November 05, 2012

Stromlo Running Festival 2013


Challenge yourself over the 30km or 10km Lightning Strike Trail Runs!



In 2013, the STROMLO Running Festival will take place in Canberra on the weekend of the 15th-17th February 2013, but now with a more condensed program now focussing on the Lightning Strike 30km and 10km events, the 12-hour and the 7.5km Cross Country. On-site camping and caravan facilities will again be available for those participants who would like to stay at the event venue, however the all-inclusive entry is no longer available.

The 30km Lightning Strike event provides a challenging run for even the most experienced runners. The profile of the course makes it one of the toughest trail runs in Canberra. In 2013, transport of runners from the event hub to the start is included as part of the entry cost.

The new 10km Lightning Strike course developed in 2012 proved to be a great success and will once again be used in 2013. This event now starts and finishes at the event hub in Stromlo Forest Park and consists of a flowing and picturesque loop around one of Canberra's best nature parks.

The 7.5km Cross Country race will now be held as a normal mass start with all runners beginning at the same time and Age-Sex adjusted performances calculated after the event, based on competitors finishing time. There is still $2,000 in prize money available for the event. The handicaps and rules for the event are based on your age and gender and can be found on the website (www.stromlorunningfestival.com.au).

Building on the success of the inaugural 12-hour event, a range of ultra events will now start on Saturday evening and will now also include 6-hour, 50km, 12-hour and 100km options. In 2012, the 1km road loop course proved to be a fast one, with many experienced ultra runners netting personal best distances, so why not test yourself in one of these unique events?

If you are looking for a great weekend away; an event to finish off your summer; or your final training preparation for the 6-Foot Track Marathon – the STROMLO Running Festival has an event for you.

In 2013 the Stromlo Running Festival will offer the following events:

- Lightning Strike 30km

- Lightning Strike 10km

- Cross Country race (7.5km)

- Ultra Events featuring 12-hour, 100km, 6-hour, and 50km events

Early bird entries will be taken from the 1st of October through to the 30th of November 2012. Camping and caravan sites for the weekend will be at a further cost of $20 per person ($50 for a family with 2 adults and up to 6 children).

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