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Lara Fun Run / Walk

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Lara Fun Run / Walk

Date:                Sunday November 1, 2015register 2

Distances:      10km Run, 5km Run/walk & Kids Dash

Start Times:    8:10 - Kids Dash, 9:00am - 10km, 9:05am - 5km

Venue:             Serendip Sanctuary, Windermere Raod, Lara

                             (start and finish at Pirra Homestead)

The Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focussed event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion. The course takes participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife. The Lara Fun Run aims to provide a great value, healthy, enjoyable experience for everyone, whilst at the same time helping local community groups raise much needed funds.

HOW BIG IS THE LARA FUN RUN?

We expect this years 10k/5k event to attract around 750 participants (plus 100 in the kids dash). The event has enough participants to create a great atmosphere without having to deal with huge crowds on course, at registration and while parking.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE LOOK LIKE?

Check out the maps page of this website to see not only the course map but also some images taken out on the course.

HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!
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You can have your very own, personalised race bib for this years event.  You determine what name or nickname is printed on the bib when you register. (not available for kids dash)

Only available to those who enter Before Sunday  October 4.

FREE TRAINING PLANS!

The experts at Geelong Performance Coaching have put together three Five week training plans for this years event. Just click on the Training Plans tab above to view these great plans.

1. Beginner 5km Program - If you have never completed a fun run before, this program will get you to the finish line.

2. Beginner 10km Program - If you have completed a couple of 5km events and would like to try the 10km event, this will be your program.

3. 10km Program - If you want to improve your 10km time, try this program and you are sure to run a PB.

IMAGES FROM THE 2014 LARA FUN RUN

To check out heaps of photos from last years Lara Fun Run Click Here

KIDS DASH

The Lara Fun Run is a family friendly event with a 1.5km kids dash starting at 8:10am. Every finisher is a winner and recieves a finishers medal. Click tab above for more information.

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

This year there will be FIVE Early Bird Random Prize draws along with over 30 random prizes to be given away on the Day. To be eligable to win an Early entry prize draw, all you need to do is have entered before the draw date. The earlier you enter, the more prize draws you are in!

Prize Draw 1 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - August 7 (Alisha Handley)

Prize Draw 2 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - September 23 

Prize Draw 3 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 7

Prize Draw 4 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 14

Prize Draw 5 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 21

PARKING

Secure off road parking is available on land directly opposite the entrance to the event site (Its less than 100m from the car park to the start/finish line!). There is more than enough parks for EVERY PARTICIPANTS CAR, in this car park. Marshals will be available to ensure parking is orderly and safe. 

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

There will be several opportunities to collect your race bibs both before and on race day. More information about times and locations will be avaiable soon.

AGE GROUPS

Junior (6-18yrs), 19-29yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events.

Medals will be awarded to all 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each age group category.

RANDOM PRIZES

More information on prize draws will be available closer to event day.

PRESENTATION CEREMONY

Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 10:20am

BAG and BIKE STORAGE

There will be a secure (staffed) baggage holding area at the event site. The baggage holding area will be open from 8:15am and will close at 10:30am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.

There will also be a bike rack facility within this area to have your bike securely kept while you participate in the event.

DRINK STATIONS

Drink stations will be located at approximately 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and the finish line. 

WALKERS

We ask all walkers to be mindful of the fact that the 10km course involves two laps, therefore we ask that all walkers keep to the left of the track and allow room for participants to pass from behind at all times.

POST RUN BBQ

The 2nd Lara Scouts will once again be cooking up a storm, to replenish those energy levels this year. Make sure you remember to bring along a couple of dollars for a great feed and support this fantastic local group.

COFFEE

A coffee fix will also be available on the day. Gary and the team from City to Surf Mobile Cafe will be there bright and early to give that much needed caffeine hit.

PREPARATION AND TRAINING

Please ensure you are well hydrated prior to taking on the run and that you have a sufficient level of fitness to be capable of finishing the event in a safe manner

PETS AND IPODS

No pets are allowed in the Lara Fun Run.

Ipods are allowed, however please play at a volume that does not disturb other runners and a volume you are able to hear course marshals instructions

 

 

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  Standard Entry

Closes October 30

Race day Entry

 

Adult 

                  $37         $45

Junior (U/18)

               $30         $35
Kids Dash                $20

        $25

 

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Important Dates              

  • Closing date for Online Entries - Friday October 30 - 7:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries - Sunday November 1, 7:30am - 8:45am  (Cash Only).

GROUP ENTRY DISCOUNTS

Enter as a group of 3 or more and each registration will recieve a 15% discount on their entry fee. This discount will automatically be deducted once three registrations is reached.  KIDS DASH participants do count as part of a group entry.

All members of a group entry must register on the one online registration form.

RACE DAY ENTRIES

Entries will be taken on the day of the event, however, it is recomended that you arrive early as race day entries will close at 8:45am. Race day entries will incur an administration fee (see above).

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

This year there will be FIVE Early Bird Random Prize draws along with over 30 random prizes to be given away on the Day. To be eligable to win an Early entry prize draw, all you need to do is have entered before the draw date. The earlier you enter, the more prize draws you are in!

Prize Draw 1 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - August 7 (Alisha Handley)

Prize Draw 2 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - September 23 

Prize Draw 3 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 7

Prize Draw 4 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 14

Prize Draw 5 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 21

AGE GROUPS

 Junior (6-18yrs), 19-29yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events.

Medals will be awarded to all placegetters in each age group category.

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

Details of race number pick ups will be available closer to event day.

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

In the lead up to this years Lara Fun Run we will have several major prize draws. To be eligable for these great prizes all you need to do is be registered before the draw date.

There will also be many random prizes given out on the day.

ENTRY TRANSFERS

It is crucial that we know who is running with which race bib. Therefore, no transfer of entries or bibs numbers will be allowed. Breaching this rule will result in instant disqualification.

REFUNDS

No refunds of entry fees will be given.

 

 

 

The Ray White Lara Fun Run takes place at Serendip Sanctuary, Lara. The start and finish occurs within the gardens of the beautiful Pirra Homestead. The course incorporates both a 5 km run/walk and a 10km run events. The flat 5km course will be 1 lap and the 10km course will be 2 laps.

The course takes participants around Serendip Sanctuary, amongst a variety of wildlife including: Kangaroo's, Emus, Koala's, native birdlife and other australian native animals. Who knows what you might see!

This course is off limits to the general public throughout the year, so this is your only chance to run or walk this great course.

(Images taken on course below course map)

Lara Map

COURSE PHOTO'S

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 pirra mansion start line image

 

 

 

The Lara Fun Run is a major fundraiser for many local organisations. It is anticipated that through the 2015 Lara Fun Run over $5000 will be donated to several local not for profit organisations. This equates to roughly 30% of your entry fee.

Some of the organisations that benefited from the 2014 Lara Fun Run are:

  • Serendip Sanctuary
  • All Lara District Primary Schools
  • Lara Swimming Club
  • 2nd Lara Scout Group

 

Date:                 Sunday November 1, 2015register 2

Start time:      8:10am

Venue:              Pirra Mansion, Lara

Age:                    Primary School aged children

Entry Fee:      $15  ($20 FOR ON THE DAY ENTRIES)

EVERY CHILD WHO PARTICPATES WILL RECIEVE:

        A Finishers medal 

        A Finishers Certificate

        A Bendigo Bank Drink Bottle

        and more....

WIN $1000 FOR YOUR SCHOOL

The school community that has the most participants in this years Lara Fun Run will recieve $1000. Students, mums, dads and grandparents all count toward your schools total. So get the entire family involved.  Just mention your school community when prompted in the online registration process.

WHAT IS THE KIDS DASH ALL ABOUT?

The Lara Kids Dash aims to provide a positive experience for all children who participate. Therefore there will be no prizes awarded to first participants, times will not be recorded and every participant will recieve a special event medal.

If the child is under 8 years old a parent or guardian is encouraged to run in the event with them. There is no entry fee for these parents to run in the kids dash. A maximum of one parent per child.

CAN A KIDS DASH RUNNER RUN/WALK WITH MUM OR DAD IN THE 5km EVENT?

Kids are welcome to join their parent in the main event (if they are capable), however they will not recieve a finishing time as their bibs do not contain the timing chip. Kids on the 5k run must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES             

  • Closing date for Online Entries:  Friday October 29, 2015, 6:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries: Sunday 1st November, 7am -7:50am. CASH ONLY

RACE DAY ENTRIES

Entries will be taken on the day of the event. However, it is recomended that you arrive early on this day as registration closes at 7:50am. 

MEDALS

Every Finisher will recieve a special Lara Fun Run Kids Dash finishers medal and a bottle of water. 

To assist with calculating the amount of medals required for the finishers, please if possible, enter online before Thursday October 29.

COURSE MAP

lara kids dash map

 

 

 

To view images taken at the 2014 Ray White Lara Fun Run click HERE

Results click here

To view the 2013 Ray White Lara Fun Run results, Click here

 

Kate from Geelong Performance Coaching have put together three training programs to help you achieve your goals for this years event. Whether you are a seasoned runner or someone attempting their first 5km walk. There is a program below for you.

TRAINING PROGRAMS
5k beginner program

The BEGINNER 5K PROGRAM is perfect for those attempting their first ever fun run/walk. Go from sitting on the couch to completing your first fun run with this program. 

Beginner 10k program

 

The BEGINNER 10K PROGRAM is aimed at those people who may have completed a shorter run and are now ready to step up to attempt their first 10km event.

10k intermediate program

 

The INTERMEDIATE 10K PROGRAM is for those runners who have completed the 10km journey before and now wanting to achieve a PB at this years event.


GPC

If you require further advice on training for running events (or multisport events) please visit the Geelong Performance Coaching website at www.geelongperformancecoaching.com.au and Stephane and Kate will be more than willing to help.