Entries open in December for Australia’s largest 100% off-road ultra-marathon – the 45km Six Foot Track.

The route follows a bridle trail originally cut across the Blue Mountains west of Sydney in 1884, to link Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves.

 
This gruelling race was launched in March 1984 to mark the centenary of the opening of the historic track. Since the first race, which fielded a mere seven runners, the event has attracted much acclaim for its toughness, its stunning scenery, challenging conditions and great camaraderie.  It now attracts a field of around 850 local, national and international entrants who travel from as far as Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, England and the USA.


Beginning near The Explorer’s Marked Tree and ending at the Jenolan Caves, participants face steep hills up and down and must wade across the mighty Cox's River. There is dirt and dust, heat and humidity, as the event is at the tail-end of the long hot Australian summer – between the bush fire season and Easter.


It’s a vital fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust – and a fabulous experience for those who take part.

Next event date:

Saturday 12 March 2011

ENTER NOW

www.sixfoot.com

 

Armstrong Festival of Cycling

In just five years the Christchurch Armstrong Festival of Cycling has become one of New Zealand’s premier cycling events.  More than 1500 riders take on the feature 80km Harbour Ride but there is a weekend programme of events for all ages and levels of fitness.  Entries are accepted till 3rd December for racing on the 4th and 5th December.

www.festivalofcycling.co.nz


Angkor Wat Half Marathon

The half marathon will take place on 5th December, supported by various other events, including a bike rally, on 4th December.  The official charities involved provide prosthetic limbs to mine survivors and save youth from HIV/AIDS.  The race takes place amongst the Angkor Wat ruins, a UNESCO world heritage site.

www.angkormarathon.org

Plymouth Half Marathon

The 2011 Plymouth Half Marathon takes place on 29 May and starts on
Royal Parade, takes in some of the city and coastline and crosses
through Saltram Park.  The closing date for entries is 3 May, unless it
is full before that date.  A prize fund in excess of £5,000, as well as
fantastic Goody Bags, is available.  The key charity to benefit from the
marathon is the Drake Foundation.  Further details and to enter on line

www.plymouthhalfmarathon.co.uk


Lincoln 10k

Applications are now open for the Lincoln 10k and compared to last year, there are more than double the applications in the opening week.  The event will take place on 3rd April 2011.  The race has grown in size and popularity since its inaugural event in 1997 with 200 runners to 5,000 runners in the 2010 event, ranging from global elites to fun runners.  There is now a buggy push race amongst others.

lincoln10k.co.uk


Kilomathon England

Over 5,000 entrants became part of history in 2010 by participating in the first ever Kilomathon race between Derby and Nottingham.  The Kilomathon is a 26.2 kilometre (16.3 miles) race which is an achievement in itself, but is also an ideal training tool for progressing to running a marathon.  The 2011 event will take place on 20 March, supported by official race merchandise.

 
www.kilomathon.com

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