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Spring Series 

23rd September 2017 - Manly Dam

22nd October 2017  - St Ives

19th November 2017 - St Ives

Summer Series 

21st January 2018 - Manly Dam

18th February 2018 - Manly Dam

18th March 2018 - Manly Dam

Important Information  - Spring Series Change of Venues & September Date

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has just finalised their assessment of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park following recent bushfires which occurred from 3rd to 5th September, which burnt out over 400 HA of the Park.

As a result of extensive damage to recently installed boardwalks, and other areas within the park, the area will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future. This closure also impacts any events and activities within the park, and NPWS has therefore revoked our event permits, as use of the park for a trail running event is deemed to be unsafe, based on the damage caused by the fires .

Unfortunately this situation which is outside of our control means that Sydney Trail Series will no longer be able to be staged at this venue this Spring.

Whilst it's disappointing to be unable hold the Spring Series in such a scenic coastal location, we have fortunately been able to secure alternative venues for the Series, so our participants can still enjoy their fix of trail running and racing on some great trails this Spring.

Details of the 2017 Sydney Trail Series Spring Series are now as follows:-

SATURDAY** 23rd September Manly Dam (same courses of 10, 12 and 21km as Summer Series) **

SUNDAY 22 October St Ives Showgrounds (Incorporating St Ives Wildflower Gardens and Ku Ring Gai National Park) Distances are 8km, 11km, 24km

SUNDAY 19 November St Ives Showgrounds (Incorporating St Ives Wildflower Gardens and Ku Ring Gai National Park) Distances are 8km, 11km, 24km & 30km

** Please note that the September event will now be held on a Saturday, as no suitable venues were available at such short notice for the original date of Sunday 24th September.

The start times and other aspects of the event remain unchanged, other than the venues and the closing time for entries for the full series and the September event which will now be at 12pm Friday 22nd September.

The website has been updated with the details of these alternative venues, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the trails this Spring.


Welcome to Sydney Trail Series

Sydney Trail Series provides great monthly trail running races to both Sydneysiders and those from further afield. Each month there is a short, medium and long course option to choose from, with plenty of variety on offer at some of the best Trail Running venues Sydney has to offer. From the technical trails around Manly Dam to the stunning cliff top coastal trails of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, you will love the diversity of terrain which is guaranteed to build your trail running skills.

Sydney Trail Series - Botany Bay from Big Run Events on Vimeo.

For those runners that want to go the extra mile (or km), each season ends with an extra long course to help you build your trail endurance!  

The Sydney Trail Series truly has something on offer for all Trail Runners!

So whether you are new to trail running, or an experienced top level competitor, Sydney Trail Series gives you the opportunity to indulge your passion for Trail Running on a regular basis.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events, and the smile on your face as you cross the finish line!

The Courses

Spring 2017 - Manly Dam / St Ives Showground

Dates23rd Sep, 22nd Oct, 19th Nov 2017
Distances: 8km, 11km, 20km, 30km (Nov only)

Due to the closure of the Kamay National Park, Kurnell from recent fire damage, the Spring Series is now being held at two beautiful new venues, in Sydney's North.

Saturday 23rd** September - Manly Dam
Sunday 22nd October - St Ives Showgrounds
Sunday 19th November - St Ives Showgrounds

**Previously 24th September


Summer 2018 - Manly Dam


Dates: 21st Jan, 18th Feb, 18th Mar 2018
Distances: 10km, 12km, 21km, 30km (March only)

A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.


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Spring 2017

22 October 2017
St Ives
19 November 2017
St Ives

Summer 2018

21 January 2018
Manly Dam
18 February 2018
Manly Dam
18 March 2018
Manly Dam

Other Big Run Events

27 June to 2 July 2018
250km or 150km 6 Day Stage Race


Sydney Trail Series draws thousands of Trail Runners each year, including a great mix of experienced trail runners and those new to the sport. If you are interested in Sydney Trail Series sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.



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