10km Run, 5km Run/walk & Kids Dash
Kids Dash - 8:00am
10km - 8:20am
5km - 8:25am
Field Limit - 750
Serendip Sanctuary, Windermere Road, Lara
The Lara Fun Run/Walk offers the chance to run or walk through the stunning Serendip Sanctuary, taking in the scenery and fresh air as you go. When you cross that finish line, you'll receive a well earned medal – a symbol of your achievement and hard work. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking to try something new, the Lara Fun Run 2023 is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors. So what are you waiting for? Register today and join us for a day of fitness, fun, and community spirit!
MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS
All participants receive a finishers medal as they cross the finish line. 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, official finishing time, pace, place and more.
PERSONALISED RACE BIBS
Register before September 13 and have a own personalised Race bib with your name, nickname or message on it for race day.
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.
RACE NUMBER PICK UPS
Participants will be able to collect their bibs at the following dates and times.
Thursday October 26 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm - The Running Company, 226 Pakington St, Geelong West.
Sunday October 29 (Race Day) from 7:00am at the registration marquee
EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS
In the lead up to this years event there will be 3 x 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. The earlier you register, the more draws you go into.
Draw 1 - Monday October 9 - 2 draws of 1 x pair of ON Trainers, (Winners - Wendy Spalding & Cazaly Mitchell)
Draw 2 - Monday October 16 - 2 draws of 1 x pair of ON Trainers,
Draw 3 - Monday October 23 - 2 draws of 1 x pair of ON Trainers,
RAISE MONEY FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE
This year, choose from any of the 80+ charities in the Grassrootz program and fundraise for the charity that is closest to your heart. Click on the link below or start fundraising through the registration process and make a difference this year\.
The Lara Fun Run is a family friendly event with a 1.5km kids dash starting at 8:00am. Every finisher is a winner and recieves a finishers medal. Click KIDS DASH tab at the top of this page for more information.
Secure off road parking is available on land directly opposite the entrance to the event site (Its less than 50m 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.
8-12yrs (5km event only) 13-18yrs, 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.
Gold, Solver and Bronze medals will be awarded to all winners, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each age group category.
All category and overall prize winners will be calculated on Gun Time (order of crossing the finish line) not Net time.
No winners presentations will be awarded for the kids dash. All participants are winners!
Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 9:40am
There will be a secure (staffed) baggage holding area at the event site. The baggage holding area will be open from 7:30am and will close at 10:00am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.
Drink stations will be located at approximately 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and the finish line.
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.
COFFEE and COLD DRINKS
A coffee fix will also be available on the day to give that much needed caffeine hit.
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 on the Lara Fun Run course.
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.
The prices listed below include all associated fees and charges. These prices are the total amount you will pay, no nasty suprises at check out.
Prices to be confirmed closer to event date
For all junior entries (under 18) take $10 off the above prices
Kids Dash entry fee - $20
Online Registration Close: Friday October 27 at 8pm sharp.
Race Day Entries - Sunday October 29, 7:30am - 8:45am (Cash or Card)
Kids (8-12yrs, 5km event only), Junior (12-18yrs), 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.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to all placegetters in age group categories.
Prizes will be awarded based on Gun Time (Not Net Time)
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.
After October 1, 2023 - NO REFUNDS ISSUED
Before October 1,2023 - Refunds can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If a refund is granted there will be an administration fee of $10 per cancellation.
In the unlikely event that this run is cancelled, a full refund, less $7.50 admin fee will be issued to all registered participants.
The Ray White Lara Fun Run takes place at Serendip Sanctuary, Lara. The start and finish occurs within the grounds 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.
Sunday October 29, 2023
Start time: 8:00am
Distance: 1.2km (approx)
Venue: Pirra Mansion, Lara
Age: Primary School aged children
Entry Fee: $20
EVERY CHILD WHO PARTICPATES WILL RECIEVE:
A Finishers medal and hard copy certificate with name.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES
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.
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.
Every Finisher will receive a special Lara Fun Run Kids Dash finishers medal, a bottle of water and a certificate
For 2023 results, click HERE or BELOW
For 2022 Ray White Lara Fun Run result click below
2018 Ray White LARA FUN RUN Reults, click below
2017 Ray White LARA RUN RUN Official Results below.
2016 Ray White LARA FUN RUN Official Results below.
To view the 2015 Ray White LARA FUN RUN results click on the link below.
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