Liz Ellis Memorial Fun Run being held at Woolmers Estate

READY: Health Revival Longford trainee Jordan Jessup and director Leah Coker-Williams at Woolmers Estate ahead of the Liz Ellis Memorial Fun Run. The run will be held on Saturday. Registrations close at 9.45am. Picture: Phillip Biggs
READY: Health Revival Longford trainee Jordan Jessup and director Leah Coker-Williams at Woolmers Estate ahead of the Liz Ellis Memorial Fun Run. The run will be held on Saturday. Registrations close at 9.45am. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Ever wanted to run a lap of Woolmers Historical Estate? 

The Liz Ellis Memorial Fun Run offers that chance. 

Being held on Saturday, the two, four and eight-kilometre runs aim to pay tribute to the run’s founder, Health Revival Longford director Leah Coker-Williams said.

“Liz Ellis was a coordinator at the Longford Sports Centre … then she was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and passed away,” Ms Coker-Williams said. 

“That’s when the council decided to rename the Longford Fun Run because she started the run back 2002.”

Ms Coker-Williams said a lot of fun runs had been cancelled because of insurance costs. 

“We were lucky enough to do two years at Brickendon, but then the floods washed out the path, so last year we were unable to secure a location,” she said.  

“But, Woolmers is so beautiful. Once you hit the big hill that’s in the climb of the run you can then overlook the whole homestead and take in all of the views.”

Registrations will be open from 9am until 9.45am, with the first run to start at 10am.