Date announced for Sale's next Race the Rubeena
Gippsland’s funnest fun run will return in 2020 with the Rotary Club of Sale hosting the Race the Rubeena on 9 February.
The run sets competitors on one of two courses for either a five kilometre run against the classic wooden boat Rubeena or a 10 kilometre challenge against the clock and fellow runners.
“This is our third year of hosting the event and we’re hoping to continue growing the numbers and of course the money raised,” said Sale Rotary Club Member and Race Director Gerard Callinan.
The event comprises two events, a 10k run, starting and finishing at the Port of Sale with a turn around point at the historic Swing Bridge, and a five-kilometre run/walk which starts at the Swing Bridge and finishes at the Port of Sale. It is this latter event which is the ‘Race against the Rubeena’.
“I know Captain Allan Lewis from the Rubeena has been working on the boat to increase its speed a little for next year. I think he’s been a bit miffed how many people have beaten the boat in the last couple of years, so I’d expect a tougher competition for runners come February,” suggested Gerard.