Big challenges in store for all foxes in the run
MORE obstacles, a larger course and extra colour promise to make this year’s Milawa Oxley Fox Run on October 21 an event to remember.
While preparations are in full swing the committee has been boosted by two new additions to the team, elite obstacle racers Ian Hayward and Murray Porter, whose input have helped to make the course even more exciting.
The pair has been working with a dedicated, parent-led volunteer team to construct the course and create new obstacles including climbs, tunnels and walls, making the most of a $10,000 community grant the event secured this year from the Rural City of Wangaratta.
But committee member Elizabeth Ellis said true to the event’s vision, the course remains accessible to all fitness levels.
“Once again there are three obstacle runs to choose from, including the Sportsman’s Warehouse 2.5km run, Telstra Wangaratta 5km run and Insite Real Estate 7.5km run,” she said.
“Each obstacle has family and fitness level options and this year we have introduced waves to the 2.5km run.
“These different start times break the pack up and offer the chance for participants to sprint, run or walk while maintaining the flow of the course in any wave.
“With the middle wave already sold out, we have opened a third wave, so participants really need to get in quick to secure their preferred time.”
A full schedule of events has also been programmed to entertain both participants and spectators throughout the day, including food and market stalls, a giant tug of war, helicopter joy flights and live music by “Cat Lulie”.
There will also be kids’ activities including a jumping castle, bubble station, Hot Shots tennis classes, face painting, Blue earth activities and novelty races.
The highlight of the event will be the Brown Brothers Wines Fox Drop Raffle, boasting many great prizes including a $1000 cash voucher - with only 200 “foxes” (or tickets) on sale.
There will also be lots of prizes to be won in every event, for best dressed, catching the fox and other spot prizes, with all finishing participants to receive their own race “bling”.
Proceeds from the community-based fundraising event will go directly to Milawa and Oxley Primary Schools to build better outcomes for their students.
For more information or to register visit www.foxrun.org.au or visit the event on Facebook.