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West HQ announces program for inaugural Finish Line Festival

West HQ, in partnership with Athletics Australia, Athletics NSW, Blacktown City Council and the New South Wales Government, is hosting a huge Finish Line Festival on Sunday 31 March 2019 to celebrate the running of Western Sydney’s first major running festival and community event, NAB RunWest.

Bringing together community, culture and the best the west has to offer, the festival will be located at West HQ and will welcome thousands of participants of all ages and abilities after they finish walking, jogging and running through iconic Western Sydney locations in the inaugural NAB RunWest.

The Finish Line Festival will be FREE entry and open to not just participants but the whole community, boasting a range of food, live music, entertainment and FREE activities to keep everyone moving, grooving and celebrating throughout the day.  The festivities will commence from 8am onwards.

“NAB RunWest is a milestone event for Western Sydney and an occasion we look forward to celebrating with the whole community. We’ve got so much fantastic food, vibrant culture and brilliant talent, that we couldn’t stop with just the fun run – the Finish Line Festival means everyone can make a day of it, whether they’re kicking back and enjoying the runners-high and camaraderie, or just dropping by for a bite to eat and some live music,” said West HQ CEO, Richard Errington.

Sydney’s best food trucks will be pulling up to refuel and reward participants and spectators alike. The line up includes Satay Brothers, the burger legends from Chur Burger, Puntino Trattoria, Burnt Ends BBQ, with Duo Duo Ice Cream, Diego’s Donuts and Yum Thai Juice Bar for dessert. Stay tuned for more food trucks to be announced soon!

A lineup of homegrown music talent will perform live on the festival main stage, including the likes of Western Sydney singing sensation David Agius, Country music superstar Tori Darke and crowd favourite Dave White. Live music will continue inside Made By The Hill at West HQ with Melanie and Ben Bennett gracing the stage too.

For the young ones, there’ll be rides, a jumping castle, face painting and a petting zoo. Sporting stars from GWS Giants, Sydney Thunder, Western Sydney Wanderers and the NSW rugby league team will also be present to cheer on race finishers and chat with attendees.

Local ambassadors and sporting stars from GWS Giants, Sydney Thunder, Western Sydney Wanderers and the NSW rugby league team will be present to cheer on race finishers and chat with attendees.

The legends from Red Bull will also be hosting a Red Bull Holden Racing Pit Stop Challenge, where participants can compete to see who is fastest at changing supercar tyres. Those with the quickest times will be awarded prizes.

“The atmosphere and community spirit at NAB RunWest and the Finish Lane Festival is going to be incredible. We look forward to seeing this milestone event for Western Sydney creating a legacy of active living in the region,” said Darren Gocher, CEO of Athletics Australia.

“NAB RunWest caters to all ages and abilities, from the family friendly 4km race to the 12km fun run, we encourage everyone to join us for the full experience of crossing the Finish Line and joining us at the festival. We also welcome the whole community to join us at West HQ afterwards for a day of celebrating what makes Western Sydney so great.”

Free shuttle buses will be running all day to transport participants from West HQ back to Sydney Motorsport Park.

Where possible, consider public transport options, especially for the 4Km Family Fun Run. Rooty Hill Train Station is 1.5km walk from the start of the 4Km Family Fun Run and 900 metres from West HQ. Visit transportnsw.info for timetables.

Paid parking will be available at Sydney Motorsport Park and The Rooty Hill (Morreau Reserve). For more parking options, please visit www.runthewest.com.au/weekend/parking/