Keen runners will be able to enjoy the scenery as they test themselves when a Border event is held next month for the second year.
There's a few people who I think are looking at beating the times they ran last yearSean Greenhill
The Murray Running Festival on March 31 will offer a full marathon (42.2 kilometres), a half-marathon (21.1km) and shorter races over 12km and 6km as well as a 2km children’s race.
Last year’s inaugural event attracted about 400 participants and raised more than $8000 for Parklands Albury Wodonga’s landcare and conservation work.
The festival starts and finishes at Oddies Creek Park in Albury and uses traffic-free paths along the Murray River on both sides of the border, taking in landmarks such as Wonga Wetlands and the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk.
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Race director Sean Greenhill, of Parklands Albury Wodonga, said the Murray Running Festival had received a positive response so far.
“It’s pretty heartening for an event in its first year to make a noticeable profit,” he said.
“There’s a few people who I think are looking at beating the times they ran last year.”
Entries are open at murrayrunningfestival.com.au or people can enter on the day.
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