Overview - Race 1 @ Westerfolds Park
Race 1 brings trail running to the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne where you will find Westerfolds Park situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe. The park boasts over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland offering runners a fantastic trail experience set alongside the Yarra River and its natural surrounding bushland.
When: Sunday 18 June 2017
Where: Westerfolds Park in Templestowe. Enter off Fitzsimons Lane
- Long Course: 15km
- Medium Course: 10.6km
- Short Course: 5km
As soon as you commence the course you’ll be immersed in nature as the network of trails take you through grassy woodlands of River Red and Manna Gum that meander alongside the Yarra River. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for a population of kangaroos up on the hill as you run through this magnificent inner-urban scenery.
All courses consist of generally flatish running with just a few gentle undulations and minimal technical features under foot like rocks or roots. With easy terrain and flowing trails - Westerfolds Park provides an ideal introduction to the trail running series with accessible courses at a popular, nearby venue. We’re sure you’ll love it!
There will be plenty to keep you occupied (or relaxed if that’s what you’re after!) at Race 1 whilst your energetic friends and family members do their thing around the trails.
- There is a playground for kids immediately opposite the start / finish area as well as permanent toilets and large sealed car parking areas providing good facilities for families.
- There are a range of short and long walking tracks that start and finish within the park that are open to th egeneral public to enjoy whilst the ruinners are doing their thing.
- Otherwise, hang out at the Event Expo where the finish line is and give everyone a well-deserved cheer as they come through at the end (plus there's coffee and food available!)
Click here for a copy of the Parks Victoria map and information on Westerfolds Park