Sunday 24th April 2016
TrailsPlus Mountain Trail Series - Race 1
8km 30km 50km
Welcome to the 20th Maroondah Dam trail run, the first race in the 2015 Trailsplus Victorian Mountain Trail Series. The series consists of 3 race locations: Maroondah Dam, Mt Macedon and You Yangs. In 2014, the inaugural Urban Trail Series was staged at Dendy Park, Brimbank Park and the Tan and is set for even greater success in 2015.
In 2015, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Maroondah Dam trail run. Three runners have completed the 50km distance more than 10 times, and only one runner, Kelvin Marshall, has completed all 19 of them! What an effort. Let's hope Kelvin can make it this year for number 20.
All Trailsplus events donate $1 of each participant's race entry fee to CanTeen, the Australian organisation for Young people Living with cancer.
UPDATE: In 2015 we had 173 competitors. Trailsplus has donated $173 to Canteen from the Maroondah Dam race.
We are extremely grateful for the wonderful work that Parks Vic does in keeping our parks in great condition for us to use and enjoy. We appreciate the opportunity to stage and event in the Yarra Ranges National Park and express our sincere appreciation to Dan Jones who has worked with Trailsplus to see that the event continues the tradition of the past 20 years.
Maroondah Dam Park is situated in the beautiful Yarra Ranges National Park. Entrance is from the Maroondah Hwy, about 3km east of Healesville. Maroondah features gardens with stands of native and exotic trees, native animals and birds and walking tracks. Its playground, lawns and cool summer shade make it a popular picnic destination in warmer months. In March, it is a very pleasant place for supporters to have a picnic or BBQ while they wait for their competitors!