Warburton Up and Running is a family fun run in one of the most beautiful and easily accessible areas east of Melbourne. You will run alongside the clear waters of the Upper Yarra River and among towering Mountain Ash forest. Events include a 2km kids' run, 5 km walk, 5 km run, 10 km run and a Half Marathon. And, you will be supporting Warburton CFA and Upper Yarra SES.
We have introduced a new TEAM competition for 2016. It will be an aggregate of the combined total distance run by all members of your team. So, times will not be the deciding factor. All your team members will be included and all events will count - kids' 2km run, 5km walk, 5km run, 10km run and Half Marathon. So, start recruiting for your team now. Team members are still eligible for individual prizes. There are two team prizes, one for the team with the greatest aggregate distance and one randomly drawn from all of the other teams.
Warburton was a gold rush town and is one of the most picturesque places in the Yarra Valley. Warburton is tucked into the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and is enveloped in lush bushland and majestic stands of Mountain Ash with the Yarra River running behind Warburton's shopping village. Along the river banks there are many places to sit and relax, have a picnic or barbeque, swim or throw in a line to fish, or maybe feed the ducks. The Warburton River Walk is a very pleasant, easy wander along the upper reaches of the Yarra River. The Warburton River Walk is easily accessed from the Swing Bridge, just off Main Street. The Yarra River is at it's most beautiful in these high reaches of the Upper Yarra Valley. It changes from swirling rapid pools to meandering waterholes along the length of the walk. Top off a brisk walk or pleasant stroll along the river with a cappuccino and cake at one of the cosy little cafes just around the corner.
Thinking of staying for the weekend? Here's some great rides: SUGGESTED RIDES IN WARBURTON
Pre-Race dinner deal Sat 27th Feb - $25 pasta & sweet , kids $15
Book as part of registration process and print off your voucher.
Pre race number collection at Oscars Sat 27th Feb 12pm to 4pm
Coffee & Cake offer after the event $12 - choice of pot of tea, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate. Book as part of registration process and print off your voucher.
Runners' special Accommodation package -
King Room with buffet breakfast Sat 27th Feb $210 per room (sleeps 2)
King Room with buffet breakfast Sun 28th Feb $189 per room (sleeps 2)
We look forward to seeing you for Up and Running in on the last Sunday in February. REGISTER HERE