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Ministerial media release: Record runners for Western Sydney Marathon

September 2017

This year’s Western Sydney Marathon is expected to attract the biggest line-up in its history, with more than 1,500 runners expected to pound the pavement this Saturday.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has reminded everyone that registrations are still open and can be made up until race day on 30 September.

“The Western Sydney Marathon is now one of the most popular running festivals in the State and attracts runners of all abilities and ages, including families and serious competitors,” Mr Ayres said.

“I encourage everyone to get out there and have a go and take in the beauty around the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes, and the Lower Blue Mountains.

“During its seven year history, the Western Sydney Marathon has attracted larger crowds ever year, with event participation up by 25 per cent this year. 

“It is fantastic to see the event attracting interest both locally and internationally, with participants from 13 countries, including Kenya, Brazil, Singapore and the United States,” Mr Ayres said.

Race options for the event include the marathon, half marathon, ten-kilometre ‘Lap the Lake’ and five-kilometre Family Fun Run.

To register, visit: www.westernsydneymarathon.com.au.

Media contact: Vanessa Grimm I 0419 744 236