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Lara Fun Run / Walk

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Lara Fun Run / Walk

Date:                Sunday November 5 
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Distances:      10km Run, 5km Run/walk & Kids Dash (1.5km)

Start Times:    8:10 - Kids Dash, 9:00am - 10km, 9:05am - 5km

Venue:             Serendip Sanctuary, Windermere Raod, Lara                                                             


T
he Lara Fun Run / Walk is a family focused event where everyone can participate. The event starts and finishes at the beautifully renovated Pirra Mansion. The course takes participants through Serendip Sanctuary amongst a spectacular bush setting and plenty of wildlife. The Lara Fun Run aims to provide a great value, healthy, enjoyable experience for everyone, whilst at the same time helping local community groups raise much needed funds.

MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS

Lara MedalThis year all participants will receive a finishers medal as they cross the finish line. What a great momento of your fantastic effort in finishing this years Lara Fun Run.

Participants will also receive an online, Personalised Finishers Certificate that can be printed out at home. It will have your name and your official finishing time.

PERSONALISED RACE BIBS

Lara Bib 2016Register before October 1 and recieve your very own personalised Race bib with your name, nickname or message on it. Strict cut off date of October 1 applies to allow for printing time. Just type what you want on there as you register.

HOW BIG IS THE LARA FUN RUN?

We expect this years 10k/5k event to attract around 750 participants (plus 100 in the kids dash). The event has enough participants to create a great atmosphere without having to deal with huge crowds on course, at registration and while parking.

Lara Image crowd

WHAT DOES THE COURSE LOOK LIKE?

Check out the maps page of this website to see not only the course map but also some images taken out on the course.

MERCHANDISE SALES
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tshirt - laraThis year we have caps and T-Shirts available for sale through the online registration page.

Just $15 for an event T-shirt (Sizes Kids 12, Kids 14 & Unisex S, M, L, XL, XXL) and $15 for an event Cap (one size fits all)!

Merchandise will be available on the day for sale if not sold out prior.

 

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

In the lead up to this years event there will be 3 Early Entry Prize draws. All you need to do to be in any or all of the prize draws is have registered before the draw date.

Prize packs will include: A pair of Mizuno Runners from the Running Company, A pair of Steigen Socks, 2 week free training program from Geelong Performance Coaching, A full refund of your entry fee and more.

Prize draws will take place at 7pm on:

Wednesday October 11 - 7:00pm

Wednesday Otober 18 - 7:00pm

Wednesday October 25 - 7:00pm

More information about early entry prize draws will be available soon.

KIDS DASH

The Lara Fun Run is a family friendly event with a 1.5km kids dash starting at 8:10am. Every finisher is a winner and recieves a finishers medal. Click KIDS DASH tab at the top of this page for more information.

Lara kids dash image

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

Participants will be able to collect their bibs and merchandise at three times. (Note: bibs will NOT be posted)

Thursday November 2 - 5:00pm-6:00pm - Ray White Lara - 13 Hicks st Lara

Saturday November 4 - 9:00am-10:00am - The Running Company - 2/226 Pakington St Geelong West.

Sunday November 5 (Race Day) from 7:30am at the registration marquee

PARKING

Secure off road parking is available on land directly opposite the entrance to the event site (Its less than 100m from the car park to the start/finish line!). There is more than enough parks for EVERY PARTICIPANTS CAR, in this car park. Marshals will be available to ensure parking is orderly and safe. 

AGE GROUPS

Junior (6-18yrs), 19-29yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to the overall winners of the 10km and 5km events.

Medals will be awarded to all winners, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each age group category.

No winners presentations will be awarded for the kids dash. All participants are winners!

PRESENTATION CEREMONY

Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 10:20am

BAG and BIKE STORAGE

There will be a secure (staffed) baggage holding area at the event site. The baggage holding area will be open from 8:15am and will close at 10:30am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.

There will also be a bike rack facility within this area to have your bike securely kept while you participate in the event.

DRINK STATIONS

Drink stations will be located at approximately 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and the finish line. 

WALKERS

We ask all walkers to be mindful of the fact that the 10km course involves two laps, therefore we ask that all walkers keep to the left of the track and allow room for participants to pass from behind at all times.

POST RUN BBQ

The 2nd Lara Scouts will once again be cooking up a storm, to replenish those energy levels this year. Make sure you remember to bring along a couple of dollars for a great feed and support this fantastic local group.

COFFEE and COLD DRINKS

A coffee fix will also be available on the day. Gary and the team from City to Surf Mobile Cafe will be there bright and early to give that much needed caffeine hit.

There will be more food and drink vendors still to be confirmed that will be available at this years event. More details will be available soon.

PREPARATION AND TRAINING

Please ensure you are well hydrated prior to taking on the run and that you have a sufficient level of fitness to be capable of finishing the event in a safe manner

PETS AND IPODS

No pets are allowed in the Lara Fun Run.

Ipods are allowed, however please play at a volume that does not disturb other runners and a volume you are able to hear course marshals instructions.

 

 

Category

Early Bird Entry      

Ends August 31      

Standard Entry

Ends November 3

    Race day Entry
ADULT 10km Run $33 $36 $40
ADULT 5km Run/Walk $33 $36 $40
JUNIOR 10km Run $25 $30 $40
JUNIOR 5km Run $25 $30 $35
KIDS DASH $15 $15 $20
       
       


Online Registration Close:
Friday November 3 at 8pm sharp.register 2
Race Day Entries - 
Sunday November 5, 7:30am - 8:45am  (Cash Only).  

Entries will be taken on the day of the event, however, it is recomended that you arrive early as race day entries will close at 8:45am. Race day entries will incur an administration fee (see above).

MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS
Lara Medal

This year all participants will receive a finishers medal as they cross the finish line. What a great momento of your fantastic effort in finishing this years Lara Fun Run.

Participants will also receive an online, Personalised Finishers Certificate that can be printed out at home. It will have your name and your official finishing time.

tshirt - laraMERCHANDISE SALES
caps lara

This year we have caps and T-Shirts available for sale through the online registration page.

Just $15 for an event T-shirt and $15 for an event Cap.

Merchandise will be available on the day for sale if not sold out prior. Stocks are limited. 

PERSONALISED RACE BIBS

Lara Bib 2016Register before October 1 and receive your very own personalised Race bib with your name, nickname or message on it. Strict cut off date of October 1 applies to allow for printing time. Just type what you want on there as you register.

RACE NUMBER PICK UPS

Participants will be able to collect their bibs and merchandise at three times. (Note: bibs will NOT be posted)

Thursday November 2 - 5:00pm-6:00pm - Ray White Lara - 13 Hicks st Lara

Saturday November 4 - 9:00am-10:00am - The Running Company - 2/226 Pakington St Geelong West.

Sunday November 5 (Race Day) from 7:30am at the registration marquee

AGE GROUPS

 Junior (6-18yrs), 19-29yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events.

Medals will be awarded to all placegetters in each age group category.

ENTRY TRANSFERS

It is crucial that we know who is running with which race bib. Therefore, no transfer of entries or bibs numbers will be allowed. Breaching this rule will result in instant disqualification.

REFUNDS

No refunds of entry fees will be given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ray White Lara Fun Run takes place at Serendip Sanctuary, Lara. The start and finish occurs within the gardens of the beautiful Pirra Homestead. The course incorporates both a 5 km run/walk and a 10km run events. The flat 5km course will be 1 lap and the 10km course will be 2 laps.

The course takes participants around Serendip Sanctuary, amongst a variety of wildlife including: Kangaroo's, Emus, Koala's, native birdlife and other australian native animals. Who knows what you might see!

This course is off limits to the general public throughout the year, so this is your only chance to run or walk this great course.

(Images taken on course below course map)

Lara Map

COURSE PHOTO'S

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 pirra mansion start line image

 

 

 

The Lara Fun Run is a major fundraiser for many local organisations. It is anticipated that through the 2017 Lara Fun Run over $5000 will be donated to several local not for profit organisations. This equates to roughly 25% of your entry fee.

Some of the organisations that benefited from the 2016 Lara Fun Run are:

  • Serendip Sanctuary
  • Lara Sporting Clubs
  • Lara Swimming Club
  • 2nd Lara Scout Group

Please note that the LARA FUN RUN is NOT a fundraiser for Pirra Mansion. The Bisinella Family kindly donated (free of charge) this great venue and land for parking for the use of this and many other great local events.

 

Date:                 Sunday November 5, 2017register 2

Start time:      8:10am

Distance:         1.5km (approx)

Venue:              Pirra Mansion, Lara

Age:                   Primary School aged children

Entry Fee:      $17.20  ($20 FOR ON THE DAY ENTRIES)

EVERY CHILD WHO PARTICPATES WILL RECIEVE:

        A Finishers medal 

        A Finishers Certificate

        A Bottle of water

        and more....

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES             

  • Closing date for Online Entries:  Friday November 3, 8:00pm SHARP.
  • Race Day Entries: Sunday November 5, 7am -7:50am. CASH ONLY

WHAT IS THE KIDS DASH ALL ABOUT?

The Lara Kids Dash aims to provide a positive experience for all children who participate. Therefore there will be no prizes awarded to first participants, times will not be recorded and every participant will recieve a special event medal.

If the child is under 8 years old a parent or guardian is encouraged to run in the event with them. There is no entry fee for these parents to run in the kids dash. A maximum of one parent per child.

Lara kids dash image

CAN A KIDS DASH RUNNER RUN/WALK WITH MUM OR DAD IN THE 5km EVENT?

Kids are welcome to join their parent in the main event (if they are capable), however they will not recieve a finishing time as their bibs do not contain the timing chip. Kids on the 5k run must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

RACE DAY ENTRIES

Entries will be taken on the day of the event. However, it is recomended that you arrive early on this day as registration closes at 7:50am. 

MEDALS

Every Finisher will receive a special Lara Fun Run Kids Dash finishers medal and a bottle of water. 

To assist with calculating the amount of medals required for the finishers, please if possible, enter online before Thursday November 2. 

COURSE MAP

lara kids dash map

 

 

 

 

2016 Ray White LARA FUN RUN Official Results below.

Results click here

To view the 2015 Ray White LARA FUN RUN results click on the link below.

Results click here

 

 

Kate from Geelong Performance Coaching have put together three training programs to help you achieve your goals for this years event. Whether you are a seasoned runner or someone attempting their first 5km walk. There is a program below for you.

TRAINING PROGRAMS
5k beginner program

The BEGINNER 5K PROGRAM is perfect for those attempting their first ever fun run/walk. Go from sitting on the couch to completing your first fun run with this program. 

Beginner 10k program

 

The BEGINNER 10K PROGRAM is aimed at those people who may have completed a shorter run and are now ready to step up to attempt their first 10km event.

10k intermediate program

 

The INTERMEDIATE 10K PROGRAM is for those runners who have completed the 10km journey before and now wanting to achieve a PB at this years event.

EXPERT ADVICE ATRICLES

Cramping   Click Here
Benefits of Trail Running  Click Here
Running Cadence  Click Here
Aqua Jogging- For injury & injury management  Click Here
Preparing for your goal race  Click Here

Correct Running Technique - Click Here


GPC

If you require further advice on training for running events (or multisport events) please visit the Geelong Performance Coaching website at www.geelongperformancecoaching.com.au and Stephane and Kate will be more than willing to help.