Reconnect with the wilderness and the trail running community…

UPDATE 20-10-2021: COVID REQUIREMENTS – FULLY VACCINATED – We are so excited to be able to race together again! Rapid Ascent will continue to follow the Victorian Government’s guidelines and at this stage it still appears highly likely that all competitors over 16yrs will need to be fully vaccinated in order to compete. QR code check-in will be required on arrival.

Run and rejoice together at the 2021 Trail Running Series!

We are LOVING being back together at our Trail Running Series events so far this year and encourage anyone with a yerning for some fresh air and freedom to join us for the remaining races in the 2021 series.

Going for a run through magnificent wilderness on a Sunday morning (with a bunch of like minded souls) sounds just about perfect – and that’s exactly what this series is all about!


  • 5 breathtaking trail running events
  • Magnificent natural landscapes
  • Short, medium and long course options
  • Friendly, social atmosphere
  • New social chill zone at the finish
  • 2021 emphasis: catching up with old friends and new, having fun together

So gear up and get ready for some running and rejoicing together with the 2021 Trail Running Series.

When and where:

20 JuneYarra Bend 5k / 11k / 15kDetails here
11 JulySmiths Gully7k / 14k / 18kDetails here
14 NovemberSilvan7k / 15k / 21k and KIDS runDetails here
12 December – Rescheduled DateWerribee Gorge6k / 9k / 14kDetails here
6 February, 2022 – Rescheduled DateAnglesea8k / 14k / 22k and NEW Friendly 4kDetails here

The Trail Running Series is all about making trail running accessible to as many people as possible. You don’t need years of experience nor all the latest gear… all you need is a come-and-try-it attitude and a bit of fitness to get around the course. All races are designed to be fun, scenic and rewarding for all runners with a friendly event atmosphere that is truly welcoming of everyone.

It’s time to reconnect with the wilderness and the trail running community by being part of the 2021 Trail Running Series. SEE YOU THERE!

Join the Conversation! stay in touch with all other runners via our super active Facebook Page.

Last year was my first year trail running and first time at the series and I loved it. I couldn’t wait to run again this year and experience more trails, more cheers, more spills and more thrills. Loved it!

Mary – Series runner

Honestly the most fun and friendliest events I’ve ever participated in. Such a great size and awesome vibe along the trails.

Michael – race 2 and 3 runner

The Trail Running Series kept me motivated to run during the cold winter months. Each event offered an excuse to escape the city and to spend some mindful, quality time outdoors in the fresh air and nature. After each trail run I felt invigorated and inspired. Bring on 2020 (and 2021)!

Sarah – Series runner

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