southern Sydney on the banks of the George's River.

There is something for everyone with three events on offer; a 1km Kids Dash, 2.5km and 5km run.

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Oatley Park Fun Run

Oatley NSW 2223, AustraliaView event
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Walk or run in the Oatley Park Fun Run, proudly voted one of the top ten Fun Runs in NSW.

Oatley Park Fun Run is held in the beautiful bushland setting of Oatley Park, southern Sydney on the banks of the George's River.

There is something for everyone with three events on offer; a 1km Kids Dash, 2.5km and 5km run.

AUD $20 - AUD $60
Oatley Park Fun Run
APR28
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Coastal Ascent

A course that will literally take your breath away! Both the 11km and 25km Coastal Ascent courses start and finish in the Dixon Park precinct. This provides runners and supporters not only an epic finishing experience as you fly down Bathers Way on the final push home, but access to all the amenities that will complete your race day experience.

The 2km Kids course will run within the immediate vicinity of Dixon Park.

The 11km and 25km courses will challenge all runners. The fastest possible route from Dixon Park, through Merewether and into the Coastal Rainforest of Glenrock Reserve will elevate your heart rate on the outward journey and reward you with epic views on the return journey. Within the reserve take on sections of technical single track, fast flowing fire trail, grasslands, beach sections with plenty of challenging hills and course giving many coastal views.

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Coastal Ascent

4 Ocean St, Merewether NSW 2291, AustraliaView event
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A course that will literally take your breath away! Both the 11km and 25km Coastal Ascent courses start and finish in the Dixon Park precinct. This provides runners and supporters not only an epic finishing experience as you fly down Bathers Way on the final push home, but access to all the amenities that will complete your race day experience.

The 2km Kids course will run within the immediate vicinity of Dixon Park.

The 11km and 25km courses will challenge all runners. The fastest possible route from Dixon Park, through Merewether and into the Coastal Rainforest of Glenrock Reserve will elevate your heart rate on the outward journey and reward you with epic views on the return journey. Within the reserve take on sections of technical single track, fast flowing fire trail, grasslands, beach sections with plenty of challenging hills and course giving many coastal views.

AUD $15 - AUD $85
Coastal Ascent
APR28
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The O’Keefe Challenge
Junortoun, VIC, Australia

This amazing marathon course starts on the outskirts of Bendigo, and follows the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail to Heathcote. Passing the banks of the Campaspe River, Lake Eppalock, and the small towns of Axedale and Knowsley before reaching its final destination in the heart of Heathcote.

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The O’Keefe Challenge

757A McIvor Hwy, Junortoun VIC 3551, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

This amazing marathon course starts on the outskirts of Bendigo, and follows the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail to Heathcote. Passing the banks of the Campaspe River, Lake Eppalock, and the small towns of Axedale and Knowsley before reaching its final destination in the heart of Heathcote.

AUD $10 - AUD $111
The O’Keefe Challenge
MAY26
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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2
Mount Barney, QLD, Australia

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2

Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney QLD 4287, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

AUD $20 - AUD $40
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2
JUN2
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Chempro NGC Dash 2019

Welcome to the annual Chempro NGC Dash - the most affordable running half marathon in Queensland!

The Chempro NGC Dash is open to everyone of all ages and sizes. There will be four races ranging from a 2klm junior run, up to the 21klm half marathon for people 16 years and older. We are also adding a 4.2klm fundraising walk to the schedule. The race will be staged on the existing concrete course surrounding the Park's lake but will include a small section of grassed track alongside the lake edge.

The days festivities will include market stalls between 6.30am and 12pm, free drink stations at various check points around the course, providing a carnival- like atmosphere for both spectators and competitors.

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Chempro NGC Dash 2019

Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Watersport Ln, Oxenford QLD 4210, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Welcome to the annual Chempro NGC Dash - the most affordable running half marathon in Queensland!

The Chempro NGC Dash is open to everyone of all ages and sizes. There will be four races ranging from a 2klm junior run, up to the 21klm half marathon for people 16 years and older. We are also adding a 4.2klm fundraising walk to the schedule. The race will be staged on the existing concrete course surrounding the Park's lake but will include a small section of grassed track alongside the lake edge.

The days festivities will include market stalls between 6.30am and 12pm, free drink stations at various check points around the course, providing a carnival- like atmosphere for both spectators and competitors.

AUD $10 - AUD $70
Chempro NGC Dash 2019
JUN9
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Gold Coast 100

The Gold Coast 100 is Australia's oldest measured 100 km road race as well as the fastest 100kms run course in Australia, being totally flat and traffic free. The festival also includes 50 km, 42.2 marathon, 25 km, and 12.5 km options. Additionally, there is a 4 x 25km relay plus shorter fun relays for the kids.

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Gold Coast 100

Sports Super Centre, 1 Sports Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216, AustraliaView event
2 reviews
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From the organiser

The Gold Coast 100 is Australia's oldest measured 100 km road race as well as the fastest 100kms run course in Australia, being totally flat and traffic free. The festival also includes 50 km, 42.2 marathon, 25 km, and 12.5 km options. Additionally, there is a 4 x 25km relay plus shorter fun relays for the kids.

Reviews
  • Did the 50 Km in 2018

    To me one of the best longer races for either someone starting out in Ultra Marathons or experienced runners trying for faster times. 6.25KM Laps are pretty much ideal as with aid stations on course really all you (or your crew) need is one spot for your specific needs. Running on paths with no cross roads or driveways (around a park) means you only have to concentrate on your own running. With a number of different events lots of people out there whether that be to chat with or race against so the laps don't seem as many. Very flat course, tiny bit of undulation is enough to just vary your stride which is helpful i find.
  • Did the Supermarathon in 2017

    Its run on a dead flat 6.25km course so if you're after a fast time its ideal.Good for your crew. They just sit in Runnaway bay stadium put their ft up and wait for you to come through
AUD $45 - AUD $280
Gold Coast 100
JUN9
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Run Forrest Trail Run
Forrest, VIC, Australia

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

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Run Forrest Trail Run

13 Station St, Forrest VIC 3236, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

AUD $25 - AUD $85
Run Forrest Trail Run
JUN29
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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
Murray Bridge, SA, Australia

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

AUD $15 - AUD $75
Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
JUL6
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Brisbane Trail Ultra

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

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Brisbane Trail Ultra

11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

AUD $50 - AUD $550
Brisbane Trail Ultra
JUL14
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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – MT BARNEY LODGE (Round 3)
Cannon Creek, QLD, Australia

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the naturally beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – MT BARNEY LODGE (Round 3)

Unnamed Road, Cannon Creek QLD 4310, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the naturally beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

AUD $20 - AUD $50
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – MT BARNEY LODGE (Round 3)
JUL18
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Elephant Trail Race
Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse).

Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point in the beautiful Hastings Area. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest.You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai People.

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Elephant Trail Race

Cpt 13/1 Trail, Bonny Hills NSW 2445, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse).

Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point in the beautiful Hastings Area. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest.You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai People.

AUD $50 - AUD $355
Elephant Trail Race
JUL28
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Federation Ultra Trail
Monarto, SA, Australia

The 2nd Annual Federation Ultra Trail a trail based event held predominantly on the Lavender/Federation Trail and will take in the new Callington Hill "Olearia Trail" with breathtaking views over the Bremmer Valley. From African zoo animals to the pelicans around Murray Bridge, the race has some awesome scenery meaning there'll never be a dull moment as they saunter along the mixture of gravel, dirt, sand, rocks and sweet single track!! Runners who finished the 50km distance in 2018 have unlocked the ability to tackle the Level 2 Run (62.5Km) or Level 3 (75km) distances.

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Federation Ultra Trail

143 Schenscher Rd, Monarto SA 5254, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 2nd Annual Federation Ultra Trail a trail based event held predominantly on the Lavender/Federation Trail and will take in the new Callington Hill "Olearia Trail" with breathtaking views over the Bremmer Valley. From African zoo animals to the pelicans around Murray Bridge, the race has some awesome scenery meaning there'll never be a dull moment as they saunter along the mixture of gravel, dirt, sand, rocks and sweet single track!! Runners who finished the 50km distance in 2018 have unlocked the ability to tackle the Level 2 Run (62.5Km) or Level 3 (75km) distances.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
Federation Ultra Trail
AUG11
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Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO
Rocky Gully, SA, Australia

The Rocky Gully Run n Roll is an adventurous cross-country Duathlon (X-Duo) consisting of two 3-5 km trail runs accompanied with a 10km mountain bike stage on newly formed single trails in the Kinchina Conservation Park through Rocky Gully and White Hill close to Murray Bridge. The course is challenging yet fun, think Man vs Wild meets natures own playground True Grit style adventure on foot and by bike!!

For those who just want to run, there are 4.8km and 11.5km trail runs.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for Mens Health issues of Prostate and Testicular Cancer along with Mental Health and suicide.

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Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO

Maurice Rd, Rocky Gully SA 5254, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Rocky Gully Run n Roll is an adventurous cross-country Duathlon (X-Duo) consisting of two 3-5 km trail runs accompanied with a 10km mountain bike stage on newly formed single trails in the Kinchina Conservation Park through Rocky Gully and White Hill close to Murray Bridge. The course is challenging yet fun, think Man vs Wild meets natures own playground True Grit style adventure on foot and by bike!!

For those who just want to run, there are 4.8km and 11.5km trail runs.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for Mens Health issues of Prostate and Testicular Cancer along with Mental Health and suicide.

AUD $20 - AUD $65
Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO
AUG18
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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
Wyaralong, QLD, Australia

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)

1660 Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

AUD $20 - AUD $50
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
AUG25
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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run

1 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

AUD $10 - AUD $80
Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, AustraliaView event
3 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

Reviews
  • Did the Blackmores Sydney Marathon in 2018

    My first marathon and generally a great event. My only critisim is the section of the run in Pyrmont. It was in the later stage of the race and was just rubbish: no atmosphere, not a comfortable or pretty location and dragged on. Was really hard during this area to have any motivation to keep going. Otherwise well organised in frequency in drink stations and volunteers. Hopefully in future years the organisers improve on the wastage of single use plastic - that was very poor.
  • Did the Blackmores Sydney Marathon in 2018

    My first marathon and I absolutely loved it - epic course - amazing atmosphere and really well put together event. The course is pretty hilly at the end which is pretty brutal on the knees so hold some back for the end (I went out way too hot). Great to finish at the Opera House also / Opera bar for a few 9am wines. Will definitely do it again.
  • Did the event in 2016

    I entered the race with much trepidation due to an injury hit training regime and also as it was my first race outside Europe. It was an early start so I could be on the start line for the 8am start and I opted to use the short run from my hotel as a warm up, the start area was pretty good with sufficient facilities for everyone and the start was not too crowded and well managed. Running across the harbour bridge was pretty amazing but most of the first seven miles were along quiet city streets, the six miles in the botannical gardens were pretty good despite the cloudy skies and then it was back to the city streets for twelve miles before going under the harbour bridge and seeing the iconic opera house across the water where we finished just under a mile later. Drinks stations and toilets were well spaced and in good supply and the post race area was pretty good making the whole experience a good one with a nice medal and shirt in the finishers bag. I would do the race again if I have the chance but it's rather a long way to travel from the UK!
AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
SEP24
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Ultra Trail Gold Coast

Ultra Trail Gold Coast (previously known as the Nerang State Forest Trail Race, Nerang 100 Miler and 200 Miler) runs from Tuesday, 24 September to Monday, 30 September 2019 with distances from 25km to 500km.

The event is conducted on an accurately measured 25km looped course with 895 metres of elevation gain per loop, based at the Gold Coast Nerang cycling velodrome.

The races form part of the prestigious Asia Trail Master Championship series, are ITRA certified and a qualifier for UTMB and other major events.

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Ultra Trail Gold Coast

39 Riverlea Waters Dr, Nerang QLD 4211, AustraliaView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Ultra Trail Gold Coast (previously known as the Nerang State Forest Trail Race, Nerang 100 Miler and 200 Miler) runs from Tuesday, 24 September to Monday, 30 September 2019 with distances from 25km to 500km.

The event is conducted on an accurately measured 25km looped course with 895 metres of elevation gain per loop, based at the Gold Coast Nerang cycling velodrome.

The races form part of the prestigious Asia Trail Master Championship series, are ITRA certified and a qualifier for UTMB and other major events.

Reviews
  • Did the 325k in 2018

    Perfect course for runners stepping up to greater distances due to the water station close proximity , aid station and support crew every 25kms. This really sets up for a solid foundation to make sure you finish well. Bonus is its really well makes and pretty much impossible to take a wrong turn
  • Did the 325k in 2018

    I had never used poles before this race but I'm glad I brought them along. The first couple loops seem fine without them but in time you will wish you had them. Helpful hint would be to bring your bat and balls and be ready to play.
AUD $70 - AUD $1,350
Ultra Trail Gold Coast
OCT5
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Scenic Rim Ultra
Kooralbyn, QLD, Australia

This is the 1st annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. The Scenic Rim Ultra is held over 3 days, 4-6 October. Runners have the option of 65km and 105km distances. Starting at The Overflow Estate 1895 winery, runners will traverse the Dugandan Range and cross four mountains centred by spectacular Wyaralong Dam. The loop course finishes back at the winery, the perfect party precinct to celebrate tackling this gruelling and scenic course.

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Scenic Rim Ultra

Carnoustie West, 216-234 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is the 1st annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. The Scenic Rim Ultra is held over 3 days, 4-6 October. Runners have the option of 65km and 105km distances. Starting at The Overflow Estate 1895 winery, runners will traverse the Dugandan Range and cross four mountains centred by spectacular Wyaralong Dam. The loop course finishes back at the winery, the perfect party precinct to celebrate tackling this gruelling and scenic course.

AUD $179 - AUD $289
Scenic Rim Ultra
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

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Beach to Brother

Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
21 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

Reviews
  • Did the 10k Dash in 2018

    With two knee replacements I was stoked that I did it. It was harder than I thought and I was suffering vertigo but the fact that I finished a(and not last) I couldnt have been happier. The view at the top was amazing and I think everyone did an excellent job organizing it. As I had not done anything like this before and came from Nambucca Heads I was a bit confused as the were to register. I had sent an email a few days before but no one answered it. I just went to the surf club and asked everyone and before long the girl arrived for registration. I wasnt aware you were suppose to register the day before but in the end it was all good. Cheers
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I was ok with the information provided prior to the race, however I know the area. I did hear of other competitors who were surprised at the intensity of the incline up North Brother Mountain at the end.
AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
APR22
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series - Centennial Park Easter Monday

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 2: Centennial Park Easter Monday Half Marathon, 7km, & 4km cross-country

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Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series - Centennial Park Easter Monday

Centennial Park NSW 2021, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 2: Centennial Park Easter Monday Half Marathon, 7km, & 4km cross-country

AUD $21 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series - Centennial Park Easter Monday
APR22
Sri Chinmoy Princes Park
Carlton North, VIC, Australia

The course is a 5km loop on hard packed gravel and asphalt around the perimeter of Princes Park and with an add-on loop under Royal Parade following the old inner circle railway down to the Zoo and return. Four distances are available: 20km, 15km, 10km and 5km.

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Sri Chinmoy Princes Park

Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club, 109 Bowen Cres, Carlton North VIC 3054, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The course is a 5km loop on hard packed gravel and asphalt around the perimeter of Princes Park and with an add-on loop under Royal Parade following the old inner circle railway down to the Zoo and return. Four distances are available: 20km, 15km, 10km and 5km.

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Sri Chinmoy Princes Park
APR22
Mt Helena 40 Miler

The course is two laps on the Historic Railway Heritage Trail adjacent to the Mt Helena Tavern with the finish located at the entrance to the beer garden.

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Mt Helena 40 Miler

900 Keane St W, Mount Helena WA 6082, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The course is two laps on the Historic Railway Heritage Trail adjacent to the Mt Helena Tavern with the finish located at the entrance to the beer garden.

AUD $45 - AUD $110
Mt Helena 40 Miler
APR27
Light Horse Ultra

The Lighthorse 12hr / 6hr /3hr Ultra event is on Saturday 27th April at Yellagonga Regional Park in Woodvale Western Australia. Run on the Anzac Day weekend, we celebrate the freedom we live through the service those have given.

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Light Horse Ultra

Yellagonga Regional Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Lighthorse 12hr / 6hr /3hr Ultra event is on Saturday 27th April at Yellagonga Regional Park in Woodvale Western Australia. Run on the Anzac Day weekend, we celebrate the freedom we live through the service those have given.

AUD $15
Light Horse Ultra
APR28
Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon
Clare, SA, Australia

SARRCs first half marathon of the year is held in the beautiful Clare Valley and is the first event of our Triple Crown Series which includes the Clare Valley, Greenbelt and McLaren Vale events.

The Clare Valley is one of South Australias oldest wine regions and its world-renowned for producing elegant Rieslings. The Clare Valley Half Marathon follows part of the Riesling Trail.

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Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon

Clare Valley, Clare Valley, Clare SA 5453, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

SARRCs first half marathon of the year is held in the beautiful Clare Valley and is the first event of our Triple Crown Series which includes the Clare Valley, Greenbelt and McLaren Vale events.

The Clare Valley is one of South Australias oldest wine regions and its world-renowned for producing elegant Rieslings. The Clare Valley Half Marathon follows part of the Riesling Trail.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon
APR28
SMC Road Race Series – Race 8

We are a non-profit running club, run entirely by volunteers. Anyone can run at any SMC event, no matter what their ability, speed or experience. All runners are issued with timing chips and bibs, and all finishers get an official time from our electronic timing system.

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SMC Road Race Series – Race 8

33 Gipps Rd, Smithfield NSW 2164, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are a non-profit running club, run entirely by volunteers. Anyone can run at any SMC event, no matter what their ability, speed or experience. All runners are issued with timing chips and bibs, and all finishers get an official time from our electronic timing system.

AUD $2 - AUD $25
SMC Road Race Series – Race 8
APR28
Intraining Twilight Half Marathon

Proving to be one of the most popular events on the calendar, the UQ Twilight Run 2019 is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Whether 4 years of age or 94 years of age, the all inclusive picturesque course hosts four major events; Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the exciting 1km Kids Run as well as FREE kids activities.

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Intraining Twilight Half Marathon

Brisbane QLD, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Proving to be one of the most popular events on the calendar, the UQ Twilight Run 2019 is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Whether 4 years of age or 94 years of age, the all inclusive picturesque course hosts four major events; Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the exciting 1km Kids Run as well as FREE kids activities.

$55
Intraining Twilight Half Marathon
APR28
Gallipoli Run: Perth

Be part of the 2019 Gallipoli Run on Sunday 28 April, starting from May Drive Parklands Kings Park and play a physical and active role in the commemoration of our service men and women.This is your opportunity to assist in the preservation of the memory, honour and records of those who suffered and died for Australia.

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Gallipoli Run: Perth

May Drive Parkland, May Dr, Kings Park WA 6005, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Be part of the 2019 Gallipoli Run on Sunday 28 April, starting from May Drive Parklands Kings Park and play a physical and active role in the commemoration of our service men and women.This is your opportunity to assist in the preservation of the memory, honour and records of those who suffered and died for Australia.

AUD $30 - AUD $80
Gallipoli Run: Perth
APR28
Pancare Foundation Walk for Hope - Melbourne
Carlton North, VIC, Australia

Melbourne, were back and even better! This year, Pancare Foundations Walk for Hope Melbourne is an all ages and ability event and gents, this year wed love you to participate too! Join with a community of passionate supporters as we take up the challenge for pancreatic cancer. You can choose from our 5km walk or run or see if you can go the distance in our 10km run.

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Pancare Foundation Walk for Hope - Melbourne

109 Bowen Cres, Carlton North VIC 3054, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Melbourne, were back and even better! This year, Pancare Foundations Walk for Hope Melbourne is an all ages and ability event and gents, this year wed love you to participate too! Join with a community of passionate supporters as we take up the challenge for pancreatic cancer. You can choose from our 5km walk or run or see if you can go the distance in our 10km run.

AUD $20 - AUD $50
Pancare Foundation Walk for Hope - Melbourne
APR28
Bright Fun Run
Bright, VIC, Australia

The Bright Fun Run, which started in 2011, is now a featured fundraiser for the Parents and Friends Committee of the Bright P-12 College in Bright, North East Victoria.

This event is a great morning out for both families and serious runner alike. Whether you just want to support your kids in the 2km, challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail run, make sure you mark this great event on your running calendar.

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Bright Fun Run

67 Cobden St, Bright VIC 3741, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bright Fun Run, which started in 2011, is now a featured fundraiser for the Parents and Friends Committee of the Bright P-12 College in Bright, North East Victoria.

This event is a great morning out for both families and serious runner alike. Whether you just want to support your kids in the 2km, challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail run, make sure you mark this great event on your running calendar.

AUD $10 - AUD $40
Bright Fun Run
APR28
Anzac Day Challenge

The event will again be raising funds to assist Soldier On in the vital work it does supporting our servicemen and women. This event is staged on stunning trails across two National Parks within northern Sydney- the Ku-rin-gai and Garigal National Parks.

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Anzac Day Challenge

St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives NSW 2075, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event will again be raising funds to assist Soldier On in the vital work it does supporting our servicemen and women. This event is staged on stunning trails across two National Parks within northern Sydney- the Ku-rin-gai and Garigal National Parks.

AUD $60 - AUD $120
Anzac Day Challenge
APR28
Bathurst Half Marathon
Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The Bathurst RSL Club Half Marathon and 10km is a fast, flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town of Bathurst, NSW. Its well-known as the best free sausage sizzle in NSW, which also includes a running race.

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Bathurst Half Marathon

Bathurst NSW 2795, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bathurst RSL Club Half Marathon and 10km is a fast, flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town of Bathurst, NSW. Its well-known as the best free sausage sizzle in NSW, which also includes a running race.

AUD $45 - AUD $60
Bathurst Half Marathon
APR28
Burdekin Sugar Rush
Airdmillan, QLD, Australia

We are offering a Half Marathon 21km, 10km, 5km and 5km Junior u16. Our courses let you take in the surrounds of Ayr such as Queen St, Plantation Park and residential areas. Drink stops along the way.

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Burdekin Sugar Rush

87 Fabrellas Rd, Airdmillan QLD 4807, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are offering a Half Marathon 21km, 10km, 5km and 5km Junior u16. Our courses let you take in the surrounds of Ayr such as Queen St, Plantation Park and residential areas. Drink stops along the way.

£30 - £40
Burdekin Sugar Rush
APR28
Maroondah Dam Trail Runs
Healesville, VIC, Australia

The Maroondah Dam Trail consists of five different course distances of 50km, 42km, 30km, 21km, and 10km. The trails are technical yet very manageable for runners of all levels.

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Maroondah Dam Trail Runs

Maroondah Reservoir Park, Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777, AustraliaView event
About the event
The Maroondah Dam Trail consists of five different course distances of 50km, 42km, 30km, 21km, and 10km. The trails are technical yet very manageable for runners of all levels.
AUD $45 - AUD $125
Maroondah Dam Trail Runs
APR28
Registration Perks
7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival

The inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon Festival will become a must-do destination event in Australia for all running and lifestyle event enthusiasts. Located in beautiful North Queensland participants will want to increase their stay to take in the beauty of the tropics.

Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race will take in the best that Cairns has to offer. The event hub will become a hive of activity hosting running clubs, corporate teams and sponsors. On-course and post-race entertainment in Fogarty Park are an integral element of the participants overall event experience.

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7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival

Fogarty Park Sound Shell, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon Festival will become a must-do destination event in Australia for all running and lifestyle event enthusiasts. Located in beautiful North Queensland participants will want to increase their stay to take in the beauty of the tropics.

Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race will take in the best that Cairns has to offer. The event hub will become a hive of activity hosting running clubs, corporate teams and sponsors. On-course and post-race entertainment in Fogarty Park are an integral element of the participants overall event experience.

AUD $15 - AUD $110
7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival
APR28
Registration Perks
Milne Bay Military Challenge
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

The Milne Bay Military Challenge is a charity endurance event which is held once a year in the National Parks of Toowoomba where participants can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Main Range and Lockyer Valley.

The challenge course has been created for those wanting to set the best records, run as an individual, run with family members, university friends or school friends, or just share some fun with friends or work colleagues.

The event includes three routes of increasing difficulty of a 7km run/walk or a 15km run/walk, and, for a gruelling test of endurance, a 30km run/walk.

The challenge is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba South and its satellite club, Rotary Edge, and raises funds for local charities. This event will be back for the third year on the 28th April 2019.

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Milne Bay Military Challenge

Webb Park, 12-40 Dudley St, East Toowoomba QLD 4350, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Milne Bay Military Challenge is a charity endurance event which is held once a year in the National Parks of Toowoomba where participants can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Main Range and Lockyer Valley.

The challenge course has been created for those wanting to set the best records, run as an individual, run with family members, university friends or school friends, or just share some fun with friends or work colleagues.

The event includes three routes of increasing difficulty of a 7km run/walk or a 15km run/walk, and, for a gruelling test of endurance, a 30km run/walk.

The challenge is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba South and its satellite club, Rotary Edge, and raises funds for local charities. This event will be back for the third year on the 28th April 2019.

AUD $80 - AUD $150
Milne Bay Military Challenge
APR28
O’Keefe Marathon (Bendigo to Heathcote)
Heathcote, VIC, Australia

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.

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O’Keefe Marathon (Bendigo to Heathcote)

Bendigo Community Bank, 2/119 High St, Heathcote VIC 3523, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

AUD $5 - AUD $80
O’Keefe Marathon (Bendigo to Heathcote)
APR28
Angela Taylor Memorial Run

At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force of the explosion and later died in hospital. Angela Rose Taylor is, and will remain a symbol of all that is good in the police. Angela was committed to helping others in the community, our police and emergency services continue to demonstrate those values.

The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk was started in 1989. This is community event that welcomes individual runners or walkers, juniors, nippers, veterans and seniors. Theres a category to match all levels of fitness.

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Angela Taylor Memorial Run

22 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force of the explosion and later died in hospital. Angela Rose Taylor is, and will remain a symbol of all that is good in the police. Angela was committed to helping others in the community, our police and emergency services continue to demonstrate those values.

The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk was started in 1989. This is community event that welcomes individual runners or walkers, juniors, nippers, veterans and seniors. Theres a category to match all levels of fitness.

AUD $15 - AUD $30
Angela Taylor Memorial Run
APR28
Punkt Zu Punkt (Point to Point) Trail Run
Bethany, SA, Australia

Experience the stunning unexplored corners of the Barossa and Eden valleys on an epic and challenging 33.3 km trail run like no other.

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Punkt Zu Punkt (Point to Point) Trail Run

Bethany Reserve, 324 Bethany Rd, Bethany SA 5352, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Experience the stunning unexplored corners of the Barossa and Eden valleys on an epic and challenging 33.3 km trail run like no other.

AUD $15 - AUD $75
Punkt Zu Punkt (Point to Point) Trail Run
APR28
QUT Classic

The QUT Classic is an anual all-inclusive run featuring many prizes, great food, fun activities and awesome entertainment. Come on come all, from budding runners to elite athletes.

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QUT Classic

QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The QUT Classic is an anual all-inclusive run featuring many prizes, great food, fun activities and awesome entertainment. Come on come all, from budding runners to elite athletes.

AUD $20
QUT Classic
APR28
Tassie Trail Runs - Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay
Eaglehawk Neck, TAS, Australia

The Tasman Run is an 18km trail run from Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay in Tasmania

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Tassie Trail Runs - Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay

31 Tasmans Arch Rd, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Tasman Run is an 18km trail run from Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay in Tasmania

AUD $50
Tassie Trail Runs - Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay
APR28
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series 3

All participants must complete the series registration form prior to competing in their first race day. This is a once only fee to register you as a member for the series.

There is a one-off $15 charge for all other runners. Once registered runners still need to check in and pay the race fee on race day.

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Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series 3

196 Connection Rd, Glenview QLD 4553, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

All participants must complete the series registration form prior to competing in their first race day. This is a once only fee to register you as a member for the series.

There is a one-off $15 charge for all other runners. Once registered runners still need to check in and pay the race fee on race day.

AUD $15
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series 3
APR28
Burdekin Sugar Rush
Basalt, QLD, Australia

The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the signature running event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire, but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

The event attracts running enthusiasts from around the region (inc. Townsville, Cairns, Charters Towers, Whitsundays and Mackay) and also has a key focus of attracting first time competitors through the provision of a half marathon (21km), five and ten kilometre fun run, team challenge and kids fun run. Most participants take part for the personal challenge, the experience of a vibrant community event and embracing an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Burdekin Sugar Rush

Basalt QLD 4820, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the signature running event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire, but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

The event attracts running enthusiasts from around the region (inc. Townsville, Cairns, Charters Towers, Whitsundays and Mackay) and also has a key focus of attracting first time competitors through the provision of a half marathon (21km), five and ten kilometre fun run, team challenge and kids fun run. Most participants take part for the personal challenge, the experience of a vibrant community event and embracing an active and healthy lifestyle.

AUD $30 - AUD $40
Burdekin Sugar Rush
MAY3
Registration Perks
Neverest Challenge - Brisbane

Neverest is a uniquely challenging, uniquely accessible test of endurance. Register as a team or do it solo your mission is to run or hike laps of a hill until your total vertical ascent is over 8,848m, the height of Mt Everest above sea-level. You may never summit Mt Everest, but everyone can Neverest!

Complete 44 laps solo or as part of a team to cover the 106km distance with 9000 metres of vertical gain. Neverest raises funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundations work in education in Nepal.

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Neverest Challenge - Brisbane

Camp Mountain QLD 4520, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Neverest is a uniquely challenging, uniquely accessible test of endurance. Register as a team or do it solo your mission is to run or hike laps of a hill until your total vertical ascent is over 8,848m, the height of Mt Everest above sea-level. You may never summit Mt Everest, but everyone can Neverest!

Complete 44 laps solo or as part of a team to cover the 106km distance with 9000 metres of vertical gain. Neverest raises funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundations work in education in Nepal.

AUD $40 - AUD $90
Neverest Challenge - Brisbane
MAY3
Down Under 135
Moorabool Shire, VIC, Australia

Down Under 135 is created by 4 mates who have shown and proven in its first 2 years that DU135 is one of the gnarliest, super demanding and extreme foot races offered anywhere in Australia. Covering 135 miles ( 217 km ) single stage non-stop from start to finish, competitors will adventure across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria located only 40km west of the Melbourne Airport and CBD.

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Down Under 135

Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Down Under 135 is created by 4 mates who have shown and proven in its first 2 years that DU135 is one of the gnarliest, super demanding and extreme foot races offered anywhere in Australia. Covering 135 miles ( 217 km ) single stage non-stop from start to finish, competitors will adventure across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria located only 40km west of the Melbourne Airport and CBD.

AUD $480
Down Under 135
MAY4
2019 Greater Bank Sydney:10

A Race for Everyone!

Sydney:10 is part of Athletics NSW expanding RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. We are pleased to say the Sydney 10 will be the same flat fast course finishing in the brand new athletics track at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. In 2019 the Greater Bank will be our 5km Partner and Little Athletics NSW as the 2.5km Event Partner. All races will feature NSW Championship categories and are also open to anyone to compete.

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2019 Greater Bank Sydney:10

Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A Race for Everyone!

Sydney:10 is part of Athletics NSW expanding RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. We are pleased to say the Sydney 10 will be the same flat fast course finishing in the brand new athletics track at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. In 2019 the Greater Bank will be our 5km Partner and Little Athletics NSW as the 2.5km Event Partner. All races will feature NSW Championship categories and are also open to anyone to compete.

AUD $40
2019 Greater Bank Sydney:10
MAY4
Relay For Life: Claremont

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Councils research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Perth community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Councils Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Perth Relay today!

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Relay For Life: Claremont

Showgrounds, Claremont WA 6010, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Councils research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Perth community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Councils Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Perth Relay today!

AUD $40 - AUD $60
Relay For Life: Claremont
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Running in Australia

Australia has an incredible, adventurous and sometimes pretty out there running scene (see popularity of Cupid Undie Runs). The largest marathon is at the Sydney Running Festival with over 37,000 finishers last year. However, if you're looking for something truly massive, then join the Sun-Herald City2Surf with 80,000 other competitors. Expect to meet amazing people from all over the world and probably get overtaken by a giant foam beer bottle - fancy dress is encouraged.

What you need to know about running

There are heaps of different running events to get involved with, if you want a good mix of fun then Parkruns, colour runs, 5ks, and 10ks, might be ideal for you. However, if you're looking to extend your distance then our selection of half marathons, marathons, and ultras might be what you need to set your sights on. Running is not only one of the world's most accessible sports, it's also super sociable too, so grab your friends set some goals. If you're just starting out, 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing if you're training for a bigger challenge further down the line. These events often aim to keep the mood light, the Canberra Times Fun Run is a famous example.

For those who want to stretch their legs a little more, the half marathon and marathon are the next level up to consider. The Gold Coast Marathon is one of the oldest running in Australia, passing it's 40th edition in 2018 and attracted a record 28,000 participants. However if you're looking for something a little smaller, on the other side of Brisbane the Sunshine Coast Marathon hosts a much smaller pool of around 6,500 participants.

If you love to push yourself further than most others will, then an ultramarathon might be for you. These raced are defined as anything over the 26.2 marathon distance. This could have you trekking for 100k or more as in the Ultra-Trail Australia. There are 'shorter' versions too, usually starting around the 50k mark. The Australian Running Festival in Canberra hosts one of these. To take on these events you've got to be prepared for anything, and the key is to be well rested and properly fuelled. Take things slowly, it's an (ultra)marathon, not a sprint after all. Get to know your fellow competitors along the way and soak up some breathtaking views.

Training for a running event

Training isn't easy, and can be particularly tough if you're going it alone. Generally, people who stick to a training plan struggle less with motivation and are able to fit their goals around their lives more easily. It doesn't matter if you're a 5k novice or a marathon pro, have a read over some of our pre-race training plans to help you reach your goals: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.

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