Australian Trail Running 2015
Australia has some of the most spectacular trail runs in the world..bush, beach, track, name it we have it.
Trail running has become very popular with runners of all levels and many of these events have entry limits and sell out before race day, so make sure you register early...



Two Bays Trail Run-January 11th-DISTANCES: 28km & 56km

Manly Dam Trail Running- Sydney, 7km/10km/21km-18th Jan-22nd Feb and 22nd March

Perth Trail Summer Series--18th Jan/1st Feb/21st Feb/8th March/22nd March

Knapsack Lap Race-NSW- Sunday 26th January (Australia Day) 3 hour and 6 hour

Caboolture Dusk to Dawn- QLD- 31st Jan- 6 and 8 hours

Tarn Shelf-Tasmania- Mount Field- 1st Feb- 14.5km

Gold Coast Trail Running Series
- Feb 8th- Numinbah-6.9km/11.4km

The Cradle Mountain Run- Tas-82km- 7th Feb

Mount Ainslie Run Up- Canberra- 3rd Feb

Mount Glorious Mountain Trails-QLD-21st Feb-22km

Wentworth Falls- NSW- 15th Feb- 16km

Beerwah at Daybreak- QLD- Feb 21st Feb-50km/10km/20km/30km 


Brisbane Trail Running- Daisy Hill- 1st March- 13.5km/20.7km

Brooks Trail Run Festival-Vic-Mount Baw Baw- March 7-9th
Marathon/half marathon/12km kids run, free mountain running

Gold Coast Trail Running Series- March 8th- Hinze Dam-10.7km/18.1km

Waterworld Great Ocean Run- NSW- Coffs Harbour- 15th March- 45km

Wild Horse at Night- March 14th

6 Foot Track Marathon- Katoomba NSW 14th March- *2015 Entries are Full

Razorback Run- Vic-14th march- 64km, 58km, 38km, 22km

Bellarine Rail Trail Run-Queenscliff, Vic, 34km, 17km- 15th March

Barron Gorge Trail Race- QLD- Cairns-  March-18km, 11km *TBC

Up the Buff- Currumbin- 21st March- 16km and 25km

Tomewin Mountain Challenge- 22nd March-21km, 14km, 6km, 1km

Kedumba Half
- NSW-22nd March- 21.1km Trail

Woodford Dam Trail Race, Blue Mountains, NSW 19km- 22nd March

Mount Buller Sky Run- Vic-29th March- 45km

Rollercoaster Run- 21st March -Vic-Dandenong- 21.5km and 43km trail run

Nerang State Forest- QLD-29th March- 50km, 25km

The Great Western Sand Storm4th April- Swanbourne Beach, WA
50km, 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km- Beach Run

Pinnacles Classic- QLD- 11th April *TBC

Wild Horse Criterium
- 11.5km loos, can run 1-7 loops-5th April (Easter Sunday) 

Jabulani Challenge- NSW- 27th July *TBC

Mount Solitary Ultra- NSW- 19th April- 45km

Labilladiere Peninsula Circuit-Tas- 26th April- 17.5km 

Black Snake Trail Race- QLD, Cairns 34km, 21.1km. 10km- 26th April*TBC


Wilderness Endurance
- 100km team challenge-Blue Mountains NSW- 2nd-3rd May 

Wilsons Promontory 100-Vic-100, 80, 60 and 44 km trail races- 2nd May

Mount Mee Classic Trail Marathon QLD 2nd-3rd May

North Face 100km- 15th-17th May- 100k, 50km-Blue Mountains

Glass House Mountains Cook Tour- 17th May
80km, 50km, 30km-Woodford Swimming Pool

Kep Track- 31st May- Northam WA-100km, 75km 

Kokoda Challenge Brisbane- 31st May- 30km, 15km


Atherton Forest Trail Run-QLD, Cairns- 14th June-15km, 9km *TBC

The Annual Dunkeld Adventure Serra Terror 3- Vic-Dunkeld 80km - June *TBC


Big Red Run-27th June-2nd July- 250km, 150km- 6 Day Stage Race

Salomon Trail Running Series-Melbourne-21st June/19th July/16th Aug/20th Sept

Shoalhaven King of the Mountain-
NSW 32km-5th July *TBC

Raffertys Coastal Run -11th July- 10km/22km/35km

Somerset Rail Trail, Lowood QLD 13th July 8.3km, 3km

Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast- 18th-19th July- 96km
Teams of 4- Gold Coast

Gold Rush Trail Marathon- QLD Babinda-5km, 23km, 42km 26th July

Glass House Mountains Flinders Tour, 10km, 24km, 50km-QLD 26th July

You Yangs 50mile/50km- Vic- 18th July

Bush Capital Bush Marathon- Act- 60km off Road Trails -26th July *TBC

Caboolture 24-48- 24th July- QLD
6-12-24-48 hour


Devil Bend Fun Run, Moorooduc, Victoria August *date TBA

Lamington Eco Challenge- QLD- 8th-9th August 

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon-Marathon/Marathon Relay/10km/3km- 15th-16th August

Lake Manchester Trails-16th August *TBC
There are 22km and 6km scenic courses beside Lake Manchester, which is 40 minutes northwest of Mt Cootha via Mt Crosby.

Mount Haig Trail Marathon- QLD-16th August-45km, 21.1km, 10km. 5km*TBC

Misty Mountain Trail Run - Mt Warning NSW-40km/20km/10km/5km - August 30th


Coastal High 50- 5th Sept- Gold Coast Hinterland

Kuranda to Port Douglas Trail Ultra- QLD- 6th Sept-64km, 16km *TBC

Coastal Classic Otford Victoria-29km-5th Sept

Walhalla Wound Up 50km 13rd Sept, Vic

Glass House Mountains 100, 100mile, 100km, 50km, 30km, 12km Qld 10- 13th Sept

The Great Whitsunday Walk/Run-28km-27th Sept *TBC

Spiny Cray Ultra- Daintree Region-Cairns- 56km/21km/5km- 21st Sept

Yurrebilla 56km Ultra- Adelaide- 27th Sept
The Yurrebilla Trail is one of Adelaide's treasures. The trail winds its way through a series of National Parks and Conservation Reserves under the Mt Lofty summit, as it makes its way across the western face of the Adelaide Hills.


Sunshine Coast Trail Running Series-4th October

Twin Bridges Half Trail Marathon- QLD-Cairns- Oct 4th *TBC

Bribie Beach Bash, Qld -50km/42.2km/21.1km/15km/6km/3km-On the Beach-Oct 11th*TBC

Garigal National Park- Sydney- 16km, 9km, 4km-11th Oct *NEW

Great Ocean Walk 100 Trail Run -Victoria-100km/100mile 10th Oct

Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon, NSW 10th Oct*TBC

Hume and Hovell Ultra- NSW- 100km/50km Trail17th/18th Oct *TBC

Turtle and The Lamb- Davies Creek- QLD- 18km/7km.4km- 10th Oct

Washpools World Heritage Trails, QLD 11th Oct *TBC

Lake Alpine Mountain Half Marathon-10km/24km/42km- 25th October

Lamington Classic
, QLD 21.3km- One Way 17th/ 18th Oct

Tasman Arch to Fortesque Bay- 25th Oct 18km

Kedumba Half- NSW-25th Oct- 21.1km Trail *TBC


Victorian Trail Running Festival- 15km, 21km, 42km, 80km, 100km, 10km night run- 1-3 Nov

Bare Creek Trail Run- Garigal National Park, Sydney-10km and 6km-Nov 1st *TBC

Freedom Trail Run
- NSW- Byron Bay- 40km, 25km, 13km, 5km-9th Nov

Rainbow Beach-QLD- 43km, 25km, 11km- 23rd Nov *TBC

Sunshine Coast Trail Running Series-29th Nov

Alpine Challenge 28th-30th Nov
100 mile (160km), Alpine National Park, Victoria

Emu Creek Trail Run - Tabulam NSW - 40km/20km.10km/5km 14th Dec *TBC

Bruny Island Ultra- Tasmania-64km- 5th Dec *TBC

Coast to Kosciuszko- NSW-246km- 5th Dec *TBC

6 Inch Trail- 45km-Munda Biddi track, North Dandalup, WA- 20th Dec *TBC

Sunshine Coast Trail Running Series-14th Feb 2016


Whilst all due care is taken when listing the many races on this calendar, to be accurate and correct with dates and links,  some errors may occur on research or connecting to race websites. Please always check the race events website or contact details to get more relevant and up to date details on the races listed here. Lazy Runner would be happy for any errors to be reported via the contact form so changes can be made



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