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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 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].

May 2016

Puffing Billy Great Train Race
Date: Sunday 1 May 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Puffing Billy Railway Station, Belgrave
Distance: 13.5km Run
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Go the Extra Mile
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016
Time: From 06.50 am
Location: Jells Park, Wheeler’s Hill, Melbourne
Distance: 50km Team, 38km, 24km, 15km, 7.5km Walk
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Tan Time Trial
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Birdwood Avenue opposite Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
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Mothers’ Day Classic
Date: Sunday 8 May 2016
Time: From 06.00 am
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Fun Run/Walk
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Wings For Life Fun Run
Date: Sunday 8 May 2016
Time: 09.00 pm
Location: Elwood Park, Melbourne
Distance: As far as you like, on road night run – see Website
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Great Ocean Road Marathon
Date: Saturday 14, Sunday 15 May 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Apollo Bay
Distance: 60km, 44km, 23km, 14km, 6km Run, Kids 1.5km Gallop
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Coburg Harriers King and Queen of the North
Date: Sunday 15 May 2016
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Coburg, Melbourne
Distance: 12km, 6km Run
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Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk
Date: Sunday 22 May 2016
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Palms Lawn, Albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: 10km, 5km Run/Walk
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Memory Walk & Jog
Date: Sunday 22 May 2016
Time: From 08.45 am
Location: Sumsion Gardens, Belvoir Park, Albury/Wodonga
Distance: 10km Run, 6km, 1.5km Walk
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Trailblazers
Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
Time: TBA
Location: You Yangs Regional Park
Distance: 9.85km, 7km Trail Run
Website

June 2016

Tan Handicap and Breakfast
Date: Saturday 4 June 2016
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, Botanical Gardens, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 8km (handicap event), 4km Run
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Wilsons Prom 100
Date: Saturday 4 June 2016
Time: From 06.00 am
Location: Norman Bay Car Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park
Distance: 100km, 60km, 44km Off Road Run
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Darby River Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Darby River Car Park, Wilsons Prom National Park
Distance: 21km Run, 9km Trail Run/Walk
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Salomon Trail Running Series
Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Time: From 08.40 am
Location: Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 10.8km, 5km Off Road Run
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Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival
Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Time: From 07.15 am
Location: Tennis Center, Traralgon
Distance: 42km, 21km Run, 10km solo/Team
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Serra Terror
Date: Saturday 11, Sunday 12 June 2016
Time: 07.00 am
Location: Dunkeld
Distance: 80km over 2 days, team event
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Run Forrest Half Marathon Trail Run
Date: Sunday 12 June 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Kaangland Road/Hennigan Crescent, Forrest
Distance: 21km, 10km Trail Run, 5km Kids’ Fun Run
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Sri Chinmoy Albert Park Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 19 June 2016
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Palms Lawn, albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km Run
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Winter Solstice Fun Run
Date: Sunday 19 June 2016
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Ploughed Field, Portland
Distance: 15km, 9km, 5km Fun Run/Walk, Kids’ 1km
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Surf Coast Trail Marathon
Date: Saturday 25 June 2016
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Bells Beach, Torquay
Distance: 42km Solo/Relay, 22km Run
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Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic
Date: Sunday 26 June 2016
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 7km Trail Run
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Stadium Stomp
Date: Sunday 26 June 2016
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: The MCG, Melbourne
Distance: 1,890, 7343 step Stair Climb
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Bravehearts 777 Marathon
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Aquatic Centre, albert Park Lake
Distance: 42km Run (One of 7 marathons in 7 days)
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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
Website

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
Website

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
Website

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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