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
 Start Times: 8:10 - Kids Dash, 9:00 - 10k, 9:05 - 5k 
Venue: Pirra Homestead, Lara (course through Serendip Sanctuary)

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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.

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 tab above for more information.

EVENT INFO KIT

The info Kit (above) is a printable (PDF) document containing all you need to know about the weekends event. It includes such things as the schedule for the day, maps on how to get there, race bib collections etc,etc.

VIRTUAL GOODIE BAGVirtual bag

Check out this years Ray White Lara Fun RUn Virtual Goodie bag. It contacins heaps for offers from our great sponsors. Click the image here to view. The bag will only be open until November 6.

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.

FREE ONLINE TRAINING PLANS

Need some help with your preparations for this years Lara Fun Run. Marathon Guru's Lee Troop has put together an online training plan for all participants this year. Its FREE so check it out at  http://marathonguru.com.au/training/lara-fun-run  and make sure you run a PB this year.

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 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+ yrs

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

RANDOM PRIZES

5 major prize draws will be held in the weeks leading up to the event for all those who have entered early (Check prize draws page for details). If you enter before the draw takes place you have a chance to win. The earlier you enter the more draws you go into. 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

This years early entry prize draw winners were:

Draw 1: Tuesday August 26   -    Winner: Nicole Holton (Lara)

A Pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company, Geelong. Includes digital gait analysis.

plus, A Bootcamp Geelong Course valued at $299

Draw 2: Tuesday September 9  -  Winner: Kerryn Taylor (Hamlyn Heights)

A Pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company, Geelong. Includes digital gait analysis.

Draw 3: Thursday September 25 - Winner: Carly McLaren

A Pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company, Geelong. Includes digital gait analysis.

Draw 4: Thursday October 9 - Sue Davies (Lara)

A Pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company, Geelong. Includes digital gait analysis.

Draw 5: Tuesday October 16

A Pair of Nike Runners from the Running Company, Geelong. Includes digital gait analysis.

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    Entry Fee     

       On the Day

       Entry Fee

Adult                     $33       $38

Junior (U/18) 

Kids Dash

   

 $25

 $15

      $30

      $15

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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 - 8:45am.

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.

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+ 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 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. 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

 Lara Physio

 

LARA JUNIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Once again we are wrapped to be a part of the Lara Physiotherapy Health Network Lara Junior Sportsperson of the year awards. These awards will be presented at this years Event. Nomination forms, including criteria and prizes are available here.  

Nominations must be submitted by September 30, 2014

CRITERIA

Outstanding achievements in one or more sports in the last 12 months

Role model to others in the community

Positive contribution to their team/club/community

Your nominee must agree to be entered for the award

Your nominee must live in the Lara region (Lara, Anakie and Little River)

Your nominee must be enrolled at either Primary or Secondary School

PRIZES

Secondary School - $100 in cash and prizes

Primary School - $100 in cash and prizes

Prize and certificate for all nominees

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LARA FUN RUN KIDS DASH

Date:               Sunday November 2, 2014

Start time:      8:10am

Venue:            Pirra Mansion, Lara

Age:                Primary School aged children

Entry Fee:      $15 (The entire entry fee goes to childs school)

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.

This year the entire $15 entry fee will be donated to the childs Primary school. (Schools must have more than 5 entrants to recieve donation) What an easy way for your school to raise some much needed funds!

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.

IMPORTANT DATES             

  • Closing date for Online Entries:  Thursday October 30, 2014, 6:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries: Sunday 2nd 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 30.

COURSE MAP

lara kids dash map

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 - 7:00am - 7:50am

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.

To view the 2014 Results Click Here or image below.

 Results click here

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