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. You will find all this plus more at Raffertys Coastal Run
The event is hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Nestled amongst beaches and bush on the quiet bay of Cams Wharf, the self catering resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation – just 90 minutes north of Sydney. It provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend of running and activities for the whole family.
On offer are three course distances – 11km, 22km and 35k to accommodate 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 State 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, Founder 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.”
In addition to some quality trail running, there are a host of activities and services to encourage the family to come along. These include:
– Kids Club and Activities (baby sitting service while you are running)
– Kids Run
– Family Orienteering Event
With 110 self contained cottages & terraces, Raffertys Resort is a great place to bring the family for a weekend and enjoy a spectacular trail run.
Saturday, 8th July 2017
Wild Duck Drive
via Raffertys Road Cams Wharf
Lake Macquarie NSW 2281
Location Map – Click Here
The majority of the Raffertys Coastal Run course is on land managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, without whose support the event couldn’t take place.