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 now publishing 2015 fun runs.

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

Fun Run Title:
Date:
Time:
Location:
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Contact:

Please format multiple events individually in a single email. Events uploaded on Fridays. To list your event email scott@weightloss.com.au.

October 2014

Pyrenees Wine Run in Avoca
Date: Sunday 5 October 2014
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Avoca Racecourse, Avoca
Distance: 15km, 5km Off Road Fun Run
Website

Run the Maine
Date: Sunday 5 October 2014
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Mostyn Street opposite Castlemaine Market, Castlemaine
Distance: 10km, 5km, 2km Run/Walk
Website

Melbourne Marathon
Date: Sunday 12 October 2014
Time: From 7.00 am
Location: Batman Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5km Run, 3km Walk
Website

M2M Fun Run
Date: Saturday 18 October 2014
Time:
Location: Dunkeld (See Website for Directions)
Distance: 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run/Walk
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 1
Date: Sunday 18 October 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Lakes Drive, Newport.
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

Great Ocean Walk Trail Run
Date: Sunday 18 October 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Apollo Bay
Distance: 100km Trail Run, 55km/45km Relay
Website

Run Ballarat
Date: Sunday 19 October 2014
Time: From 7.40 am
Location: City Oval, Ballarat
Distance: 12km Run, 6km Run/Walk
Website

Sweat vs Steam
Date: Sunday 19 October 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Echuca ( see website)
Distance: 12.5km, 5km Run
Website

The Melbourne Ride to Conquer Cancer
Date: Saturday 25, Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Distance: 200kms bike ride over two days
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 2
Date: Saturday 25 October 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Ruffey Lake Park
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

The Great Amazing Race
Date: Saturday 25 October 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Melbourne CBD
Distance: See Website
Website

King Valley Challenge
Date: Saturday 25 October 2014
Time: 10.30 am
Location: Lake William Hovell, King Valley
Distance: 15km Off Road Trail Run plus Multi sport event, see website
Website

Run K’s for Kinder Kids
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: From 09.30 am
Location: Richardson Oval, Ararat
Distance: 12K Run, 6K Run/Walk, Kids 1200m, 800m, 400m
Website

Spring Into Shape Series
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 10km Run, 5.2km Run/Walk
Website

Ned Kelly Chase
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time:From 6.00 am (see website)
Location: Wangarratta (see website)
Distance: 100km solo run, 50km solo run,  100km Relay (4 x 25km legs),100km RunNBike (2 people, 1 bicycle), 100km cycle challenge, 10km fun run
Website

Lake Mountain Skyrun
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Lake Mountain Resort, near Marysville
Distance: 34km, 21km, 15km Alpine Trail Run
Website

Melbourne Kokoda Challenge
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: 7.00 am
Location: Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, Melbourne
Distance: 30km, 15km Run, Trek
Website

Surf Coast MTB Festival Clandestino Trail Run
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: From 12.00 pm
Location: Eumeralla Scout Camp, Anglesea
Distance: 12.5km Off Road Trail Run plus other events
Website

Hurstbridge Fun Run
Date: Sunday 26 October 2014
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Hurstbridge Primary School, Hurstbridge
Distance: 12km, 6km, 3km Fun Run/Walk
Website

November 2014

Lara Fun Run
Date: Sunday 2 November 2014
Time: From 8.10 am
Location: Pirra Homestead, Lara
Distance: 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk, 1.4km Kids’ Dash
Website

Mansfield High Country Fun Run & Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 2 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Mansfield Tourist Information Centre, Mansfield
Distance: 21.1km, 10km Run, 5km, 1km Fun Run, 5km Social Walk
Website

Hamilton Vitality Fun Run
Date: Saturday 8 November 2014
Time: From 8.30 am
Location: Lake Hamilton, Hamilton
Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 4.2km, 1.8km Fun Run for Kids
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 3
Date: Saturday 8 November 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Latrobe University (Bundoora)
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

Kathmandu Adventure Race - Lysterfield
Date: Saturday 8 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Lysterfield Lake Park, Narre Warren North, Melbourne
Distance: Sprint See Website
Website

Marysville Marathon
Date: Sunday 9 November 2014
Time: From 7.00 am
Location: Gallipoli Park, Marysville
Distance: 50km, 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 4km Run
Website

Arthur’s Seat Challenge
Date: Sunday 9 November 2014
Time: 8.30 am
Location: Rosebud Pier, Point Nepean Road
Distance: 6.7km Run/Walk
Website

Run for the Firies
Date: Sunday 9 November 2014
Time: 9.15 am (Run), 9.30 am (Walk)
Location: Eltham North, Melbourne
Distance: 10.7km Run, 4km Run/Walk
Website

Upstream Challenge
Date:  15 November 2014
Time:  7am first wave
Location: Docklands to Donvale VIC
Distance:  50km or 20km
Emailt:  melissa@upstreamfoundation.org

Run From The Hills
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Mt Avoca Winery, Vinoca Road, Avoca
Distance: 21.5km, 7km Run, 2km Junior Run
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 4
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: VU Edgewater
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

City2Sea
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Arts Centre, Melbourne
Distance: 16km, 5km Run
Website

Metung Lions Club Fun Run
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Time: 9.00 am (Run), 9.15 am (Walk)
Location: Town Centre, Metung
Distance: 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run/Walk
Website

Mirabella Mountain Fun Run
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Mt. Buller
Distance: 21.1km Run/Walk, 10km Run up Mount Buller
Website

The Color Run
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Fun Run/Walk
Website

Challenge Shepparton Triathlon
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton
Distance: 1.9km Swim, 90km bike Ride, 21.1km Run
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 5
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Parade College
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

Coburg Lake Classic
Date: Sunday 23 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Outlook Road, Coburg
Distance: 10km, 5km Run/Walk
Website

Run Geelong
Date: Sunday 23 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Waterfront Precinct, Geelong
Distance: 12km Run, 6km Run/Walk
Website

Spring Into Shape Series
Date: Sunday 23 November 2014
Time: From 08.30 am
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 10km Run, 5.2km Run/Walk
Website

Alpine Challenge
Date: Saturday 29, Sunday 30 November 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Bogong Village, Falls Creek
Distance: 160km, 100km solo/Relay, 60km Off Road Alpine Run
Website

The Stampede Melbourne
Date: Saturday 29 November 2014
Time: Wave Start, TBA
Location: Wandin Park, Wandin North, Yarra Valley
Distance: 10km, 5km, Kids Off Road mud Run Obstacle Course
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 6
Date: Saturday 29 November 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Eltham Lower Park
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

Miss Muddy Ballarat
Date: Sunday 30 November 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Location: Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick, Ballarat
Distance: 5km mud Run, Women Only
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 7
Date: Sunday 30 November 2014
Time: 10am
Location: Deakin University Geelong Campus, Pigdons Road, Gate 2, Waurn Ponds.
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

Sprint Into Spring Race 8
Date: Sunday 30 November 2014
Time: 10am
Location: Deakin Dilemma Campus Challenge.
Distance: 2.5-3.5km
Website

December 2014

OK’s For Kids Fun Run
Date: Monday 1 December 2014
Time: TBA
Location: View Point, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
Distance: 15km, 6km, 3km Run/Walk
Website

Tan Time Trial
Date: Saturday 6 December 2014
Time 07.30 am
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
Website

Summer Warrior Challenge
Date: Saturday 6 December 2014
Time: Heats from 09.00 am
Location: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Marysville
Distance: 15km Off Road Obstacle Course
Website

Sussan Women’s Fun Run
Date: Sunday 7 December 2014
Time: From 07.30 am
Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda West 3182
Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 5km, Girls 500mt Fun Run (Women Only)
Website

Sri Chinmoy Cherry Lake Christmas Run
Date: Sunday 7 December 2014
Time 08.00 am
Location: Cherry Lake, Millers Road, Altona
Distance: 10.5km, 7km, 3.5km Fun Run
Website

Emma and Tom’s Christmas Run
Date: Wednesday 10 December 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
Distance: 10km, 5km Fun Run/Walk
Website

Dirt Fest Victoria
Date: Saturday 13, Sunday 14 December 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Crusoe Reservoir, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Distance: Off-Road Triathlon, other events, see Website
Website

Rainbow Run in Geelong
Date: Sunday 14 December 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Barwon Valley fun Park, Geelong
Distance: 5km Fun Run
Website

Duncan’s Run Hundred
Date: Saturday 20 December 2014
Time: TBA
Location: Grand Strzelecki Track, Tarra Bulga, Gippsland
Distance: 100km, 50km, 30km, 100km 3 Person Relay (50km, 30km, 20km Legs)
Website

Dawnbusters Fun Run Geelong
Date: Wednesday 31 December 2014
Time: 6.45 am
Location: Royal Geelong Yacht club, Geelong
Distance: 5km Fun Run
Website

Victorian Road Runners New Year’s Eve Fun Run
Date: Wednesday 31 December 2014
Time: 7.30 am
Location: The Tan, royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Fun Run
Website

January 2015

Bells Bash Cliff Run
Date: Friday 2 January 2015
Time: From 05.30 pm
Location: Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving Club
Distance: 8km Fun Run, 4km Run/Walk
Website

Portsea Twilight
Date: Saturday 3 January 2015
Time: From 06.30 pm
Location: Jarman Oval, Point Nepean National Park
Distance: 7.75km, 3.75km Run/Walk
Website

GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf
Date: Friday 9 January 2015
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Williams Street, Lorne
Distance: 8km Fun Run
Website

Bogong to Hotham Rooftop Run
Date: Sunday 11 January 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Mountain Creek Campground, Mt Bogong
Distance: 64km, 35km Off Road Run
Website

Surf T Surf
Date: Sunday 11 January 2015
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Pertobe Road, Warrnambool
Distance: 10km Run, 6km Run/Walk, 3km Lap of the Lake
Website

Two Bays Trail Run
Date: Sunday 11 January 2015
Time: From 07.00 am
Location: Dromana/Cape Schanck see website
Distance: 56km, 28km Ultra Marathon
Website

Coburg New Year’s Resolution Fun Run
Date: Sunday 18 January 2015
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletics Field, Outlook Rd Coburg North, Melbourne
Distance: 12km Run, 6km Run/Walk
Website

Fun Run Pink
Date: Sunday 25 January 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: 5km, 2.5km Fun Run/Walk, 1km Kids
Website

Triathlon Pink
Date: Sunday 25 January 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Melbourne
Distance: Triathlon, various Distances, see website
Website

Midnight Madness Enduro Series Midnight Rambler
Date: Sunday 25 January 2015
Time: 11.00 pm
Location: Youyangs Course to be determined
Distance: Endurance Run
Website

February 2015

Kilcunda Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 1 February 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Kilcunda Pub, Kilcunda
Distance: 21km, 16km Off Road Run
Website

Challenge Melbourne Triathlon
Date: Sunday 1 February 2015
Time: From 06.15 am
Location: Sandringham, Melbourne 3191
Distance: 1 Lap Swim, 3 Lap cycle, 3 Lap Run
Website

Club2ClubSwim
Date: Saturday 14 February 2015
Time: From 09.00 am
Location: Edithvale, Melbourne
Distance: 1.5km, 600mt Swim
Website

Falls Creek Mountain Raid Trail Run
Date: Saturday 14, Sunday 15 February 2015
Time: From 07.00 am both days (Adventure Race)
Location: Falls Creek Alpine Village
Distance: 19km, 10km, 9.6km, 3km Trail Runs plus Adventure Race see website
Website

Yarra Bend Fun Run
Date: Sunday 15 February 2015
Time: 08.30 am
Location: Yarra Bend Park, Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield (Melway 30 H12), Melbourne
Distance: 12km, 6km Fun Run/Walk
Website

Neon Run
Date: Saturday 21 February 2015
Time: TBA (After Dark)
Location: Albert Park Lake, Melbourne - TBC
Distance: 5km On Road Night Run
Website

Berwick Show Charity Fun Run/Walk
Date: Sunday 22 February 2015
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Akoonah Park Centre, Berwick
Distance: 5km Bush Run/Walk
Website

River Run
Date: Sunday 22 February 2015
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Barwon Valley Park, Geelong
Distance: 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk
Website

Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs
Date: Sunday 22 February 2015
Time: From 05.30 am
Location: Wangaratta Showgrounds
Distance: 42.2km, 21.1km Run, 10km, 5km, 2km Primary Schools Fun Run
Website

Warburton Up and Running
Date: Sunday 22 February 2015
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Warburton Recreation Reserve
Distance: 21.1km, 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk, 2km Kids
Website

March 2015

Cohuna Bridge to Bridge
Date: Sunday 1 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Dalton’s Bridge, Island Road, Cohuna
Distance: 6.5km Run/Walk
Website

Take on the Lake
Date: Sunday 1 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Swansea Road, Lilydale
Distance: 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk, 2.5km Kids
Website

Wyndham Rotary Fun Run
Date: Sunday 1 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Chirnside Park, Werribee
Distance: 10km, 5km Run, 8km, 4km Walk
Website

Mad Cow Mud Run
Date: Saturday 7 March 2015
Time: From 02.00 pm
Location: Princess Park, Shepparton
Distance: 2km Kids’ Obstacle Course Mud Run
Website

Mad Cow Mud Run
Date: Sunday 8 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Princess Park, Shepparton
Distance:  12km  Obstacle Course Mud Run
Website

Tan Handicap and Breakfast
Date: Saturday 7 March 2015
Time: 07.30 am
Location: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 8km, 4km Run
Website

Coburg 6 Hour Run/Walk
Date: Sunday 8 March 2015
Time: 06.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Outlook Road, Coburg
Distance: 6 Hours Run/Walk
Website

Mallacoota Fun Run
Date: Sunday 8 March 2015
Time: 09.00 am
Location: Betka Beach, Mallacoota, Far East Gippsland
Distance: 21km, 10km, 5km, 3km Run/Walk
Website

Mt Bongong Conquestathon
Date: Sunday 8 March 2015
Time: From 06.45 am
Location: Mountain Creek Picnic Area, Tawonga
Distance: 20km Off Road Run
Website

Razorback Run
Date: Saturday 14 March 2015
Time: From 06.00 am
Location: Harrietville Caravan Park, 20 Camping Park Road, Harrietville
Distance: 64km, 58km, 40km, 22km Off Road Run
Website

Bon Accord Vertical Rush
Date: Sunday 15 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Harrietville
Distance: 5km Off Road Mountain Run
Website

Mountain of Fun Run
Date: Sunday 15 March 2015
Time: From 08.15 am
Location: Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, Mt Warrenheip
Distance: 12.5km Run, 6km Run/Walk
Website

SunFest Walk or Run for Fun
Date: Sunday 15 March 2015
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Barkly Street, Sunbury
Distance: 10km, 5km Run/Walk
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The Great Rail Runs
Date: Sunday 15 March 2015
Time: 08.00 am
Location: Queenscliff Station
Distance: 17km, 10km Solo or Relay Run
Website

Rollercoaster Run
Date: Saturday 21 March 2015
Time: 07.20 am
Location: Skyhigh, Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong
Distance: 43km, 21.5km Trail Run
Website

Tough Mudder Melbourne
Date: Saturday 21, Sunday 22 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes
Distance: 16-20Km Mud Run Obstacle Course
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Run For The Kids
Date: Sunday 22 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
Distance: 15km, 5.5km Run/Walk
Website

Mount Buller Vertical Rush
Date: Saturday 28 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Mirimbah, Mt Buller
Distance: 8km Mountain Run/Climb
Website

Mount Buller Sky Run
Date: Sunday 29 March 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Mount Buller Alpine Resort
Distance: 45km, 36km, 22km Mountain Run
Website

April 2015

Mt Buller Mountain High Fun Run
Date: Saturday 4 April 2015
Time: 09.30 am
Location: Village Square, Mount Buller
Distance: 8.9km, 5.7km, 3.2km Mountain Run
Website

Buffalo Stampede
Date: Friday 10 to Sunday 12 April 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Centenary Park, Bright
Distance: 75km, 42km, 26km Mountain Run
Website

Oxfam Trailwalker
Date: Friday 10 to Sunday 12 April 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Jells Point Conference Centre, Melbourne
Distance: 100km 4 Person Team Walk
Website

Geelong Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 12 April 2015
Time: TBA
Location: James Harrison Bridge, Geelong
Distance: 21km Run, 3 x 7km Relay
Website

Miss Muddy
Date: Sunday 12 April 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Sandown Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 5km Obstacle Course, Mud Run, Ladies Only
Website

Coburg 24 Hour Carnival
Date: Saturday 18 April 2015
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Coburg, Melbourne
Distance: 24 Hour Run/Walk
Website

Operation Blackhawk
Date: Saturday 18, Sunday 19 April 2015
Time:
Location: Wonga Park, Melbourne
Distance: 12.83km, 7km Obstacle Run
Website

May 2015

Electric Run
Date: Saturday 2 May 2015
Time: TBA (After Dark)
Location: TBA (Flemington Racecourse 2014)
Distance: 5km Night Run
Website

Wilsons Prom 100
Date: Saturday 2 May 2015
Time: 06.00 am
Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park, Melbourne
Distance: 100km, 80km, 60km, 44km Trail Run
Website

Puffing Billy Great Train Race
Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Belgrave
Distance: 13.2km Run
Website

Werribee Mansion Run
Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Time: From 09.15 am
Location: Werribee Park Mansion
Distance: 10.5km Run, 5.2km Run/Walk, Kids 1km
Website

Wings for Life World Run
Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Time: 09.00 pm
Location: Melbourne Area, TBC
Distance: As Far As You Want
Website

Go the Extra Mile
Date: Saturday 9 May 2015
Time: 07.00 am
Location: Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
Distance: 50km Off Road Run, Solo or Relay
Website

Mother’s Day Classic
Date: Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: From 06.00 am
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne (Plus Many Regional Events, see website)
Distance: 8km, 4km Walk
Website

Great Ocean Road Marathon
Date: Saturday 16, Sunday 17 May 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Great Ocean Road at Lorne
Distance: 44km, 23km, 14km, 6km Run, Kids 1.5km
Website

Westerfolds Park Fun Run
Date: Sunday 17 May 2015
Time: From 08.00 am
Location: Westerfolds Park, Melbourne
Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 5km Run
Website

Trailblazer
Date: Sunday 31 May 2015
Time: 08.00 am
Location: You Yangs Regional Park
Distance: 9.85km, 7km Trail Run
Website

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