The O'Keefe Challenge

02may7:30 am12:30 pmThe O'Keefe ChallengeChoose your challenge and join the fight against dementiaTypeSpecial Event


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Event Details

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 or fun run – it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote and Bendigo region.

We also raise funds for the Heathcote Dementia Village Project, which promises to be game-changer in the way we look after and care for people living with dementia.

Individual events on offer include:

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km Run / Walk against Dementia
  • Kids Dash

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Relay events on offer include:

FULL EKIDEN RELAY (Total Distance: 42.2km)

All you need is seven relay team members, and they can choose distances between 2.7km and 9.35 km from Bendigo to Heathcote.

NEW! MINI-EKI RELAY (Total Distance 21.1km)

A new, shorter option for six team members with legs between 2.7km and 4.5km from Knowsley to Heathcote.

Both relays follow the O’Keefe Challenge Marathon and Half Marathon courses from Bendigo to Heathcote.
The relays are perfect for community groups, school groups, sporting clubs, work mates or friends.

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(Sunday) 7:30 am - 12:30 pm


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