Run with the Wind is a new exciting fun run amongst the wind turbines at the Woodlawn wind farm, situated near the towns of Tarago and Bungendore. Starting in the valley, the run course makes the ascent up onto the Woodlawn range, upon reaching the first turbine the track meanders along the ridgeline amongst the wind turbines before descending back down the range to the finish line. The event features 5 km and 8 km distances and is open to competitors of all ages and abilities.
Run with the Wind 2012
The inaugural event was held on 11 November 2012 with more than 450 competitors showing up on on the day. Canberra Olympic marathon runner Martin Dent completed and won the men’s eight-kilometre race, in 28 minutes and 40 seconds.
Runners observed a minute silence for Remembrance Day before the start.
Paddy Doulman wrote (“Wind run an up-close turbines experience“, 12 Nov 2012 Canberra Times):
Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said it was great to see Canberrans engage with a clean-energy event.
”There’s lots of people running with cameras and you never ever see that in a race. I think that’s a sign that people are really interested to come out amongst the turbines and see just what they’re like,” he said.
Medals are awarded for first, second and third place winners in the following categories: