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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