|Date:||Sunday November 2, 2014|
|Distances:||10k Run, 5k Run/Walk, 1.4k Kids Dash|
|StartTimes:||8:10 - Kids Dash, 9:00 - 10k, 9:05 - 5k|
|Venue:||Pirra Homestead, Lara (course through Serendip Sanctuary)|
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 gardens. 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.
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 and other goodies. All entry fees are donated straight to the childs school. Click here for more information.
As part of this years event you can purchase an event T-shirt. These T-shirts can be purchased through the online registration process for only $25. They are COOL BIZ 100% Breathable Polyester and come in both mens and ladies fits. (Some additional small sponsor logos may be added to the image here).
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.
HOW BIG IS THE LARA FUN RUN?
We expect this years 10k/5k event to attract around 750 - 800 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.
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 car in this car park. Marshals will be available to ensure parking is orderly and safe.
RACE NUMBER PICK UPS
There are three opportunities to collect your race bib/number.Numbers/bibs will only arrive at these locations at the times listed below.
Friday October 31 - Ray White Lara Office - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
16 Hicks Street, Lara
Saturday November 1 - The Running Company Store - 9:00am - 10:00am
Shop 2/226 Pakington St, Geelong West.
Sunday November 2 - Registration Marquee - 7:30am - 8:45am
Junior (6-17yrs), 18-30 yrs, 31-40 yrs, 41-50 yrs, 51-60 yrs, 60+ yrs
Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events.
There will be over $5000 worth of random prize giveaways at and before the Lara Fun Run this year. Major prize draws will be held in the weeks leading up to the event for all those who have entered early. Random prize distribution on race day will be via a ticket system. If you receive a ticket at the finish line you can collect your prize from the event HQ marquee.
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 will be located at approximately 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and the finish line.
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.
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
Geoffs mobile toilet truck will once again be at this years event, there will be 19 flushing toilets, urinals and basins (with soap) to make your last minute dash a bit more pleasant.
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