ORGANISERS of the Warrnambool Athletics Club (WAC) summer series hope a change of course will prove popular with competitors.
The first event on the four-week fun run program will start and finish at Flagstaff Hill tonight.
Registrations are open until 6.15pm ahead of a 6.30pm start.
WAC president John Keats said the change of venue from Lake Pertobe was part of a partnership between the series and Flagstaff Hill’s Wednesdays on the Wharf initiative.
He encouraged people to complete the 4.6-kilometre fun run before relaxing by listening to bands at Flagstaff Hill.
The fun run course starts at Flagstaff Hill and heads down a grass track on Merri Street before turning into the Flume car park.
The course continues onto the beach promenade to Granny’s Grave where runners turn around and follow the path back to Flagstaff Hill.
Keats said he hoped the series opener would attract more than 100 people wanting to keep fit after last weekend’s Surf ‘T’ Surf.
“We’ve got to try new things. We had a bit of feedback last year saying people wanted to move,” he said.
“They weren’t sick of the old course but would love a change to freshen it up.
“With Flagstaff Hill jumping on board saying ‘why don’t we run a partnership’ we thought why not have a go.”
Keats said prizes would be up for grabs for finishers. Entry is $7 for individuals and $15 for families. The remaining fun runs will be held on January 16, 23 and 30, also from Flagstaff Hill.