Are you looking for a family friendly running event, including the family dog with the opportunity to run some of Sydney’s most beautiful trails and close to the CBD? Then look no further than the Western Sydney Parklands Trail run!
The event is proudly supported by Western Sydney Parklands, Sydney’s Biggest Backyard and provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of running and activities for the whole family, including the family dog.
Runners have the option of four course distances with a 38km, 19km, 11km and 4km Family Run, accommodating runners/walkers and dogs of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Lizard Log, the trail snakes through the Western Sydney Parklands taking in the sites of Moonrise Lookout, The Diary, Cecil Park and Sugarloaf Ridge. The terrain is varied – bushland single track, fire and farmland trails, all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners and the family dog.
Says Gary Farebrother, Founder of the Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run: “The course offers some fantastic trail running only a stones throw from the CBD. There is a great variety of trails which will entertain novice and experienced runners alike. The longer courses offer fantastic views of the CBD and Western Sydney and of course a few hills. “
In addition to some quality trail running, there are a host of activities and services to encourage the family to come along. These include:
– 1.6km Kids Dash
– 4km Family Run
– Award-Winning Playgrounds
What Others Are Saying
Says Megan Gibson, Running Mums Australia Ambassador:
“Lizard Log is a nice central location for lots of those living in the Sydney suburbs, and with a relatively “late” start time (8.15am for the 19km and 9am for the 11km) I had a lovely cruisy morning with no pre-dawn alarms to get to the event on time.
One of the things which always makes me anxious, is getting to a start line on time, particularly when it involves public transport. Luckily there was plenty of parking close by the event hub and I had no difficulty finding a park and walking the few hundred meters to the start.
The course itself was just gorgeous, Western Sydney Parklands is truly a gem in the suburbs. We started on a slight uphill slope and crested the top of the first hill to views across the whole of Sydney right through to the Harbour bridge.
There were a variety of different surfaces, minimal road, dirt track, and a few sections through bushland, none of it very technical trail. The varied terrain and the great views did make the kilometres tick past quickly.”
Sunday 31st May 2020
The Pavilion and Amphitheatre
Western Sydney Parklands
The Horsley Dr & Cowpasture Rd
Abbotsbury NSW 2176
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The majority of the Western Sydney Parklands trail run is on land managed by the Western Sydney Parklands, without whose support the event couldn’t take place.