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Mountain of Fun Run

Sun 3rd Mar 2019
84 Breheny Rd, Warrenheip VIC 3352, Australia
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From the organizer

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The Mt Warrenheip Mountain of Fun Run was first held in March 2008.

The Mountain of Fun Run is the major annual fundraising event for St Brendan's Primary School, Dunnstown. We endeavour to make it bigger and better than the year before. In 2018 we celebrated our 10th Mountain of Fun Run. What an achievement!

Not only is the Mountain of Fun Run about running/walking it is also about community. The whole community comes together to either participate or volunteer. It's for everyone and everyone is included, young or old, fast or slow. You're all welcome at the Mountain of Fun Run.

We are extremely proud of the Mountain of Fun Run and the many volunteers and sponsors who support our event year in year out. We couldn't achieve such amazing results without your support.

Distances in this event

  1. 12.5km

    Run 12.5km
    8:15am Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    AUD $35–AUD $120
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  2. 6km

    Run 6km
    8:30am Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    AUD $25–AUD $80
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
What’s Included

Bibs & Timing Chips

Bibs and timing chips will be available from the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, Old Melbourne Road, Dunnstown from 6:30am on event day. Please arrive early for the event to ensure that the process of distributing these is smooth and efficient. Any queries ask one of our friendly volunteers, they’ll be wearing a fluro vest and are happy to help!

Water Stations

Water stations are available along both courses to quench your thirst.

First Aid

Medical Response will be attending the event


Timing starts and finishes at the time each entrant crosses the timing mats at the start/finish line.

Course Details

6km Course

About the Course

This is a great run for the beginner or intermediate runner or even for anyone that wants a leisurely Sunday morning stroll around beautiful Dunnstown.

The 6 km run/walk leaves the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, and follows Old Melbourne Road to Torpy’s Road and into Britts and Howards Road, a final left back into Old Melbourne Road will see the course finishing back at the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve.

12km Course

About the Course

Do you want a real challenge? The 12.5k course up Mount Warrenheip is for you. A truly picturesque run with some stunning views. This run is sure to test your physical and mental endurance.

The 12.5k event also leaves from the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve in Old Melbourne Road. This course follows the 6 km course but deviates at the end of Britt’s and Howard’s Road, to include the ascension of Mt Warrenheip where you will receive a “proof of ascension”. The course will then descend Mt Warrenheip back down Old Melbourne Road finishing at the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve.

Raceday Logistics

6km Course

The 6k race starts at 8.30am and bib collection is from 6.30am onwards. Get there early to avoid the queues and roads are closed from 8am.

12km Course

The 12.5k race starts at 8.15am and bib collection is from 6.30am onwards. Get there early to avoid the queues and roads are closed from 8am.

Get there early to avoid the queues and roads are closed from 8am.
Kit List

Please attach your race number to the front of your shirt.


Events like these are made all the more awesome by the crowds that come to cheer people on. Please do come along and encourage all the participants!


If you have any questions or would like to get in touch to help volunteer then please follow here -

[email protected]


We have some great prizes up for grabs this year. As well as awesome vouchers from the Athletes Foot we also have two cash prizes. Everyone who pre registers will be eligible for the pre registration prizes draw which will be held on event day.

Our Friends at THE ATHLETES FOOT BALLARAT will present the following prizes (vouchers):

Male 12.5km winner – $250

Male 12.5km runner up – $100

Male 12.5km 3rd – $50

Female 12.5km winner – $250

Female 12.5km runner up – $100

Female 12.5km 3rd – $50

Male 6km winner – $150

Male 6km runner up – $75

Male 6km 3rd – $25

Female 6km winner – $150

Female 6km runner up – $75

Female 6km 3rd – $25

Plus 4 spot prizes of 4 x $50

Our friends at the BENDIGO BANK will present the following cash prizes:

Non family team 6km winner – $150

Non family team 12.5km winner – $250

Strict Time Limits

Thanks to the Moorabool Shire, sections of road will be closed for this event to take place. Please note – roads on the course are partially closed. Please ensure you stay within the closed half of the road and be aware of traffic.
Roads into the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve (event start location) will be fully closed at 8am on the morning of the event.  Please ensure you are at the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve prior to 8am.

There are 2 time limits that must be strictly adhered to:

All participants must cross the railway line according to time limits set by event officials, if participants have not crossed by this time they must wait and follow instructions from event officials before resuming their course.

All entrants must complete the course within 2.5 hours. Any entrant who remains on the course after this time does so at their own risk.

Post Event Refreshments

BBQ & drinks will be available for purchase at the finish location.

Bag drop off

For those participating in the run, we are offering a bag drop off area – gold coin donation.

Can I bring my dog to the event?

No. Strictly no dogs or other animals.

Can I rollerblade/skateboard?

No. Strictly no rollerblades, skateboards, scooters.

Can I ride a bike?

No. Strictly no bikes.

Can I take a pram on the course?

Yes, prams are permitted, however all participants with prams must start at the end of the field.

Children in prams on the course are at the risk of their parent/guardian.

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Reviews (2)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 12.5km in 2019

    This event is a community ran event fundraising for local primary school near where I live. Its in its 11th year and I've ran every year except one due to injuries. Its challenging as its uphill for most of the run but it's awesome running to the top of mt warrenheip. Lots of drink stations, bbq coffee available at the oval. Roads are closed off so very safe. Better than just a flat funrun.
  • Did the 12.5km in 2019

    Very well organized, lots of encouragement around the course from drink station Marshalls. Back next year

Questions & answers

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    Carley Y28th Feb
    Are there any water points on the 12.5km run?


    Steph E28th Feb
    Hey there, just to let you know there are water stations on both the 6km and 12.5km routes!

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