Marathon en­tries build­ing

Myrtleford Times - - What’s On -

THE Har­ri­etville Half Marathon is less than four weeks away and ahead of the fourth edi­tion of the event on Oc­to­ber 7, en­tries are steadily build­ing.

One hun­dred and sixty-six run­ners took on the fun run over dis­tances of 2km, 5km 10km and 21km in 2017 and it’s hoped 200 run­ners and walk­ers will take part this year.

The last event of the Alpine Tri­fecta se­ries, which in­cor­po­rates the Mt Beauty Half Marathon and Bright Fun Run, will see the cour­ses re­main the same as the pre­vi­ous three years.

The 21.1km course will get un­der­way at the shared trail op­po­site the Bright Ac­com­mo­da­tion Park be­fore tak­ing run­ners along the Ta­wonga Gap Road onto the Old Har­ri­etville Road at Ger­man­town and then the Great Alpine Road through Free­burgh and Smoko, past the trout farm and then onto the shared trail again be­fore fin­ish­ing at Tavare Park.

The 10km will start at the Big Shed and fol­low the same course as the 21km while the 5km will be­gin at the trout farm and 2km dis­tance from Howards Bridge.

In ad­di­tion to the Sun­day’s run­ning or walk­ing the pre-race pasta party will again take place, this time at Mor­ries Café on the Satur­day night.

On race day Phebe Lis­ton from Ovens Val­ley Physio and Pi­lates will be at the half marathon start line to take run­ners through a warm up on what will likely be a brisk spring morn­ing. PIC­TURESQUE: It’s an early but glo­ri­ous start to the day tak­ing part in the Har­ri­etville half Marathon .

Race or­gan­is­ers will again do­nate all pro­ceeds to Har­ri­etville Pri­mary School.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter visit www.har­ri­etville­half­

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