The Trail Running Series (Race 1)
Rapid Ascent's Trail Running Series is all about making trail running accessible to as many people as possible. You don’t need years of experience or all the latest gear! All you need is a come-and-try-it attitude and a bit of fitness to get around the course. All races are designed to be fun, scenic, and rewarding for all runners, with a friendly event atmosphere that is truly welcoming to everyone.
The start/finish area for Race #1 at Yarra Bend Park takes place in a beautiful parkland surrounding the Yarra River. Nearby is the iconic bridge to Studley Park Boat House where you can relax at a cafe or hire a canoe – what better way to celebrate your morning trial run!
Participants have the option to join the short course (5.2), medium course (11k), and long course (15k).
Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Rapid Ascent Trail Running Series events.
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