Easter Saturday Fun Run / Walk
Easter Saturday - 15th April 2017
The Beechworth Easter Fun Run gets bigger and better each year! In 2013 the Fun Run had over 600 runners and walkers participate.
So what makes it so popular? The 10km event is a very scenic and diverse route through the wonderful bushland gorge, the streets of Beechworth historic town, past Lake Samball and finally through the golf course. All this is on mostly bitumen, a small bit of flat gravel and tracks through the golf course. According to local runner Wendy McDougall "it's the best run in Australia". The course is a good challenge for very experienced runners but also just a lovely walk for those who are not so fit.
The 3km run sees people who are starting out on their fitness climb, lots of families, prams and dogs participating. Maree Nankervis was a bit surprised when her 9 year old son Jack beat her and his aunt last year, but they did go on to come second in the family section. She said "he well and truly whipped us". The Beechworth Gold Easter Fun Run/Walk has been recognised by 'Run 4 Your Life' Magazine as the 2010 'Most Family Friendly' Run & as one of their 'Must Do' runs.
The autumn weather just begs you to be out enjoying the outdoors and it's the start of a long weekend that can then be spent discovering all the Beechworth activities.
The event, held on Easter Saturday each year, is run by the Beechworth Secondary College as their major fundraiser and is part of the town's Golden Horseshoe Festival.
Join us for a Fun Run or Walk around one of Victoria's most scenic, historic and best-preserved gold towns.
For Fun Run/ Walk information visit our website or phone Fun Run Coordinator Liz Wilkinson on 03 5728 1264.
Venue: Starting from Beechworth Secondary College
Start Time: 9am