Runners looking for a new and exciting challenge can register for the ASICS World Ekiden 2021, a free virtual race which will be taking place November 10th - November 22nd AEST. Registration for the event begins October 4th and ends November 22nd at 11pm HST. This race will be inspired by the traditional Japanese Ekiden but will be 42.195 kilometres, the length of a standard marathon. Teams of six runners will be challenged to complete the marathon distance over six legs — 5km, 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, and 7.2km — for a total of 42.195 km. Frequently asked questions about this year's ASICS World Ekiden are addressed below.
With only 100 places available, ‘The Pilliga Ultra; a run to keep the Pilliga Wild’, is a bucket-list, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run in a unique wild place, and stand united with the local community and Gamilaraay peoples against the destruction of our wild places.
Entries are now open to the much-anticipated return of the Trail Running Series for 2021; conducted by event management leaders Rapid Ascent. Heading into its’ eleventh year, the Series features five trail run races at a range of beautiful wilderness locations all within an hour’s drive of Melbourne. Races are held from June through to October.
Entries for the four-day, four-stage Run Larapinta Stage Race to be held on 26 - 29 August 2021 have now sold out.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (February 17, 2021): Today, Under Armour (UA) a global leader in branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories, together with rebel, Australia's leading sporting and leisure goods retailer are very proud to introduce the Under Armour and rebel Run Tour. Kicking off in Bondi Beach on Saturday 20th February 2021, the Under Armour and rebel Run Tour will travel to key running tracks and locations across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to give runners a personalised support trial service of UA’s latest running shoe suite.
In 2021 the ASB Christchurch Marathon will step back in order to move forward. For the first time since the earthquakes, participants will run on the traditional two lap course, and for the first time ever, the event moves to the earlier date of April 11th.
Melbourne, Australia; January 15 2021 – Sydney has today been announced as the 2021 host venue for Athletics Australia’s Australian Track and Field Championships, taking place from April 12-21.
Athletics ACT, are initiating a new race concept in early Jannary, utilising the amazing Stromlo Forest Park for races ranging from 1km (junior) to 5km (senior). The races will be fast, as athletes cruise around the Stephen Hodge Criterium Cycling Circuit, at Stromlo.
The magic of the Run Larapinta Stage Race awaits adventurous runners in 2021 with entries now open to two event dates after the 2020 event was postponed due to COVID-19.The 4 day, 4 stage trail running race will be held on 21-24 April and 26-29 August both in 2021 - providing more people the opportunity to be part of this life-changing experience. The 2020 event was postponed and will in effect be replaced by the April race, whilst the August event is in the usual timeslot for 2021.
Competitors in the Surf Coast Century presented by MINI saw their dreams become a reality over the weekend in one of the first mass-participation events post-COVID-19 in Victoria.