Walk, Jog or Run at the ACT Women's and Girl's Jogalong. Held on the first Sunday of every month commencing at 9 am (8 am in Summer) at Weston Park. The start and finish lines are near the Pescott Lane. All welcome, you don't have to be a member of the club to participate, just turn up to on the day and give it a go!
The Jogalong on 4 February will be a special occasion, celebrating 40 years of the Jogalong. From a group of 10 women running 6 km in Stromlo Forest Park, the Jogalong has grown to include additional events and cater for over 100 participants every month. We would like to see as many former Jogalong participants as possible come along and help us celebrate this milestone. In addition, in recognition of Ovarian Awareness Month, we are also continuing our support of OvCan this month, a local charity raising awareness of this insidious disease. Registration for the Jogalong and donations to OvCan can be made on the day, but if you would like to pre-enter, or make a donation to OvCan beforehand (and so not have to bring your money to the event), you can do so here.
Don’t forget that we are still starting at the earlier time of 8.00 am for February.
The Jogalong is a 6 km walk jog or run on tracks and bikes path. It is a handicapped event, with walkers starting first and the faster runners leaving progressively from higher groups. Witches hats mark the course, so look out for the witches hats along the way. This event is limited to women and girls only.
The 3 km mixed event is for all female ages and boys under 13 years. The course initially follows the Jogalong course, but turns 1.5 km and returns to the Jogalong start line. The event commences with Group one of the Jogalong.
This event is 1.6km for girls and boys under 13 years. A handicap system is applied to the event with barrel prizes on offer as well as medals for the first three eligible placegetters on handicap. The 'Robert De Castella' and 'Lisa Martin (Ondieki)' trophies are awarded at the end of the year to the boy and girl who top the point score.
All events start and finish near Pescott Lane, Weston Park.
Entry is FREE to members of the YMCA Runners Club. Non-members single event entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under 18 years of age. Entries are taken on the day.
Free childcare is provided by the YMCA during the event.
The Jogalong events are all about participation and enjoyment. It aims to encourage women and girls to get out and get active by providing a physical challenge in a friendly and social environment and a regular opportunity to improve on your own personal best. A handicap system is used for the event so if you are new, report it to the registration table before the event begins. Our club volunteers there will help you to establish a handicap group which you will start in.
Our aim is that you should feel a sense of achievement at the end and want to return as a regular participant. This gives you the motivation to train each week so that at each event you can continue to improve.
No pre-entry is required, so just come along on the day and get your exercise regime started.