Weekly Newsletter August 8th 2012

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on August 8th 2012 covering the current status of the website, competitions and events coming up over the next two weeks.

Website Update

I'm still beavering away working on getting everything from the "Events to Load" list loaded up onto the website. It's a big job, as you can imagine, and takes 15 minutes on average to load an event listing.

I currently have a target of adding 5 events a day and at this rate should have everything from the list added in early September. Having said that, I frequently find more events that need to be added so some days the list gets longer, not shorter!

If there any events you know of that are not currently listed on the website or the events to load page, feel free to send me an email with the details and ideally a website link to get more information.

Barefoot Running, The Movie Competition - finishes Sunday

Go in the draw to win a copy of Barefoot Running, The Movie. This competition runs until Sunday August 12th 2012 at 11:59pm (eastern time) and the winner will be drawn at random the following day.

Read more about the movie | Enter competition

Events coming up over the next two weeks

This is a complete list of events coming up over the next two weeks that are known to me. As mentioned above, if there are any you know of not in this list, please let me know.

Note there are also the Parkrun weekly 5K runs on Saturday mornings; these have not yet been loaded into the website until I can make some technical changes behind the scenes. In the meantime you can find out more information from the parkrun website.

Wednesday August 8th 2012
- Fast Track Corporate Running Series in Brisbane, QLD - 7K, 4K

Saturday August 11th 2012
- Charters Towers Healthy Lifestyle Festival in Charters Towers, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Faster Today or Tomorrow Road Race in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Great Pyramid Race in Gordonvale, QLD - 11.6K, 5K
- Lockyer Valley Fun Run in Gatton, QLD - 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K

Sunday August 12th 2012
- Byron 2 Brunswick Beach Run in NSW - 10K
- City2Surf in Sydney, NSW - 14K
- Faster Today or Tomorrow Road Race in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Lake Manchester Trails in QLD - 22K, 6K
- The Tan Ultra in Melbourne, VIC - 100K, 50K, 30K, 12K
- VCCL Kyneton Ridge Estate Winery Handicap in Melbourne, VIC - 6.5K

Friday August 17th 2012
- Capital to Coast from Canberra to NSW Coast - 9K

Saturday August 18th 2012
- Capital to Coast from Canberra to NSW Coast - Stages 1 to 3
- Mudgee Running Festival in Mudgee, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Sutherland District Athletics Club Winter Series at Royal National Park, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Trail Marathon Running Weekend in Wagga Wagga, NSW - 5K

Sunday August 19th 2012
- Adelaide Marathon Running Festival in Adelaide, SA - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
- Alice Springs Community Bank Marathon and Half Marathon
- Bellarine Rail Trail Run in Melbourne, VIC - 34K, 17K
- Botanic to Bridge in Gladstone, QLD - 8K, 3K
- Capital to Coast from Canberra to NSW Coast - Stages 4 to 6
- Lakes College Fun Run in North Lakes, QLD - 10K, 6K, 2K, 4x2K
- Mittagong Preschool Family Fair Bush Fun Run in Welby, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Mudgee Running Festival in Mudgee, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon
- Salt Fun Run Series in Salt Village, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Sandy Point Half in Melbourne, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Tamworth Ten Fun Run in Tanworth, NSW - 10K, 5K, 4K
- Trail Marathon Running Weekend in Wagga Wagga, NSW - Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K
- VCCL George Perdon Sealed Handicap in Melbourne, VIC - 16K, 6.5K
- Victoria Road Runners Princes Park Half Marathon, 10K, 5K in Melbourne, VIC
- Western Mudd Rush in Perth, WA - 8K

Until Next Week...

Have a great running week!


Search Calendar Close

Select from the various options below and click the "Search Calendar" button under the form to show events of the most interest to you. Clear form

All options are inclusive except for the kids, women only and wheelchair options. For example, choosing "On Road", "Off Road", "Short", "NSW" and "ACT" will find on and and off road short distance races in NSW and ACT. Adding "Kids" would limit those results to only events which also have a kids event.

Event Name/Location

Exclude Event Name/Location

Events with this name or location will be excluded from the search results; this helps for hiding events like parkrun



Specific Event


Date Selection

Display Options