Congratulations to Alice Springs' new King of the Mountain, local Ben Bruce, who took out the prestigous title last Sunday in a time of 34.01. Not far behind him was the first female and second outright winner Roxy Shahtahmasebi in a time of 34.36. The tough course takes runners and walkers from the YMCA, 7kms to the base of Mount Gillen with a steep climb of just over 1km to the top. The real race winner is almost always decided on the climb.
The Alice Springs Running and Walking Club is a proud supporter of King of the Mountain, sponsored and coordinated by YMCA Alice Springs.
2016 Festival date set
The date for the 2016 Alice Springs Running Festival is Sunday, 21 August. The Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Steve Moneghetti will be returning in 2016 as Ambassador, and you can expect to see much more of him next year.
Registrations for the 2016 Festival will open in the new year, so watch this space for more info.