Dedicated to Fitness’ Mark Simons told Bradley Jurd of the Western Advocate last February that Gateway to Garden is “a unique opportunity for runners to get out and see the gardens.”
“Traditionally, people who visit Mayfield come and see the beauty of the gardens. But from an event’s perspective, it’s a great combination of beauty and the pressure that comes with running,” he said.
“It can take your mind off the arduous nature of climbing those hills and pushing through those harder parts of the course.
“We’re all about pushing people to do their own personal best and challenge themselves.” ‘
Mayfield is gearing up for another Gateway 2 Garden fun run and it promises to bigger and better than last year.
What’s different? Well, this year you have the option to join the 5km run as a family or in teams. Local businesses can compete against each other and satisfy some of those old rivalries while families and sports teams can bond as they compete together. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or skill level. The 5km run is kid-friendly and dog-friendly – So bring the whole family!
For our more skilled runners, the 10km is an all-terrain track with a steep climb.
Former CSU student and Olympian long-distance runner Ben St Lawrence will return to Mayfield Garden as host of this year’s Gateway 2 Garden.
Ben St Lawrence is an Australian long-distance runner, specialising in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
After the run, join us at Mayfield Cafe for music and drinks – even if you aren’t running in the race, you can join us for the festivities.
Register by following the link below or on the day. Gates open at 7:30 am and registration closes at 8:30 am. Both the 5km and the 10km race kick off at 9 am.
Times to Remember
7:30 am – Gates open
8:30 am – Registration closes
9 am – Race starts
Good luck to all our runners.