O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon Inc.


Friday, 17 April 2020 - Sunday, 19 April 2020


Bendigo to Heathcote

Registration closes on:

Friday, 17 April 2020 at 12:00 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.

Want to enter the Ekiden Relay?

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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)
  • 21.1km Half Marathon (Knowsley to Heathcote)
  • 10km (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • 5km (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • Kids' Race (approx 1km) (Starts and finishes in Heathcote)
  • Kids' 500m Dash (Starts and finishes in Heathcote) - Enter on the day


  • Light The Trail - Friday Night Social Ride from Axedale to Heathcote