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Lara Fun Run / Walk

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Lara Fun Run / Walk

Date:                Sunday October 30 register 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                                                             

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.

MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS

This year all participants will recieve a finishers medal as they cross the finish line.

PERSONALISED RACE BIBS

Register before October 1 and recieve your very own personalised Race bib with your name, nickname or message on it. Strict cut off date of October 1 applies to allow for printing time. Just type what you want on there as you register.

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.

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

In the lead up to this years event there will be 4 Early Entry Prize draws (plus heaps of on the day random Prizes). 

Draw 1 - Monday August 8 - A pair of Soucony Runners from the Running Company, Geelong West

Draw 2 - Wednesday October 5 - A Pair of Soucony Runners from the Running Company, A Profeet Podiatry voucher, A 3 month unlimited membership to Crank and Grind Cycle studio (plus more to be added soon!)

Draw 3 - Wednesday October 12 - A Pair of Soucony Runners from the Running Company, A Profeet Podiatry voucher, A 3 month unlimited membership to Crank and Grind Cycle studio (plus more to be added soon!)

Draw 4 - Wednesday October 19 - A Pair of Soucony Runners from the Running Company, A Profeet Podiatry voucher, A 3 month unlimited membership to Crank and Grind Cycle studio (plus more to be added soon!)

JUNIOR SPORTING CLUB FUNDRAISING

This year, $10 from every junior entry will go to the sporting club of the participants choice. This includes all participants in the kids dash as well as junior (under 18) participants in the 5km and 10km events. So get your club organised and recieve a great donation to your club. (Payments will be made to all clubs that have 5+ participants).

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.

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

Friday October 28 - Ray White Lara - 4:30pm - 6:00pm (to be confirmed)

Saturday October 29 - the Running Company Store, Geelong West - 9:00am-10:00am (to be confirmed)

Sunday October 30 - Registration Marquee - from 8:00am

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. 

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.

No winners presentations will be awarded for the kids dash. All participants are winners!

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 and COLD DRINKS

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.

This year we will also have JuiceUp at the event offering a range of fantastic juices for you to try.

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

 

 

 

.        August               September               October        Race Day Entries
10km Run $33 $35 $37 $40
5km Run $33 $35 $37 $40
Kids Dash $15 $15 $15 $20

Closing date for Online Entries - Friday October 28 - 8:00pm SHARP.  register 2

Race Day Entries - Sunday October 30, 7:30am - 8:45am  (Cash Only).

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).

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

Friday October 28 - Ray White Lara - 4:30pm - 6:00pm (to be confirmed)

Saturday October 29 - the Running Company Store, Geelong West - 9:00am-10:00am (to be confirmed)

Sunday October 30 - Registration Marquee - from 8:00am

JUNIOR SPORTING CLUB FUNDRAISING

This year, $10 from every junior entry will go to the sporting club of the participants choice. This includes all participants in the kids dash as well as junior (under 18) participants in the 5km and 10km events. So get your club organised and recieve a great donation to your club. (Payments will be made to all clubs that have 5+ participants).

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.

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 2016 Lara Fun Run over $5000 will be donated to several local not for profit organisations. This equates to roughly 25% of your entry fee.

Some of the organisations that benefited from the 2016 Lara Fun Run are:

  • Serendip Sanctuary
  • Lara Sporting Clubs
  • Lara Swimming Club
  • 2nd Lara Scout Group

The Lara Fun Run is also Supporting RECLINK in 2016

Please make an additional donation to Reclink when you register for this years event.

Reclink Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage or facing significant barriers to participation, through providing new and unique sports and arts opportunities and specialist recreation programs.
Reclink Australia is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide and promote sport and art programs for people experiencing disadvantage.
Established in Victoria in 1990, Reclink Australia operates nationally providing over 3,800 activities and more than 58,000 participation opportunities for disadvantaged Australians annually.
Reclink targets some of the communities most vulnerable and isolated people, including people experiencing significant mental health challenges, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, culturally and linguistic diverse communities, correctional services and economic hardship.
Reclink values the importance of sport and arts programs in improving the health inequities of people experiencing disadvantage, which is supported through various research providers.

The Ray White LARA FUN RUN starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion. This building has had a fascinating history. Learn more about this this great local asset HERE.

Please note that the LARA FUN RUN is NOT a fundraiser for Pirra Mansion. The Bisinella Family kindly donated (free of charge) this great venue for the use of this and many other great events.

 

Date:                 Sunday October 30, 2016register 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

        and more....

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES             

  • Closing date for Online Entries:  Friday October 28, 2016, 8:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries: Sunday October 30, 7am -7:50am. CASH ONLY

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.

JUNIOR SPORTING CLUB FUNDRAISING

This year, $10 from every junior entry will go to the sporting club of the participants choice. This includes all participants in the kids dash as well as junior (under 18) participants in the 5km and 10km events. So get your club organised and recieve a great donation to your club. (Payments will be made to all clubs that have 5+ participants).

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.

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 27. 

COURSE MAP

lara kids dash map

 

 

 

 

To view the Last years Ray White LARA FUN RUN results click on the link below or CLICK HERE

Results click here