Sat 16th - Sun 17th July 2016
TrailsPlus Mountain Trail Series - Race 3
5km 15km 30km 50km 100km 100mi
At all Trailsplus events, $1 of each participant's race entry fee is donated to CanTeen, the Australian organisation for Young people Living with cancer.
Update: In 2016, competitors donated $61 and we had 384 race entries. So Trailsplus has donated a total of $450 to Canteen for the You Yangs mountain trail event.
In 2014, Trailsplus staged the inaugural Hard Core 100 mile event as a new addition to the You Yangs running festival. Runners start at 9am on Saturday and run through the night, some run through to the 3pm Sunday cut-off (30 hrs). Hope to see you all there again this year!!
Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.
2016 will see the 8th annual Trail Running Festival at the You Yangs.
The You Yangs course is always a beautiful run through varying terrain, from flat wooded bike trails to open rocky mountain trails. There are some great views from Flinders Peak across Port Philip Bay, if you have the time and energy to take them in after the steep ascent!!
This will be the decider for the winner of the SHORT, 30 and 50 champions over the series.
If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.
Parks Vic provide great picnic facilities at the Turntable carpark, where the race starts and finishes, so it's a perfect location for families and friends to support their athletes.
The course takes a series of loops from the carpark out into different areas of the park, always returning to the carpark. This makes the supporter's job much easier as they will see their runner several times during the race.
The You Yangs Regional park is located about 55km south-west of Melbourne, just west of the township of Little River. The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. The park is popular for its magnificent views, birdlife and for bushwalks and picnics.
This race is held in the middle of winter when the park is at its visual best with lush greenery and local birdlife on display. It can be a very different story in the middle of summer when dust and wind can turn the park into a less pleasant and much more harsh environment.