The O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon from Bendigo to Heathcote

The O'Keefe Marathon and its other events the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Mile and the very popular Ekiden Relay will return in 2017. The first event held in 2016 along the O'Keefe Rail Trail between Bendigo and Heathcote was an amazing success by the post-race survey and comments.

The trail already could be viewed as the fastest off-road course, with the marathon winner running 2 hours 34 minutes going into the race not running the distance before and with a best time in the half marathon of 73 minutes. The female winner ran an 18 minute PB (3:12) in her 10th marathon.

The O'Keefe Rail Trail is relatively flat and the surface will not concern any person normally accustomed to road running, but off-road enough to meet the wishes of our runners that prefer the natural environment to run on.

The trail passes through spectacular eucalyptus areas, forests, farmland and waterways such as the Campaspe River and Lake Eppalock.

Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Sunday23 Apr2017

The O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon

Bendigo to Heathcote, VIC
42K Solo/Ekiden Relay, 21K, 10.5K, 1 Mile, Kids 500m - Off Road

Sunday, May 1st 2016
Sunday01 May2016

The O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon

Bendigo to Heathcote, VIC
42K Solo/Ekiden Relay, 21K, 10.5K, 1 Mile, Kids 500m - Off Road

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Listing created08 Jan 2016 Last updated 14 May 2016 Last checked 01 Sep 2016

Update history

14 May 2016Added next event date: 23 Apr 2017 17 Mar 2016Added Kids 500m to other distances for event on 01 May 2016 25 Jan 2016Updated distances for event on 01 May 2016 from 42K Solo/Ekiden Relay, 21K, 9.5K to 42K Solo/Ekiden Relay, 21K, 10.5K, 1 Mile as per update on event website 08 Jan 2016Created listing with link to online entry, event date: 01 May 2016

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