Overview – Yarra Bend Race

Race 1 kicks off the 2021 season at Yarra Bend, on Sunday 6 June.

The trails beside our beautiful Yarra River are the starting point for the 2021 Series and we’re looking forward exploring this beautiful ‘inner-city’ wilderness onmce again.

You’ll weave along the flowing, non-technical trails beside the Yarra River in these popular and accessible courses – a great way to get some fresh air and freedom this winter!

When: Sunday 6 June, 2021
Where: End of Deep Rock Rd. Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield
What:

  • Long Course: 15km 
  • Medium Course: 11km
  • Short Course: 5.2km

The short, medium and long course races will be conducted with a single mass start for each distance.

The courses are the same as 2019 at Yarra Bend, but will be held during daylight hours (NOT as a night race as was the case in 2016-2019). Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. Enjoy the leafy grounds and abundant wildlife whilst on the trails. 

Spectator Information

The start / finish area at Yarra Bend Park takes place in a beautiful parkland surrounding the Yarra River. Not far away is the iconic bridge to Studley Park Boat House where there is a cafe and you can hire a canoe – what better way to celebrate your morning trial run!

Things to see and do for spectators:

  • There is a playground nearby for kids, permanent toilets and car parking areas providing good facilities for families.
  • There are a range of short and long walking tracks that start and finish along the Yarra Bend Trails
  • Check out the Parks Victoria visitor guide for maps and further information

Otherwise, hang out at the Event Expo where the finish line is and give everyone a well-deserved cheer as they come through at the end.

Trail Run Series 2021 Official Event T-Shirt. The first 400 GOLD runners who enter 4 or 5 races in the series receive a free event t-shirt. Purchase now.