When love runs to town
Feb 11th 2017 the 2nd edition of Bellarine Peninsula's own coastal run is back.
It was proven in 2016 that we've found the perfect way to combine some of life's loves. Many couples ventured to the Bellarine Peninsula to spend a Valentines weekend running, eating, drinking, smiling and laughing with friends and love ones. On February 11th 2017 you have the opportunity to run the 2nd FLYING BRICK Bellarine Sunset Run and discover some of life's ingredients to happiness. In 2016 it sold out with 700 entries some 5 weeks early in 2017 we are expecting over 1000 to do the same and be gone before the New Year.
Combine the run with a weekend away at some of Victoria's best beach and bayside towns where runners can experience the insatiable mouth watering flavours of some of Australia's best wineries, cider houses, seafoods, restaurants and food harvests throughout the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong.
The Flying Brick BSR takes place on the Bellarine Coastal Trail between Portarlington and St Leonard's in Victoria Australia and needs to be ran (or walked) to be appreciated, it has a view of Melbourne's skyline across Port Philip Bay, the You Yangs across Corio Quay and the relaxing landcapes of an area showcasing old fashion town charm. The Bellarine Bayside Coastal Management has made some great additions to the trail with new foot bridges, re-vegetation and the current upgrade of the Portarlington pier so we are pleased the event gets to show this off.
The beauty and appeal of the Bellarine Coastal Trail is you will always be within 50m of the beach and 50m from the Esplanade it also happens to be 10.7km between the piers of Portarlington and St Leonard's meaning we have 10.7km / 21.8km distances, it's a course everyone will get across quickly with plenty of room for overtaking those who are mesmerised by the view and the bonus is there's few hills.
Ask anyone who ran in 2016 and they'll tell you this IS the most family and spectator friendly running courses you'll find anywhere in Australia with numerous playgrounds and facilities right on course. So if you are not running be sure to pack the picnic blanket as there is plenty of chances to setup and high 5 the runners a long the course and a massive park and BBQ facilities within a stones throw of the finish line of both events.