Hello Fellow Ultra Marathon Enthusiastis
The Coburg 24 Hour Carnival is on again and spots are filling fast! Only a handful of entries are left in one of Australia’s most gruelling ultra marathon running events.
To be held this year on the weekend of 17 – 18 April 2004 at the Harold Stevens Athletics Track in Outlook Road, Coburg, the race annually attracts between 30 – 40 people who push themselves beyond the limit of human endurance.
The race has two aspects, acting as the Victorian 24 Hour Track Championships and the Australian Centurions 24 Hour Walk. Over the years, it has attracted the likes of Cliff Young and Yiannis Kouros.
If the idea of a 24 hour run doesn’t appeal there is a walk event as well as a six hour run/walk and twelve hour run/walk component. The event even caters to team entries of eight people, where each member runs with the baton for three separate half hour stints over twelve hours.
The 24 Hour Carnival began in 1984 as a warm up event for athletes taking part in the Sydney to Melbourne Marathon. The carnival was so successful that it eventually outlasted the marathon, which was last held in 1991.
The race record was set in 1996 by Yiannis Kouros who achieved a remarkable 294.504 kilometres in driving rain. Helen Stranger, who in 1998 ran 228.680 kilometres, holds the track record for women.
To download an entry form or for more information, visit www.coburgharriers.org.au or contact the event organiser Tim Erickson by phone on 03 9379 2065 or email email@example.com
Coburg 24 Hour Ultra Marathon Carnival
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