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Pearl iZumi Bundy Run
November 12, 2016
Across the weekend of 12 to 13 November 2016, the beautiful town of Bundanoon in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, will host a weekend for outdoor adventurers, including the second running of the Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run – a trail run created to showcase the area’s natural beauty and incredible views. The run joins the long established Highland Fling mountain bike marathon to make a weekend of wild off road adventures.
Launched in 2015, the Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run takes trail runners from the centre of town and into the Morton National Park, a stunning wilderness area hugging the southern side of Bundanoon and featuring lush bushland, quiet streams, soaring cliffs and inaccessible valleys.
Trail runners will race through locations including Fairy Bower, The Amphitheatre, Glow Worm Trail and Sunrise Lookout, providing an absolute best-of-the-best visual tour with spectacular outlooks across a course that mixes it up with country lanes, narrow trails and fast fire roads.
Wild Horizons’ Huw Kingston:
“After being on our event must-do list for a couple of years, we launched the Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run in 2015 and were thrilled by the positive feedback from those who ran the first event. The course distances provide something for everyone – in fact a young 10-year-old took out second in The Teaser (6km) last year, and the terrain provides variety and challenge, with the stunning views of the Morton National Park as a backdrop. We’re excited to show off this part of our backyard once again.”
In 2016 the Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run gives trail runners the opportunity to challenging themselves across one of three course distances including The Teaser (6km), Quarter Marathon (10.5km) and Half Marathon (21km). Each distance designed to test skill and endurance with 185m, 400m and 800m climbing in the three distances respectively.
The Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run will once again have a Saturday afternoon start, giving trail runners the opportunity to register and take in the vibe of the event hub of Sponsor pop-up stalls. The event will conclude with a free dinner for all participants, whilst winner presentations are made.
Toby Shingleton, Brand Manager for Pearl iZUMi Australia: “The Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run really is one of the most spectacular trail runs we’ve done. It has the perfect combination of amazing views, and varied terrain to mix it up. We look forward to welcoming runners to the Highlands again in 2016 and sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm for this sport.”
Thanks to the partners and major sponsors:
- Pearl iZUMi: Renowned for comfort, quality, innovation and technology, Pearl iZUMi was founded in the 1950’s and is now a leading manufacturer of run and cycling footwear and apparel. Pearl iZUMi has a focus on creating products dedicated to meeting the needs of the serious sport enthusiast.
- GU Energy: GU FOR IT with fast food for athletes
- 4 Pines Brewing Company: Because we really, really love beer.
- Westside Petroleum Bundanoon: The difference is we care.