After the success of the inaugural night race in 2016, the Race 5 night race returns in 2017 as the finale! A fantastic night race around the Yarra Trails race in Kew followed by a massive post event party at the Studley Park Boathouse immediately afterwards.
This is an INCREDIBLE RACE EXPERIENCE as all runners light up the trail with your own (head) torch and weave along the flowing, non-technical trails in a long line of light.
When: Friday 6th October 2017.
Where: Studley Park Boathouse, Kew
Long Course: 15km
Medium Course: 10.8km
Short Course: 5km
This unique trail running event was the first of its kind in Australia in 2016 with the entire race being held after dark – making it an incredible race experience for everyone. The courses will be the exact same as those used in race 1 from previous years giving you some familiarity but you will be amazed at just how different they feel when you’re vision is restricted to the cone of light emanating from the front of your torch.
We’re sure you’ll find it to be a great experience and a suitable finale to another great series.
The short, medium and long course races will be conducted in the same way as at the other race locations with a single mass start for each distance, but all runners will be carrying a torch allowing you to follow the trails and the reflective course markings. The courses remain the same as 2016 (and as raced in the original race 1 at Studley Park) so all returning runners will be familiar with the trail, challenges and rewards; whilst also giving peace of mind and comfort for those new to night running.
There is a great sense of unity in night running! Get set to light up the trails as one big line of luminescence...