2020 Willaura Farm to Pub

The 17th edition of the Western District’s classic footrace will set off from the Old Joyce Farm and send runners down the fabled Sandy Lane. In addition to the 16km race, there are events for all ages and abilities – 16km ride, 8km run, 8km ride and 5km walk.

No handicapping in 2020

In 2020, for the first time, all races will be mass starts. The 16km run, 16km ride and 8km run will no longer be handicapped. Forget about the number crunching and soul searching involved in volunteering your expected times and instead focus on the beast that is Sandy Lane!

Date & Venue

Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Willaura Recreation Reserve, Willaura VIC 3379


  • 16km run – 4.30 pm (Joyce’s Old Farm, Taits Rd)
  • 8km run – 5.00 pm (Joyce’s Old Farm, Sandhills Rd)
  • 16km ride – 4.45 pm (Joyce’s Old Farm, Taits Rd)
  • 8km ride – 5.15 pm (Sandhills Rd)
  • 5km walk – 5.15 pm (Cnr Sandhills Rd & Yarram Gap Rd)

Each of the 2020 Willaura Farm to Pub events are point to point events, finishing at the Willaura Recreation Reserve.

Participants must first arrive at the Willaura Recreation Reserve to collect their bib before catching the bus or making their own way to the start line for their chosen event. Walkers do not need to collect a bib. They may make their own way to the start line or catch the bus.


Online registration closes on Sunday 16 February 2020. Registrations also accepted on the day.

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All participants must check in at the Willaura Recreation Reserve before each event (see programme below).

Registration fee – $20 (14 years and under – $10) with proceeds supporting the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. Money raised from the raffle is in support of our long-time partner, beyondblue.

Late entries for all categories will be accepted on race day at the Willaura Recreation Reserve until the cut-off times (see programme below).

Programme & Transportation:

A bus is available to transport participants to each start line from the Willaura Recreation Reserve. If required, simply choose this option when registering.

Note that the bus cannot carry bikes. Riders will need to make own arrangements to deliver bikes to start line!

Bib collection closes: 3.45pm
Walk-up entries close: 3.45pm
Bus departs Willaura Recreation Reserve for start line: 4.00pm SHARP (no bikes)
Start time: 4.25pm (ride), 4.30pm (run)

Bib collection closes: 
Walk-up entries close: 4.15pm
Bus departs Willaura Recreation Reserve for start line: 4.30pm SHARP (no bikes)
Start time: 4.55pm (ride), 5.00pm (run)

5km WALK
No bib collection

Walk-up entries close: 4.45pm
Bus departs Willaura Recreation Reserve for start line: 5.00pm SHARP
Start time: 5.15pm

The Courses


The main venue for Willaura Farm to Pub is the Willaura Recreation Reserve. For the kids, there’s a jumping castle and mini-golf and from 4.00pm there will be a “Pop Up Pub” with meals are available from 5.30pm.


Thanks to all our generous sponsors and supporters:

Enquiries: info@farmtopub.org

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