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The O'Keefe Challenge 2022

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

It 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.



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Official Training Partner

Run2PB has partnered with the O'Keefe Challenge to offer expert running coaches and training programs to help and guide you towards the O'Keefe Challenge.

You will get a personalised structured program, expert advice, race planning and trusted guidance and tips from someone who has been there countless times and knows what it's like on race day.

Be coached and smash

the O'Keefe Challenge

Personalised coaching that includes:

Individualised Training Program

After assessing your running history, goals, lifestyle and time available, we construct a weekly personalised program to help you reach your goal.

Premium Online Training Platform

This allows total visibility to your online coach to view all your workouts live.

Its syncs with your calendar and you will get an email alert every single day with your program details. Its also a tool for providing feedback both physically and mentally with your online coach. We use the final surge training platform, it is recognised as one of the best training platforms in the world.

Initial Video Call Meeting

You get a chance to virtually meet your run coach, program details are discussed with any questions answered. We will also take you on a tutorial on how our innovative training platform final surge is used to ensure we monitor every single session during the training program.

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Unlimited Communication with your coach via EMAIL.

Access to your coach 24/7 for any questions relating to your program, response time will be within 1-2 days.

Unlimited Training Plan Modifications

​Using the final surge training platform all your training sessions are constantly monitored, as are other metrics such as sleep. The data is analysed and if required, your experienced coach will make changes to the program.

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Race Planning and Mental Strategy

Your dedicated online coach will be able to help you with a proven pacing and hydration strategy to get the very best result on race day.

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Expert Feedback

Every single training session is under the watchful eye of your coach.Your training loads monitored and daily feedback to ensure you stay on track.You will get insights into world class athletes and strategies to help with every session and race to help you achieve your P.B. 

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Discounts on Products and Services

We have a strong network of partners that you will gain access to, which gives you a range of discounts to assist you with your running journey. 

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Priority Access to Special Events and Training Camps

Run2PB hosts and partners with a number of events and as an athlete you will get pre sale options and be first in the know.

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Our Online Coaching is loved

by runners all over the world.

On Going Coaching Program

Start anytime and can be used for O'Keefe Challenge preparation and other goal races.


O'Keefe Challenge Entrants

Monthly $99 AUD


*Minimum 2 month commitment.

On Going Coaching

✔ Initial Discovery Call to discuss training and race goals

✔ Individualised Training Program

✔ 24/7 Access to our Online Training Platform

✔ Unlimited Communication with your coach via EMAIL.

✔ Unlimited Training Plan Modifications

✔ Plus so much more

On Going

Be coached online to your best race ever.

Meet your coaches.


Madeline Heiner

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Jack Davies

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Gemma Maini

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Andy Buchanan

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Steph Auston

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Sam Mclean

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Zac Newman

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Dave Paroissien

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Brady Threlfall

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James Hansen

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Our expert coaches

plan your training strategically and with purpose, we tell you when to run, how much to run and what pace.


We construct a weekly personalised program fit in with your work

and family commitments.  

Perfect for shift workers, remote locations or those who travel frequently for work.



Every single training session is under the watchful

eye of your coach.

Training loads monitored and daily feedback to ensure you stay on track

Race Day


When it comes to race day, your coach is on hand for race strategies, logistic planning, gear advice and fuel strategies.

Josh Harris

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Run2PB Athlete

More than anything the feedback is priceless. Having someone who knows what im doing, keeping an eye on you and letting you know your tracking has been 100% been what's been missing for me.

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Run2PB Athlete

It's been a real game change. I have been running on and off since I was in Primary School but now at 37, I have never been fitter.

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Run2PB Athlete

“I did it sub 2hrs. Raced it beautifully, couple of tough hills but made up the time on the downhill. 



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