Thursday, 31 January 2013

Stromlo Running Festival 15-17 February

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, January 31, 2013 with 2 comments
Late fees apply from the 1st of February, so enter now!
Lighting Strike
The start date for the fifth annual STROMLO Running Festival is rapidly approaching. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to take part in this unique event .STROMLO is bound to once again be an action-packed weekend of running at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra.
The 30km Lightning Strike event provides a challenging run for even the most experienced runners. The profile of the course makes it one of the toughest trail runs in the Canberra area and this year sees a few course modifications to make it even better than previous years. In 2013, transport of runners from the event hub to the start is included as part of the entry cost.
The new 10km Lightning Strike course developed in 2012 proved to be a great success and will again be used in 2013. This event now starts and finishes at the event hub in Stromlo Forest Park and consists of a flowing and picturesque loop around one of Canberra's best nature parks.
The 7.5km Cross Country is set to be a great event and is now combined with the Corporate Challenge. The event will be a normal mass start with all runners beginning at the same time and Age-Sex adjusted performances calculated after the event based on competitors finishing time for all individual entrants. There is still $2,000 in prize money available for individual entrants in the event based on overall finishing positions and Age-Sex adjusted performances, as well as the major $2000 cash prize for the winning corporate or sporting team. The handicaps and rules for the event are based on your age and gender and can be found on the website (
Building on the success of the inaugural 12-hour event, a range of ultra events will start on Saturday evening and now include 6-hour, 50km, 12-hour and 100km options. In 2012, the 1km road loop course proved to be a fast one, with many experienced ultra runners netting personal best distances, so why not test yourself in one of these unique events.
If you are looking for a great weekend away; an event to finish off your summer; or your final training preparation for the 6-foot Track Marathon – the STROMLO Running Festival has an event for you.
Standard entry prices close on the 31st of January, so enter now to avoid paying any late fees. We hope to see you there. You can enter via our secure online site at


  1. Don't worry about the other events at SRF. Be there at night to watch Marty Dent have a go at 100 kms. World record is about 6 hrs 10 mins, I would think Marty would like to go under 7 hrs, that 4'12 " pace, very fast in any one's books. I'll be there all night.It's going to be a great night.

    1. I agree. I will be there too, with bells on.