Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Gippsland kids will be able to put their skills to the test next school holidays when the Spartan Australia kids’ race comes to Baw Baw Shire for the first time, with support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced that Drouin’s Civic Park will be transformed into a Spartan arena on 15 and 16 April where children aged three to 13 can run, crawl, balance and climb their way through a muddy and fun-filled obstacle course.

Spartan Kids is making its way to the Latrobe Valley as part of the Labor Government’s $85 million Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative.

The non-competitive, fun and family friendly course caters to kids of all abilities and fitness levels with a focus on encouraging kids to spend their school holidays outdoors and physically active.

The event is expected to attract thousands of kids from both regional Victoria and Melbourne, boosting local tourism with families visiting and staying in the region.

For more information or to register for Spartan Kids Latrobe Valley please visit spartanrace.com.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’re so proud to support this fantastic event that will get kids from right across Victoria outdoors and active during the school holidays.”

“Spartan Kids will be a huge drawcard for Drouin, with thousands of visitors set to come down, join in the obstacle course and spend some time in the Latrobe Valley.”

Quotes attributable to Spartan Australia Managing Director Chris Heverin

“Spartan is extremely proud to have our first ever standalone kids race in the Latrobe Valley.”

“At Spartan, we’re all about getting kids away from screens, off the couch, and getting active in a purpose built environment.