The O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon


May 1, 2016

Partner: Athletics Bendigo

Sponsor: Mandalay Resources



Greater Bendigo has joined the Marathon circuit thanks to the organisers of the Heathcote Community Games, who have formed a partnership with Athletics Bendigo to host the inaugural Heathcote Community Games Marathon on the historic O'Keefe Rail Trail (Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail).


The event will include a full marathon, half marathon, 9.5km run, and an Ekiden Relay Challenge (teams of 7) for local businesses and community groups.


The marathon will follow much of the historic journey on the O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote, a trail following the old rail line that first linked the two towns in 1888.


Victorian Marathon Champion and Athletics Bendigo member Brady Threlfall has been appointed the official ambassador for the marathon and is looking forward to acting as a pacer for the race on the day, hot on the heels of competing in Japan.


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Mandalay Resources are again supporting a local event in Regional Victoria and Heathcote. Their support is valued and not only with monetary assistance, but human resources, their expertise and other infrastructure requirements for the event to proceed.

Heathcote Community House are providing assistance with finances and insurances for the event.

Website content –  Sandra Slatter

Website design – Bronwyn Lumsden & Craig Green

DVD production – Imagine Pictures (Anthony Webster)

Images – McIvor Times, Sandra Slatter, Heathcote Community House,

Imagine Pictures (Anthony Webster)