The Fishy Fun Run is back for 2013

It’s time to get out your flippers and your fishy tail, as the Fishy Fun Run – previously known as the Murray Trail Run and Half Marathon – is back, organised by Parklands Albury-Wodonga and the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) at La Trobe University.

Fishy Fun Run (photo credit to the Border Mail)Held along the picturesque banks of the Kiewa and Murray Rivers and Wodonga Creek on tracks not normally open to the public, the Fishy Fun Run will promote health and wellbeing in the community while drawing attention to the importance of the local river system and environment. There will be some fishy facts along the way to keep runners entertained.

Representatives from the MDFRC will be at the finish line, with their electrofishing boat used for freshwater fish research and lots of freshwater bugs for viewing under the microscope. MDFRC staff will be on hand to answer any questions about electrofishing and about the life in our local rivers.

Runners can show off their scales and wear fishy fancy dress to win spot prizes on the day. There will be prizes for the best-dressed fish, for the fastest runners in the trail run and half marathon, and for the team that raises the most funds. Runners can enter the 21km half marathon, 12km trail run or the 6km trail walk.

Corporate teams are also welcome. Not only will you have fun with your colleagues, you will be getting fit and showing your commitment to healthy communities.

All proceeds will be donated to Border Trust Charity and Parklands Albury-Wodonga. Sponsors of the Fishy Fun Run are Riverside Estate, Albury-Wodonga Military Area Trail Running Series, City of Wodonga and Northeast Water.

Register online by midday Saturday 6 April.


Interview/photo opportunity

What?    Fishy Fun Run
Where?  Start line for 12km and 21km races: Kiewa River Bridge, Killara
               Finish line for all races: Stockies Bridge, Belvoir Park, Wodonga
When?   Start: 9.00am, Sunday 7 April
               Expected finish: 10.00am onwards

Media enquiries: 

Leanne Wheaton
Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre
T 02 6024 9662 | E

Suzi Macbeth
Communications Officer
T 03 9479 5353 | E

Photo credit: The Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga