Phew, what a Challenge!


Phew, what a Challenge! What a huge day! How’d you go?


We are really lucky in Bendigo and Heathcote to have the magnificent O'Keefe Rail Trail and it's just so good to be able to share that with people. We finished at the oval in Heathcote for the first time which was a great setting for the finish.



Congratulations on being a part of our 2018 O'Keefe Challenge. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. We saw many amazing achievements as people of all ages and abilities challenged themselves across distances as long as a Marathon and as short as our 500m dash. 

We had well over 700 participants, in the running events and a crowd in excess of 3,000 to support our participants and to enjoy the community events provided on the day.


Times are available via the ‘Results’ tab on our website >

You can also download your own personalised certificate via the 'PDF' icon link that appears next to your name.



We sincerely apologise for the delays and reduced number of presentations announced on the day. Unfortunately, we found a glitch in our system and we needed to re-run and then double check all results. Our volunteers worked tirelessly until late in the day to ensure all results are correct. All Prizegetters will be contacted within the next 72 hours to arrange prize distribution.  We thank you for your patience and understanding. 



The team from the Bendigo Advertiser were on-site snapping away. See if your face is featured! 
View Gallery on Bendigo Advertiser website >


Thanks to our O’Keefe Committee

We would like thank our O’Keefe Committee of volunteers who have been meeting regularly over the past nine months to prepare for this event. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all of our volunteers, 200 plus, who worked tirelessly, helping to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for all. Without the efforts of our volunteers the event would not happen.


Thanks to our Sponsors
We acknowledge our Gold Sponsor Mandalay Resources for all of their support, and our supporting sponsors and partners: Champions IGA, Athlete's Foot Bendigo, Kirkland
Lake Gold, Conally's Real Estate, the Heathcote Lions Club, Athletics Bendigo, The McIvor Times, St Anthony Family Medical Practice Heathcote, Heathcote & District Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank, Bendigo Coachlines, Heathcote Community House, Holy Rosary School and Healthy Mates.

Thank you again for supporting the O'Keefe Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

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