8th annual

RACV Marysville Marathon

Sunday 6th November 2016

TEAM THEME or COSTUME

Thanks to all for gathering teams. Congratulations to the winning team

Lysterfield Trail Runners!!

Great effort to competitors and volunteers who dressed up in favourite colours and costumes.

RACE DAY RESULTS  


Pre Race Dinner

Join us for dinner on Saturday night before the marathon. More details coming soon. Keep this in mind when you are planning your weekend.

Food

Check out the food stores on site or walk to the main street for some great food from the bakery.

Music

Saoirse – Celtic Band

Enjoy a preview at

http://www.saoirse.com.au

Kids Activities

Kids will love to pat the animals at


Supporting
the great work of
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Bushfire
Education Foundation
(Marysville)

Please support our
event partners
as they support Marysville
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WELCOME

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, bypassing sparkling rivers and waterfalls.

The participants travel alongside the Steavenson River and Falls, which supply the world’s second best municipal water (2016), enjoyed at the well-stocked aid stations en route.

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. All finishers receive a medallion and showbag.

We had a great day, welcoming competitors, volunteers and spectators to the 8th running of the RACV Marysville Marathon Festival.

Runners loved the beautiful tracks and views, while hard-working volunteers enjoyed the buzz of registration, selling merchandise, awarding medals, timing, taking photos, preparing food at aid stations, and encouraging runners.

Thanks to all for contributing to a great local event.

LOCATION MAP


A Message from our Sponsor

RACV Insurance has a proud history of being there for our members and their communities when they need us most. We assist on average 400 members with their insurance claims each day and during periods of natural disasters, we deploy our resources to respond quickly and assist our members who have lost or suffered damage to their property.

RACV Insurance is the major sponsor of the Victorian Fire Awareness Awards and understands the need for communities in fire prone areas to work together to develop prevention measures and increase awareness.

We also know the importance of standing by our members and their communities during their recovery from natural disasters. This often requires a long-term commitment and since the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, RACV Insurance has proudly supported the Marysville community through our sponsorship of the Marysville Marathon Festival.

The Marysville Marathon Festival is truly a community event, bringing people together to have fun in an enjoyable setting.

RACV Insurance encourages you to be a part of this year’s Festival and experience Marysville’s hospitality and spirit, a testament to the sheer determination and resilience of the local community.


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.

Planning 1st Marysville Marathon Festival – 2009

Neil at his best in the 70’s

2016 Place Getters

Male Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Francesco Ciancio 4:04:54
2nd Ross Hopkins 4:11:53
3rd Chip Watson 4:18:04

Female Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Nicole Paton 5:04:19
2nd Tilly Horman 5:26:57
3rd Julia Gregory 5:42:42

Male Marathon Winners
1st Cameron Wood 3:54:56
2nd Liam Brown 4:09:58
3rd Daniel Haakma 4:12:22

Female Marathon Winners
1st Nisha Brown 4:23:57
2nd Katherine McKean 4:27:25
3rd Trish Yates 4:32:46

Male Half Marathon Winners
1st Peter Cutler 1:27:46
2nd Andre Van Der Westhuizen 1:33:09
3rd Steve Brennan 1:34:12

Female Half Marathon Winners
1st Dervilla Holmes 1:38:04
2nd Bonnie Van Wilgenburg 1:42:06
3rd Kylee Woods 1:43:35

Male 10k Winners
1st Jonathon Little 42:46
2nd Michael Hastie 45:41
3rd Harry Bowen 47:45

Female 10k Winners
1st Karensa Menzies 48:37
2nd Stacey Clarkson 49:28
3rd Pixie Aitken 49:36

Male 4k Winners
1st Tom Saxon 19:41
2nd John Holz 20:30
3rd Thomas McCormick 21:04

Female 4k Winners
1st Monica Cook 26:07
2nd Leila Pammer 26:35
3rd Meg Robinson 28:08


WEATHER HISTORY

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