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On 20/02/2019 by admin

THE Mid-North Coast will host a marathon with a difference on September 25.
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Worth the hard work: Beach to Brother organiser Mick Maher at the top of North Brother Mountain. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Ifyou everwanted to find out what your body’sabsolutelimit is, then Beach to Brother is the event which could tick all the right boxes.

The main event involves a42-kilometre marathon run fromTown Beach whichfollows the coast down to Laurieton, but the final step is a killer.

Runners will be required torun up North Brother Mountain, but the view at the top is breathtakingand worth the hard work required.

Organiser Mick Maher said the event wasn’t thefirst of its kind nationally, but it is for theregion.

“Competitors willencounter beaches, coastal paths, more beaches,dramatic headland tracks, coffee rock, bush-trails, break wall paths that are flat, undulating, ordownright vertical,” he said.

“The coffee rock section of the beach as youapproach Lake Cathie is a killer if the tide is a little high …the higher the tide the more time youspend on the rock platform.”​

If the full marathon and then running up a mountain isn’t quite for you, there are two other options on the day.

“Having the option to conquer such a challenging hill at the end of a marathon, ora half-marathon, or a 10km run, is what raises the bar. It’s about bragging rights I suppose,” Maher said.

More than 100 registrations have been received in two weeks, with more than 80 per cent coming from areas well outside Port Macquarie.

“I’d say the biggest benefit isgetting our community out and about andshowing them places they might not have known aboutbefore,” he said.

“Areas such as the whole Grant’s Head area of stunning headlands and trails that run fromBonny Hills through to Camden Haven are amazing.

“Many locals, even runners, still haven’t ventured up theNorth Brother trail and it’s good to havean event they don’t have to drive seven hours to compete in.”

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Early bird entries are still available for those who want tograb a bargain.

The marathon costs $110, the team-relay marathon costs $160, the halfmarathon $75, and the 10-kilometrecosts $45.

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