You might have seen a few posts on our Face book page about Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend and we have recently given away 2 free entries. However we have since received a lot of emails asking more about this event.
So we went straight to the Trail Chix on the inside, Roylene Stanley.
I met Roylene at the recent Buffalo Stampede event and I was taken back by how passionate she is about her local trail marathon. In fact if you spend 5 minutes talking to Roylene about this event I guarantee, you will be signing up.
So for all those Chix (and men) wondering what event they should do in August, read on.
How many years has it been going?
The Wagga trail marathon started in 2008 with 49 brave starters tackling the 42.2 km course. It replaced the Junee to Wagga marathon that ended in 2003, then the Riverina marathon. In 2007 the marathon was held around the Lake Albert walking track with only one entry. The rest is now history.
***Note: Junee has an amazingly delicious liquorice and chocolate factory*****
Is the Wagga trail marathon predominantly trail?
The Wagga trail marathon is 95% off road with a mixture of walking tracks, fire roads and some fun sections of single track thrown in to keep runners entertained. Starting and finishing at the iconic Wagga beach (yes Wagga has a beach, just not the ocean type), the course follows sections of the Wiradjuri walking track and takes runners to some of the most picturesque areas of the city including Lake Albert, Pomingalarna reserve and the mighty Murrumbidgee river
What is your favourite section of the course?
My favourite section of the course is the fire roads, single track and hills of pomingalarna reserve. While your legs are dreading the climbs, seeing native wildlife and the beautiful scenery easily takes your mind of the hurt.
Wagga trail marathon is special to me because it was my first marathon distance race. Your first is always special. It is also the people involved from the friendly and helpful volunteers and to the Wagga road runners who love giving support and encouragement both along the way and at the finish line. I also couldn’t forget beers and pizza after finishing at the Thirsty Crow Brewery. We runner’s just LOVE exchanging war stories over a few beers.
Would this marathon be suited to all levels (beginners – experts?)
Although the marathon is a challenging course, it is suited to all level of runners from the experienced to beginners. The weekend also a heap of options for the family including a half marathon, marathon relay, 10km, 5km and 2km kids fun run with super heroes included. There is even a pre-race dinner which I can confirm is delicious.
If I were choosing between events what is the 1 reason I should choose Wagga Wagga Trail Event
I couldn’t give just one reason why you should choose wagga trail marathon except to say please read all my responses to the above questions. Wagga has so much to offer over the entire weekend for all the family so come to Wagga Wagga and give the trails a run. Don’t forget to say Hi to me as well or I’ll see you on the trail.
Sounds amazing and it is definitely on my list of events to do. So head over to the Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend facebook page and check it out.
Also any Chix that enter this event before May 31 go into the draw to win one of our Trail Chix Trucker caps!