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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2
    Sun 26th May
    Mount Barney, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $40
    Details

    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Swan Gully – Round 2

    Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney QLD 4287, 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.

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    AUD $50 - AUD $550
    Details

    Brisbane Trail Ultra

    11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    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.

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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
    Sun 18th Aug
    Wyaralong, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $50
    Details

    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.

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    Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $80
    Details

    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.

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    Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run
    Sun 26th May
    AUD $5 - AUD $65
    Details

    Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run

    Little Genesis Early Learning Centre, 12-16 Youngs Crossing Rd, Bray Park QLD 4500, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run is a great Moreton Bay regional event. Run or walk as an individual, encourage your work or team mates to join in, or simply be part of this charity event and have some fun running or walking with your family and friends. It is an opportunity to have fun or to prove yourself as an individual whilst raising valuable funds for local and community projects as well as Rotary's charities, PolioPlus and ShelterBox.

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    7 Rocky River Run
    Sun 26th May
    Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $75
    Details

    7 Rocky River Run

    Rockhampton QLD 4700, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 7 Rocky River Run on Sunday, 30 June 2019 raises funds to address youth mental health issues and the prevention of youth suicide, which has been a significant issue in Rockhampton for several years.

    The event has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups and celebrates its twelfth successful year in 2019.

    Rockhampton's favourite charity event once again promises to be a fun day out, all in the name of a good cause!

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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
    Sat 1st Jun
    AUD $15 - AUD $130
    Details

    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

    Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
    About the event

    Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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    Mackay Marina Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $90
    Details

    Mackay Marina Run

    83M Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

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    Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast
    Sun 9th Jun
    AUD $29 - AUD $39
    Details

    Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast

    99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Were back! Dementia Australia is thrilled to be returning to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Memory Walk & Jog. This year were headed back to Kawana Surf Club on Sunday 9 June 2019.

    Choose from 2.5km, 5km or 9km and walk, jog or run and help Australia Get Active and Beat Dementia.

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    Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
    Sun 9th Jun
    AUD $10 - AUD $47.50
    Details

    Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

    Griffith University, Logan Campus, 68 University Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

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    Curtis Island Trail Run
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Curtis Island, QLD, Australia
    AUD $15
    Details

    Curtis Island Trail Run

    Capricorn Lodge, 1 Seaview Esplanade, Curtis Island QLD 4680, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Returning on Saturday, June 22 is the annual Curtis Island Trail Run, courtesy of Gladstone Road Runners and the event sponsor - Turtle Street Beach Resort. The trail running community is gathering momentum and constantly looking to put on a variety of events in unspoilt areas, and this event is no exception. Gladstone's Best Kept Secret - one of Australia's most picturesque beaches.

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    The Rover Trail Run
    Sun 30th Jun
    Wondecla, QLD, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $25
    Details

    The Rover Trail Run

    Herberton Range National Park, Wondecla QLD 4887, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rover Trail Run will take participants to a new, exciting and usually lesser known trail each year, as it "roves" through Far North Queensland.

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    Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands
    Sun 30th Jun
    AUD $17 - AUD $37
    Details

    Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands

    Minnippi Parkland, 276 Meadowlands Rd, Carina QLD 4152, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A fast and flat loop course set amongst the beautiful scenery of Minnippi Parklands.

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    Airlie Beach Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $135
    Details

    Airlie Beach Running Festival

    14 Broadwater Ave, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 7th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 2019 will be held on the weekend of 20th and 21st July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach. It is a great opportunity to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs along the foreshore from Port of Airlie to Cannonvale beach.

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    Weipa Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Rocky Point, QLD, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $65
    Details

    Weipa Running Festival

    Andoom Rd, Rocky Point QLD 4874, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Weipa Running Festival in Queensland on Sunday, 21 July 2019 has a distance for everyone, from a 2.5km fun run through to a full marathon. The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red

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    AUD $25 - AUD $85
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    Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

    Crockatt Park, 229 Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point QLD 4019, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Whether you choose to walk or run ,the Jetty 2 Jetty Fu Run is an event for all ages and levels. Come and see why thousands return each year for Queensland's most scenic and longest running fun run.

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    Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
    Sun 28th Jul
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    $35
    Details

    Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run

    Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will offer runners a selection of beautiful scenic routes from 5km, 8km, 16km and 21.1km situated on the Bluewater Trail within the tropics of Mackay and a 2.6 km dog walk at Iluka Park to raise vital funds for your local helicopter rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue. All three races will start and finish at Iluka Park.

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    AUD $15 - AUD $110
    Details

    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

    6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, AustraliaView event
    About the event

    Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.

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    True Grit - QLD
    Sat 17th Aug
    Tamborine, QLD, Australia
    AUD $106 - AUD $142
    Details

    True Grit - QLD

    Creamer Rd, Tamborine QLD 4270, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our popular QLD event is held on a property by the base of Mt Tamborine. Easily accessible by both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it would be less than an hour road trip away!

    Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

    This True Grit course will see participants travel through harsh grasslands, balmy rainforest, tropical latana and numerous water bodies. Be prepared to get a little wet!

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    Byron2Bruns Beach Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $35
    Details

    Byron2Bruns Beach Run

    Brunswick Byron Netball Association, 9 Byron St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, 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.

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    Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
    Sun 25th Aug
    AUD $42
    Details

    Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

    Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The annual Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane is Queensland's largest fun run. Participants will again enjoy the course that takes in some of Brisbanes most iconic landmarks including running over the Story Bridge and finishing at the beautiful South Bank Parklands.

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    Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run
    Mon 7th Oct
    AUD $22
    Details

    Sri Chinmoy Brisbane – Wynnum Seaside Run

    Bayside Park, Manly QLD 4179, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Get down to Bayside Park for this multi race event in stunning surroundings - and don't forget to stay for breakfast after!

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    Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run
    Sun 3rd Nov
    AUD $40 - AUD $55
    Details

    Red Run – Remembrance Day Fun Run

    21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside QLD 4032, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run or Walk to change lives through innovative medical research.

    Run or Walk to remember...

    Honour the legacy of our diggers this Remembrance Day by taking part in the 2018 Red Run on Sunday 3rd of November 2019.

    Our veterans were there for us in our time of need. Now its our turn.

    Sign up for the Red Run now to raise funds for research into veteran health, liver Cancer and liver Disease.

    One in four Australians has, or will develop, fatty liver disease, which can progress to liver cancer if left untreated. It is a health crisis that affects all Australians - with liver cancer now the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in the country.

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    Booking Closed
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    Runaway Noosa Marathon

    139 State Route 6, Noosaville QLD 4566, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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, its easy to find your happy running place right here in Australia's relaxation capital!

    5 distances to choose how much you push yourself - Marathon, Team Relay Marathon, Half Marathon, 31.6km, 10km, 5km.

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    Brisbane Road Runners Club 20K Championships
    Tue 9th Jul
    Details

    Brisbane Road Runners Club 20K Championships

    South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

    Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

    Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

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    Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – MT BARNEY LODGE (Round 3)
    Sun 14th Jul
    Cannon Creek, QLD, Australia
    Booking Closed
    Details

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

    Unnamed Road, Cannon Creek 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 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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    Cape Pallarenda Trail Run
    Sun 25th Aug
    Pallarenda, QLD, Australia
    Details

    Cape Pallarenda Trail Run

    Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, Cape Pallarenda Road, Graves Circuit, Pallarenda QLD 4810, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Cape Pallarenda Trail Run is the signature run in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. It offers a 5km and 12km course along with a half marathon.

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    Redcliffe Twilight Great Strides
    Tue 3rd Sep
    Details

    Redcliffe Twilight Great Strides

    Charlish Park, Redcliffe QLD 4020, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Get involved as an individual or create your own team to take on this challenge together and help people living with CF breathe a little easier. Corporate teams, schools, community groups and individuals are all invited to take part. Ask your colleagues, family members and friends to join you to walk, jog or run for this great cause.

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    Greater Bank Casino Fun Run
    Sun 15th Sep
    Casino, NSW, Australia
    AUD $12 - AUD $37
    Details

    Greater Bank Casino Fun Run

    Casino NSW 2470, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Casino Fun Run promises to be a fun day for all ages and abilities! The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.

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    Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships
    Sun 22nd Sep
    Details

    Brisbane Road Runners Club 10 Mile Championships

    South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Brisbane Road Runners Club (formerly known as the Queensland Marathon and Road Runners Club) was established in 1982. Our events, which are conducted generally every second Sunday, are open to Club members and visitors alike.

    Events are conducted on an accurately measured 5k course along Riverside Drive at West End, Brisbane. For distances longer than 5k, multiple loops are used.

    Electronic timing is used for accurate lap/finish times and a timing clock is positioned near the start/finish line. All runs have police permits, marshals, and two water stations on the course.

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    Brisbane Road Runners Club Races
    Sun 22nd Sep
    Details

    Brisbane Road Runners Club Races

    South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End QLD 4101, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Brisbane Road Runners Club's race features the 10 Mile Club Championship, along with 5km and 10km fun runs. This event is part of a series if events every second Sunday during the year, comprising a range of distances to satisfy all needs and abilities.

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    Bump to Bells Trail Run
    Sun 6th Oct
    Mowbray, QLD, Australia
    Details

    Bump to Bells Trail Run

    Bump Track, Mowbray QLD 4877, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    From 1882, the lovely thoroughbred coaches of Cobb & Co. tackled The Bump powered by seven horse teams. many years later, itll be rough and ready trail runners who follow in their weathered hoof steps and narrow wheel ruts, powered instead by the courage, hope and perhaps misplaced confidence once felt by the coaches passengers.

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