Warrnambool Athletics Club president Ash Ansell believes there is something special brewing with the new Warrnambool Running Festival.
Ansell said starting and finishing at Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill is a unique selling point for the new-look event, which replaces the Koroit to Warrnambool half-marathon.
“We feel that Flagstaff Hill, with our summer series already running from there, is a unique location,” he said. “There are not many events domestically or internationally that are set in an old maritime village and we just feel it adds something special to the event we are trying to build in years to come.”
There are not many events domestically or internationally that are set in an old maritime village.Ash Ansell
The brand new festival will set south-west punters off and running around scenic locations on Warrnambool’s foreshore on Sunday. The half-marathon distance is retained but a new six and 12-kilometer runs have been introduced.
Registrations for the events close at 10pm on Saturday night on the club’s website with no walk-up sign ins available on the Sunday.
The day kicks off at 8am with the half-marathon, followed by the 12-kilometre run at 8.15am and the six-kilometre at 8.30am.