Escape to the trails this winter

2024 Trail Running Series (first est. 2011)

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Winter… typically the time when city-dwellers go into hibernation, drink too many beers and spend their kid’s inheritance on UberEats. 

But “typical” is BORING. And so is bitumen… 

That’s why we’re stoked to announce that the Trail Running Series is BACK for 2024. 

Consisting of 3 trail running events all within ~90-mins of Melbourne, this series has been designed for social runners who scoff at “cold weather” and crave regular escapes into the wilderness to top up on trails, fresh air, and good times with friends.

Come and join us for one race, two races or all three (in the prestigious “Gold Runner” category). 

All races are held on Sunday morning, close to Melbourne so you can get your fix of good times and be home before your teenagers even notice you’ve gone!

What we LOVE about the Series

  • 3 event series: June – July – August
  • 3 race distances: 7km short course  /  ~14km medium course  /  24km – 30km long course
  • Super-social handicap format at Silvan (Race 3)
  • Welcoming event expo with delicious food and fun activities

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.

Load up your car and bring the tribe to three magnificent wilderness locations as we rejoice the fresh air and freedom that running with friends provides. See you there!

2024 Dates and Location:

2 June 2024Smiths Gully*8km / 16km / 25kmDetails Here
7 July 2024Anglesea7.5km / 16km / 29km and Friendly 4kmDetails Here
4 August 2024Silvan7km / 15km / 22kmDetails Here
*UPDATE 15/5/2024: Smiths Gully in the Yarra Valley is now BACK as Race 1 of the 2024 Trail Running Series, replacing the previously advertised Plenty Gorge venue due to an unforeseen announcement from Parks Victoria.

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

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