Youngsters ready to run in Harrietville fun run
PLENTY of young kids are again expected to take part in the Harrietville Half Marathon on Sunday.
The youngest of competitors won’t be running the 21.1km distance but rather 5km or 2km events like Harrietville siblings Ethan, Neve and Noah White.
They’ll also by joined by other kids from Harrietville Primary School which the fun run donates its proceeds to each year.
Race organiser Robyn Downey said entries had been coming in steadily over recent weeks.
“It’s supposed to be a nice fine day, so people will be able to take in the stunning scenery on their run or walk with the spring blossoms and some snow still on the mountain,” she said.
“There’s also extra incentive this year with the first-place prize increased to $200 for each distance.”
All four races will finish at Tavare Park with the 21.1km distance starting on shared trail opposite the Bright Accommodation Park and the 10km race at the Big Shed in Smoko.
The Harrietville Trout Farm will be the starting point for the 5km course with 2km participants to set off from Howards Bridge.
People will be able to register right up until an hour before their race or they can sign up online or in Harrietville on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s registrations will be taken at the Harrietville Hall between 4pm and 6pm and Morries Cafe between 6.30pm and 8pm where the pre-race pasta night will be held.
Downey said about 15 people are on track to complete the Alpine Trifecta after finishing half marathons in Mt Beauty and Bright earlier this year.
Local physiotherapist Phebe Liston will take half marathon runners through an aerobic warm up on Saturday morning while several fire pits will also keep everyone warm before they set off at 7.30am.
More details can be found at www. harrietvillehalfmarathon.com.
SIBLING RIVALRY: Neve, Noah and Ethan White are looking forward to this weekend’s Harrietville Half Marathon.