Trek the Trail participants in the running to win $2000 mountain bike

Trek the Trail participants in the running to win $2000 mountain bike

PEOPLE who participate in all three of this year’s Trek the Trail events could be in the running to win a $2000 mountain bike.

The free challenge begins on Sunday with a cycle ride of up to 20km, followed by a run and walk next month.

Railway Reserves Heritage Trail retraces 59km of the old Eastern Railway and passes through diverse and scenic landscapes with historic settlements along the way.

The Shire of Mundaring organises the annual event across different sections of the heritage trail each year.

New for 2016 is the move to offer the popular event as three separate challengers.

Shire President David Lavell said the new format would give adults and children the choice to trek the trail their way.

“We anticipate thousands of people will take part in this year’s trek, which will showcase three great sections of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail,” he said.

He encouraged people who are feeling fit to participate in the new Trek Triathlon and post a picture on social media to be in with a chance to win the mountain bike.

“Wristbands will be handed out at each event and people need to take a selfie with their band at the start line of each of the three events,” he said.

“Once the third event is over, people should send the photos in a collage to the Trek the Trail Facebook page.

For more, visit trekthetrail.com.au or call 9295 0202.

August 28 – cycle up to 20km from Darlington to Mundaring Community Sculpture Park and return (must be able to complete the return journey – no buses available)

September 11 – run 6km from Mundaring Community Sculpture Park to Mahogany Creek and return

September 25 – walk 7km from John Forrest National Park to Swan View Station and return.

This walk is relatively flat and accessible, suitable for children, prams and wheelchairs.