– 1-2 November 2008: Montrail Penrose 24 – A fun 24 hours team relay trail running event in the Penrose State Forest, in the NSW Highlands. Teams of 4, 8 or 12 relay each other over 24 hours to complete as many loops as they can or want. Because of its short format (each loop is only 4-8km), this event is extremely versatile: it will give the option for competitive club teams to log in heaps of kilometres and go for the podium, while more laid-back teams (families, mates, etc.) can just step out there and give it a go. Companies can enter the Corporate category and be in the run for the Corporate Cup, and the Monday morning bragging rights that go with it. Participants camp at the event hub and choose to run through the night or kick back, enjoy the entertainment and cheer the other runners on! And you only need a pair of trainers to do it! www.arocsport.com.au
– 2-4 May 2009: WildEndurance – A spectacular and challenging 100km teams-only trail trek in the heart of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Raising funds and awareness for The Wilderness Society, this event is open to teams of 4-6 completing the full route or relaying the distance half-way through. With a cut-off time of 48hrs and over 4,000m elevation, this course will require both commitment and passion for teams to complete.
– 16-17 May 2009: The North Face 100 – A 100km competitive ultra-trail running event in the Blue Mountains open to individuals. This is the pinnacle of trail running events in Australia including a spectacular course, over 4,500m elevation and a cut-off time of only 30 hrs to complete the course. Belt buckles for those finishing in less than 14 hours! Test yourself, push your own limits and achieve something to be proud of! For those not quite ready for the total experience, the Marathon Pairs option offers teams of 2 the possibility to relay the distance at mid-course.