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Australia's largest and most famous trail race has been post-poned from May until  October. The following email has been sent to all runners.
SURF COAST CENTURY
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 November last year, the 165km Grampians Peaks Trail quietly opened its doors to the public. Although the name may already be familiar to a few Melbournians, particularly amongst the rock-climbing community, the Grampians otherwise tends to slip under the radar as a place for some truly brilliant trail running.
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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.
Entries are now open to Victoria’s premier Trail Running Series for 2022 as it returns to its usual winter and spring seasons.
Entries are now open for the fourth edition of the Margaret River Ultra Marathon on 1 May 2021 in south-west, Western Australia. After a record field of 1,300 participants turned out for the 2020 (postponed) event last month, organisers are expecting the running community to once again embrace the magnificent course by confirming their entries now and avoid missing out.
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.
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.
On Sunday the 26th of June 2022 Transcend Trails is returning to the Avon Valley to offer their eco-friendly trail running event. The route cannot be completed any day of the week due to the large amount of private property permissions and general logistics required. Due to these barriers, there is a lot of excitement around the annual opportunity to explore the region. The race is within an hour of Perth and offers options for all:
surf coast century
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.
                 

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