Australian Mountain Running News July 2018

Australian Mountain Running News July 2018

Australian Mountain Running Association events coming up

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival, trail runs and walks, Campbell High School, 28 & 29 July 2018
SATURDAY 28 July 2018

8.30am Registration opens to collect race bibs
9.30am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk
11.30am 10km run and walk 
11.40am Under 13 years 2km children’s run
SUNDAY 29 July 2018
6.30am Registration opens to collect race bibs
7.30am 63.3km ultra marathon run; 42.2km bush marathon power walk
8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk
9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run
10.30am 12km run and walk
Please read the full event details at
before registering online at
Many helpers are needed on both days and will receive a choice of wine, chocolate or a race T shirt from previous years. If you are participating on one day, can you please consider helping out on the other day. You must register online as a Volunteer on the Australian Mountain Running Association website.

Every month in Canberra – free events:
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).

Saturday 1 September: Kowen Moonlighter (Kowen trail runners):  6pm A night race on a 7.55 km loop (comprising bitumen, dirt road and single track in native forest) with the following events: a single loop of 7.55 km, a double loop of 15.1 km, a triple loop of 22.65 km, a solo 12 hour ultramarathon and a 12 hour relay ultra marathon for teams of 2-4. 

Sunday 14 October: Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak and Two Peaks, 12km and 20 km runs and walks over Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie (registration not yet open)

Sunday 4 November: Deep Space Mountain Marathon run, Half Marathon run & walk, 10 km and 5km runs & walks:  a spectacular half marathon course from the Orroral Deep Space picnic ground to the Honeysuckle Creek Deep Space camp ground and return. (registration not yet open)

Sunday 16 December: Tour de Ridges 21k run, 15k and 10k runs and walks from Mawson sports fields over Farrer ridge, Wanniassa Hills and Isaacs Ridge. (registration not yet open)

Mountain running and hilly trail runs around Australia

See the following websites:

Sri Chinmoy Trail Run Series, Canberra
Running Wild NSW 
Mountain Sports

Queensland Trail Runners Association
Trail Running SA
Western Australia Trail Runners
Point to Pinnacle, Hobart
Running Wild Victoria
Australian Ultra Runners Association

International news:

        I.            2018 World Mountain Running Championships, Andorra
See Australian team at

      II.            2019 World Trail Running Championship. The Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and with their technical partner the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). The 2019 Trail World Championships will be held in Mirandha do Corvo, Portugal on June 8 and will be a 50K with 2500 meters of vertical gain.

    III.            2019 World Mountain Running Championships (up/down courses): Argentina in November. No details available yet. Once details are available, a venue, course and date will be set for the 2019 Australian Championships.

    IV.            2019 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships: The 2019 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted in Neuquen, Argentina in the Villa la Angostura region, at the K42 Adventure Marathon on November 16, 2019. The 42 km course contains 2192 meters of ascent & descent.

v. 2019 WMRA/WMA Masters World Championships: Gagliano del Capo / ITA, 29.Sept.


John Harding
Australian Mountain Running Association