Bitumen is boring after all!

The start of Victoria's most celebrated trail running series is less than month away. Come get some fresh air in winter and play in the puddles while you're at it.

Fill your lungs with FREE air and take your running off-road in some of Melbourne's premiere suburban parks this winter. 

5 races at 5 breathtaking locations await! All in misty wilderness and a one-hour drive from Melbourne—plus a bolt at Anglesea on the surf coast in Race 4. 

Here's the dates and formats for 2019:

  • Race 1: 6km / 11km / 17km: Sunday 16 June, Plenty Gorge.
  • Race 2: 7km / 14km / 18km: Sunday 14 July, Smiths Gully
  • Race 3: 7km / 15km / 21km: Sunday 4 August, Silvan, Dandenongs
  • Race 4: 9km / 15km / 23km: Sunday 22 September, Anglesea  
  • Race 55km / 10km / 15km: Saturday 5 October (NIGHT RACE), Yarra Bend

The NIGHT race at Yarra Bend in October returns along with the kids feature in Races 3 & 4.

More Info TRS 2019 -->>

FREE Event T-Shirts for GOLD Runners

Become a GOLD Runner in 2019!

In for a penny in for a pound... being a GOLD Runner is the best way to experience The Series. You'll receive:

  • 10% off your race entry (you must enter the races in one transaction to receive discount)
  • FREE event t-shirt, pictured above (view size chart here)
  • Sunsol Pro-biotic muesli (400 gram bag)
  • a special limited edition GOLD race plate
  • a finisher’s medal at the end of the 5th race
  • A FREE PROFESSIONAL PHOTO from our event photographer at each race

Please note: To participate as a Gold Runner you must have entered 4 or 5 races online prior to Race 2.

Online entries for the Gold Runner status close at 10:00am Friday 12 July 2019.

Your NEW 2019 TRS Ambassdaors

We'd like to introduce you to your new 2019 Trail Running Series ambassadors:

  • Jason Rawlings
  • Karin Traeger Hermosilla
  • Sarah Schroeder
We'll be telling you a lot more about these ambassadors in the coming weeks on social media. It was a tough choice picking three ambassadors that's for sure!

We'd like to thank all those runners who put forward entries via email and the TRS Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you on the trail very soon!

The power of running in nature

We are excited to be assisting in some ground breaking research as part of a research study into the benefits of exercising in nature – but we need some study volunteers.
Dr Tim Chambers from Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and his "green exercise" study is hoping to address the knowledge gap of exercise in nature and its associated benefits.

Individuals who enter in the GOLD category of the Rapid Ascent Trail Running Series are invited to take part in the study.

Research participants will be asked to complete 7 brief online surveys (one before the series, one after each event, and one 6 months post-series—cakewalk!).

Survey questions will focus on mental health, well-being, and runners’ experiences of completing the events. 

Click Here for further information and please contact us if you are interested in volunteering:

JUST RELEASED! Check out the Rapid Ascent podcast now available on iTunes. Download the Podbean app if you're on Android and search for "Rapid Ascent." In Episode 1 we talk all things Run Larapinta with 2019 ambassador Sean Purcell—some last minute inspiration if ever there was for your trail running ambitions!
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