Gippsland Rail Trail Classic for mums

WALKERS, riders and those just wanting to get active with their mums will make their way along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail on Sunday.

In alignment with Mother’s Day, the GPRT committee is hosting the Mother’s Day Classic to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

With two routes differing in distance on offer, GPRT committee president Helen Hoppner said the event, which also included entertainment by Briagolong Bush Busters in Glengarry, offered something for everybody.

Participants can make their way from Burnet’s Road, Traralgon to Glengarry or from Toongabbie Fire Station to Glengarry.

Those who have lost loved ones to breast cancer can also plant trees in their memory at Glengarry station.

Ms Hoppner said with a game between Glengarry and Gormandale football clubs kicking off in the afternoon, the event, which starts at 9am, would be a good pre-match warm up for the clubs.

Since the opening of the GPRT Traralgon to Glengarry leg, an installed counter has tallied more than 3000 visitors to the trail per month.

“People are just so appreciative of having that section open and it’s what really has made the trail,” Ms Hoppner said.

Ms Hoppner said the trail committee’s next ventures were to obtain funding for a bridge over the Thomson River in Cowwarr and to install a direct route from Traralgon railway station through to the Burnet’s Road starting point.

Participants can register on the day.


Adult: $20

Children over the age of three and concession card holders: $10

Family (one adult, up to four children): $30

Family (two adults, up to four children): $50