The Hallora Marathon Festival
Frequently asked Questions – FAQs
RUNNING EVENTS INFO:
42km Marathon Event – 7am start! – Comences at Hallora Football Ground, runs through to Drouin, Civic Park, up the snake path and around the oval and out to Western Park, Warragul, where this is your turning point to head back into Drouin, Civic Park – don’t forget the snake path up and around the Drouin Footy Oval!! You will then head back for 8km more, to the finish line – Western Park!
There is also a 6.30am starting group for anyone that may take > 2 hours to make the 16km onto the Drouin footpaths. Or > 5 hours overall.
Take note of the marathon turnaround before the run, we’ll have marshalls but we don’t want anyone going off course:
24km Event -7am start! Commences at Hallora Football Ground, runs through to Drouin, Civic Park and out to Western Park, Warragul, where this is your finish line!
As above, a 6.30am start time for those that may take > 2 hours to get into Drouin.
16km EVENT:Start time – 9am Commences from Western Park Warragul, the 16km runners will venture all the way along the Two Towns Trail into Drouin. They will turn around under the two towns sign and head all the way back, to finish at Western Park.
The course – this Strava link is the 16km course:
8km EVENT: Start time – 9.30am Commences from Western Park, Warragul, the 8km runners will venture 4km along the Two Towns Trail, crossing over Lardners Track and turning at a manned turnaround point. They will then head all the way back, to finish at Western Park.
5km EVENT:Start time – 10am Commences from Western Park Warragul, the 5km runners will venture 2.5km along the Two Towns Trail, almost reaching Lardners Track and turning at a manned turnaround point. They will then head all the way back, to finish at Western Park.
**We’ll have marshalls and ‘turn around’ signs at each turn around point so you don’t get lost!
We also have a KIDS DASH – this event will run at approximately 10.45am – 11am (just before presentations). This will be on the Western Park Oval – goal posts to goal posts.
When and where can we collect our race bibs?
16km, 8km, and 5km participants: Please collect your race bibs from the club rooms at Western Park Football Oval – these will be available from 1 hour prior to your event!
What is the address for the start line?
16km, 8k and 5km all start at Western Park Football Oval
22 Tarwin Street, Warragul, Vic 3820
24km and 42km start line: Hallora Recreation Reserve – 1530 Main South Road, Hallora, Vic 3818
Are there any water stations along the way?
Yes, within every 5km. Please be mindful that being a December event, it may be warm, so if you have your own water pack/water supply, please bring it along!
Is there first aid available?
We will have first aid officers out in force throughout the course for your convenience.
Is there an option for a bag drop?
Yes! At the club rooms at Western Park Football Oval.
Is there parking?
There will be some parking at Western Park, to the right of the club rooms. It will be clearly coned off and we will have a marshall directing traffic. If there is no available parking inside the grounds, there is parking along Tarwin Street and across the road at the second oval. Please do not obstruct the course or public traffic.
Will I receive a medal?
Yes! All participants will receive a competitors medal! For those who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event, we also have ‘placing’ medals and prizes!
Will there be coffee and food available?
There sure will be! Pharoah’s Angels cooking up a storm with their Sausage Sizzle and raising funds for Warragul Hospital. There will also be coffee vans and food available on site.
Pre or post event, they’ll be lots to enjoy! Please get around these guys, and support local!