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Running Wild - Great Runs, Great Places, Great People


Welcome to Running Wild’s 2014/2015 running program. We have put together a series of spectacular runs in some of Victoria’s best national parks. Our motto is great runs – great places – great people. We do not run “races” as such, we are about the running experience, enjoying the country, experiencing what nature has to offer – weather, terrain and your ability to push yourself and get to know your body and your limits, and the social experience.

That is what running and wild running is all about, however if you want to run fast and race, that’s fine too.

New for the 2014/15 season is the Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival, the Kilcunda half marathon and the introduction of our new Wildside / Expedition runs – expect to see more of these in the future. Check out the details. Distances in our events range from as little as 4km in the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Runn to 10km in the Lake Mountain Alpine Marathon or a 14km stage in the Alpine Challenge, to 22km in the Razorback Run, 22km in the Delatite Dash or 44km in the Prom Run, all runs offer a range of distances all the way up to 160km in the Alpine Challenge – a major charity fundraiser. If you haven’t tried trail running before we offer some great introductory experiences. If you are a seasoned marathon runner or ultra runner but looking for new experiences these runs and some others on the drawing board may inspire you, to look at running with fresh eyes.

Upcoming Runs

2014 Series

lasportiva14 Lake Mountain Alpine Marathon/Half Marathon 10/24/42km Sun 26 Oct
Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival
Great Alpine Road Half Marathon / 10k  10/21km  New
Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run  4/7/21km  New
lasportiva14 Alpine Challenge  60/100/160km  Sat 29 Nov-Mon 01 Dec

2015 Series

Kilcunda Coastal Half Marathon 16/21km Sun 01 Feb  New
lasportiva14 Razorback Run  22/42/64/68km  Sat 14 Mar
lasportiva14 Bon Accord Vertical Rush  6km  Sun 15 Mar
Mount Buller Mountain Running Festival  Sat 28 – Sun 29 Mar  New
Victorian Mountain Running Championships  8km  Sat 28 Mar

lasportiva14Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run 4/7/21km Sun 22 Nov

lasportiva14 Mount Buller Vertical Rush  8km Sat 28 Mar
lasportiva14 Mount Buller Skyrun / 7 Continent Trophy  22/36/45km  Sun 29 Mar
Cross Cut Saw Wilderness Run  65km  Sat 18 Apr  New
lasportiva14 Wilsons Prom 100  44/60/80/100km  Sat 02 May
Grampians Challenge  35/25km  20 Jun – Sun 21 Jun  New
Larapinta Trail Alice Springs  188km  Mon 20 – Tue 28 Jul  New
lasportiva14 Mount Bogong Vertical K  5km  Sat 10  Oct
lasportiva14 Lake Mountain Alpine Marathon/Half Marathon  10/24/42km  Sun 25 Oct
Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival
Great Alpine Road Half Marathon / 10k  10/21km  Sat 22 Nov
Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run  4/7/21km  Sun 22 Nov
lasportiva14 Alpine Challenge  60/100/160km  Sat 28 Nov-Mon 30 Nov

Alpine challenge – A pictorial report Alpine Challenge Pictorial report 2013