1. The Australian Running Festival, April 9-10, including the Canberra Times Canberra Marathon:
The YMCA of Canberra Runners Club (YCRC) is supporting Fairfax Events’ conduct of the Australian Running Festival (ARF), including the Canberra Times Canberra Marathon. The new club’s offer of support was made in late December after discussion and a series of communications with Fairfax Events, after which the club was satisfied that Fairfax Events is committed to maintaining a cooperative and fair relationship with the Canberra running community.
Detailed negotiations in February will establish a formal relationship between YCRC and Fairfax Events for the Australian Running Festival. However, on a matter of great interest to a number of Canberra marathon runners, we can say that Fairfax Events is reviewing its original decision to not support the Griffins program. The ACT Cross Country Club had already passed its ownership of the ‘Griffins’ program to the YCRC, which has made representations to Fairfax Events about its continuation within the Canberra Times Canberra Marathon.
YCRC understands that Cundy Sports Marketing (CSM) will have no involvement with the ARF, and they have also indicated that they will not be involved with anyfuture marathon events in Canberra (as reported in The Canberra Times, 24 December 2010).
The YCRC encourages members to support the Australian Running Festival, including the Canberra Times Canberra Marathon, as either competitors of volunteers (or both).
Please find information regarding the event at http://runningfestival.com.au/
Geoff Sims, President
YMCA of Canberra Runners Club
2. The YMCA of Canberra Runners Club's Summer Series:
Edit: these events commence at 6:15pm
Tue 1 Feb Stromlo Forest Park 2/5k cc Uriarra Rd
Tue 8 Feb Boathouse East 2/5k r (Molonglo Reach) Menindee Dr Parkes. Map 59 P13
Tue 15 Feb North Curtin 2/5k cc/r Dunstan St Curtin. Map 68 D3
Tue 22Feb Barrenjoey Dr 2/5k gr Off Lady Denman Dr. Map 58 D7
Tue 1 Mar Weston Park 2/5k r/cc Weston Park Yarralumla. Map 58 H8
Tue 8 Mar Acton Ferry Terminal 2/5k r Barrine Dr Acton. Map 59 E5
Tue 15 Mar Lake Ginninderra 2/7.1k r Macdermott Pl Belconnen. Map 37 N10
Tue 22 Mar Stromlo Forest Park 2/5k cc Uriarra Rd. Just off NW corner of Map 67
cc stands for cross country, gr for gravel and r for road (or more commonly bike path).
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