Flinders Island Running Festival

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We’re excited to announce our new dates are Friday 31 August through to Sunday 2 September 2018.  We know you all need time to prepare and get organised for this amazing festival of all things running.  If you need flights or accommodation to attend, we’ll be back soon with information and suggestions on getting here, staying and getting around.

About the Event
The Flinders Running Festival is all about getting out and having fun.  It started in 2007 as a community fun run and health promotion day and has grown every year since.  Now we have the 26 km Bendigo Bank Pub2Pub and the 42km Pub2Pub Trail Marathon followed by the FIAAI Flinders 5, a 5 km or 2 km event.

The festival is still very much a community weekend encouraging as many people to participate at any speed, pace or gait they please.  For many local families it’s a way of getting together and celebrating Father’s Day.  There are no time restrictions or expectations for those who like to take their time but there is plenty of competition for runners who like to test themselves.  And of course there is plenty of opportunity for good food, great views and inspiring conversations!

2018 Festival Events
Friday 31 August
3:30pm – 5km run/walk Trousers Point through Strzelecki National Park. Meet at the BBQ area. This will be a nominated time event. Guess your time, take your watch off and off you go!
6pm – Smorgasbord dinner with guest speakerSaturday 1st September 
8am – Bendigo Bank Pub2Pub 26km course for walkers (individual and team)
8am – Pub2Pub Trail Marathon 42km (for runners only, either individual or teams of two)
9am – Pub2Pub 26km course for runners (individual and team)
6.30pm – Evening Dinner at The Interstate Hotel, Whitemark.

Sunday 2nd September 
9:30am – Registrations opens for the Fun Run / Walk
11 am  FIAAI Flinders 5 Fun Run (5km and 2 km course, spot prizes)
11:30am – Taste of Flinders
1.00pm – Presentation of all awards & prizes

The philosophy of the Masters movement is participation. Come along and enjoy yourself in running, walking, throwing and jumping. While membership is restricted to those over 30, children or grandchildren of members are most welcome to participate with us. Only financial members are eligible for Championships however.