Moe – Yallourn Rail Trail (Gippsland, Victoria) Fun Run/walk

The fun run/walk will be held on Sunday 25th of February 2007 commencing at the Moe Botanical Gardens. Participants can run or walk along the Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail back to the power station.

Registration from 9.30 am

Runners start at 10.30 am

Walkers start at 11.00 am

Adults $10, Families $20 Students/Concession $5 (All proceeds donated to the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre)

Park at the Yallourn Power Station and grab the FREE bus to the registration/start point at the Moe Botanical Gardens,

In addition there will also be –

  • An auction
  • Lucky Envelopes
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Children’s Entertainment

In addition a Truenergy customer has a chance to win $500 worth of energy.

For entry forms or more information on this community event, contact Meredith Bowden on 5128 2960

Click here for more information on the rail trail including map.

A press release from the committee of management follows.

Media release – Moe Yallourn Railtrail Work & Fun Run

Recent work on the Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail has seen the clean up the edges as well as complete much-needed repairs to damaged and worn areas. The current surface, which was completed five years ago, has been deteriorating due to weathering and misuse, creating many potholes and spreading large rocks across the trail.

Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail Chairperson, Stan Hodgson, said that the maintenance will be of great benefit to those who frequently use the pathway. “Several sporting groups use the trail for training as well as students who get direct access from Moe township, and the general community use it for walking, cycling and horse riding.”

The recent trail works have coincided with the lead up to this years TRU Energy Yallourn Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, 25 February. The event will use trail from the Moe Botanic gardens to the power station, all proceeds will be donated to the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre.

Mr Hodgson also said that there are plans to provide further options for trail users. “It is on our agenda to finish the section from Narracan Drive back to the Moe Railway station and we have also had discussions to extend the trail up to the Yallourn North township.”

In addition to the future plans, Mr Hodgson is hoping that people can get involved with the management of the trail. “We do need fresh faces to support our small committee, particularly with finding new ideas on how to solve the problems of motor bike using the trail illegally, rubbish dumping and how to publicise the benefits of the trail to the community.”

Anyone interested in more information on the Moe -Yallourn Rail trail can ring Latrobe City on 1300 367 700.


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