The stunning coastline of Botany Bay will host amateur and professional runners for a unique trail running event to be held on Saturday 10 May as part of the Sydney Trail Series.
As the most scenic of all the Sydney Trail Series courses, the 7km, 10km and 20km tracks of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park will give participants spectacular views of the ocean as they run along cliff tops, before immersing themselves in the lush greens of the National Park.
The run begins near the historic Solander Monument on the shores of Botany Bay, taking competitors along single trails until they reach the coast and cliff section of the event. Runners will overcome sand dunes as they dash towards to Cape Bailey Lighthouse and make their way to the finish line.
Just 40 minutes from the Sydney CBD, the event is suitable for runners of all experience levels, with long, medium and short courses available, and prize money is on offer to the male and female winners of the 10km and 20km events.
The Kamay Botany Bay run will make great preparation for the next Sydney Trail Series event to be staged at the same magnificent location on Sunday 19 October. This run will not only have the 7km, 10km and 20km options, but will also include The Big Coast Run, a longer 35k course featuring a beach run to Wanda and back as a part of the coastal running course.
The Sydney Trail Series draws thousands of runners to a variety of courses around the Greater Sydney area each year. The Series is organised by the experienced Big Run Events team, who also operate the Big Red Run and the Big Burke and Wills Trek. A dedicated team of event and medical professionals will be on hand to ensure the safety of all participants.
There is ample parking in Kamay Botany Bay National Park for $7. Participants are encouraged to register online before the run to ensure the event runs smoothly, however registrations will remain open until 15 minutes prior to the event. Check the website for more information.