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Heart of the Lake

Welcome back! 
We are happy to announce we will be hosting a new fun run in June 2015.

The Georges River - Festival of the Feet 
will replace The Heart of the Lake and Hidden Half fun runs

Whether this is your first fun run or you are a regular, we hope you enjoy this event within the beautiful bush and lakeside
setting at Lake Gillawarna near Bankstown.


10km option @ 8.00am
3km @ 8.15am
Timing chips will be issued on the event day.


Fully marked picturesque lakeside courses at Lake Gillawarna, Georges Hall.

Race Day

On race day you will need to arrive with time to complete your registration. Registration involves collecting your race number and applying the bib to your clothing. You will also receive a timing chip and have it attached correctly. Please also allow time to check your bag into the bag holding area if required.


This event will aid Bankstown East Hills Handicapped Association and cancer research.

Important Information 

All runners must follow designated course and obey any direction by race officials. Runners must complete the course without outside assistance of any nature. All entrants must display the official chest bib number on his or her chest to be clearly identified. No roller skates, roller blades, skate boards, bicycles or animals will be permitted on the course.


Location & Parking

To find out how to get to the race start at Lake Gillawarna, visit our location page. There is a carpark within a short walk of the start line as well as parking alongside Henry Lawson Drive.


Cash Prizes
10km Open male and female - 1st $200; 2nd $100 & 3rd $50
3km Open male and female - 1st $150, 2nd $75 & 3rd $50

Trophies in Open places in
10km - 1st local male and female
3km - 1st local male and female

Medals will be awarded to category places in:
10km - 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each category
3km - 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each category

Medals will also be awarded for a team of FOUR in each race
All male
All female
Mixed - male and female

Lucky Draw Prizes will be drawn at the presentation after the race. Winners must be present to collect their prize or a redraw will take place.

3km Age Categories
9 years and under
10 to 12 years
13 to 14 years
15 to 16 years
17 to 29 years
30 to 39 years
40 to 49 years
50 to 59 years
60 to 69 years
70 years and over

10km Age Categories
Under 18 years
18 to 29 years
30 to 39 years
40 to 49 years
50 to 59 years
60 to 69 years
70 years and over


Have a question and can't see the answer on this site?
You can contact us by email or phone Terrie on 0405 419 450.

Need more?

Each Saturday at 7:30am Western Districts Joggers and Harriers meet for a traffic free, club run around Lake Gillawarna. Everyone is welcome. Meet at the old kiosk 150m west of the footbridge on Henry Lawson Drive, between Georges Cres and Flinders Rd. See our events page for a complete calendar.

Patrick V,
Feb 14, 2014, 10:27 PM