Below is the AURA calendar of events for 2018. You can also view all upcoming events via our interactive event calendar

Runners should note events included in the AURA events calendar are approved for listing, and as part of that process are required to abide by AURA’s Event Listing Policy which states the event is “expected to be conducted to a reasonable standard, with due consideration for aid stations, safety, and the like”.

AURA currently has no capability to ascertain whether an event meets these requirements, and it is recommended an event participant conduct their own due diligence in regards to an event’s safety provisions and risk management.


DateName of RaceDistance/TimeIAU labelLocation
06-Jan-18Narrabeen All Nighter12 hr Narrabeen, NSW
14-Jan-18Two Bays Trail Run56 km trail (& shorter option)
National Trail Championships (short course)
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
20-Jan-18Australia Day Ultra100km & 50km roadBronzeIAULabel_2016Australind, WA
27-Jan-18SA 100km Track Championships100km & 50m trackBronzeIAULabel_2016Adelaide, SA
03-Feb-18Cradle Mountain82km trailCradle Mtn, TAS
3-Mar-18Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn Ultra 50km and 100km trail (3k loop)Port Kennedy, WA
16-Mar-18Canberra 48hr Race48hr 24hr 12hr 6hr
National 48h Championships
BronzeIAULabel_2016Canberra, ACT
24-Mar-18Duncan's Run50km trailGippsland, VIC
24-Mar-18 to 25-Mar-18Trails'N'Ales100km & 50km trail stage race (and shorter distances)Wellington Dam, WA
25-Mar-18The Bailey Centre Great Ocean Run45km trailCoffs Harbour, NSW
1-Apr-18Tamworth Trail Blazer45km trailTamworth, NSW
06-Apr-18Down Under 135135mi trailBacchus Marsh, VIC
15-Apr-18The Australian Running Festival (Canberra 50km)50km road
National 50km Championships
BronzeIAULabel_2016Canberra, ACT
17-Apr-18AURA AGM6.30pm WST at Perth Library, or attend onlinePerth, WA
21-Apr-18 to 22-Apr-18Coburg 24h
(incl. 6h)
Coburg 24 Hour Carnival
24h, 12h and 6h options
BronzeIAULabel_2016Coburg (Melbourne), VIC
22-Apr-18Convicts & Wenches50km beach runGreens Beach, TAS
28-Apr-18Light Horse Ultra12h, 6h & 3h trail loopWoodvale, WA
12-May-18World Trail Championships80km trail
World Trail Championships
Penyagolosa, Spain
17-May-18 to 20-May-18Ultra-Trail Australia100km, 50km (and shorter events)Katoomba, NSW
20-May-18Great Ocean Road Running Festival60km roadLorne and Apollo Bay Townships, VIC
2-Jun-18 to 3-June-18Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Track Race24h, 12h & 6h trackBronzeIAULabel_2016Campbelltown, NSW
10-Jun-18Gold Coast 100100km/50km 50 mile
National 100km Championships
BronzeIAULabel_2016Gold Coast, QLD
10-Jun-18Cleland 5050km trailCleland, SA
10-Jun-18LeFevre Coastal Marathon100mi,100km,50km pathSemaphore, SA
29-Jun-18 to 1-Jul-18Wild Goose Chase Running Festival106km, 53km, 45k w/ multi-day options of 177km and 85km (plus shorter events)Avon Valley NP, WA
13-Jul-18 to 15-Jul-18Three Marathons in three days3 day stage race totalling 126.6 kmsKuranda, QLD
14-Jul-18Adelaide 6/12/24 hour6-12-24 hour (measured road loop)
National 24h Championships
BronzeIAULabel_2016Adelaide, SA
29-Jul-18Yaberoo Trail Ultra50km trailJoondalup, WA
11-Aug-18 to 12-Aug-18Track Ultra WA3/6/12/24 hr events along with a 24 hr team relay eventBronzeIAULabel_2016Bunbury, WA
11-Aug-18Berry Long Run70km (and shorter options) trailBacchus Marsh, VIC
18-Aug-18Rotary Rail Trail Run & Ride56km trail (and shorter distances)Scottsdale, TAS
19-Aug-18Run the Great Whitsunday Trail57km trail (and shorter options)Airlie Beach, QLD
26-Aug-18Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra64km trail (& shorter options)Kuranda, QLD
1-Sep-18Bright Ultra50km trailBright, VIC
8-Sep-18The Great North Walk 100s100mi & 100km trailTeralba, NSW
8-Sep-18World 100km Championships100km road
World 100km Championships
Sveti Martin na Muri, CROATIA
8-Sep-18 to 9-Sep-18Glasshouse Trail Series100mi, 100km, 50km trail Glasshouse Mountains, QLD
15-Sep-18Surf Coast Century100km & 50km trailAnglesea, VIC
15-Sep-18 to 16-Sep-18BUTTER246 hour, 12 hour and 24 hour trackBronzeIAULabel_2016Brisbane, QLD
23-Sep-18Yurrebilla Trail56km trailAdelaide, SA
23-Sep-18 to
Waterous Trail on Foot100 mile, 50 mile trailDwellingup, WA
23-Sep-18Launceston Marathon100km roadLaunceston, TAS
27-Sep-18 to 30-Sep-18Nerang 200 Miler200 mile, 100 mile, 100km, 50km (& shorter options)Nerang, QLD
30-Sep-18 to 05-Oct-18Adelaide 6 day6 day, 72 hour, 48 hourBronzeIAULabel_2016Adelaide, SA
6-Oct-18Haunted Pines Ultra50km trailYanchep, WA
7-Oct-18Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra105km trailActon, ACT
7-Oct-18Western Coastal Marathon100km, 50km roadSemaphore, SA
13-Oct-18 to 14-Oct-18The Great Ocean Walk GOW100s100 kilometre solo race, 55/45 two person relay raceApollo Bay, VIC
13-Oct-18 to 14-Oct-18Hume & Hovell100 mile, 100km, 50km
(& shorter options)
BronzeIAULabel_2016Tumbarumba, NSW
14-Oct-18Washpool Trails 50km50km trailWashpool NP, northern NSW
20-Oct-18Blackall 100100km & 50km trail
National Trail Championships (long course)
Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD
27-Oct-18Salming RunningWorks Ultra50km trail
The Spectacles, WA
27-Oct-18 to 28-Oct-18Heysen 105105km trailNewland Hill, SA
28-Oct-18Ned Kelly Chase50km & 100 km measured road
(& shorter options)
BronzeIAULabel_2016Wangaratta, VIC
3-Nov-18 to 4-Nov-18Feral Pig Ultra100 mile, 50 mile and 50km trailPerth, WA
1-Dec-18Asia & Oceania 24H Championships24hBronzeIAULabel_2016Taipei (Chinese Taipai)
2-Dec-18Wellington Forest Trail Ultra45kmWellington Dam, WA
9-Dec-18Gold Coast 50km50 km (& shorter options)BronzeIAULabel_2016Gold Coast, QLD
7-Dec-18 to 9-Dec-18Coast to Kosciuszko240 kmBoydtown, NSW
16-Dec-186 Inch Trail Marathon46 km trailNorth Dandalup, WA
16-Dec-18AAA Racing Hill Climb Challenge

Round One
12h,6h trailWild Horse Mountain, Beerburrum, QLD
23-Dec-18Sandman 5050km beachDunsborough, WA