Friends of Mt Worth State Park


Friends of Mt Worth State Park is an incorporated group dedicated to maintaining the environment of the Park and enhancing its accessibility to the community.

Athletics Victoria supports run

The run would not have been possible without the support of Athletics Victoria. They offer many positive benefits for the Recreational Runner so check them out at

Recreational Runner membership provides some fantastic benefits including; personal accident insurance coverage through Athletics Victoria, discounted entry to AV’s XCR’18 (winter cross country) series*, discounted entry to various coaching and educational seminars, access to deals and discounts through AV’s partnership with SportsPass.

About the Running Network

The Victorian Running Network supported by Athletics Victoria and Victorian State Government connects the recreational running community with like minded individuals and groups, resources for event organisers and the opportunity to access coaching and educational tools to help develop and promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

For more information on the Victorian Running Network contact Athletics Victoria Recreational Running Coordinator Tim Crosbie:

Phone: 03 8646 4530



Warragul Chiropractic Joins Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome Warragul Chiropractic as a supporting sponsor of the Mt Worth Trail Run.


Breakfast with the Birds

The next event celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Park is on Sunday July 1st – “Breakfast with the Birds” is a lyrebird count at dawn. You’ll need to be at the Moonlight Creek Picnic Area by 6.45!!

The cold is bracing but the special atmospherics in the bush at dawn is a delightful experience.

Those who join us will be divided into teams to set up at one of a number of points around the main picnic area to locate calls from Lyrebirds – later compiled to identify the number of unique birds.

The count will be followed by a BBQ breakfast as the sun comes up over the ridges. Limited numbers so bookings at are essential. A $5 donation to cover costs will be charged on the day.

If there is heavy rain the event will be cancelled.

Register with

Lyrebird May 2017


You’ll need a warm up at the Trail Run!

coffee_vanMr Barista will be there on July 22 with coffee, hot chocolate and other nice things to warm and refresh!!!

40th Anniversary Bushwalk

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It was a wet day, after months of dry, but over 50 people enjoyed the trails less travelled as guests of the Strzelecki Bush Walking Club and the Friends. We found some rare Slender Tree Ferns and at least one person heard a Giant Gippsland Earthworm (probably) – and in a new spot which will be investigated further…

Valley View SBWC

A warming cup of tea was much appreciated when we got to the top, and the cloud broke just a little…

Trail Run Interest Exploding

Friends of Mt Worth is delighted to welcome Voyage Fitness as sponsors of the 21 K “Heartbreak Hills” Challenge and the Kids Run. Voyage has a great Kids Foundation through which they support many activities aimed at getting kids out and active. Great to have you on board guys!


Inaugural Mt Worth Trail Runs Open


This event is hosted by the Friends of Mt Worth State Park and raises funds to help us maintain the Park for all to enjoy.

In many ways, this is the perfect event for all runners with a mixture of distances. For road runners, it offers the first taste for the trail, without being too intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with forest viewpoints you won’t believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns)

The run is offered in several options, with each entry fee being a donation to the Friends of Mt Worth State Park.

A 21k trail running most of the trails in the Park over some challenging hills and through the beautiful wet forest then to the top of a ridge overlooking Warragul, out to the Baw Baw Plateau and the Latrobe Valley;

A 15k trail through the same environment without the final ridge section;

A 6k trail up the ridge overlooking the Valley;   and

A 2k Kids run for those up to 15. (Under 10’s must run with a parent/guardian)

Bib Pick up from 7:45 am

Runs will commence at: 

8.30 am with the 21K, then at 8.45 am the 12K and at 9 am the 6K.

The 2k kids run will commence at 11 am. The briefing will be 5 mins before the start of each race.

A coffee van and ice cream van, Lion’s sausage sizzle and other foodie options will make the event a fun family day.

Registrations are capped at 100 in total so don’t miss out!

(Please note – No registrations being accepted on the day of the event.)