Alpine Runs

3.5—12—25—40 km Runs

Key information

Date: Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 November 2017

Distance: 3.5—12—25—40 km

Location: Mount Hotham Village, Victoria, Australia

Registration/Start/Finish: Village Square, Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham

Saturday 18 November
3.5 km Twilight Run/Walk

Registration/Pre-race check in: 07:15 P.M.

Start time:

from 07:45 P.M. — this is an untimed event. Sunset 08:02 P.M., last light 08:31 P.M.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

12 km  Run/Walk

Registration/Pre-race check in: from 06:00 P.M.

Start time:

from 06:30 P.M. — this is an untimed event. Sunset 08:02 P.M., last light 08:31 P.M.


Sunday 19 November
40 km Run

Registration/Pre-race check in: 06:30 A.M.

Start time: 7:00 A.M.

Cut off time: 8 hours

25 km Run

Registration/Pre-race check in: 07:30 A.M.

Start time: 8:00 A.M.

Cut off time: 5 hours


Finish: Dinner Plain Village

Registration: for registration and collection of race bibs

Age limit: 4 years of age on race day to compete in the 3.5 km and 12 years of age on race day to compete in the 12 km



Mt Baw Baw Trail fest

Mt Baw Baw Snow Gum Run

1 km—4 km—7 km—15 km—21 km—42 km Runs

The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is set in the picturesque alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps the courses offered provide a range of run distances from entry level runners to the more experienced trail runner, offering opportunities for mum, dad and the kids to get out and get a feel for this pristine alpine environment.

Short course distance of 1/4/7 km are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs following scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 15/21/36 km and 44 km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the National Park to Mt St Gwinear and Mushroom Rocks.

Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1,500 metres.

Fun running for all the family.

Key information

Date: Saturday 04 March - Sunday 05 March 2023

Location: Mount Baw Baw Resort, Victoria, Australia

For more details click here.


Razorback Run

Razorback Run/Hells Cauldron

22—40—58—64 and 85 km Alpine Runs

This classic Alpine run offers three challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40 km Razorback Circuit and the 22 km short course Razorback Ridge—a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 18 March 2023

Location: Harrietville Victoria, Australia

For more details click here.





Mt Buller Sky Run

Mt Buller Sky Run

22—36—45 km Alpine Runs

Join us and experience some of the most spectacular alpine trail running within close proximity of Melbourne.

The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs:

  1. 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back.
  2. 36 km mid distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut wrenching 1200m climb to the summit of Mount Buller.
  3. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line.

All up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne.

Key Information

Date:  Sunday 11 December 2022

Location: Mount Buller Alpine Resort

Start/Finish: The Village Square Mount Buller

For more details click here.


Alpine Challenge

Alpine Challenge

100 Mile—100 km—60—42—25—16—10 km Individual—Team—Relay Challenge

The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia—if not the southern hemisphere over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 km run you will have over 1,300 m of ascent and descent.

New for 2021—we have introduced the mini Alpine Challenge offering distances of 10/16/25/42 km. The great thing about these is they have less climbing but still offer great scenery. The 42 km has only 800 m of elevation gain!

Key Information

Date - November event: Saturday 26 November– Monday 28 November 2022

Location: Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia

Start/Finish: Falls Creek, Slalom Plaza

For more details click here.




The Great Alpine Road Marathon and Half Marathon

Key information

Date: Sunday 20 November 2016

Distance: 42.2 km and 21.1 km

Start time:

06:30 A.M. Marathon

07:00 A.M. Half marathon (NB: half marathon runners depart by bus from Dinner Plain at 6:25 to the start, at Hotham Village Car Park)


Marathon - Dinner Plain Village, Great Alpine Road

Half Marathon - Hotham Heights main car park, Great Alpine Road

Finish: Dinner Plain Village


Saturday from 4:00 P.M.

Sunday from 05:30 A.M.

Dinner Plain Day shelter – for registration and collection of race bibs and advice on carrying bad weather gear.

Age limit: Must be 16 years of age on race day to compete in the 21 km and 18 years of age on race day to compete in the full marathon.

Cut off:

21.1 km—3.0 hours

42.2 km—5.5 hours

Entry cut off: 20 November 2016

Accomodation: contact Dinner Plain Central Reservations
Toll Free: 1800 670 019 Fax: 03 5159 6515 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Including the Victorian junior, veteran and open age groups (open to all runners) and 5—8—12 km Family Fun Run which is open to all runnners.

Mount Buller once again plays host to the Victorian Mountain Running Championships in a mountain running competition that is open to all.

In 2015 the courses have been upgraded to reflect the actual distances that will be run over the 2016 Australian Mountain Running Championships at Mount Buller.

This event is open to all runners—so come along and pit yourself against the best of the best in terms of mountain running. Stay overnight and join in the fun on the Sunday by running in the Mount Buller Skyrun (22—36—45 km).

Key information

Date: Saturday 24 April 2016

Location: Mount Buller Alpine Resort, Victoria

Men’s 12 km/women’s 8 km

Start: Mirimbah Park, immediately beyond the entry station.

Finish: Mount Buller Village

Registration/Check in: 8.30 A.M.

Start time: 9:00 A.M.

Categories: Open men and women, M40, and M50+ and W40 and W50+, Junior men 16+

Women under 20—5 km

Start/Finish: Mount Buller Village just above the Village clock tower

Registration/Check in: 9:30 A.M.

Start time: 10:00 A.M.

Presentations: 11:00 A.M., Village Square Clock Tower Mount Buller.

Bus transport will be available for 8/12 km runners to be transported down the mountain to their starting points at a cost of $5 per person.

Pre-race check in: All competitors must check in and receive their race number at least 20 minutes before the start time for their races. All competitors should assemble at the start area 10 minutes before their start for a pre-race briefing.

Drink stations: Water and sports drink will be available at drink stations at the top of the Klingsporn Track and Mount Buller Village.

Map: Download the pdf map from here

Awards will given to the following categories

Individual for Athletics Victoria and VMRA championships.

Providing that there are at least three competitors in the particular race, Athletics Victoria championship medals will be awarded to the first three individual competitors outright in each of the:

  • Open men’s 12 km
  • Open women’s 8 km
  • Junior men’s 8 km
  • Junior women’s 5 km
  • Family Fun Run – prizes for the male and female winners in the 5—8—12 km distances
General eligibility

The Victorian Mountain Running Championships are open to any fit distance runner, fun runner, orienteer, rogainer, triathlete or duathlete aged 16 years and over, not just registered athletics club members.