MARYSVILLE MARATHON - 10th November 2019
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NEW SPONSOR OPPORTUNITY
HELP US CONTINUE THE SUPPORT OF THE MARYSVILLE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
2019 is the 10th Anniversary year of Black Saturday Bush Fires, The Marysville Marathon festival has played an important role in the rebuilding process and we are proud to continue to host one of Australia’s best Marathon Festivals.
Welcome to the
Sunday 10th Nov 2019
OPENING DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
BE READY TO GRAB SOME OPENING SPECIALS
OUR FRIENDLY TEAM COMPETITION
This year there will be slightly tighter rules about teams. We want to encourage all the smaller medium groups and clubs along with corporates to join in and celebrate the 11th running of the Marysville Marathon Festival.
(by Barry Thomas)
Pre Race Dinner
Join us for dinner on Saturday night before the marathon. This is a great way to mix with fellow runners before the big day.
The Outdoor Education Group
(Opposite the Marysville Golf Club)
Sat 9th Nov, 6pm
Buffet Dinner served at 6:30pm
(Catering for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free)
$?? Children (U14)
Pay at the door (Cash or Credit Card)
Please register here to reserve a place.
Check out the food stores on site or walk to the main street for some great food from the bakery.
2019 will see some new exciting entertainment, full details to come
what tunes will you be busting your moves too .
Lots of fun activities including OUR FAVOURITE animal farm and much more…
Are you a sports fan in general? Do you like motor sports? Are you a V8 Fan? Holdens Red Bull Superstar Jamie Whincup has donated a signed personal team shirt worn during 2018 supercar series You can choose an additional ticket during your entry process for your chance to win this great prizes
the great work of
To the 11th Edition of the Marysville Marathon Festival features running events of 4 km, 10 km, Half Marathon (21 km), Marathon (42 km) and Ultramarathon (50 km) on scenic valley trails and forest tracks, passing sparkling rivers and waterfalls.
The participants travel alongside the Steavenson River and Falls, Take on beautiful forest trails and for the longer distances some challenging hills await and great rewards at the top.
Walkers join in the shorter distances. Participants have a great day out, supporting the community recovering from the 2009 bushfires and enjoying the refreshments and family entertainment provided. In 2019 all participants receive a fantastic Custom Medallion
Thanks to all for contributing to a great local event.
On November 10 2019 we are celebrating the eleventh running of the Marysville Marathon Festival, having started ten years ago in 2009. I initiated the recovery event a week after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires which killed so many people, and destroyed my hometown of Marysville and many other districts. Initially the Cool Running forum was also used by a few of us to post a long list of survivors in our area, not knowing initially how to quickly set up a website. My running comrades started a separate, heartwarming forum about the fires, including many posts checking on my welfare since I had lost my home and clinic and sustained some injuries.
Over the years our running and walking supporters have helped continue the Marysville Marathon and added to the fantastic progress in our area. We maintain it is one of the most enjoyable days you could have on a trail, encompassing verdant forests, waterways and views, and buoyed by enthusiastic volunteers. Currently without a major sponsor, we can only keep it going with your participation and goodwill. So tell your friends, bring your family, and come up to our special part of Australia.
Dr. Lachlan Fraser,
We are proud to be
helping our environment
with our Paper Cup Free
Please help us help the environment, previous Marysville Marathon events have used over 5000 paper cups per event all ending in landfill. Under the management of trailsplus, from 2018 has seen a big step forward to reduce waste and our impact on the environment, we hope you will be right on board and support us as we continue our cup free event policy. We know it’s going to be hard to eliminate cups from every aid station, our reusable collapsible silicone cups will be available for $5.00 we encourage you to purchase one at race bib collection. ( previously we have subsidised the purchase of these cups, they are now at cost price )
The Neil McKern Marathon
(1946 – 2014)
Dr. Neil McKern and his wife Carol lost their part-time home in Marysville in the 2009 fires, which they rebuilt in following years. They joined in the community recovery, and Neil was instrumental in establishing the inaugural Marysville Marathon Festival in 2009. He claimed to know a bit about running, having excelled at 2000 m events and was part of a 4 x 800 m team that set the Australian Open & National Record in 1971 in 7:31, with Neil running 1:55. Even more remarkable, in 1978 he came second in the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association Marathon Championships in a scorching 2hr 21min, averaging 3:22 per km! In 1979 at the Victorian Championships at Point Cook he not only ran the 1500 m in 3:50 but tore up the marathon track in 2hr 22min, just 8 minutes behind Robert De Castella.
Neil was an esteemed CSIRO scientist, accomplished musician and gardener, and most of all a loving family man. We are proud to remember him this year with the Neil McKern Marathon at Marysville.
Male Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Josh Goding 4:28:10
2nd Dan Beard 4:34:25
3rd Lee Eddison 4:34:31
Female Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Katherine Macmillan 5:08:47
2nd Meagan Tharratt 6:05:22
3rd Sabrina Czesla 6:12:18
Male Marathon Winners
1st Matthew Crehan 3:47:51
2nd Michael McCormack 4:00:48
3rd Jason Rawlings 4:01:25
Female Marathon Winners
1st Veronica Parker 4:47:04
2nd Dawn Parks 5:18:48
3rd Lauren Brennan 5:29:49
Male Half Marathon Winners
1st Mark Corbyn 1:34:06
2nd David Carmeron 1:37:25
3rd Moses Dickens 1:39:55
Female Half Marathon Winners
1st Dervilla Holmes 1:41:25
2nd Anna Kentwell 1:44:23
3rd Sarah Hedger 1:50:52
Male 10k Winners
1st Michael Johnson 40:53
2nd Harry Bowen 46:17
3rd Bryan Ackerly 46:48
Female 10k Winners
1st Stacy Clarkson 45:20
2nd Jemima Geitz 48:54
3rd Robyn Lawson 49:15
Male 4k Winners
1st Tom Saxon 20:03
2nd Drew Dunstone 20:16
3rd Liam Scott 21:11
Female 4k Winners
1st Sarah Wong 24:26
2nd Ruby Nancarrow 28:30
3rd Sophia Sipos 28:34
2009 – very hot
2010 – very hot
2011 – very wet, muddy & cold but fined up later
2012 – almost perfect
2013 – PERFECT
2014 – BEAUTIFUL
2015 – a magnificent day in between lots of wet days!
2016 – cool sunny day, perfect for running
2017 – warm sunny day, just glorious