Momentum building for Wangaratta Marathon
AN 80 per cent growth in the number of marathon entrants in the 2015 event gave the Wangaratta Marathon an extra competitive edge.
The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run includes a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, a 10km run or walk, a five kilometre run or walk and a two kilometre primary school challenge.
Organisers Justin and Sharon Scholz had also recorded an increase of 300 entrants across the five events well before it was held, with more runners and walkers continuing to register.
“We’ve been hearing in some running circles that the Wangaratta Marathon is becoming the marathon of choice because it has all the features of the Melbourne Marathon but without the issues of size, lack of parking and other logistics like that,” said Justin.
“The thing with the Wangaratta Marathon is that it is big, with a good, competitive field and it has all the bells and whistles of the Melbourne Marathon for a fraction of the cost.”
The 2016 Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 28 at the Wangaratta Showgrounds, with around 2500 entrants expected to take part.
The event is open to people of all ages interested in getting active and having fun, including individuals, community and corporate teams and schools.
More information including details on registration is available at www.wangarattamarathon.com.au.
FUN RUN: The Wangaratta Marathon in February has events suitable for people of all ages and abilities.