Australian Mountain Running Association update, 26 February 2015
1. Next major event
Online entry is open for this spectacularly scenic mountain run coming up in the ACT organised by the Australian Mountain Running Association:
Monday 9 March (Canberra Day holiday): Mt Rob Roy Romp 25k, 15k and 10k runs and 15k and 10k walks, 8am Calwell sportsfields, Were St, Calwell. . See event details and online registration at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=15960
Helpers are needed for drink stations and at the start/finish and will receive wine, chocolate or a Coolmax T shirt. Register online to help at http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/index.php?module=Home&action=voluntee
- Other ACT events during 2015
1st Tuesday Mt Ainslie Run Up and Power Walk , 2.3 km, 12.45pm Treloar Cres, Campbell
3rd Tuesday Black Mountain Run Up and Power Walk , 2.6 km, 12.45pm Clunies Ross St, Acton (200m east of Botanic Gardens entrance).
17 May – ACT Mountain Running Championships, Mt Majura, 9am Innabaanya Guide Camp car park.
1 August – Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival day 1, Campbell High School: 2k, 5k, 10k and 16k runs and walks
2 August – Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival day 2, Campbell High School: half marathon, marathon and 63km ultra runs and half marathon and marathon power walks
18 October – Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak 12km and Two Peaks 20 km runs and power walks, Mt Majura Vineyard ACT
1 November – Deep Space Mountain Marathon, Half Marathon 10k and 5k runs and Half Marathon 10k and 5k walks, Honeysuckle Creek camp ground, Apollo Road, Namadgi National Park.
20 December – Tour de Ridges 21.2k, 15.3k and 10.6k runs and 15.3k and 10.6k walks, Mawson Sports Fields.
Helpers are needed for each of these for drink stations, marshalling points and the start-finish and will be rewarded with wine, chocolate or another award. Please register to volunteer at www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au
- Interstate trail running series
These include the Running Wild NSW mountain running series in the Blue Mountains, Running Wild Victoria La Sportiva Mountain Running Series, QLD Trail Running Association trail running series, WA Trail Running Association trail running series, SA Trail Running Association trail running series, Australian Ultra Running Association ultra distance trail runs. Google these bodies and check the calendars. Events in the mountains are regularly cancelled because of adverse weather.
There are miscellaneous other mountain runs found at www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au
- Other important mountain running dates in 2015:
14 March Six Foot Track 45km, Katoomba NSW
28 March Victorian Mountain Running Championships, Mt Buller Resort (http://runningwild.net.au/2014-victorian-mountain-running-championships/)
29 March Great Volcanic Challenge 11km, Orange NSW (incorporating NSW Mountain Running Championships), http://www.greatvolcanic.org;
15-17 May: The North Face 100 km and 50 km, Blue Mountains NSW (http://www.thenorthface100.com.au/
31 May – Australian Mountain Running Championships, Bellbird Grove, Camp Mountain, Brisbane;
4 July – World Long Distance Championship, Zermatt Marathon, Switzerland (http://www.zermattmarathon.ch/);
12 Sept – World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Wales (http://wmrcwales.org/);
19 Sept – World Mountain Running Championships (up/down courses), Wales (http://wmrcwales.org/).