The Big V Trail Series in its second year is the brainchild of TrailLove Events (Bellarine Sunset Run) for the Victorian Running Network and proudly supported by Athletics Victoria. Running events once a month from February through April this series has been introduced to provide runners of all levels and abilities accessible trails with destinations suitable for a fun family day out. A defined pathway has been a focus to enable people to progress from running their first one km or two on pavement to enjoying the beautiful unsealed beauty experienced in cross country and trail running.
You will have 3 themed events all held within 45 minutes drive from the Melbourne CBD offering distances of 3 km / 6-7 km / 12-14 km and creatively scheduled to maximise family participation. The 3 km distance is included specifically to tempt the parkrun enthusiasts with it being identified as the perfect entry level to trails after all 5 km parkrun is still a long way when first starting out. It is also our belief a maximum effort over these distances is every bit as challenging and rewarding as the traditional longer distances.
Once again we will host the Athletics Victoria State Trail Championships as part of the series.
Melbourne's best kept secret is now well and truly out and the feedback has been amazing with the 4 locations in 2017 selected receiving the tick of approval by runners, families and the local communities. We've teased you a little but now is your time to start planning the picnic with friends and family and get them laced up and ready for a great series, even those who have been thinking of running but haven't made that first step out the door and into nature can be ready for our 3 KM.
There will be more information being released in the coming weeks regarding the locations of our exciting NITRO TRAILS concept and the Athletics Victoria Trail Running Championships.