Young­sters ready to run in Har­ri­etville fun run

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

SIB­LING RI­VALRY: Neve, Noah and Ethan White are look­ing for­ward to this week­end’s Har­ri­etville Half Marathon.

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