Series Overview


Trail running takes you into the wilderness and towards a welcoming trail running community…! And what’s not to love when it takes you through this magnificent wilderness, past towering trees, trickling creeks, almighty tree ferns and native wildlife all in a friendly event atmosphere.

The Trail Running Series is the pre-eminent trail running series in Australia with an incredible race atmosphere that is welcoming of all runners – first timers through to the running elite. The Series revolutionised trail running in Australia by taking it to the masses and continues to lead the way as one of Australia’s most popular trail running events.

The emphasis of the 2022 Series is similar to last year, to allow the trail running community to connect with one another, to catch up with old friends + new and share some more amazing runs and race experiences together.


Exciting Features for the 2022 Series:

  • technical t-shirt exclusively for Gold Runner Entrants, only. Enter as a Gold Runner before Monday 13 June to get your hands on this years t-shirt. Not for seperate sale. This date has now passed, but you can still enter as a Gold Runner and receive 10% off your entry fee and a finisher medal at the end of the series.
  • a ‘Social Central’ zone at the race finish line to make make it easy to catch up with friends and connect with your communiuty
  • outdoor chairs, table, umbrellas and places to relax post race
  • live music and entertainment
  • plenty of food and coffee all available
  • updated courses at old venues
  • friendly 4km race at Anglesea
  • kids run at the Silvan event
  • + all the good bits from previous years. This years Series will be the best yet!

I love that these events tend to be smaller! I love that they are held in stunning locations and away from the rat race! I enjoy trail running as it’s like free outdoor therapy and there’s nothing like the fresh air to make you feel good! – Tamas H, Series Runner

Allowing us to connect with the wilderness and our trail running friends.

If you are new to the Trail Running Series then we extend a big, muddy welcome to you and encourage you to sign up for a race or two for a rewarding run through beautiful wilderness on a Sunday morning.

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.

Roughly 55% of participants are women and whilst some people run to win, plenty of people just come for a dose of fresh air with their buddies on a Sunday morning before getting on with the rest of their day.

Each event will include:

  • 5-7km SHORT course race
  • 10-12km MEDIUM course race
  • 18-21km LONG course race

Each event will be centralised around an extensive event village with sponsors, food, music and happy trail runners.

How Technical?

The courses for The Trail Running Series can accurately be described as being largely non-technical with clear and straight forward footing. This means that you will NOT be running over extensive rock scree, slippery surfaces, clambering up the sides of mountains or ‘bush-bashing’ through the scrub. Yes it can be muddy and yes there are hills, but the courses are all very well marked with arrows and marking tape, and the terrain is solid underfoot and very run-able.

So if you are afraid of rolling an ankle or ‘doing yourself an injury’ then fear not, the races are generally very safe and easy to follow and stay upright!

I am brand new to trail running and The Trail Running events were brilliantly organised and felt so welcoming. Fellow runners helped each other out if needed too. It’s such a fantastic running community!Rebecca H

“Started off the series 3 years ago with some trepidation, as a plodder I was more concerned about not making a fool of myself. The series is organised fantastically, and the support of Rapid Ascent and the trail running fraternity is awesome. Still a plodder, but now a confident one”


Join The Conversation

Follow us on the The Trail Running Series Facebook page for plenty of honest interaction and enthusiasm.

Trail Running Series Strava Club

Connect with the trail running community and check out what everyone’s up to via our Trail Running Series Strava Club !

Strava is a social-fitness network, online training diary and exercises analysis tool.

Keep the high fives and kudos coming!

JOIN the Trail Running Seris Stava Club HERE