Trail Running Is Coming To The Myall Coast
Welcome to Australia’s newest off road ultra running event, traversing the Myall Lakes region of the NSW North Coast – the LAKES100. The first weekend in July will see runners descend on the small coastal town to explore the regions tracks, trails and beaches.
In the LAKES100 runners can complete 100km, 75km, 50km or 25km, as a team, in pairs or solo. There will also be a 12km & 5km course for those wanting a shorter trail experience. Solo runners can go for a quick run or go all day in the ultimate 100km. Teams of up to 4 can run the 100km course separated into 25km legs and pairs must complete their race, either 25km, 50km, 75km or 100km, together.
The race will start and finish in Hawks Nest taking runners along beaches, past lakes, through forests tracking some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the Australia. It will have the arguably the most beautiful half way point in Australia at Seal Rocks, taking runner past the iconic lighthouse.
“The course follows existing tracks and trails, beaches, lake edges and single track. 90% is off road.” Race Director Richard Old, “It will be unique as it combines coastal trails with forest tracks, sand dunes, beaches and rocky headlands taking runners through remote areas that normally do not attract visitors. What the race lacks in elevation it makes up for with variety of terrain. This is more than just a race, it is an adventure.”
Race weekend starts with rego on Friday 3 July and racing starting on Saturday 4 Jul. As this is the middle of the year, start of the NSW school holidays and aligned to a full moon it’s the perfect time of year to go for a run.
“I have had this event mapped out for a few years now so it is exciting to see it finally see it run – it’s going to be special.” Mr Old continued, “Fully Rad Adventures is passionate about getting people outside and exploring places and trail running is a great way to do that."
LAKES100 is about self-discovery, the re-creation of a sense of adventure and encouraging exploration of the natural landscape. It is about challenging runners, taking them to new places and out of their comfort zone. It is about showcasing the Myall Lakes region’s stunning coastline and lakes system as well as supporting the local community.
If you have been searching for that next challenge or for a run that will create memories that will last a lifetime then the LAKES100 is the event.
Entries are now open for the LAKES100 go to www.lakes100.com.au