We are advised by Fremantle Ports Corporate and Community Relations Manager, Neil Stanbury that entries are ‘pouring in’ for Fremantle Ports’ inaugural Harbour Master Classic fun run on Sunday, 29 August, with the event just four and a half weeks away.

The event, which features both 5km and 10km distances, will take runners along the length of Victoria Quay, out to the South Mole lighthouse and east to the subway at the other end of Victoria Quay.

Mr Stanbury said that with just over a month to go, the port was delighted with the public response.

“We’re already close to 500 entries and anticipate around 1000 runners or more on the day, so it’s going to be a fantastic morning,” he said.

Both races will be under the direction of the WA Marathon Club, starting and finishing in front of the E Shed Markets.

“We’re anticipating a big surge in entries from people wanting to be part of a great new community participation event,” Mr Stanbury said.

The colour and excitement of the event will include Fremantle’s own WAsamba Carnival drummers, DJs along the course and the Adelle Brown Band as part of post-race entertainment on Victoria Quay.

A children’s dash will be held after the 10km event finishes.

“There’ll be plenty for runners to stick around and enjoy after the run, so it’s going to be an action-packed morning,” Mr Stanbury added.

While a community-participation event, high-quality runners are also expected by the WA Marathon Club, as athletes vie for wins in the inaugural 5km and 10km events.

“It’s a fast, flat course, so we’re fully expecting some impressive times by the front runners, who’ll want to lay claim to winning it in the first year.

“With a run course featuring the working port, ships, cargo and a heritage precinct, there isn’t another sporting event like this in Western Australia, so come and be part of it,” Mr Stanbury said.

“Every finisher will receive a medal and there’ll be spot prizes as well,” Mr Stanbury said.

Runners can enter right here.