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Apr 2015
Day Date Event name
Sat 18 Apr JABULANI CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park 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 heart of Sydney. With three distances, 12km, 22km, 45km, to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers. Based at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out. contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 21 Apr BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 26 Apr MT SOLITARY ULTRA- 45KM (NSW)
This course is spectacular, quite often regarded as the must do multi day hike in the Blue Mountains, however we think it's better to do it in a day!!! It has all the facets of what trail running is about - fast downhill fire/single trail, gnarly uphill, stairs, rolling single trail, creek/river crossings, rock clambering and diverse flora. From Mt Solitary itself the vista includes areas of Lake Burrogarang, through to the Southern Highlands, Kanagra Boyd and The 'Wild Dog Mountains'. The course also encompasses significant historical culturally significant areas of the Gundungurra Nation.  contact: Running Wild. email: runningwildnsw@gmail.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 26 Apr BRUNY ISLAND TRAIL RUN (TAS)
17.5km loop run around the Labillardiere peninsula at the southern end of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania, about 1.5hr south of Hobart. This run starts at the Jetty beach campground, not far from the lighthouse, and does a clockwise loop of the peninsula. Starting out on the old 4wd track down the western side provides magnificent views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Southern ranges. At the bottom, runners take in a rare view of Partridge Island from the picturesque Butlers Beach before following a beautiful single track along the eastern side of the peninsula back to Jetty Beach. There is a nice campground at Jetty beach for those who want to camp the night before (or after). There is also great surfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking and a few other walks nearby. contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
May 2015
Day Date Event name
Tue 5 May MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Tue 19 May BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 23 May THE GREAT BREAKAWAYS' BOLT (SA)
The 'Bolt' is a marathon style event from the spectacular Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down the Oodnadatta Track and finishing at the Coober Pedy Town Oval. Participants can walk, run or ride, choosing to complete the full distance or a portion of the distance, either 5,10,15 or 21km. The 'Bolt' has run annually since 2009. contact: Clair Alford. email: calford@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 31 May AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS (QLD)
8am Camp Mountain, Bellbird Grove, off Mt Nebo Road, The Gap, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND Age groups: open men and women; juniors aged 16 to 19 years; M40 to M70 and over, W40 to W70 and over. Further details to be published soon. Photos from 2011 Australian Championships at Camp Mountain: http://hardingjohn.smugmug.com/Sports/Mountain-running/2011-Australian-Mountain/
Jun 2015
Day Date Event name
Tue 2 Jun MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat-Sun 6-7 Jun SERRA TERROR 2015 (VIC)
An 80km team endurance challenge within the spectacular Southern Grampians National Park held every June long weekend. contact: Keri Ross. email: skross@westnet.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 16 Jun BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 27 Jun SURF COAST TRAIL MARATHON (VIC)
The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria's famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne. In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster. This is the perfect event for ALL runners - road or trail orientated - eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won't believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns). From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot. contact: Chris Ord, Tour de Trails. email: chris@tourdetrails.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 28 Jun FREYCINET TRAIL RUN (TAS)
The Freycinet Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the world. With 26 km of exceptional track interspersed with pristine beaches this trail run will be hard to race with the temptation to stop for a swim or take in the view! We have two options for this trail run with a shorter 11 km circuit via Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach, and the full 29 km circuit taking in Mt Graham and Cooks Beach. If this is your first trail run we strongly suggest you do the shorter circuit. We cannot take walkers on the long circuit due to the time it takes to complete that distance. If entering the 29km run you need to be capable of completing the course in under 5:30hrs. We recommend the 29 km run for experienced trail runners, the course is rough underfoot and is marked only with cairns in some parts of the track contact: Kris, (03) 62278520. email: info@endorfun.com.au. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Jul 2015
Day Date Event name
Tue 7 Jul MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 11 Jul RAFFERTYS COASTAL RUN (NSW)
If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you've come to the right place. Introducing the inaugural Raffertys Coastal Run. The event will be hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Nestled amongst beaches and bush on the quiet bay of Cams Wharf, the self catering resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation - just 90 minutes north of Sydney. It provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend of running and activities for the whole family. On offer are three course distances - 10km, 22km and 35k to accommodate runners/walkers of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Raffertys Resort, the trail snakes through the Wallarah National Park taking in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. The terrain is varied - bushland single track, fire trail, coastal tracks, rock platforms and beach running all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 21 Jul BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Aug 2015
Day Date Event name
Sun 2 Aug EMU CREEK TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The 2nd annual Emu Creek Trail Run event.5km, 10km, 20km, 30km and 40km events. This is a fun and challenging event open to all ages 12 years+. All runners are welcome to come out to Emu Creek and enjoy the weekend of trail running under the massive BIG SKY!. Emu creek is a beautiful family friendly location, (kids bmx track and swings) as well as swimming holes. Emu Creek Off Road park is 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from the Gold Coast or Coffs harbour and 3.5hrs from Brisbane. This event is organized in tandem with the MTB Marathon we have been running for 8 years at Emu Creek. Emu Creek Eco retreat is a 3000+ acre off road park. New this year is the 30k distance option. Entries Open Now. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 4 Aug MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 15 Aug BARNEY'S BLUFF (QLD)
Part of the Oceania SkyRunning Champsionship Series in 2015, Barneys Bluff is a 53km Ultra SkyMarathon event which puts runners up and over the Mountains in the Scenic Rim area inland of the Gold Coast. Mt Maroon and Mt Barney feature as runners climb over 3800m in their quest to finish this rugged and tough SkyRun. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Sun 16 Aug BARNEYS BLUFF - 24KM SKYRUN (QLD)
Gaining points for the Oceania SkyRunning Championships - Barneys Bluff 24km event takes runners up the tough climbs of Mt Barney and back to base camp. This is a tough but rewarding run. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 18 Aug BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat-Sun 29-30 Aug WONDERLAND RUN (VIC)
Saturday 29 August: 8.5km undulating entry level trail run. then.... Sunday 30 August: Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it.  contact: Rohan 0420 380 955 Matty Bell 0409 112 810. email: info@wonderlandrun.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Sun 30 Aug SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CHALLENGE (NSW)
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge trail running festival offers a scenic and challenging route through the forests and farmland of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Runners will experience hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt roads and no asphalt whatsoever. Exciting short, medium, long and ultra distances are available for runners of all abilities: everyone from experienced marathoners to newbies, school children to pensioners. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event at the beautiful Wingello forest in the Southern Highlands. The second running of the Southern Highlands Challenge will take place on 30th August 2015. contact: April Palmerlee - Race Director. email: aprilpalmerlee@yahoo.com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sun 30 Aug MISTY MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The Misty Mountain Trail Run is a 5km, 11km, 20km, 30k, 40k and 50k trail running event inside the magnificent Wollumbin (Mt Warning) volcanic caldera and is organized in tandem with a MTB Marathon at the same location the previous day. This stunning area encompasses the massive 20 million year old shield volcano with surrounding views of the outer rim in every direction. From this area you can clearly see Mt Warning (Wollumbin) and the impressive 600m high crater wall reaching up into the Border Ranges National Park. Amazing camping location.  contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.
Sep 2015
Day Date Event name
Tue 1 Sep MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 5 Sep COASTAL CLASSIC (NSW)
The Coastal Classic is a 29km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. Set amid one of Australia's oldest and wildest coastal terrains, in fact it is the world's second oldest national park (after Yellowstone in the U.S), the Coastal Classic is a trail run along the Coast Track from Otford to Bundeena. With 29km of trails, beaches, sand and rainforest - this race has a little bit of everything with great views to top it off! While the Royal National Park has long been used by runners, thanks to its beautiful scenery and easy access from Sydney's Southern Suburbs, there hasn't been a long trail race in the Park in recent years (apart from along Lady Carrington Drive).  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: info@maxadventure.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 15 Sep BLACK MOUNTAIN RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
2.6kms, 12:45pm, Clunies Ross Street Acton (100m east of entrance to Botanical Gardens). Both runners and power walkers welcome. Free. contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Oct 2015
Day Date Event name
Sat-Mon 3-5 Oct WILDSIDE ADVENTURE RACE 12/24HR (NSW)
The Wildside Adventure Race is about the journey - discovering that adventure is everywhere. It is about challenging competitors, taking them to new places and out of their comfort zone. It is about showcasing incredible landscapes and providing regions an opportunity to connect people with places. WildsideAR will take racers to the wilds. Teams will navigate through spaces rarely visited. They will encounter challenges as they traverse demanding landscapes in all weather conditions, day and night. This is expedition racing. Teams will have 12 or 24 hours to complete the journey, navigating from checkpoint to checkpoint by foot, mountain bike and kayak set against a magnificent backdrop, where they will be a part of nature. contact: richard old. email: richard@fullyradadventures.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Tue 6 Oct MT AINSLIE RUN UP AND POWER WALK (ACT)
Run and power walk up Mt Ainslie at 12.45pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Free. Start at Remembrance Park, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (behind the Australian War Memorial). Finish at the tower on the summit of Mt Ainslie. Make you own way back down the mountain. Altitude at the start 595m. Altitude at the finish 825m.  contact: John Harding. email: hackettrunner at hotmail dot com. Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sat 10 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 75KM ULTRA SKYMARATHON (NSW)
Taking in the amazing terrain of the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains, the Hounslow Classic is on the Oceania SkyRunning Calendar in 2015 and will attract a world class field as well as many just hoping to finish this rugged and spectacular challenge. The 75km course tours such national icons as "The Grand Canyon", "Blue Gum Forest" " Pulpit Rock and more... Limited numbers! contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Sun 11 Oct HOUNSLOW CLASSIC - 21KM SKYRUN (NSW)
Starting int he Blue Mountains township of Blackhealth the Hounslow Classic 21km event takes runners past Govetts Leap and into the Grose Valley, passing through the Grand Canyon, Junction Rock and traversing Rodriguez Pass. This could eb the toughest half marathon run you ever do. The Hounslow Classic 21 is part of the Oceania SkyRunning Championship Series in 2015. contact: Sean Greenhill. email: sean@mountainsports.com.au. Visit the website for more details.
Sun 11 Oct FREEDOM TRAIL RUN (NSW)
The 4th annual Freedom Trail Run is a 5km, 13km, 25km, 35km and 50km run at Nightcap National Park in the Byron Bay Hinterland in NSW. The Nightcap National Park is beautiful warm temperate and subtropical rainforest with amazing views from the top of nearby water falls (Minyon Falls) high up in the Byron Bay hinterland. contact: Anthony Mortimore. email: anthony@summerofcycling.com. Visit the website for more details.