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HOBART runners are encouraged to tie up their laces as a new series of trail running events gears up to start in 2019, giving runners the opportunity to tackle Hobart’s kunanyi.

Each season, the kunanyi trail series offers budding trail runners the opportunity to participate in organised fun runs on various tracks across the mountain.

The courses range in distance from 7.5 kilometres to 21 kilometres and will kick off from the kunanyi summit, the Springs, Tolosa Park and Waterworks reserve.

Race director Russell Venn said the events were suitable for all levels of trail runners.

“The courses are achievable for recreational runners new to trail running, yet still being a challenge to race-hardened ultra-athletes,” he said.

The runs are guaranteed to satisfy anyone with a taste for adventure.

Mr Venn said they combined the excitement and camaraderie of a regular fun run with the breathtaking scenery of a mountain bushwalk.

The series hopes to fill a gap in the popular local running community.

The first run will be the ‘kunanyi sunrise’, a 7.5-kilometre run held on Sunday 3 February.

“The mountain is a natural playground so close to our capital city and it has perfect trails to host running events,” Mr Venn said.

For more information or to register for any event, visit www.kunanyitrailseries.com.au.

Caption: The kunanyi trail series offers runners new courses on new terrain, accompanied by breath-taking views of Hobart.

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