Successful Mudgee Running Festival

I think it’s safe to say the 2014 Mudgee Running Festival has been one of our best yet, both from a financial standpoint and in terms of it being simply an outstanding day for athletes and spectators.

All events – the 5k and 10k fun runs as well as the marathon and the half – were run this year on one day and not over a Saturday/Sunday combination as it has been in previous years.  There will be some improvements for next year, specifically in the 10k event, but overall the feedback suggests the one-day event has been very well received by our athletes as well as the volunteers who were outstanding again this year. 

We extend our sincere thanks to these volunteers.  Many wonderful people put their hands up to help out in various ways leading into the running festival, on the Saturday with set up and registrations and, of course, on Sunday for the running of the event.  We thank you all.  

A few highlights ….. 

Registrations for 2014 were in excess of 650.

5k Fun Run – 289

10k Fun Run – 153

Half Marathon – 151

Full Marathon – 59

Athletes were able to access their results at the finishing line via a number of screens made available by our timing expert, Steve Martin from Orange.   Results were also available live on the web.  A full results’ list is available here …..  http://mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au/results/

Our thanks goes to Simon Staines and Robbie Palmer for a wonderfully entertaining job behind the microphone again this year.  This certainly kept spirits high and everyone well informed as they called our athletes over the line in their unique, humorous style.     

Cool but pleasant conditions were well enjoyed by runners who took on the challenge of marathon and half marathon courses with gusto.  Plenty of drink stations along the courses were well stocked with Endura, donated by our sponsor, sweets, water and everything needed by the longer distance runner.  Our sincere thank you to those who manned the drink stations this year – another fantastic job in 2014,  and a special mention to chief drinks’ station organiser Kim Thomas.   

It has to be said those who chose to wear the 2014 running festival t-shirts look fabulous.  The predominately silver Mudgee Running Festival shirt was a real stand out on the day.       

Generous sponsors are our backbone and it is because of their support that our festival has achieved the great heights it has in 2014.  Thank you to these wonderful businesses - 

Nortons.    Moolarben Coal.    Mid-Western Regional Council.   Coates Hire.    Plumbing Worx.    The Soldiers Motel Mudgee.    The Office of Communities Sports & Recreation.    Mudgee Physio.    The Property Shop.   Family First Credit Union.   BJs Mobile Photographer.    Go Vita.    Petries Mitre 10.    The Quick Brown Fox.    Mudgee Loo Hire.   South Mudgee Surgery.   Blooms The Chemist.    Byrnes Jewellers.   Lowe Wines.    

There’s no doubt the Mudgee community gets behind our running festival.  With all this outstanding support, we are proud that the Mudgee Running Festival simply continues to grow, year after year. We look forward to seeing all our sponsors, helpers and of course our fantastic athletes back at the start line in Lawson Park in 2015.

 

Mudgee Running Festival 2014

MRFLogo2014The Mudgee Running Festival is coming up on the 24th of August 2014. Entries are now open. Head here for more information and to register.

For the first time, this year the Half Marathon, Marathon, 5km & 10km Fun Runs will all be run on the Sunday.

All competitors in the Marathon and Half Marathon receive a quality Mudgee Running Festival running T-shirt (subject to availability for registrations after the 23rd of July) with successful finishers also receiving a Finishers’ medal.

It’s a fun family event and a great festival atmosphere – a Jumping Castle for the kids, food/drinks, merchandise tents, and very importantly, a good coffee van onsite! There’s a free BBQ lunch for runners, and a food kiosk with lots available for supporters for a small fee – so we’d love it if you’d stay for Presentation.

Register now!

Club Duathlon

Club Duathlon  - Run  /  Bike  /  Run 

Sunday, May 11

Registration closes at 8:30am 

Midgets           500m Run    / 1km Bike      / 500m Run 

Minis             500m Run   / 3km Bike      / 1km Run 

Short            1km Run    /  6km Bike      / 1km Run 

Long            2km Run   /  10km Bike    / 3km Run 

Delicious Barbeque Breakfast 

Final triathlon for season on April 13

The final triathlon for the season will be held on Sunday, April 13 which will incorporate our Presentation Day.   There will also be a party when racing is finished.
The adult’s race this year will be a Grand Prix Format and there will be no timing for the adults.
Run – 2km  *  Swim – 250m   *   Bike – 10km   *   Swim – 150m  *   Run – 2km
 
You must be Triathlon Australia member to participate as there will be no ‘Try B4 you Tri’ at this race.
8:00am – 8:45am Kid’s Registration
9:00 am Midgets
9:30am Minis
10:00am Adults
Prizes for all the kids and the kid’s events will be timed.
Jumping castle for the kids.      Free BBQ for all competitors.      Come along in fancy dress and be in the running for the ‘best dressed’ prize.
See you at Lawson Park for a great morning of racing and fun.
Please mark your calendars for our duathlon scheduled for Sunday, May 11.