If you happen to be in Western Australia’s midwest the first weekend of July, you won’t miss the HBF Geraldton RunFest and 16th annual Geraldton marathon.

 

Hosted and organised by Geraldton Harriers Club Inc, a not-for-profit running and walking club, the RunFest offers a range of distances from 5km through 10km to a half and full marathon, in a celebration of running, walking and health.

 

The IAAF accredited Geraldton Marathon course is fast and flat, along well-built footpaths, taking in magnificent Champion Bay and many iconic city landmarks, such as Point Moore Lighthouse, the grain silos, the foreshore, St George’s beach and the Chapman River.

The weekend begins at the Geraldton Yacht Club on Saturday, with Race Pack collection and RunFest Expo, including the Junior RunFest, now in its second year.

 

Marathoners have an early start at 7am on Sunday, joined an hour later on the course by Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk. Then at 9am everyone is in together as the 5km Run and 5km Walk competitors share in the fun.

So get your running shoes on, get yourself or your team organised, and enjoy this festival of running and walking!

www.geraldtonharriers.com/runfest

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Ride hard. Smile often. Experience epic. What more do you need to know about the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx in Penticton, Okanagan?

 

This mass cycling event ranks as one of the best in North America – and it’s much more than an awesome ride through the heart of British Columbia’s wine country and alongside the scenic Lakes Okanagan and Skaha. It’s an entire weekend of cycling camaraderie, family activities, Okanagan sunshine and regional delicacies.

 

Choose your distance from the Granfondo (160 km), Mediofondo (92 km) or Cortofondo (55km) and decide only whether you want to race or just ride for the love of it. For kids, there’s a Piccolofondo (1-2km).

 

Penticton’s Gyro Park is the start and finish location for all events.

Axel Merckx is a Belgian former professional cyclist who has competed in eight Tours de France and in Olympic Games.

 

Now living in Kelowna, British Columbia, he created the Granfondo Axel Merckx National Series in 2011.

 

The inaugural event was held in Okanagan and one participant was his father, Eddy Merckx, a five-times Tour de France champion.

Register now for a ride you won’t forget.

www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com

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