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Fremantle Ports Harbour Master Classic fun run, 29 August 2021

The fun run offers runners the chance to run fast, flat and traffic-free along historic Victoria Quay and out to South Mole lighthouse.

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Mark 29 August 2021 in your diary for the inaugural Fremantle Ports Harbour Master Classic and start training for Perth’s most scenic fun run!

This is your chance to run fast, flat, fun and traffic-free, along Fremantle Port’s historic Victoria Quay and out to South Mole lighthouse. Whether you are a serious runner or are looking for a post-winter challenge, this event is for you.

The Harbour Master Classic is a West Australian Marathon Club event starting in front of the iconic Fremantle Ports building, heading north-east along Peter Hughes Drive through the date palms and past the heritage-listed Passenger Terminal - enjoying the harbourside sights and sounds. Take in ships and cargo before heading back to the WA Maritime Museum, past the historic HMAS Ovens submarine and east by the quaint Slip Street sheds. As you pass Challenger TAFE, enjoy the sweeping views of Bathers Beach and Cockburn Sound as you make way on the port side of the road to South Mole lighthouse, and return to Victoria Quay with magnificent views of the Inner Harbour.

Challenge yourself with the 5km or 10 km event and enjoy the scenery of Australia’s best maritime gateway. Get a school team together, run with the football/netball club or in a family group. Pram-pushers are welcome, and there’s a kids’ run, too.

Spot prizes will be awarded on the day - among them the largest team and the best nautical costume. All finishers will receive a medal.

Runners are encouraged to get to the event by train, with Fremantle Railway Station just 300m from the start line. (Trains arriving at Fremantle from 7.15am.) Bag drop is available in B Shed, so bring a jumper so you can enjoy the festivities and a post-race breakfast on Victoria Quay.

When: Sunday 29 August 2021

Register: www.WAMC.org.au

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