Born To Run Festival Returns in 2022

The Born To Run Festival returns in 2022 giving both residents of the Central West and visitors to the region another trail running event to add to their running calendar.

Race Day is the Saturday of the October Long Weekend – 1st October, and there are three races on offer: 2k Kids Race (12 and under); 5k Trails and 10k Trails.

The three races are unique in themselves in that they are all held on the trails inside The Foundations – the old historic Portland Cement Works Site. The course offers stunning views of The Millpond, Twin Lakes and Limestone Lake over a mixture of single trails and vehicular access tracks.

Event Race Director and ANT Fitness owner, Andrew Neville is excited for what the running festival can mean to Portland, “To be able to offer a trail event like this, right in the middle of town, through a historic location like The Foundations, that is steeped not only in history but beautiful landscape is a major drawcard. Already we are seeing entries coming in from runners outside the Portland area, and it’s my vision that the Born To Run Festival can be a major attraction to bring runners from across the country to our beautiful country town”.

Entries are open and this year are limited to a total of 200 runners across all three events so Mr Neville encourages runners to be quick to get their spot on the start line. “Being held on the Long Weekend provides an opportunity for a weekend away in the Central West. The races are starting late on Saturday morning from 10:30, to make travel that little bit easier too. After the races, we encourage runners and spectators to stay around for the popular Twilight Markets  that operate from 4pm in The Foundations grounds. It’s going to be a great Long Weekend in Portland”.

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