Run with the wind at Woodlawn Wind Farm
18 October 2013
Following last year’s successful fun run event Infigen Energy will be again hosting Run with the Wind on Sunday, 17 November 2013.
Run with the Wind will be held at Infigen Energy’s Woodlawn wind farm near the town of Tarago, NSW. The five and eight kilometre courses start in the valley, make the ascent onto the Woodlawn range and follow along the ridgeline amongst the wind turbines, before descending back down the range to the finish line. The eight kilometre race will commence at 11am and the five kilometre race at 11.45am, with presentations to follow.
Kids (under 12) run free and a $25-$35 entry fee applies to adults with all net proceeds going to support local community organisations. There will multiple event categories and prizes for each category winner.
Woodlawn wind farm is approximately a 45-minute drive from Canberra and 2.5 hours from Sydney.There are also direct trains to Tarago from Canberra, Goulburn and Sydney. A complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from Tarago train station to the event. Detailed directions can be found on the event website.
Run with the Wind 2012
The inaugural event had more than 450 competitors, including Canberra Olympic marathon runner Martin Dent, who won the men’s eight-kilometre race in 23 minutes and 40 seconds.
”It’s a beautiful course. It’s great being so close to the turbines. It’s a really tough, hilly course, one of the hilliest races I’ve done for a long time,” said Mr Martin Dent. Check out the photos here.
“Run with the Wind is a great opportunity for the whole community to run and participate in an event where they can get up close to the turbines and experience what it is like to be amongst a wind farm,” said Infigen senior development manager and race co-ordinator Frank Boland.
To enter, volunteer or find more information, please go to:www.runwiththewind.com.au or search for #runwiththewind2013.
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A PDF version of this media release can be downloaded here.