Racing against the train



THE historic 75-year-old steam train K163 is ready to fire up this Sunday 17 April for a kids fun run at Moorooduc Railway Station, on Moorooduc Highway alongside Mt Eliza Regional Park (Melway 105/K9).

From 10am-1 pm children aged three to 12 will be able to run alongside the locomotive into the station on a purpose built and secure track.

Distances will vary with age from 150 metres to 1200 metres.

Organised by Mt Eliza Rotary Club, he event will be family friendly with children’s show bags, face painters, balloon sculptors and an animal farm along with food and drinks stands. Train rides to Mornington will also be available.

Money raised will be donated to Peninsula Health’s paediatric unit at Frankston Hospital to buy children’s beds.

Details of the fun run are at

Register for the run online or on the day at Moorooduc Station at least one hour before a run.

First published in the Mornington News – 12 April 2016


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