A FUN run that sprouted from a conversation between friends over a couple of beers is set to return for a third year with hopes of being bigger and better than ever.
Timboon's Trestle 10 fun run, which takes place on the Timboon-Camperdown Rail Trail, is gearing up for its third edition on Sunday February 23.
Registrations are now open with three different distance events available for all ages and abilities.
"Our signature event, the 'Trestle 10', is a 9.6-kilometre run from the Timboon Distillery to the Trestle Bridge and back," event spokesperson Jarrod Woff said.
"We also have the 'Distillery Dash', a five-kilometre run or walk, and the 'Ice Cream Mile', a 1.6-kilometre run just for kids."
Woff said the idea for the Trestle 10 was inspired by the community and gives back to it as well.
"We came up with the idea of having a run on the Rail Trail that focused on fun and participation, no matter what the age or ability," he said.
"All profits are donated back to the local community, with the last event raising over $1,300 for the Rail Trail committee."
Last year's event attracted over 280 participants, including Commonwealth Games athlete and Garvoc product Virginia McCormack.
Woff said that the Trestle 10 organising committee hoped to continue the success of the event in 2020 and encouraged residents and visitors to the region to "dust off your runners and get training" and participate this year.
Eamon Nuttall and Rachel Ayres were the first male and female across the line in the inaugural year. Last year's edition was taken out by McCormack with Brendan Moore the first male.
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