Marathon festival gears up

Runners lining up to start the Marysville Ultra Marathon last year. 109255


RUNNERS across the valley are dusting off their joggers and preparing for this year’s Marysville Marathon Festival.
Born in the ashes of the 2009 Black Saturday Fire by ultra-marathon runner and local general practitioner Lachlan Fraser, the marathon festival is about bringing people back to Marysville helping residents re-build their lives.
Runners can take part in the 50-kilometre ultra marathon, 42.2km marathon, 21.1km half marathon or the 10 and four kilometre walk or run events with all events starting and finishing at Gallipoli Park.
This year marks the fifth year of the Marysville Marathon Festival and is a great family event with live music on stage until 2pm and various children’s activities and recovery swims available for participants.
The Marysville Marathon Festival is being held on Sunday 7 November.
For more information and to get involved, visit