Trail running is trending in popularity across the globe, and the Margaret River Region seems to be leading the pack.
The calibre of runners in the Margaret River Region is world class. Underpinning the activity is the principle of community, of commitment, and appreciating natural landscapes. Katie Lovis – a dedicated local runner, knows the trails and tracks intimately. In December 2021, she broke the record for fastest supported runner on the Cape to Cape Track, completing the 123km run from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste in just 17 hours.
But the ultra-athlete says you needn’t go far to appreciate the region’s running tracks. She says the Margaret River Region has astounding accessibility to diverse trails – from coastal heaths, bush tracks, and farmland. Lovis truly believes that it’s not about the medals or the personal bests, the reward is the journey itself – powered by your own two feet!
Here’s a guide to some of the best tracks and trails for runners.