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The O'Keefe Challenge

Follow the spectacular O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote,
as it weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms,
and past Lake Eppalock.

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

The next O'Keefe Challenge will be held on 17 - 19 April 2020.

On offer is a Social Night Ride, Marathon, Ekiden Relay, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Mile and 500m Kids Dash.

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Running photos by AJ Taylor

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Notice if given for the Annual General Meeting of the O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon Inc

The O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon Inc. AGM
Date: December 12, 2019.
Time: 6pm.
Venue: Axedale Tavern
For catering purposes plse RSVP the Secretary 
Kevin Crockett 0418 337 715, or

Friday, September 6, 2019

Save these date for the 2020 O'Keefe Challenge: Friday 17th April 2020 and Sunday 19th April 2020. We'd love to have you back again!

Start things on the right wheel with our Light the Trail Friday night ride. It was an absolute hit last year (... and we've got some big plans in the works, too)

19th APRIL ......

Sunday, April 28, 2019

A record 800 runners and riders have raced their way to Heathcote over this weekend in the biggest - and fastest - O’Keefe Challenge yet.

From as short as 500 metres through to the 42.195 kilometre marathon, the eight different races on offer provide challenges for people of all ages. It’s proving to be increasingly popular, too, with participant nu...

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