The Great North Walk 100s is a long distance race, named for the 100 km and 100 mile (160 km) options, from Teralba near Lake Macquarie to Patonga Wharf. It runs from the 9th to 10th September, and will be a good event for new operators.
The VH-MDX SAREX will be held over the weekend of 15th to 17th September. This is a search and rescue exercise built around the search a light aircraft missing since 1981, in the rugged Barrington Tops, north of Newcastle. Some checkpoints can be accessed by a regular car, others require a four wheel drive.