The Trail Running Series presented by MINI Countryman

Rapid Ascent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) statement – issued 3rd April, 2020. >CLICK HERE<

Fresh air + Freedom – racing is back on the calendar!

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Trail Running Series presented by MINI Countryman will be going ahead this year – with 2 virtual races in June and July, and then 2-3 physical races later in the year.

Physical distancing, socially uniting!

It is more important than ever to continue doing the sports we love and to engage with our trail running friends… whilst we can’t race at events through the wilderness all together, we can still run for ourselves and then share the fun, laughs and the experience with our awesome trail running community through our virtual race experience.

When:

  • Virtual Race #1:   Sunday 14 June at 9:00am
  • Virtual Race #2:   Sunday 12 July at 9:00am
  • (+2 or 3 Physical races held later in the year, dates tbc.)

All runners start at the exact same time – no matter where you are located – so we are all running together in unison. Anyone, anywhere can compete.

How:

Run your own course, be united by the challenge and connected to other runners – using Race Map live tracking and/or Strava, Facebook Live and ZOOM.

Where:

Run wherever you can, over the distance you’ve entered – either:

  • 5km short course 
  • 10km medium course 
  • 15km long course.

UPDATE 25/5: With restrictions lifting slowly with the number of people we can ‘be outside with’, you may like to run with a small group on race day (no more than 20 in Victoria as of 1st June).

Why:

These virtual races are more about camaraderie than competition and are designed to give us a running date with our friends when we need it most.

AND PUT SOME FRESH AIR AND ZEST INTO YOUR WINTER WEEKENDS!

Physical Races

How AWESOME will it be when we can all get together and share the fresh air and freedom of trail running side by side again!

We will schedule 2 or 3 physical events to be held between October and January when the COVID-19 situation has calmed down. These physical races will be held as ‘normal’ trail running events in beautiful wilderness locations (likely to be Anglesea and Silvan).

The exact details and destinations of physical races will be announced mid-year.

Welcome MINI Countryman

Adventurers! Rugged, Resilient and Stylish. Is that how your friends would describe you? Because that’s exactly how we describe the MINI Countryman our new partner of the Trail Running Series.

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It’s great to have the opportunity to run a race in places like these; it’s the FREEDOM of running through the trails that make it so spectacular,” said Sonia O’Sullivan, Series Competitor

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