The Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run is a highlight of the annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost, attracting a large field of competitive and social participants.

 

The Campbelltown City festival is one of the longest running community events in Australia, having being staged since 1956. This unique festival, inspired by the famous legend of the ghost of Frederick Fisher, is steeped in community history and includes an extensive program of events.

 

The story of local farmer, Fred Fisher, goes back to his mysterious disappearance in 1826.  Almost four months later, wealthy and respectable farmer, John Farley, stumbled into a local hotel in a state of shock. 

 

John claimed he had seen the ghost of Fred Fisher sitting on the rail of a bridge over a creek. The ghost pointed to a paddock down the creek then faded away.  The body of Fred Fisher was later discovered in the paddock where the ghost had pointed. A former friend of Fred Fisher subsequently confessed to his murder.

This year’s Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run will be held on 9th November in the grounds of the Campbelltown campuses of the University of Western Sydney and NSW TAFE Western Sydney Institute. Participants can chose between the 5km and 10km events over an undulating and scenic course, with walkers welcome to participate over either distance.

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Excitement is building in Thunder Bay as the 5th annual Miles with the Giant running experience is set to rock the shores of Lake Superior, Ontario this September. 

 

Offering running and walking events for individuals of all ages, there is an opportunity for everybody to run with the giant this September.

 

The marathon course takes in all the best that Thunder Bay has to offer with a combination of urban, park and residential settings. Participants will enjoy running within the campuses of Lakehead University and Confederation College on their way to Chapples Park, before heading north to pass through the tranquil forests of Boulevard Lake Park and Centennial Park. 

 

Runners are treated to spectacular lake views throughout the course, as well as a great shot of the Sleeping Giant on their way to the finish line at Prince Arthur’s Landing. 

The Sleeping Giant is an enormous land formation which looks a lot like a giant lying on his back. According to legend the giant is known as Nanabijou, a spirit of the deep water who was turned to stone when the secret location of a rich silver mine was disclosed. 

 

This September is your chance to run a few miles with the giant, and become part of the legend in Thunder Bay. 

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