Trail Running returns to the small Central West township of Portland this October Long Weekend. The annual ANT Fitness Born To Run Festival is fast approaching with runners encouraged to get their entry early to avoid missing out on participating on race day – Saturday 30th September.
The small running festival provides participants with the opportunity to run on the trails inside The Foundations – the old historic Portland Cement Works site. Runners get to admire the stunning scenery and wildlife while being challenged by the trails underfoot as they transverse around The Millpond, Limestone Lake and Twin Lakes.
The Born To Run Festival has four races on offer: 2k Kids Race (12 and under); 5k Trails,10k Trails and the inaugural Half Marathon.
Event Race Director and ANT Fitness owner, Andrew Neville is excited to be able to offer the Half Marathon distance in Portland, “Like trail running itself, the Half Marathon distance has definitely grown in popularity over the last few years and I’ve always been keen to have it included in our running festival. Hopefully, it will bring even more runners to our small country town”.
Entries are now open to the Born To Run Festival and are limited to a total of 200 runners across all four events so runners are encouraged to be quick to get their spot on the start line.
“We hope that being a regular fixture on the Long Weekend, we can encourage people to come and race on the Saturday and then stay and take the opportunity to explore Portland and the Central West. It should be a great weekend for Portland.”
For more information, runners can visit the website:
or enter directly via