Bellarine Rail Trail Run Drysdale to Queenscliff
Sunday August 19, 2012
Bellarine Rail Trail Run Details
IMPORTANT: This is a group training run and NOT a race, as described below. And it is FREE!
As per the 2011 event:
- The 17km course will be Drysdale to Queenscliff only. 34km remains Queenscliff to Drysdale & return.
- It is possible to register at Drysdale for those doing the 17km (but see the below registration section if taking the train).
- Run numbers will be issued at Registration.
The 9th Bellarine Rail Trail Run (17 or 34kms) will be held on Sunday August 19, 2012 as an out & back course from Queenscliff to Drysdale Railway Station & return (34km) or one-way Drysdale to Queenscliff (17km) along the BRT. The trail is tremendously scenic and ideal for running being wide, well marked and all on smooth, unsealed paths aside from the 4.5kms at the Queenscliff end (sealed). More information on the BRT can be found here and here. 292 runners took part in 2011 with many using the event as an ideal training run for the Melbourne Marathon events 8 weeks later.
This event is based upon the original FatAss concept of no entry fee, no help, no support, no assistance and No Wimps. However, over the years the run has moved well away from this concept having marshals, aid stations & distance markers each 5kms. Aid stations will be at approx 6, 10, 17, 24 & 28kms.
The course is relatively traffic free, but you do have to cross some major roads & the railway line, so please take care. The course is also open to the general public and it is important that their use is not affected by the event. For this reason and in FatAss tradition, this is NOT A RACE – there are no prizes for finishing first!