Pick up your phones or pens and lock in September 23, people. The Mornington Running Festival is back bigger and better than ever and this time around there’s no stopping this juggernaut of an event.
Launched in 2014, this foot-pounding, heart-thumping, fun-filled occasion supports the fantastic work of charity partner beyondblue, which helps raise awareness of anxiety and depression. This is a community-first event that delivers excitement, action and a way to assist people who are struggling with mental health issues.
The scenic course allows racegoers the chance to run exclusively along The Esplanade of the Mornington Peninsula, while each race begins and ends at Mornington Park. The Parc 21.1km half-marathon heads south along The Esplanade to Stanley Cres (just past Mount Martha Village) and back again. The 10km run follows the same course, but the turnaround is at Craigie Rd, while the Bonaccorde 5km run follows the same course and turns around about 500m past Strachans Rd. There’s a 1km dash for kids, too, and parents are encouraged to run with them to really enjoy the experience.
This is an event for the whole family, residents and visitors to the Mornington Peninsula. Why not make a weekend of it by incorporating the Mornington Health & Life Expo?
Follow the link at morningtonrunningfestival.com to register, become a volunteer or to find out more about this exciting happening in your neck of the woods. Also find out about corporate catering and marquees positioned at the finish line where workmates, family and friends can gather.
Everyone gets a medal for finishing and racing is scheduled to start at 7am on Sunday, September 23.