Tough Tower Run/Walk

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The Upper Beaconsfield Tower Run/Walk first started in 1997 and today it is an undulating to hilly course of about 6.5 kms around the streets and tracks of Upper Beaconsfield. The loop takes participants from the township (Charing Cross) to the Water Tower and back. This event is part of the Annual Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival which features many stalls, shows, food, entertainment and activities for all the family.

Two options are available – one lap or two which will all be electronically timed. All participants will wear a bib throughout the race and times will be immediately recorded as the start and finish lines are crossed.  Times and results are also available online as they occur.

Start time at 8:00am at Charing Cross Reserve

Parking is available in surrounding streets

Register now online or on the day at the Rotunda at Charing Cross Reserve from 6:30 am

(A surcharge for ‘on the day’ registrations will apply).

This year bib collection will be available before the day from the Upper Beaconsfield General Store, 39-47 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.  Opening Hours 7am-5pm weekdays, 8am-3pm weekends.  Entrants will be notified by email and on social media when bibs are available for pick up.

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Entry Fees:

Registrations are now open. Please note prices are for 1 or 2 laps. To stay up to date, please like the Facebook page for the Tower Challenge Fun Run and follow or our Instagram account.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL closes 31st January 2023

Children (up to 17) Students 18-25 (Discount only if under 25) $25                                  
Adults (18+)  $45
Family (2 Adults 2 Kids) $120.00

After 31 January 2023 Online entries:

Children (up to 17) Students 18-25 (Discount only if under 25) $35
Adults (18+)  $55
Family (2 Adults 2 Kids) $140.00

On The Day:                                                                                                                            

Children (up to 17) Students 18-25 (Discount only if under 25) $40
Adults (18+)  $60
Family (2 Adults 2 Kids) $150.00

Register online now at this price to avoid a surcharge per participant for on the day registrations.

Nominate your group and be in the running for a cash prize for the group with the most participants.

Net proceeds of the Run/Walk will go to the UBVF, Upper Beaconsfield CFA, and the Split Rock Rovers

Click here to enter…

The Tower Run Finishers’ medallions are steeped in history.

Each one is cut from the trunk of a Victorian Stringybark sapling up to 100 years old. These thin sapling trunks were used in the Ovens Valley district, in Markwood near Wangaratta, to kiln-dry tobacco leaves after they were harvested. After the demise of the tobacco industry, these antique poles were left lying in kilns or in open paddocks.
The Upper Beaconsfield Men’s Shed removed mud, bark, spurs and splinters from over a hundred poles before sanding to a fine finish. Many were then polished and finished with Beeswax, and a leather thong attached to become hiking poles. The age, natural seasoning and kiln-drying of the poles have resulted in timber that is extremely strong and hard.
To follow the sustainability theme of the Upper Beaconsfield Festival, this timber was chosen to make the medallions. A metal branding iron was made with the Festival logo so that the timber could be imprinted without using paint. The ribbon also needed to be sustainable, and therefore is made from 100% Australian cotton.
The Tower Run Winners’ trophies are similarly sourced from sustainable materials, in this instance from reclaimed timber. The twelve Open winner trophies are made from blackwood, the eight Junior trophies from pine, and the ‘Best Motorbike’ trophy from plywood.
The timber was cut & formed to equal sizes, and engraved using a computer-controlled router, which also allowed the wording to be individualised for each trophy. The engraving was then filled with a black resin, and finished by sanding and treating with a clear sealant.