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The O'Keefe Challenge

About The O'Keefe Challenge

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

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 O’Keefe Rail Trail from Junortoun on the outskirts of Bendigo to Heathcote and weaves its way through bushland, open fields, farms, and past Lake Eppalock.

The event is auspiced by the O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon Inc, a non-profit incorporated entity (ABN: 76 829 945 736), and is managed by a committed group of volunteers.


Barrack Reserve
Heathcote VIC 3523

Local VRC: Volunteer Central Vic