Fitness fanatics and Sunday strollers are stepping up their training in preparation for this month’s Arthurs Seat Challenge.
An estimated 2000 people are expected to take part in the 6.7km fun run/walk on Sunday, November 12, which for the first time this year gives participants the option of taking a relaxing gondola ride down from the summit on The Arthurs Seat Eagle. While the fastest runners usually reach the summit in less than 26 minutes, The Eagle’s descent takes just 14 minutes and gives those on board some breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay.
As well as providing runners and walkers with a wonderful, family-oriented day out, the Arthurs Seat Challenge promotes the profile of best practice road safety education for young people, with proceeds from the event supporting the implementation of the Fit2Drive program at secondary schools across the Peninsula, Westernport and Frankston areas. This is a great opportunity for schools, families and the community to join in raising awareness of the overrepresentation of young people in road crashes in the hope of eliminating the pain road trauma causes.
You can register for the Arthurs Seat Challenge as well as book your return journey on The Eagle at arthursseatchallenge.com.au