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Peaks & Trails Run

Peaks & Trails Run is a massive weekend of foot racing starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Dunkeld, just south of the Grampians National Park.

There is a range of events held over the weekend, the most popular being the 6.2km Mt Abrupt challenge in which runners will need to climb this amazing mountain.

Peaks & Trails Run – 2019 Race Dates, Mt Abrupt & Grampians, Dunkeld

There is a range of races that participants can choose from. On Saturday is the famous 6.2km Mt Abrupt Challenge starting at 12pm and on Sunday there will be a 50km ultra marathon (from 7am), a 26km trail run (from 8.30am), a 22km trail run (from 8.30am), an 11km trail run (from 9.30pm), a 6.4km trail run (from 9.45am) and a 1km Kids Dash (from 10am). Participants must be at least 18 years of age to compete, except for the 6.4km race, 11km race and Kids Dash. However, it is recommended that children under 8 years of age are accompanied by an adult.

The courses will be marked and trail surfaces generally consist of open woodland with dirt tracks, tree roots, rocks and sand. Runners should make sure to carry their own snacks for the race as well as at least 500mls of water but note there will also be water stations located along all courses.

The Mt Abrupt challenge will climb over 400 metres, with the race starting at the Mt. Abrupt carpark. Runners will make their way up the mountain for 3.1kms before retracing their steps back down to the carpark. You must register in advance for the Mt. Abrupt Challenge, as no registrations will be taken on the day. You can, however, register for the 6.4km and 11km events on the day.

So make sure to register if you are interested in this event. Spectators can enjoy the beautiful town of Dunkeld and cheer on many of the participants from around the Royal Mail Hotel precinct.


03 August 2019 to 04 August 2019

Event Times

Saturday Start Times
6.2km Mt Abrupt Challenge: 10am

Sunday Start Times
50km trail run: 7am
26km trail run: 8:30am
22km trail run: 9am
11km trail run: 9:30am
6.4km trail run: 9:45am
1km Kids Dash: 10am


Start - Royal Mail Hotel


98 Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC


50km trail run: $115
26km trail run: $85
22km trail run: $70
11km trail run: $35
6.2km Mt Abrupt Challenge: $35
6.4km trail run: $25
1km Kids Dash: Free


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