Lara Fun Run / Walk

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Lara Fun Run / Walk
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.

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 and other goodies. All entry fees are donated straight to the childs school. Click here for more information.

EVENT T-SHIRTSLara Tshirts

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.

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

AGE GROUPS

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.

RANDOM PRIZES

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

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

TOILETS

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

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Early Bird

Entry Fee

(Until August 31)  

Standard

    Entry Fee     

       On the Day

       Entry Fee

Adult                  $27   $33       $40
Junior (U/18)    $20   $25       $40

 


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Important Dates              

  • Closing date for Online Entries - Thursday October 30 - 6:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries - Sunday November 2, 7:30am - 8:30am.

GROUP ENTRY DISCOUNTS 

Enter as a group of 3 or more and each registration will recieve a $5 discount on their entry fee. This discount will automatically be deducted once three registrations is reached. 

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

No Group Entries will be available on race day.

EVENT T-SHIRTSLara Tshirts

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).

 

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).

AGE GROUPS

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.

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

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 course remains 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. Some of the organisations that will benefit from the 2014 Lara Fun Run are:

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

More details of other fundraising associated with the event will be available closer to the event.

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

2014 Event results will be posted here as soon as all participants have crossed the finish line on November 2.