The local Bass Coast Barracudas Triathlon Club has been delighted with the generous response from local businesses showing support of the up-coming ‘Keeping Kids On Track’ funrun to be held on Saturday the 15th of March.

This is the 3rd annual funrun, held along the spectacular rail trail between Kilcunda and Wonthaggi. This year, event organisers have made the decision to have the walking events held along the George Bass Coastal Walk, to minimise congestion on the rail trail. Race distances are as follows: 21.1km (half marathon), 15km, 10km, 5km run & walk, 3km run & walk.

“We are expecting 500 athletes this year, so we had to make a few changes to cater for such large numbers” said Debbie Rielly, race director. In making these changes, we believe that we have included even more impressive coastline for runners and walkers to take in, and we hope to showcase this to visiting athletes as well as to locals who haven’t managed to explore it! Registration and the start/finish line for all race distances is still in the same location as previous years, the Kilcunda foreshore carpark, so the carnival-like atmosphere at the finish line can be enjoyed by everyone.”

The major sponsor for the 2014 ‘Keeping Kids On Track’ funrun is Sportspower, Wonthaggi, who were also vital in the success of last years’ event. The event singlet / T-shirt which was hugely popular last year, will again be a high-quality dry-fit singlet or T-shirt thanks to the support of Sportspower.

Safeway Wonthaggi will again be providing fruit and water at the finish line that they have not only donated, but staff will be on hand to prepare and distribute their delicious produce for tired, hungry athletes!

Other sponsors that are making the event possible include: RACV Resort, Hotondo Homes, Bass Coast Podiatry, Bendigo Bank, Voyage Fitness Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi Amcal Pharmacy, Autobarn, Bunnings, JES Industries, MacDonalds, Abicor, TNT Explosive prints.

Walking participants (3km and 4.5km) are also strongly encouraged to enter online as numbers will be capped at 500 this year – and places are filling fast! Registration on the day will open at 7am and will close at 8.45am, and will include a $5.00 late-registration fee. Teams of 10 or more can enter for the discounted entry fee of $10.00 each and can obtain manual entry forms by contacting organisers prior to the event (see below).

So go to the   fun run page for entry and come along to enjoy the beauty of the Kilcunda/Wonthaggi rail trail which we are so blessed to have right on our door step! Contact Deb Rielly 0409 945 559 or Louise O’Keeffe 0421969360 for further details.

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