SHIRE of Mundaring's popular Trek the Trail event returns in 2016 with a new format designed to cater to all users.
Shire President David Lavell said Trek the Trail would now be run as three separate events, spaced two weeks apart.
"Traditionally Trek the Trail has been one large event held in September where people get the chance to explore the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, its flora and fauna and learn about the history," he said.
"While everyone loves Trek, we have been really unfortunate with weather the past few years and have had to cancel events due to severe weather warnings.
"By creating three separate events we reduce the risk of cancellation and the associated costs that still go into preparing for an event of this size."
The following FREE events will be held in 2016:
- Sunday 28 August - cycle up to 20km from Darlington to Mundaring Community Sculpture Park and return (must be able to complete the return journey – no buses available)
- Sunday 11 September - run 6km total from Mundaring Community Sculpture Park to Mahogany Creek and return
- Sunday 25 September - walk 9km total from John Forrest National Park to Swan View Station and return. This walk is relatively flat and accessible, suitable for children, prams and wheelchairs.
Cr Lavell said the new format would allow participants to complete a section of the Trail by their preferred method of walking, running or cycling.
"By breaking up the event, people can trek the Trail in their own way with like-minded individuals," he said.
"It will also increase exposure of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail to locals and visitors who will have three great opportunities to explore a new section of the Trail and see all it has to offer.
"If they are feeling fit, people are welcome to attend two, or even three of the free events."
People who take part in all three events could go in the running to win a $2000 mountain bike.
For more information visit www.trekthetrail.com.au or call Rachael on 9290 6773.