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Biggest and Best Somerset Rail Trail Fun Planned for Somerset

Registrations are now open for the 15th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run, which is set to be the biggest yet with a new 24km cycling leg added.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann Council said families and competitors of all ages and fitness levels can look forward to a fun, active event which attracts thousands of competitors and supporters to the region.

“The walking/running and cycling courses are ideal for amateurs, professional athletes, and parents with strollers with breathtaking views of the Brisbane Valley, Brisbane River and historic rail trail,” he said.

Council consulted with Bicycle Queensland to devise an appropriate bicycle route through the newly opened Wulkuraka to Fernvale section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, which offers undisturbed native vegetation and bird life.

“Popularity of bicycle tourism is growing in our region and local business will benefit from the influx of visitors for this event,” Cr Lehmann said.

The 24km bicycle course starts at 8am from Wulkuraka – start point to be advised, while the 3km or 8km walk/run leg of the event will start at Lowood Primary State School Oval at 9am.

A post-race festival is also planned this year at Fernvale Sports Park with interactive stalls, activities and entertainment for families to enjoy and new additions to keep the atmosphere buzzing.

Early bird tickets are available now until 9 June 2017

During early bird release, tickets start from $15 each for under 16s to $30 for adults with packages available for families of up to five people. For more information and to register early, visit railtrailfunrun.com.au/ or phone (07) 5424 4000. Keep up with the latest on Facebook @SomersetRailTrailFunRun. Further offers and announcements to follow in coming months.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FUN RUN STALLS    

Council is seeking expressions of interest from local groups, businesses and individuals to provide food and activity stalls at the post-race festival at the Fernvale Sports Park. Submissions are open now, closing Monday, 1 May 2017 at 5pm. For an application form contact (07) 5424 4000 or mail@somerset.qld.gov.au.