takayna Trail runners prepare for the sixth annual wilderness ultra marathon

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Over 180 trail runners and around 150 volunteers and support crew are assembling today in Waratah for the sixth annual takayna Trail ultra marathon to be held on Saturday. The event, which raises funds for Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine, sees runners from across the nation participate in 22, 37 and 62 kilometre events through takayna’s ancient rainforests, allowing runners to experience firsthand the forests they are helping to defend.

“takayna Trail is one of our biggest events on the Bob Brown Foundation calendar and the culmination of months of work by race organisers. To bring together over 180 runners is a major logistical feat supported by dozens of volunteers,” said Bob Brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“We welcome the opportunity to show off our amazing part of the world, but we especially welcome the fact that every runner who participates has raised funds for the campaign to see takayna protected as a World Heritage Area.”

“Regardless of the winners tomorrow, takayna has a whole field of champions.”

The first runners will leave the start line at 6.30am on Saturday, with the first crossing the finish line after midday.

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