“Run, forrest, run” with the wilderness Trail Run series!

5 magnificent race locations all within around 1hr of Melbourne!


Let’s get real, treadmills suck compared to running outside. It’s monotonous, boring as bat sh*t and you always have that one weirdo next to you. So let us introduce you to Rapid Ascent’s Trail Running Series which launches on June 6 with the first run at Yarra Bend.

Obviously we are all for a run outside anytime of year in the elements but why not take it up a notch and challenge yourself to commit to the 5 events this year at a range of beautiful wilderness settings. You’ll get an amazing endorphin hit running in ‘god’s country’ with some amazing people so give this one a try!

You don’t have to be an elite runner so don’t use that excuse on us. There are different distance options at each of the events, with the minimum usually being around 5, 6 or 7km and heading up to the likes of 18 or 21km if you’re game.

Bet you wouldn't be smiling on the treadmill...

Now in its 12th year, entries open mid April so why not rally up a running crew to tackle it together?

There’s a BIG focus on the social element so expect to meet some new friends and the courses even feature a new chill out zone once you cross the finish line. Key word when because we are glass half full and you’ll reach the chequered flag.

Now for the When & Where:

  • 5 June – Yarra Bend
  • 10 July – Smiths Gully
  • 31 July – Anglesea
  • 4 September – Plenty Gorge
  • 16 October – Silvan

Now just a heads up. The events are on a Sunday morning but we are sure you can have a chill Saturday night once a month. We recommend not to surrender to the pre run bender.

So gear up and get ready to hit them trails! Book your entry here pronto!

Photo Credit: Rapid Ascent

From $ 51 / person


  • Time flies when you're having fun. The run will feel easier than a treadmill!
  • Some awesome locations and you could even make a weekend getaway of it each event...
  • The post race chill zones!
Enter now!

When & Where


Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, Victoria, 3078, Australia


sunday 7:00 am - 11:30 am

other days are closed

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