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...

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 peop...


Already entered? Awesome! We can't wait to see you this weekend at the 2019 O'Keefe Challenge. The weather forecast is good*, the entry numbers are great and the O'Keefe Rail Trail is looking excellent!

To make sure you know what you need to know, we've prepared...

The O’Keefe Challenge is a collection of running, walking and cycling events held in and around Heathcote. The signature event, The O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon, sponsored by Mandalay Resources, follows the spectacular old rail trail from Bendigo to Heathcote and weaves...

As the clock ticks down towards this year's O'Keefe Challenge, we caught up with defending Champion and 2006 World Duathlon Champion, Leon Griffin, to gather his five top tips for race day:

O'Keefe Challenge: What do you eat before a race?

Leon: I keep it pretty simple a...

Running may be the epitome of an ‘individual’ sport, but the O’Keefe Challenge’s is turning that notion on its head as families, friends and gym buddies join forces for the 2019 Ekiden Relay.

Each relay team consists of up to seven runners, who take in turn completing l...

The winners of our Inside Running Podcast have been announced ...

Congratulations to XAVIER MEADE on Instagram; and 

(We've been in touch with them already)

Xavier and Dale have each won:

2 x entries to any event at the O’Keefe Challenge

1 x...

Buy a new pair of shoes from The Athletes Foot Bendigo during April and you'll receive a 50% discount code for the 10km event at the 2019 O'Keefe Challenge.

So, get in and see Graham and his team of expert Fit Technicians before the 100 codes run out!

A huge thanks to Th...

Early Bird Registration fees expiry at Midnight on Monday 11th March - so if you're thinking about running in any of our individual running events, sign up today and to save yourself some money!

What will happen to the prices after next Monday night?
Mandalay Resource...

In a new addition for 2019, riders in The O’Keefe Challenge’s Light The Trail night ride will roll into Palling Bros. Brewery on High St in Heathcote.

“We think it's the ultimate in ‘Trails and Ales’ experience.” Event Director, Nigel Preston said. 

“Peter and his team a...

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