O'Keefe Marathon Trail Run Victroia

The O'Keefe Challenge

Bendigo, VIC

02 May 2021

0.5km, 1km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km

Trail Run

The O'Keefe Challenge

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Follow the spectacular O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms, and past Lake Eppalock. The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region.

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When: 02 May - 10:30:00
Where: Heathcote

Race Type:

Trail Run

Price:

$5

An event for the children 10 and under. Where participants are encouraged to dress as their favourite Superhero and complete a lap around the beautiful green oval at Barrack Reserve. The whole course can be seen from the race start and finish, In this race parents are very welcome to run alongside them during the event to support them. Each finisher will rec...Read More
When: 02 May - 10:30:00
Where: Heathcote

Race Type:

Trail Run

Price:

$10 - $15

One for those with sheer speed on their minds - it's an event for anyone who wants to give this race their best shot! The course will be based around the Main Event Site at Barrack Reserve in Heathcote
When: 02 May - 09:30:00

Race Type:

Trail Run

Elevation:

62

Course Type:

Loop

Price:

$10 - $25

Course Map

Course Terrain: Mixed

The 5km Connally’s Real Estate Run / Walk Against Dementia is a picturesque course starting and finishing at Barrack Reserve in the heart of Heathcote. Runners will take in some of Heathcote’s hidden gems in the Liquid Ambers and the McIvor Creek Trail.

This is a low key event, similar in style to the popular parkrun phenomenon in that this also encourages...

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When: 02 May - 09:45:00
Where: Heathcote

Race Type:

Trail Run

Elevation:

120

Course Type:

Loop

Price:

$30 - $45

Course Map

Course Terrain: Mixed
Both the 5km and 10km courses start on Barracks Reserve and heads out towards Barrack Road then around the Liquid Ambers on Forest Drive. At the intersection of Forest Drive and Ambers Drive, the 10km participants turn right whilst the 5km participants continue straight on. The 10km participants will head out on Forest Drive for approximately 2.5km before do...Read More

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When: 02 May - 08:30:00
Where: Knowsley

Race Type:

Trail Run

Elevation:

245

Course Type:

Point to Point

Price:

$70 - $90

Teams:

Yes

Course Map

Course Terrain: Mixed
The course follows the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail, which is a generally firm running surface topped with gravel. The course has a gradual rise from start to finish, and is mainly flat with some small undulations. Our Half Marathon runners will depart from Knowsley and head 2.3km west towards Bendigo. After a turnaround in the Knowsley Forest, they follow th...Read More

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When: 02 May - 07:30:00
Where: Junortoun

Race Type:

Trail Run

Elevation:

478

Course Type:

Point to Point

Price:

$99 - $125

Teams:

Yes

Course Map

Course Terrain: Mixed
The course follows the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail, which is a generally firm running surface topped with gravel. The course has a gradual rise from start to finish, and is mainly flat with some small undulations. Marathon runners will experience (or enjoy?) the greatest change in elevation during their events as the trail cuts through Axedale, down across t...Read More

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Bendigo, VIC
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