In a Snapshot

Welcome to the Trail Running Series presented by The North Face

The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne.

Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes.

We are excited to launch two new race locations, new kids' runs and a range of new ideas for 2017 to add to your trail running fun. Either way you will breathe in plenty of fresh air and grin from ear to ear as you run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts.

We guarantee you'll love it.


Enter the whole series or choose the races that suit you.

2017 Race dates:

  • Race 1: Sunday 18 June – Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km
  • Race 2: Sunday 9 July – Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km
  • Race 3: Sunday 6 August – Silvan, Dandenong Ranges – 7km / 15km / 21km
  • Race 4: Sunday 10 September – Anglesea – 8km / 15km / 23km
  • Race 5 - night race: Friday 6th October – Studley Park – 5km / 11km / 15km

Online entries have now closed. Entries are available at race regstration. CLICK HERE to download entry form.


RACE #5 EVENT PROGRAM DOWNLOAD. We strongly encourage all competitors to download and read the event program that includes essential info like the event schedule, registration details, competitor services, course maps and more. Download here (12meg download).


2018 series race dates:

For reference, here are the proposed dates of the 2018 events - put them in your diary now!:

Race #1, 17 June  /  Race #2, 15 July  /  Race #3, 5 August  /  Anglesea, 16 September  /  Night race, 5 October


"It’s great to have the opportunity to run a race in places like these; it’s the FREEDOM of running through the trails that make it so spectacular,” said Sonia O’Sullivan, Series Competitor.

Formerly called the Salomon and HOKA Trail Running Series, The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face has received an exciting facelift in 2017 with a new sponsor and a range of new ideas and race locations.


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