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.
Trail Running Events in 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.
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.
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.
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!
The July 21st Goldfields Pipeline Marathon is made up of 3 different events. The Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42.2 km Marathon. The Ellery Brookman 21.1km Half Marathon and the 10 km Retravision Fun Run or Walk. All events are in beautiful Goldfields bush trails in Western Australia and finishing at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Golf course.
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
Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. That's why we've designed this course as an out-and-back.
This ripping rainforest run highlights all thats great about tropical trail running cool clear creeks, dense shady trails, calf-bursting climbs followed by long flowing downhill runs and access to World Heritage Area Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Russell Falls is an ideal beginners trail run or just a whole heap of fun for the more experienced trail runner!! It takes in a couple of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tassie as well as some of Tassie's tallest trees. The trail is pretty much wheel chair standard, except for the stairs!
The Trail Co. are excited to be hosting the inaugural Guzzler Ultra trail run. The Guzzler Ultra is set to be Brisbanes Largest Ultra Trail Run event.
Our most popular trail event in the Ultra Series WA calendar, this event is run along the Yaberoo Budjara Trail from Joondalup in Perths North through the Neerabup National Park.
The ideal introduction trail event with superbly groomed limestone trails along the entire route, it also makes for a very fast course with some ridiculously quick times over the last few years. The generous no cut off times are perfect for those wanting to accomplish their first trail experiences and pop that cherry into Ultra Marathons for those attempting the 50k. Spectacular scenery has you unsuspecting that you are running through the metro area with no road crossings throughout and hardly a sign of civilisation!!
Peaks & Trails is a picturesque run starting and finishing in the heart of Dunkeld, Victoria over the weekend of Saturday, 3 August to Sunday, 4 August 2019.
The weekend offers something for all levels of trail enthusiast with access to beautiful Southern Grampians trails and a number of private trails normally inaccessible to the public.
Saturday has the 6.2km Mt Abrupt Short Course Challenge, and Sunday has 50km, 26km, 22km, 11km and 6.4km trail runs and the Salt Creek Kids Dash.
Never been to the Australian Outback? Looking for your next distance trail run? Run your way through Australia's Red Centre, experiencing it all on foot while conquering your next race goal.
Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend on 17-18 August 2019. Events include marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a mountain bike event.
Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.
Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie Trail Festival. The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days with a 5.5k or 11k trail run on day 1 & a half marathon on day 2. You may compete in one event distance each day in the festival if you wish for a bit more of a challenge if you think you can handle it. So get training and get excited for 2 epic days of Trail Running around the Port Macquarie area!
We're showcasing all the trails that Rotto has to offer. Whether you're new to trail running, or always up for a new event, this is the one for you!
Three courses all starting and finishing at Kingstown Barracks, providing many stunning views along the coastal trails. 5km, 14km and Half Marathon will be on offer.
And for this event, we're also holding a kids trail run experience too! They'll get a fully marked 1.8km course so make it a family outing!
The Surf Coast Century on Saturday, 15 September 2018 is an annual 100km trail run in Anglesea, Victoria which can be run solo or in a relay team of up to 4 members.
The event leads competitors through an incredibly diverse range of beautiful landscapes across the complete 100km... from running below towering ocean sea cliffs to weaving between towering tree ferns, competitors will run past lighthouses, waterfalls, scenic lookouts, renowned surf beaches, surf life-saving clubs, remote wilderness and almost everything in between.
Nerang National Park, situated 20km inland on the famous Gold Coast, Australias premiere holiday destination. The venue is readily accessible by road from Brisbane (one hour) or from Gold Coast International Airport (40 minutes). The course is predominantly on 4WD fire trails and is hilly. The events are set on a loop course of 25 kms with an elevation gain of 885 metres per loop. Loop course to enable frequent re-hydration, refueling and crew support.
Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first and only AURA-sanctioned 100 mile race in Western Australia.
Held annually on the last weekend in September (WAs Queens Birthday Public Holiday weekend), the 50mi and 100mi events both start at 6am on Saturday, and have generous cut-off times. The 50mi event runs south from Jarrahdale to Dwellingup, mainly following the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail. The 100mi event runs from Dwellingup to Jarrahdale and back again, along the same course, with a bonus out and back hill on the outbound leg.
Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first & original 100 mile trail race in Western Australia.
Held annually on the last weekend in September (WAs Queens Birthday Public Holiday weekend), the 50mi and 100mi events both start at 6am on Saturday.
The Upper Murray Challenge is a Multisport EPIC - A perfect mix of Mountain Biking, Kayaking and running - It's an awesome event!
The one day event is located at the Kosciuszko foothills and features a 28 km mountain bike ride, 26km kayak paddle and 25km run set against the backdrop of a gorgeous spring alpine setting. Australian toughest and one of the most spectacular Multisport races. Open for SOLO, Relay and AR Duo teams, Single leg entries, Regular entries.
Who said you cant drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet youve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5K Run!
Were going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk.
There's no better way to combine fitness and fun than the Grapest 5km or 10km Run! Run through some amazing wineries, and then re-hydrate and re-energise with the Wine Tasting 1km Waddle, getting you in the spirit to enjoy live entertainment as the sun goes down.
The Blackall 100 is the perfect opportunity to test yourself. Choose between either the 50 km or the 100 km distance. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Bells Bash Cliff Run is an 8km fun run or 4km run/walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back.
The 17th annual Bells Bash Cliff Run will take place on Friday, 3rd January 2020.
There are 10 categories, spot prizes, medals and lots, lots more!
Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.
This will be the decider for the winner of all eligible series distances with the winner crowned trail champion for that distance. If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.
Athletics Victorias XCR series is a cross country and road racing platform which includes runners of all ages and abilities. The idea/vision behind XCR is to bring Victorias most enthusiastic long distance runners together for a competition series which allows athletes of a beginner, intermediate and experienced level to compete at some of the best trail and road courses on offer within Australia.
The traditional stomping ground of XCR legend Steve Moneghetti, Lake Wendouree once again provides the backdrop for this fast-paced event, with open completing 15km and juniors 6km courses.
Although this race is popular with local runners, for most, its a once in a lifetime experience. Its not every day marathoners get to take in the stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by.
Enjoyed by both professional runners, club runners, casual runners and beginners, there are events for all running levels including the full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km fun runs. In addition to its beauty, the course is relatively flat, with only a couple inclines and sand dunes. Most of the course is on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with a few small sand dunes and plenty of Australia's famed "Red Earth" thrown in for good measure.
Our itineraries are designed to suit all budgets and travel plans. Each package includes shuttle services, first class accommodation, and guaranteed race entry. Whichever event you intend to enter, do it today so you dont miss out!
The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 is an epic event located in the iconic and spectacularly picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland. Running on trails contained within the pristine Lamington and Springbrook National Parks, the Coastal High 50 includes the best trails that South-East Queensland has to offer.
The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 sees runners traverse spectacular trails through sub-tropical rainforest, open forest, and along cliff tops within Lamington National Park, before descending down into the Numinbah Valley and then climbing up (then down, then up!) to finish adjacent to the magnificent Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook National Park.
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.
The event raises funds for local childrens charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and Early Connections Coffs Harbour.
The Tomaree Trail Run Festival on Sunday, 23 September 2018 is the first race in the 2018/19 Trail Run Australia series, and is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series.
Based in Fingal Bay, the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay. The course truly offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.
Whether you are a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, theres something for everyone at Trail Run Australia Tomaree!
The Yurrebilla Trail 56k Ultra was initially run as a social run to have a look at the beautiful Yurrebilla Trail as it criss-crossed the Mount Lofty Ranges. The first run was incredibly well catered for, it generated stirring cameraderie, and the feeling of achievement of covering the 56k in a day set the scene for all Yurrebillas.
The run is a beauty, never more than 12 kilometres from the City of Adelaide and the atmosphere on the day generates deep feelings of well-being. The initial run was so successful it was repeated the next year and has grown to become one of Australia's most popular ultra-trail events.
An iconic South Australian trail running race, the Heysen 105 Ultra marathon is an endurance event like no other in Australia. Traversing a 105km section of the 1200km-long Heysen Trail, competitors experience the best trail running has to offer in the state, taking in rolling farmland, sandy forests, rocky hillsides and lots more. The views are spectacular through the magnificent conservation parks, with the backdrop of gum trees, abundant wildlife and both wide open spaces and closed in trails making this a truly Australian experience. Elevation gain is around 2400m, with the course record standing at 9h 51m 36s by Brendan Davies in 2014, and 11h 43m 20s by Joanna Kruk in the same year for the females.
The Paluma Dam Trail Run on Sunday, 28 October 2018 starts and finishes at the village green in the Paluma township, north west of Townsville, Queensland.
There is an array of trails around the village crossing creek, passing waterfalls and lookouts. Paluma is cooler than the coastal region and it makes for great trail running in October.
There is a 6km short course, 10km intermediate course, and 20km long course. Trail running comes with some risk, running in the rain forest and on remote takes a certain skill and fitness level. Please make sure you are up to the distance you wish to run.
Who wouldn't want to say that they've beaten four of Mount Buffalo's National Park's toughest peaks? Runners can choose to do any of these epic trail runs over 4 days, or sign up for all. Come along for the finisher's medal and crisp mountain air.
The new-look Augusta Adventure Fest will still include the biggest adventure race weekend in the world, but we've fuel-injected the format so there is something for everyone!
The weekend now includes: 4 NEW stand alone races in each of the following off-road disciplines
- Ocean swimming
- Ocean paddling
- Trail running
- Mountain biking
Adventure Warrior as a combination of all standalone races - do it as an individual OR relay team!
Augusta Adventure Race as a continuous adventure race - similar to the 'MINI' from previous years, but with new distances and a new leg order (for individuals and relay teams)
Act-Belong-Commit Junior Survivor for the kids!
All events take place within the magical wilderness down south at Augusta, WA. Each of the courses have been specifically designed to take in the best of the best spectacular natural landscapes from starting the trail running race at the iconic Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, to the exhilarating Augusta Adventure Race that links it all together.
Celebrate the end of the year with SARRC with a fast out and back course along the Glenelg Coastal Path!
The Glenelg Coastal Path is known for being a flat and easy trail with scenic views of the coast as well as passing some iconic landmarks. Come get active and enjoy the beautiful Adelaide beaches!
XTERRA races are for all outdoor enthusiasts a like with a mix of swimming, mountain biking, and trail running. Now you have the opportunity to participate in one of the best cross triathlon races in the world just one hour south of Perth in the beautiful Peel Region.
The 2017 and 2018 events were well received and provided participants and spectators with a truly memorable experience amongst some spectacular scenery. Gorge swims were a real highlight of the run stage in 2018 due to the hot conditions and these will again feature in 2019. We are hoping to announce another major fun element into the run this year, stay tuned for news on that. The Clarence River turned on beautiful water for a fast and scenic paddle last year with a few fun rapids to spike adrenalin levels. Rumour has it that some competitors went back to repeat some rapids during the race because it was such good fun! The weekend will conclude with the mountain bike stage on the fast and flowing Bom Bom trails. No big climbs here, just crank up the small slopes and let rip down the other sides for a big dose of sweet fun.
Race across the beautiful hills of Canberra's Stromlo Forest Park. With three different distances, there's a race for all different types of trail runner. Come along for the epic sights and finisher's swag.
Conquer the Cathedral Range in this beautiful trail half marathon and 10k across the mountains. Great for all runners who love tackling the hills in the sunshine. Come along for some mountain air and great finisher's prizes.
The concept of a 3 race night series was to provide an opportunity for runners of all levels to enjoy a low-key, grass-roots style, yet well supported, trail running event. It was created particularly for those considering the next challenge that will take them past daylight and into the sphere of night time running, guided solely by the light of their torch and perhaps a running buddy at their side in support. It is an opportunity to experience the heightening of senses, taking in the many night time trail noises - there's no danger, but it's just what happens!
Enjoy the safe, supportive introduction to night time trail running. It will test those sleep demons for some, but if 100km events are on your radar this is a great place to feel safe and supported and test yourself. And what better time to do it as the NEW YEAR ticks over. Don't be home, watching the fireworks on TV when you can see more fireworks than you can imagine, spanning from the city of Melbourne all the way around the bay to Geelong. And why head to bed at 12:30 when you can be running through the night?
A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run & charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD.
We have had many requests over the years to also include the Mt Solitary half, held only in Season 1, back into the Mt Solitary Ultra. Running from Queen Victoria to the Golden Stairs, the logistics of this far was too much for a young organization. In recent years, we have discussed this a few times, considered everything, said no a few more times, thought about it again and then decided it was time to do something similar again we know we can do this now, but with a few changes! So this year, on the eve of the Season Ten we are trialing on the trail Mount Solitary Teams for 2019!
Pentathrun is a full weekend event held at the end of May each year. It comprises of 5 races each of which is a different type of race that together mean a competitor has completed a Marathon Distance over the weekend in five different events. We start with a 1/2 marathon Saturday morning followed by a breakfast and a bus back to the start (YES it is one of the rare race events where you get to run somewhere and not just in a circuit), then after a short rest we have a 4.6km cross country. The Saturday concludes with a 5km flat road race and followed by presentations at the Sandy Creek Hotel. Sunday sees an early start for a 10km hill climb finishing again with a free breakfast and the weekend concludes with a 1500 meter sprint race in the main street of Warwick.