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Fun Runs Melbourne

Melbourne Fun Runs, Walks and Bike Rides

Fun runs, walks and bike rides are great for those of us who want to lose weight or get fitter with exercise.

Best of all, we can do them with our family and friends and all lose weight and get fit together.

Before attending any of these events, please contact the organizers to confirm the event dates, times and places.

List your event here. We are publishing 2016 - 2017 fun runs.

Events for listing must be emailed in this format otherwise it will be rejected:

Fun Run Title:
Date: (eg: Saturday 7 July, 2016)
Time:
Location:
Distance:
Website:

Please format multiple events individually in a single email. Events uploaded on Fridays. To list your event email [email protected].

July 2016

McFarlanes Hill Trail Run
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: McFarlanes Hill, Wodonga
Distance: 18.5km Trail Run
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Trailblazer Series
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Time: 09.10 am
Location: You Yangs Regional Park
Distance: 9.4km, 5.3km Trail Run
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Salmon Trail Running Series
Date: Sunday 10 July 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Yellow Gum Park, Plenty Gorge
Distance: 17.5km, 11.3km, 6.5km Trail Run
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VCCL Helmut and Maija Prentler Handicap
Date: Sunday 10 July 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Churchill Park, Rowville, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Off Road Run
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You Yangs Trail Running Festival
Date: Saturday 16, Sunday 17 July 2016
Time: TBA
Location: You Yangs Regional Park, Melbourne
Distance: 100 miles, 80km, 50km, 30km, 15km, 5km Trail Run
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Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival
Date: Sunday 17 July 2016
Time: From 05.30 am
Location: Lawn 5, Princes Park, Melbourne
Distance: 42km, 30km, 21km Run, 10km, 5km Fun Run/Walk
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Run Melbourne
Date: Sunday 24 July 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Federation Square, Melbourne
Distance: 21km, 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk (Kids’ 3km event on Saturday 23rd)
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VCCL Eric Greaves Memorial
Date: Sunday 24 July 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Braeside Park, Braeside
Distance: 10km Off Road Run
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Albury Ranges Trail Run at Nail Can Hill
Date: Sunday 31 July 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Bonnie Doon Park, Albury
Distance: 30km Trail Run
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VCCL Nortons Park Handicap
Date: Sunday 31 July 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Nortons Park, Wantirna South
Distance: 6.5km Run
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August 2016

Peaks & Trails
Date: Saturday 6, Sunday 7 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
Distance: 50km, 26km, 21.5km, 11km, 6km, 5km Trail Run, Kids’ 1km
Contact

Tan Time Trial
Date: Saturday 6 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Birdwood Avenue, opposite Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Time Trial
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Winter Warrior Challenge
Date: Saturday 6 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Marysville
Distance: 15km Off Road Obstacle Course
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Devilbend
Date: Sunday 7 August 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Tuerong
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km Off Road Run
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Salomon Trail Running Series
Date: Sunday 7 August 2016
Time: From 08.40 am
Location: Silvan Reservoir Park, Dandenong Ranges
Distance: 21km, 15.5km, 7km Off Road Run
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VCCL Jells Park Sealed Handicap
Date: Sunday 7 August 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Trail Run
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The Berry Long Run
Date: Saturday 13 August 2016
Time: 07.00 am
Location: Blackwood Range Track, Lerderderg State Park
Distance: 70km, 40km Off Road Run
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The Tan Ultra
Date: Sunday 14 August 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne
Distance: 100km, 50km, 42km, 21km, 12km, 8km Off/On Road Run
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Wonderland Run Grampians
Date: Saturday 20, Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: From 01.00 pm
Location: Hall’s Gap
Distance: 36km, 20km, 8km, 2km Run
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Coburg Harriers Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Melbourne
Distance: 21km Run, 10km, 4.5km Fun Run
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Sandy Point Half
Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Green Point Reserve, Brighton, Melbourne
Distance: 21km Run, 10km, 5km Fun Run/Walk, Kids’ 3km Fun Run
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VCCL George Perdon Sealed Handicap
Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Brimbank Park, Keilor East, Melbourne
Distance: 16.09km, 6.5km Run
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De Castella Run for Mental Health Research
Date: Sunday 28 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Burke Hall, Jew, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 10km, 5km Run
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Trailblazer Series
Date: Sunday 28 August 2016
Time: TBA
Location: You Yangs Regional Park
Distance: 11km, 7km Off Road Run
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VCCL Kyneton Ridge Estate Winery Handicap
Date: Sunday 28 August 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Location: Kyneton ridge Estate Winery
Distance: 6.5km Run
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September 2016

Surf Coast Century
Date: Saturday 3 September 2016
Time: 05.30 am
Location: Anglesea
Distance: 100km Trail run, solo or team, 50km Trail Run
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Tan Handicap and Breakfast
Date: Saturday 3 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
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Mornington Running Festival
Date: Sunday 4 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Mornington Park
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km Run/Walk, Kids’ 1km
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Salomon Trail Running Series
Date: Sunday 4 September 2016
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Main Beach, Anglesea
Distance: 22.7km, 15.3km, 7.6km Trail Run
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Connor’s Run
Date: Sunday 11 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Sandringham, Melbourne
Distance: 18.8km, 9.6km Fun Run
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Kidney Health Research Walk
Date: Sunday 11 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 7.6km, 3.8km, 1.2km Walk
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Memory Walk and Jog
Date: Sunday 11 September 2016
Time: From 08.45 am
Location: Barwon Valley Park, Belmont, Geelong
Distance: 10km, 5km Run, 2.8km Walk
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Walhalla Wound Up
Date: Sunday 11 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Star Hotel, Walhalla
Distance: 50km, 21km, 10km Trail Run
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Frankston Relay for Life
Date: Saturday 17, Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 04.00 pm
Location: Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston
Distance: 19 hours Relay-Style Run/Walk
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Athletics Victoria XCR
Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: King’s Domain, Melbourne
Distance: 3.8km Run
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Bigfoot Snow Trail
Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Falls Creek resort
Distance: 42km, 27km Off Road Run
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Zombie Apocalypse
Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Peninsula Obstacle Racing course, Moorooduc
Distance: 7km Obstacle Run
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Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Richmond, Melbourne
Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 5km Fun Run/Walk
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Winter Challenge Adventure Race and Trail Run
Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Zumsteins Picnic Ground, Wartook
Distance: 21km Off Road Run
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VCCL Presidents and Ted Paulin Handicap
Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe, Melbourne
Distance: 3km Run
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Salomon Trail Running Series
Date: Friday 23 September 2016
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 10.8km, 5km Off Road Run
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Harvest Run
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Healsville
Distance: 13.5km Run, 6km Run/Walk
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Surf Coast Hell Run
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Sheoaks Picnic Ground, Allanvale Rd, Lorne
Distance: 63km, 42km, 21km, 7km Trail Run with Relay Option
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Operation Blackhawk Battlefield Challenge
Date: Saturday 24, Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Aitken Hill, Yuroke
Distance: 7km / 40+ Obstacles & Kids Event - Mud Run, Obstacle Course
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Coomealla Triathlon Club River Run
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016 (Monthly Event)
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Rowing Club, Hugh King Drive, Mildura
Distance: 5km, 2km Fun Run
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Little Big Dash
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: From 08.10 am
Location: Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne
Distance: 3km Parent & Child Obstacle Course
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Run Maroondah
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: H E Parker Reserve, Heathmont, Melbourne
Distance: 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk
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October 2016

Date: Saturday 1 October 2016
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Birdwood Avenue opposite Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
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Coburg Harriers Lake Classic
Date: Sunday 2 October 2016
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Coburg, Melbourne
Distance: 10km, 5km Run
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Great Ocean Walk Trail Run
Date: Saturday 8 October 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Apollo Bay
Distance: 100km Run, 55km/45km Relay Run
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Run the Maine
Date: Sunday 9 October 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Distance: 10km, 5km Run
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Run the Maine
Date: Sunday 9 October 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Distance: 10km, 5km Run
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Sweat vs Steam
Date: Sunday 9 October 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Hopwood Gardens, Echuca
Distance: 12.5km, 5km Run
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Melbourne Marathon Festival
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Batman Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 42km, 21km, 10km, 5.7km, 3km Run/Walk
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Ned Kelly Chase
Date: Sunday 23 October 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Apex Park, Wangaratta
Distance: 100km, 50km, 42km, 21km Run, 4 x 25km Relay, 10km Fun Run
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The Bloody Long Walk
Date: Sunday 23 October 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Yarra Bend Park, Abbotsford, Melbourne
Distance: 35km Walk/Run
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Great Amazing Race
Date:  Saturday 29th October 2016
Time:  10:00am
Location:  Melbourne CBD
Distance:  5-20km
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Billabong Branch Brumby Run
Date: Saturday 29 October 2016
Time: From 11.00 am
Location: Billabong Ranch Adventure Park, Echuca
Distance: 12km, 8km, 6km Obstacle Course Events
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Halloween Howler
Date: Saturday 29 October 2016
Time: From 06.00 pm (Night Run)
Location: You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria
Distance: 42km, 21km Run, 10km, 5km Fun Run, 3 Hour, 6 Hour Enduro Events
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Bendigo Bank Fun Run
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Visitor Information Centre, Pall Mall, Bendigo
Distance: 21km Run, 15km, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run/Walk
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Coburg Charity Fun Run/Walk
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Coburg, Melbourne
Distance: 12km, 6km, 3km Run/Walk
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Mansfield Half Marathon & Fun Run
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Railway Station Precinct, Mansfield
Distance: 21km Run, 10km, 5km Fun Run, 4km Social Walk, 2km Kids’ Run
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Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Otway Street, Portland
Distance: 42km, 21km Run, Relay
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November 2016

4 Peaks Bright Alpine Climb – Mt Buffalo
Date: Tuesday 1 November 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Eurobin Creek Picnic Ground, Mount Buffalo
Distance: 10.6km Off Road Run/Walk
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Upstream Challenge
Date: Saturday 5 November 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Melbourne, See Website
Distance: 50km Solo/Team Walk/Run, 20km Walk/Run
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Tan Time Trial
Date: Saturday 5 November 2016
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Birdwood Avenue opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
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Marysville Marathon Festival
Date: Sunday 6 November 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Gallipoli Park, Marysville
Distance: 50km, 42km, 21km, 10km, 4km Off road Run
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Arthurs Seat Challenge
Date: Sunday 6 November 2016
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Rosebud Pier, Point Nepean Road
Distance: 6.7km Fun Run/Walk
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Run for the Firies
Date: Sunday 6 November 2016
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Eltham north Adventure Playground, Melbourne
Distance: 10.6km Run, 6km Run, 4km Run/Walk
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Hamilton Fun Run
Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, Hamilton
Distance: 42km, 21km Run, 10km, 4.2km Run/Walk, 4.2km U14 Run/Walk, 1.8km Kids’
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Run From the Hills
Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Time: From 10.00 am
Location: Mount Avoca Winery, Avoca
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km, Kids’ 2km Trail Run
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The Summit Survivor
Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Time:  TBA
Location: The Summit Adventure Park, Trafalgar East
Distance: 5km Off Road Obstacle Course
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Beach Bash
Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: From 07.30 am
Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km, Kids’ 1-2km Beach Run Obstacle course
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Metung Fun Run
Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Metung
Distance: 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run/Walk
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Temple of Boom Trail Run
Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe
Distance: 12km, 6-7km, 3km Off Road Run
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Eureka Climb
Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: From 06.45 am
Location: Eureka Tower, Southbank, Melbourne
Distance: 1642 Stairs, 300 Mt Stair climb
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Melbourne Coastrek 2016
Date: 18 November 2016 – Registrations Open June 1
Time: 6.30am
Location: Mornington Peninsula – Cape Schanck OR Koonya Beach to Point Nepean
Distance: 55km OR 30km
Contact: [email protected]

Tough Mudder Melbourne
Date: Saturday 19, Sunday 20 November 2016
Time: TBA
Location: St. Anne’s Vineyard, Myrniong
Distance: 18-20km Obstacle Race
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Murray Quad Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon
Date: Saturday 19 November 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Silverwoods Black Bull Golf course
Distance: 21km Off Road Run
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Run Geelong
Date: Sunday 20 November 2016
Time: From 06.30 am
Location: Riverway Oval, Geelong
Distance: 12km Fun Run, 6km Fun Run/Walk, Kids’ 1km
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City2Sea
Date: Sunday 20 November 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Yarra Park, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 5km Run
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Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run
Date: Sunday 20 November 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Dinner Plain village
Distance: 32km, 21km, 10km, 5km Run
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Trails for Change
Date: Thursday 24 November - Saturday 26 November 2016
Time: Check website
Location: Great Ocean Walk trail,  Apollo Bay Victoria
Distance: 100km trail run/walk over 3 days
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Afterglow Twilight Trail Half Marathon
Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
Time: From 06.45 pm
Location: Point Addis, Surf Coast
Distance: 21km, 12km Off Road Night Run
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Alpine Challenge
Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
Time: From 04.30 am
Location: Slalom Plaza, Falls Creek
Distance: 160km, 100km, 60km Off Road Solo/Relay Run
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Coomealla Triathlon Club River Run
Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Rowing Club, Hugh King Drive, Mildura
Distance: 5km, 2km Fun Run
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Spartan Race Trifecta
Date: Saturday 26, Sunday 27 November 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Bright
Distance: 42km, 21km, 14km, 7km Obstacle Course
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Run for the Young
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Lillydale Lake, Swansea Road, Lilydale
Distance: 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km Run/Walk
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Seaford Wetlands Fun Run
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Seaford North Primary School
Distance: 10km, 5km, 2km Fun Run/Walk
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Sri Chinmoy Tan Team Relays
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Melbourne
Distance: 42.1km Team Relay, 11.38km, 3.83km On/Off Road Run
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The Color Run
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Location: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Run
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December 2016

Mudderella
Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Time: TBA
Location: St. Anne’s Winery, Myrniong
Distance: Appr. 8km to 11km Women’s Only Obstacle course
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Tan Handicap and Breakfast
Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
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Tower Hill Challenge
Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Tower Hill wild life Reserve, Warrnambool
Distance: 15km, 6km, Kids’ 3km Obstacle Course
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Great Alpine Road Marathon & Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Dinner Plain Village
Distance: 42km, 21km Run
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Sussan Women’s Fun Run
Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Time: From 07.30 am
Location: Catani Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km Fun Run/Walk
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Field of Dreams Sunset Run
Date: Saturday 10 December 2016
Time: 05.30 pm
Location: Lysterfield Park, Lysterfield
Distance: 10km, 6km, 3km Trail Run
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Sri Chinmoy Cherry Lake Christmas Run
Date: Sunday 11 December 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Cherry Lake Recreation Trail, Altona, Melbourne
Distance: 10.5km, 7km, 3.5km Run
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WOW Walk for Aneurism
Date: Saturday 17 December 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Lifesaving Club, Williamstown
Distance: 5km Walk
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Rip to River
Date: Saturday 31 December 2016
Time: TBA
Location: “The Rip”, Point Lonsdale
Distance: 10km Beach Run/Walk, 5km Run, Kids’ 1.4km
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Rock Around The Clock
Date: Saturday 31 December 2016
Time: From 06.00 pm
Location: You Yangs Regional Park
Distance: 42km, 21km Trail Run, 10km Fun Run, 6 Hour & 3 hour Enduro Events
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January 2017

GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf
Date: Friday 6 January 2017
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Williams Street, Lorne
Distance: 8km Fun Run
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Bells Bash Cliff Run
Date: Friday 13 January 2017
Time: TBA
Location: Surf Life Saving Club, Jan Juc
Distance: 8km Fun Run, 4km Fun Run/Walk
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Fun Run Pink
Date: Sunday 15 January 2017
Time: TBA
Location: Sports & Aquatic Centre, Albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: 6km, 3km Fun Run/Walk, Kids’ 1km Fun Run
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February 2017

Kilcunda Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 5 February 2017
Time: 07.00 am
Location: Kilcunda
Distance: 21km, 17km Off road Run
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Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run
Date: Saturday 11 February 2017
Time: 05.30 pm
Location: Portarlington Pier
Distance: 21.8km, 10.5km, 4km Off Road Run
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Miss Muddy
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Ladbrokes Park, Springvale, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Mud Run Obstacle Course, Women Only
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Obstacool
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Ladbrokes Park, Springvale, Melbourne
Distance: 45 Minute Kids’ Obstacle Course
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Latrobe Health Centre River Run
Date: Sunday 26 February 2017
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Barwon Valley Park, Geelong
Distance: 10km, 5km Run/Walk
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Wangaratta Marathon & Fun Runs
Date: Sunday 26 February 2017
Time: From 06.30 am
Location: Wangaratta Showgrounds
Distance: 42km, 21km Run, 10km, 5km Run/Walk, Kids’ 2km
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Cultures at Cruden Farm Sunset Run
Date: Saturday 28 February 2017
Time: From 05.00 pm
Location: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin
Distance: 12km, 6km, 3km Trail Run
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March 2017

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April 2017

Bright Fun Run
Date: Sunday 23rd April 2017
Time: 8am
Location: Bright, Victoria 3741
Distance:3km, 5km, 10km, 21km road events; 6km & 11km Trail Runs
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