Do not miss out on your chance to participate in the Friends of the Community Manning Park Trail Run, Manning Park in Hamilton Hill, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Register now, and ensure that you are in the starting list of this great community health event, promoting an active lifestyle in the City of Cockburn. Starting at 9:00am, this enjoyable fun day for the whole family, will see all donations and entry fees donated to Guide Dogs WA.
Guide Dogs WA, relies on the generous support of the community to fund the Guide Dog program. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everybody who needs a Guide Dog, has a Guide Dog? Thus, each of their Guide Dogs, is provided free of charge to people who are blind or vision impaired.
The event comprises a 5 and 10 kilometre, run or walk, suitable for most people. On this route you will encounter spectacular views, serene surroundings, and the challenge of the magnificent Manning Stairs (all 192 steps).
A great day out for all the family, especially the children.
Make it a team building exercise, corporate versus industry or like businesses versus others. However, to participate, you want to tag it, and register now, especially with some intriguing prizes on offer.
Individual Adult Entry: $20.00 Family Entry (2 adults, 4 kids): $50.00, and any extra child $10.00 each Individual Under 16s Entry: $10.00
Where to park
There is plenty of parking available at Manning Park, Azelia Rd, Hamilton Hill, just follow the main road into the park situated at the top of the road. Then please walk over to the Start/Finish area to check-in for the race.
When to arrive (important)
Check-ins are between 7:45am and 8:20am (to pick up timing chips and race bib). Please arrive before 8:20am, to ensure you have time to check-in and warm-up.
At 8:35am, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) will hold an event briefing, running through race warm-up for all participants.
The starting point for both events is the near old toilets and Sound Shell. The race will start at 9:00am.
Distances and course
Starting near the Sound Shell, you proceed through the Azelia Ley Homestead and around the trails, taking in most of Manning Park, then up the 192 steps of the challenging Manning Stairs, and a magnificent view of the ocean. You then descend into the bush tracks, encountering some steep sections and loose gravel. The tracks circle back to Azelia Ley Homestead, finishing back at the start area.
The 10 kilometre course diverts near the Azelia Homestead, taking in more of the trails, with another challenging climb up the Manning Stairs, and then follow the remainder of the trails to finish at the starting point. If you are unsure of the level of ability required to complete this course, please check here.
Friends of the Community Inc. (FOC), is a not for profit organisation founded in October 2006, by Serena Anderson and Norm Dale. Based on a vision of investing in our future by building a healthy, sustainable and enterprising community, and an obvious lack of funding in aged, disabled, disadvantaged and special needs children.
Though not affiliated with any religious group, they are prepared to assist all those in need, regardless of religion, colour and ethnic background. Staffed entirely by volunteers, they run a small food business with all profits being returned to the needy community.
From their inception they have gifted funds, white goods, food parcels, donated funds to many organisations to benefit children, cancer, healthy lifestyles and different modalities for pain management to name a few.
FOC has paid for training expenses, enabling opportunity for employment, sports equipment, fees for attendances and scholarships for years 11 and 12 for further studies. Moreover, assisted St Patricks Community Support Centre (St Pats) with food items, and donated an industrial stove to cook meals for homeless consumers.
This is a friendly group of individuals with a strong sense of community, who enjoy what they do, as one big family. They are all trained in food safety and some with first aid training, taking pride in their cleanliness, quality of food and customer service provided. Holding a Charity License, FOC, welcomes any donations for their work in supplying a range of services to the community.