MORE than 1000 people are expected to take part The Mighty Jarrah Trail Run will be held in Dwellingup on Saturday, August 19.
The new event will in conjunction with the popular Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Classic.
The run will feature three distances – the Almighty Half Marathon, Mighty 10km and Mini 6km – with a range of age categories from Nippers (10-years plus) to Super Masters (60-years plus).
The course will weave along Dwellingup’s scenic trails and through Nanga bushland.
Participants of the Almighty Half Marathon will take on 8km of Bibbulmun Track as well as a challenging ascent known as Big Bertha.
Trail running has become popular in recent years; more than 8 million people in the US took part in the off-road style runs and the sport is rapidly gaining momentum in Australia.
The Mighty Jarrah Trail Run will aim to set the benchmark for competitive trail runs in WA.
Event director Dave Budge said Dwellingup was a beautiful spot.
“We’re glad that this year it will be experienced on foot and on the bike,” he said.
The MTB event is part of MBA’s 2017 National Cross Country Marathon Series. Riders can take on the D14km, Dwellingup 40km, Super 60km or the 100km Classic.