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Be among the first to walk the new trail!

SHAKE off the winter blues by joining in the fun Rail Trail trip from Foster to Toora when Stage 1 of the Rail Trail extension is officially opened by the Hon. Peter Ryan on Sunday 25 August.

“We’re hoping the community will get into the spirit by dressing up to a theme and decorating bikes.” said the Mayor, Cr Kieran Kennedy.” It’s a great occasion to celebrate and a real boost to Corner Inlet for both locals and visitors. I’m looking forward to seeing a big crowd there.”

Festivities will start at Foster’s Station Park where the crowd will gather for a free morning tea, entertainment, and register for the trip – you can walk, ride or run, as long as you have fun!

Simply register at the starting line and you could be lucky enough to win one of these auspicious awards:

  • First cyclist across the line
  • Best Themed Group (Walkers)
  • First walker across the line
  • Best Themed Group (Cyclists)
  • First runner across the line
  • Best decorated bike
  • Last across the Line
  • Oldest participant
  • Youngest participant

Minister Ryan will officially open the extension at 10am and flag the start for the 9.24km trip to Toora’s Sagasser Park

At noon, the festivities will continue with a free barbecue, children’s entertainment and live music as participants finish the trail. Community groups are expected to take advantage of the event to promote their community activities.

“When complete, the Great Southern Rail Trail Extension Project will extend the trail from Foster right through to Welshpool for a cost of $2.7million,” added the Mayor. “This occasion marks the completion of stage one which was completed on time and on budget.”

Stage 2 of the Project (Toora to Agnes) will commence later this year and Stage 3 (Agnes to Welshpool) will commence in late 2014 and should be completed by mid-2015.

For further information about the event, contact Sophie Dixon at Council on 5662 9202 or sophied@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

Download the Rail Trail – Foster to Toora Extension opening brochure.

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