Distances: 10km Run, 5km Run/walk & Kids Dash
Start Times: 8:10 - Kids Dash, 9:00am - 10km, 9:05am - 5km
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.
As part of all participants entry fee to this years event, you will have access to the online
virtual goodie bag. The online Virtual goodie bag is an electronic version of the finish line bags of the past. Within in the bag there will be heaps of great offers, discounts and giveaways. The bag will open on Thursday October 29 and will be accessible through clicking on the image on the right.
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.
IMAGES FROM THE 2014 LARA FUN RUN
To check out heaps of photos from last years Lara Fun Run Click Here
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
Race bibs will be available for collection at the following times and locations.
Friday October 30 - 4:30pm-6:00pm Ray White Lara Office (16 Hicks Rd, Lara)
Saturday October 31 - 9:00am-10:00am Running Company Store-2/226 Pakington St, Geelong West
Sunday November 1 - 7:30am - 8:45am - Registration Marquee at event site
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 (Kylie Taylor)
Prize Draw 3 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 7(Brooke Cain)
Prize Draw 4 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 14 (Chloe Flemming)
Prize Draw 5 - A pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company - October 21 (Anthony Sutej)
There will also be over 60 random prizes given out on race day!
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.
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.
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.
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