Series Overview


Escape to the wilderness this winter and join us for a run through towering trees, past trickling creeks, under almighty tree ferns and side by side with native wildlife all in a friendly event atmosphere.

The 2024 Series features:

  • 3 event series
  • Race 3 at Silvan conducted in a handicap format – so we all finish together
  • A longer ‘long course’ option for the die-hard runners
  • An enhanced event expo with more food, entertainment and activity
  • FREE running cap for Gold Runners doing all 3 events

So tell your friends (and enlighten your road running mates) and join us for an escape to the wilderness this winter.

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 13 years ago and continues to lead the way as one of Australia’s most popular trail running events.

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 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.

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:

  • ~7km SHORT course race
  • 13-15km MEDIUM course race
  • 22-29km 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 are not too technical nd generally have 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 runnable.

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

Promo Videos – get a feel for the trails…