Australian Trail Running 2018
Australia has some of the most spectacular trail runs in the world..bush, beach, track, outback...you 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...


 

January

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

Manly Dam Trail Running- Sydney, 7km/10km/21km

Perth Trail Summer Series

Knapsack Lap Race-NSW

Caboolture Dusk to Dawn- QLD- 6 and 8 hours

February

Gold Coast Trail Running Series
-  Numinbah-6.9km/11.4km

The Cradle Mountain Run- Tas-82km

Mount Ainslie Run Up- Canberra

Mount Glorious Mountain Trails-QLD

Wentworth Falls- NSW- 16km

Beerwah at Daybreak- QLD--50km/10km/20km/30km 

March

Brisbane Trail Running- Daisy Hill 13.5km/20.7km

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

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

Waterworld Great Ocean Run- NSW- Coffs Harbour-- 45km

Wild Horse at Night

6 Foot Track Marathon- Katoomba NSW 

Razorback Run- Vic- 64km, 58km, 38km, 22km

Bellarine Rail Trail Run-Queenscliff, Vic, 34km, 17km

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

Up the Buff- Currumbin- 16km and 25km

Tomewin Mountain Challenge-21km, 14km, 6km, 1km

Kedumba Half
- NSW- 21.1km Trail

Woodford Dam Trail Race, Blue Mountains, NSW 19km

Mount Buller Sky Run- Vic- 45km

Rollercoaster Run-  -Vic-Dandenong- 21.5km and 43km trail run

Nerang State Forest- QLD-- 50km, 25km

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

Pinnacles Classic- QLD

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

Jabulani Challenge- NSW

Mount Solitary Ultra- NSW- 45km

Labilladiere Peninsula Circuit-Tas- 17.5km 

Black Snake Trail Race- QLD, Cairns 34km, 21.1km. 10km


May

Wilderness Endurance
- 100km team challenge-Blue Mountains NSW

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

Mount Mee Classic Trail Marathon QLD 

North Face 100km- 100k, 50km-Blue Mountains

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

Kep Track- Northam WA-100km, 75km 

Kokoda Challenge Brisbane-- 30km, 15km

June
   

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

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


July

Big Red Run-- 250km, 150km- 6 Day Stage Race

Salomon Trail Running Series-Melbourne

Shoalhaven King of the Mountain-
NSW 32km

Raffertys Coastal Run - 10km/22km/35km

Somerset Rail Trail, Lowood QLD  8.3km, 3km

Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast- 96km
Teams of 4- Gold Coast

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

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

You Yangs 50mile/50km- Vic

Bush Capital Bush Marathon- Act- 60km off Road Trails 

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


August

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

Lamington Eco Challenge- QLD

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon-Marathon/Marathon Relay/10km/3km

Lake Manchester Trails
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-45km, 21.1km, 10km. 5km*TBC

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


September

Coastal High 50- Gold Coast Hinterland

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

Coastal Classic Otford Victoria-29km

Walhalla Wound Up 50km  Vic

Glass House Mountains 100, 100mile, 100km, 50km, 30km, 12km Qld 

The Great Whitsunday Walk/Run-28km

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

Yurrebilla 56km Ultra- Adelaide
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.


October

Sunshine Coast Trail Running Series

Twin Bridges Half Trail Marathon- QLD-Cairns

Bribie Beach Bash, Qld -50km/42.2km/21.1km/15km/6km/3km-On the Beach

Garigal National Park- Sydney- 16km, 9km, 4km

Great Ocean Walk 100 Trail Run -Victoria-100km/100mile 

Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon, NSW 

Hume and Hovell Ultra- NSW- 100km/50km Trail

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

Washpools World Heritage Trails, QLD 

Lake Alpine Mountain Half Marathon-10km/24km/42km

Lamington Classic
, QLD 21.3km- One Way 

Tasman Arch to Fortesque Bay- 18km

Kedumba Half- NSW-21.1km Trail 

November

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

Bare Creek Trail Run- Garigal National Park, Sydney-10km and 6km

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

Rainbow Beach-QLD- 43km, 25km, 11km

Sunshine Coast Trail Running Series

Alpine Challenge 
100 mile (160km), Alpine National Park, Victoria

December
Emu Creek Trail Run - Tabulam NSW - 40km/20km.10km/5km 

Bruny Island Ultra- Tasmania-64km-

Coast to Kosciuszko- NSW-246km


6 Inch Trail- 45km-Munda Biddi track, North Dandalup, WA

 


Disclaimer:
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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