New trail running event to hit Lake Macquarie!20th January 2015
From the team who brings you the illustrious Coastal Classic comes another iconic trail running event, set along the spectacular Lake Macquarie. If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing the inaugural Raffertys Coastal Run.
Hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, runners have the option of three course distances – 10km, 22km and 35km accommodating runners/walkers of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Raffertys Resort, the trail snakes through the Wallarah National Park taking in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah Conservation Area. The terrain is varied – bushland single track, fire trail, coastal tracks, rock platforms and beach running all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners.
Although trail running is at the forefront, a number of supporting events are planned over the weekend to cater for the entire family.
Natalie Kelly, Sales Director at Rafferty’s Resort: “We have teamed up with Maximum Adventure to showcase the beautiful trails around the Wallarah peninsula and to give runners and their families an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate at our resort. To make sure families are well catered for we are offering a kids club so parents can enjoy their run knowing the kids are looked after. We are also putting on a family orienteering event around the resort, free kayaking, a bouncy castle and face painting for the little ones. We want to invite participants to come for a weekend and enjoy the beauty and wonderful facilities at Raffertys Resort”
The Raffertys Coastal Run is scheduled for the 11th July 2015. Online entries will open on the 2nd March at www.raffertyscoastalrun.com.au