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O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon Inc.


Friday, 26 April 2019 - Sunday, 28 April 2019


Bendigo to Heathcote

Registration closes on:

Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 2:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race - it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region.

We invite you to follow the spectacular old rail trail from Bendigo to the heart of Heathcote, as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms, and past Lake Eppalock.

Run / Walk:

No matter what your age or ability, running or walking, there's a challenge waiting for you:

  • 42.2km Marathon (Bendigo to Heathcote)
  • 42.2km Ekiden Relay (7 team members) (Bendigo to Heathcote)
     Register a Relay team here >
  • 21.1km Half Marathon (Knowsley to Heathcote)
  • 10km (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • 5km (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • Mile (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • Kids' 500m Dash (Starts and finishes in Heathcote) - Enter on the day


  • Light The Trail - Friday Night Social Ride