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2nd March 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.

10km, 22km and 35km Options
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.

Says Gary Farebrother, Race Director of the Coastal Classic: “The 35km Raffertys course rivals the challenge and sheer beauty of the Coastal Classic. Running along these trails feels like you are on a remote coastline, it is simply spectacular. When the word gets out, I’m expecting this event to match the popularity of the Coastal Classic, it has all the elements of being a truly iconic trail run.”

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 are now open, take advantage of the early bird pricing only available for the first month.

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Saturday 9th July 2022
Raffertys Coastal Run
Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie, NSW



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