Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run
Families, serious competitors, or those simply looking for motivation to hit the road (well, trail) during winter are invited to take part in the inaugural Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run.
It’s happening in Western Sydney’s spectacular Parklands – Australia’s biggest urban park – which has more than 60 kilometres of tracks and trails. (To get a sense of its size, picture a space 14 times bigger than the Royal Botanic Garden, the Domain, Centennial Park and Moore Park – combined.)
There are four course distances – 35, 19, 11 and four kilometres – plus a 1.6-kilometre Kids Dash for energetic youngsters. Runners will see the best the stunning park has to offer, starting and finishing at Lizard Log and snaking through Moonrise Lookout, The Diary, Plough and Harrow, and Sugarloaf Ridge.
In case you need another reason to register, this year’s event supports TAD-Freedom Wheels, a non-profit organisation that provides life-changing personalised technology, services and equipment to people living with disability.
Participants and supporters are invited to hang around post-race to enjoy markets and the park’s fun playgrounds, flying fox, slides and climbing walls. Or pack a picnic basket and fire up one of the barbeques for a recovery feast, right among the gumtrees.
Registration is now open.