The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 1
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne.
Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes.
You will breathe in plenty of fresh air and grin from ear to ear as you run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts.
RACE 1: Westerfolds - Trail Running Series pres. by The North Face
Westerfolds Park, Templestowe
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!
2018 Race dates:
Race 1: Sunday 17 June – Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km
Race 2: Sunday 15 July – Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km
Race 3: Sunday 5 August – Silvan, Dandenong Ranges – 7km / 15km / 21km
Race 4: Sunday 16 September – Anglesea – 8km / 15km / 23km
Race 5 - night race: Saturday 6th October – Yarra Bend, Kew – 5km / 11km / 15km