Rapid Ascent is excited to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2021 Surf Coast Century, an incredible 100km ultra marathon to be held on the Surf Coast on the 11th of September. The milestone of the 10th edition was marked with a gathering of 10 local runners including Surf Coast Shire Councillor Kate Gazzard, on the final leg of the race course at Point Roadknight in Anglesea, Victoria.
In 2020, I had the pleasure of racing the takayna Ultra, well I only did the 21km event- but I'll claim it. takayna (Tarkine) is situated in Tasmania's north-west corner, and it is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. It's up there with America's Yosemite, the Great Barrier Reef, or Brazil's Amazon. But few Australians have heard of it, and our politicians are quickly trying to destroy it.
A capacity field of 1,500 participants have etched their names in the history books having completed the fourth annual Margaret River Ultra Marathon on Saturday 1 May, 2021 along the Cape to Cape coastline in south west, Western Australia. In an event that only one week prior was on the verge of postponement due to the recent COVID-19 WA lockdown, the finish-line moments were made even more memorable as participants turned pain into gains amongst an electrifying race atmosphere.
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon is going ahead as planned this Saturday 1 May 2021 in south-west, Western Australia, after the WA Government announced an end to the snap-lockdown at midnight Monday 26 April. Organisers Rapid Ascent will put relevant amendments in place to ensure the event follows current COVID-19 restrictions.
The Run Larapinta Stage Race brought the Red Centre alive as trail runners completed four stages over four days through the challenging terrain of the west MacDonnell Ranges on the iconic Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory. The event finished yesterday 24th April with many accomplishments gained and memories made...
The Run Larapinta Stage Race gets underway this Wednesday in the four-day, four-stage event which will see participants take in some of the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory. Held from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 April, this is the rescheduled 2020 event after it was postponed due to COVID-19 last year.
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 have opened for the 10th edition of the Surf Coast Century to be held on 11 September 2021 in Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region. The Surf Coast Century has built a reputation as one of Australia's must-do ultra trail marathons offering 100km and 50km courses.
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.
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.