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Newcastle’s Newest Trail Run

  • Written by Zannie Abbott

The Coastal Ascent Will Take Your Breath Away 25km and 11km 28 April 2018


Get off road and take on The Coastal Ascent, choose from 25km or 11km of bushland, sand and stairs - Sunday 28 April, Dixon Park, Newcastle.


The courses start and finish in Dixon Park, taking in spectacular views of Newcastle as runners weave their way in and out of the coastline and bushland.


The course provides a challenge for all runners with two sets of 100 steps at the start of the event, 2.5km sand running along with single track running and some hill climbs and descents.


The Dixon Park precinct will provide runners and supporters not only with an epic finishing experience as they fly down Bathers Way on the final push home, but will also have DJ tunes pumping, medals and a great atmosphere for your friends and family to celebrate your achievement.


Kids are included and can take part in the Kids Beach Bolt Mile.


Vlad Shatrov, Event Training Partner, Newcastle local and Ultra Trail Running legend says many runners are heading to the trails.


“Trail running is a growing sport in Newcastle, across Australia and around the world. We are thrilled to bring an event which shows off the best of Newcastle as well as providing a fantastic challenge and atmosphere for everyone,” said Vlad.


The event organisers for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Pont3/Motiv Australia, have partnered with Runlab’s director, Vlad Shatrov to launch the Coastal Ascent along with the Hunter Valley Ultra Trail – 21 and 22 June including 102km, 60km, 30km, 12km and a kids’ event.


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