Halls Gap, the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s most stunning natural features, will play host to the annual Run The Gap 2016 event on Sunday May 22 2016. Participants can complete a 6km walk/run along Fyans Creek trail, run 12km including a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield, or test themselves in the 21km trail run.
All proceeds go to community project to enhance walk bike / walk paths. Plus $1 from each registration is donated to the “Friends of the Grampians” group, assisting to maintain the Grampians National Park trails.
COURSES | Run The Gap 2016
The 6km run will follow the walking path from the parklands to Tandara Road, crossing the creek and picking up the Fyans Creek Trail to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and returning along the walking/bike path.
The 12km run will continue from Brambuk and follow varied terrain through to Tymna Drive and up to Lake Bellfield (for a lap of the wall) and return via the walking/bike path. The course will be clearly marked with cones, kilometre markers plus a lead bike. Please listen to instructions given by course marshals. For your own safety, ensure you eat and drink adequately before the event.
The 21km trail run is for the experienced trail runner and not recommended for road runners or those starting out. FAQ sheet and map is provided when signing up.
You will find varying terrain with sandy tracks, sandstone rocks and perhaps even mud, with one major climb and further undulations in the second half. You are likely to see or hear kangaroos, emus and other wildlife, and the views across to Mt Rosea and the Pinnacle and down onto Lake Bellfield make it all worthwhile. Runners last year found the run a challenging, but rewarding experience.
Early Registrations close May 13.
Entries close on FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016 at 17:00.
To register for this event, please see the link to the official event page in the ‘Details’ section of the Events Sidebar to the right (scroll down on mobile devices).
For detailed location information for this event including Venue address, contact details, website, and a Google Maps link, please refer to the ‘Venue’ section of the Events Sidebar to the right (scroll down on mobile devices).
TIMETABLE | Run The Gap 2016
|08:15||6 K Run|
|08:20||6 K Walk|
RESULTS | Run The Gap 2016
Please check here after the event is completed for results.
IMAGES FROM VENUE