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Whether you froth over races and fill your dance card with events, or you just want one goal event to keep you motivated to train during the winter months, we've compiled a list of runs around the state (and country in some cases) to get you excited...pull out the diary and get planning.  If you think we're missing something (or have got something wrong), shoot us an email at info@thehappyrunner.com.au and set us right. 

Date

Name

Distance

Terrain

Location

Keen? Check it out….

APRIL

2020

6

Down Under 135

217

Trail

Bacchus Marsh

www.downunder135.com/

8

Geelong Half Marathon

7/21

Road

Geelong

www.gccc.asn.au/

8

Mt Buller Sky Run

22/36/45

Trail

Mt Buller

www.runningwild.net.au

14

Great Ocean Trail Run

11/18

T

Anglesea

www.adventurethon.com.au

14

Run the Rock

2,5,13.5,22

T

Hanging Rock

www.events.solemotive.com/run-the-rock-landing-pag...

14/15

Australian Running Festival

5,10

21,42,50

R

Canberra

www.runningfestival.com.au

21

Surf Coast Trek

40

T

Aireys Inlet

www.surfcoasttrek.com.au

22

The O’Keefe Challenge Trail Run

1.6,5,10,21,42

T

Bendigo

www.theokeefe.com.au

22

Werribee Mansion Fun Run

1.2,5.5,10,21

R

Werribee

www.pbevents.com.au/event-calendar/werribee-mansio...

29

Bright Fun Run

2,5,10,21

Road

Bright

www.brightfunrun.com.au/

Bright Fun Run

5.4,8.1,13.3

Trail

Bright

www.brightfunrun.com.au/

29

Maroondah Dam Trail Runs

10,21,30,42,50

T

Maroondah Dam

www.trailsplus.com.au/maroondah/

29

Puffing Billy Great Train Race

13.5

T

Belgrave

www.puffingbilly.com.au/en/events/gtr/

29

Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Run

5,10,15,20

T

Melbourne

https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-princes...

MAY

2018

5

Wilsons Prom 100km

44,60,100

T

Wilsons Prom

https://www.runningwild.net.au/coastal-runs/wilson...

6

Darby River Half Marathon

10/21

T

Wilsons Prom

https://www.runningwild.net.au/coastal-runs/darby-...

6

Wings for Life World Run.

R

Melbourne

https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/melbour...

13

Mothers Day Classic

3.9/7.3

R

Eastern Beach

http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/events/event-m...

19 & 20

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

1.5/6/14

21/42/60

R

Apollo Bay

http://greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au

19 & 20

Princes Park Urban Trail Run

6hr/12hr/24hr

2.5/5/10/21/42/50/100

T

Melbourne

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/princespark/

17- 20

Ultra Trail Australia

22/50/100

T

Blue Mountains

https://www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au

20

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon.

21

R

Sydney

http://smhhalfmarathon.com.au/

20

Great Ocean Road Walk

5/10/15

R

Lorne

http://greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au/events/great-o...

27

Kinglake Fun Run Challenge

4.2/7.6/11/14.4

T

Kinglake

https://ellimattayouth.org.au/events/funrun/

27

Run the Gap

6/12/21

T

Halls Gap

https://www.runthegap.com.au

27

Sri Chinmoy

7/14/21

T

South Yarra

https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-como-la...

27

Riverina Trail Series Race 1

4/13.8

T

Huon Hill

http://www.riverinatrails.org/riverina-trail-runni...

JUNE

2018

3

Macedon Ranges Trail Run

10/21/30/42/50

T

Macedon

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/macedon/

3

Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival

2.5/10/21/42

T

Traralgon

http://www.traralgonmarathon.org.au

9

Wandi Cross

5/12/25

T

Wandiligong

https://www.wandicross.com

9-10

Serra Terror

80

T

Dunkeld

http://www.dunkeldadventure.com.au/serraterror/eve...

10

Run Forrest Half Marathon Trail Run

6/10/21

T

Forrest

http://www.runforest.com.au

17

Melbourne Trail Running Series Race 1

5/11/15

T

Westerfolds Park

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

17

Sri Chinmoy Albert Park Half Marathon

5/10/21

T

Albert Park

https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-albert-...

17

Winter Solstice Fun Run.

1/5/9/15

R

Portland

https://www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au/winter-sols...

24

Riverina Trail Series Race 2

5/19

T

McFarlanes Hill Wodonga

http://www.riverinatrails.org/riverina-trail-runni...

24

The Tan Ultra

4/12/21/42/50/100

T

Melbourne

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/tan/

30

Surf Coast Trail Marathon

22/42

T

Torquay

http://www.surfcoasttrailmarathon.com.au

30

Gold Coast Marathon

1/4/5.7/10

R

Gold Coast

https://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/

JULY

2018

1

Gold Coast Marathon

21/42

R

Gold Coast

https://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/

15

Melbourne Trail Running Series Race 2.

7.5/13.5/17.5

T

Smiths Gully

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

21 & 22

You Yangs Trail Running Festival.

21/42/100/160

5/15/30/50

T

You Yangs

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/you-yangs/

22

Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival

5/10/21/30/42

T

Melbourne

https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-princes...

29

Riverina Endurance Trail Series Race 3

10/22

T

Albury

http://www.riverinatrails.org/riverina-trail-runni...

29

Run Melbourne

5/10/21

R

Melbourne

http://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne-2018-ab...

AUG

2018

4 & 5

Peaks and Trails Run

6.2

6.4/11/22/26/50

T

Dunkeld

https://www.discoverdunkeld.com/peaks-and-trails

5

Melbourne Trail Running Series Race 3

2.2/7.2/15.5/21

T

Silvan

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

11

The Berry Long Run

40/70

T

Lerderderg

https://berrylongrun.com

12

Coburg Harriers Half Marathon.

2.5/10.5/21.2

R

Coburg

http://www.coburgharriers.org.au/fun-run/

12

Devil bend Fun Run

5/10/21

T

Mornington Peninsula

http://www.devilbend.com

17-20

Run Larapinta

4 day stage race

20-45km/day OR

11-30km/day

T

Northern Territory

http://rapidascent.com.au/runlarapinta/

17-19

Sunshine Coast Marathon

5/10/21/42

R

Mooloolaba

http://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au

25 & 26

Wonder-land Run Grampians

2/8

20/36

T

Halls Gap

http://www.wonderlandrun.com.au

26

de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds

5/10/15

R

Kew

http://decastellarun.com.au

26

Trailblazer Run

5.3/7/10

T

You Yangs

http://www.pbevents.com.au/event-calendar/the-trai...

SEP

2018

1

Bright Running Festival.

1/2/5/10/21/50

R

Bright

https://www.brightrunfest.com

1 TBC

Surf Coast Hell Run.

10/21/42/63

T

Lorne

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/hellrun/

2

Riverina Trail Series Race 4

4.2/17.4

T

Federation Hill

http://www.riverinatrails.org/riverina-trail-runni...

2

Aths Vic XCR: Burnley Half Marathon

21

R

Richmond

http://athsvic.org.au/event/xcr17-round-9-burnley-...

6

Melbourne Trail Running Series Race 5.

5/10.8/15

T

Yarra Bend

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

9

Sandy Point Half Marathon

3/5/10/21

R

Brighton

http://events.solemotive.com/sandy-point-half-mara...

13

Melbourne Marathon Festival

3/5.7/10/21/42

R

Melbourne

15

Surf Coast Century

50/100

T

Anglesea

http://rapidascent.com.au/SurfcoastCentury/

16

Bellarine Trail Run

17/34

T

Queenscliff

http://www.brtrun.com.au

16

Connors Run

9.6/18.8

R

Melbourne

https://www.connorsrun.com

16

Trail Running Series Race 4

1.9/8.8/15.3/22.7

T

Anglesea

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

16

Crater to Coast Half Marathon

10/21

R

Warrnambool

https://www.wboolathsclub.com

16

Sydney Running Festival

3.5/10/21/42

R

Sydney

https://www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au

23

Mornington Running Festival

1/5/10/21

R

Mornington

http://www.morningtonrunningfestival.com

23

Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon

5/10/21

R

Melbourne

https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-yarra-b...

OCT

2018

6

Trail Running Series: Race 5

5/11/15

T

Yarra Bend Melbourne

http://rapidascent.com.au/TrailRunningSeries/

13

GOW 100S

100

T

Apollo Bay

https://sites.google.com/site/gow100s/home

14

Melbourne Marathon Festival

3/5.7/10/21/42

R

Melbourne

http://melbournemarathon.com.au

20

Runaway Barossa Marathon

2.2/10/21/42

T

Adelaide

https://runawaybarossamarathon.com.au

27

Halloween Howler

5/10/21/42/50

T

You Yangs

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/halloween/

28

Kokoda Challenge

15/30

T

Ferntree Gully

https://www.kokodachallengeevents.com/kokoda-chall...

28

The Ned Kelly Chase

10/21/42/50/100

T

Wangaratta

http://www.nedkellychase.com.au/events/

NOV

2018

3-6

4 Peaks Bright Alpine Climbs

T

Mt Buffalo

Mt Feather-top

Mt Hotham

Mystic Hill

https://www.4peaks.com.au

4

Bendigo Bank Fun Run

5/10/15/21

R

Bendigo

http://www.bendigobankfunrun.com.au

4

Lara Fun Run

1.5/5/10

T

Lara

http://www.pbevents.com.au/event-calendar/lara-fun...

4

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon

10.5/21/42

R

Portland

https://www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au/port-of-por...

11

Marysville Marathon Festival

2/10/21/42/50

T

Marysville

https://marysvillemarathon.com.au

18

Arthurs Seat Challenge

6.7

R

Rosebud

http://www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au

18

Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run

1/5/10/21/32

T

Dinner Plain

https://www.runningwild.net.au/alpine-runs/dinner-...

TBC

Afterglow Twilight Trail Half Marathon

12/21

t

Point Addis

http://www.afterglowtrail.com.au

24-26

Alpine Challenge.

36/60/100/160

T

Falls Creek

https://www.runningwild.net.au/alpine-runs/alpine-...

DEC

2018

3

Carmen’s Women’s Fun Run

5/10/21

R

Melbourne

http://carmanswomensfunrun.com.au/event-details/

15

TBC

Gold Rush Trail Run

13/24

T

Hepburn Springs

http://goldrushrun.net

31

New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock

5/10/21/42/3hr/6hr

T

You Yangs

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/nye/

31

Dawnbusters

5

R

Geelong

www.gccc.asn.au

JAN 2019

4

TBC

Bells Bash Cliff Run

1.5/4/8

T

Jan Juc

http://janjucsurfclub.com.au/bells-bash-2/

6

Bogong to Hotham Rooftop Run

29/35/64

T

Mt Bogong

http://www.trailsplus.com.au/b2h/

11

Lorne Mountain to Surf.

8

R

Lorne

http://www.lornesurfclub.com.au

12-13

True Spirit of Alpine Australia

3.5/10/25/40

T

Mt Hotham

https://www.runningwild.net.au/alpine-runs/true-sp...

13

Two Bays Trail Run

28/56

T

Dromana

http://twobaystrailrun.com