This Saturday’s 10th Western Sydney Marathon, held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, is set to be a record-breaking event in more ways than one.
Organisers are anticipating records to tumble both on the track and at the registration tent.
Whether you are a family wanting to get active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time, the Western Sydney Marathon is a running festival suited to runners of all abilities.
Set against the backdrop of the Blue Mountains, there will be a health and fitness expo, live entertainment, inflatable obstacle course, children’s activities, and post-race massage and physio.
2018 winners and race ambassadors Leigha Wills and Brendan Davies have been in training for tomorrow’s event and hope to see race records broken.
“I started running two-and-a-half years ago as a challenge and Western Sydney Marathon was my fifth marathon in 11 months,” Wills said.
“I can’t wait to run the Western Sydney Marathon again and I highly recommend the event to anyone thinking of doing a marathon.”
The Western Sydney Marathon offers five different race categories including a 2km Youth Dash for kids, a 5km and 10km social run plus a half and full marathon for distance runners.
“It’s been great to see the numbers continue to grow with inclusivity and participation being the driving force,” Davies said.
“Fees are kept low and there’s an event for everyone at any stage of their distance running journey.”
Online registrations have now closed but you can still register on race day. Discounts are available for teams and families, and school groups entering teams across any of the distances have the chance to win a day program excursion at the Sydney Academy of Sport.
For more information, visit www.westernsydneymarathon.com.au.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.