Mansfield Marathon

Event Date(s) and Time(s)

Sunday, 29 May, 2022 - 08:00 to 17:00

Type

Event Type: 
Sporting

Location

Place: 
Great Victorian Rail Trail
Address: 
175 High St
Mansfield VIC 3722

Contact Details

Event Organising Body: 
Mansfield Athletics Club
Event Organiser: 
Liam Delany

Fee(s)

Event Fees: 
Various

Details

Mansfield is a destination town, with heaps to see and do, it’s definitely worth a weekend away. You could even visit Mt. Buller or Mt. Stirling the day before for some snow play, maybe avoid the black runs the day before a marathon though.

The Great Victoria Rail Trail is in excellent condition, the surface is arguably the best of all the rail trails for running. There is very little slippage, it’s smooth and wide, it’s a perfect off road marathon for beginners through to elite runners.

It’s a simple out and back course, no chance of getting lost and only a few road crossings. The trail is largely flat but the few undulations are welcome with a little variation to keep the legs happy.

In a crowded calendar it’s difficult to find a date that works. The Mansfield Marathon is late May so people aiming for the Gold Coast Marathon can do the half or even full marathon as a lead in event or anyone can do it knowing it won’t be too hot!

It’s run by the community for the community. Mansfield Little Athletics Club and the Friends of the Great Victorian Rail Trail are doing this primarily to help everyone enjoy the rail trail and improve their health and fitness. Any funds raised will be directed to local health and well-being projects.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 - 15:50