Two new sports have come onboard for the 12th Lismore Workers Masters Games – Mountain Bike and Trail Running.
Lismore City Council’s Manager of Major Recreation and Cultural Facilities Tony Duffy said the addition of the two sports means numbers are expected to be even higher than the 1500 participants and spectators who attended the last Masters Games in Lismore.
“It’s great to be able to offer an even broader range of sports as we celebrate our 12th games,” he said. “It’s also great for our local economy and businesses with people coming to Lismore from around Australia.
“This year’s Masters Games is shaping up to be one of our best.”
The Lismore Workers Masters Games will be held from 24 to 26 September.
In addition to the two new sports, people can participate in a further 15 sports – baseball, basketball, cricket, fitness challenge, five-a-side soccer, football, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, mini-games, netball, Oztag, softball, swimming and tennis – which will be held across multiple venues.
While most events will be in the Lismore Local Government Area, the Mountain Bike and Trail Running events will be held at the Kyogle MTB Trails which is located in the Boorabee State Forest in Kyogle.
The Trail Running event will be held on Saturday, 25 September 2021 with one, two or four laps of a four to six-kilometre circuit over 4 hours between 7am and 11am. Events will include 5km, 10km and 20km running distances.
The Mountain Bike event will be held on Sunday, 26 September 2021, and will use the XCEN format involving laps of a four to six-kilometre circuit over four hours between 7am-11am. Professional timing with individual electronic tracking will be used.
It is sure to an exciting event with the terrain including a loamy single track and grassy fire trails with around 100m elevation.
There will also be an E-bike race.
Participants will need an AusCycling Event Licence Number to compete.
Mr Duffy said there has been a surge in registrations for the games.
“The additional two sports adds an adventure sport element and ensures there is something for everyone who wants to join in this great sporting event,” he said.
“If you are keen to try a new sport, or just enjoy a weekend away with friends and colleagues in the heart of the Northern Rivers, please sign up now.”
For the full list of sports, go to www.visitlimore.com.au and look for the Masters Games tab at the top of the page.
Registrations are open until 14 August 2021 via enterlmg.com.