Family fun, live music, food trucks and some brilliant action on the athletics track - Bendigo's inaugural 5km Frenzy was a success on Friday night.
Crowd capacity restrictions because of COVID-19 protocols didn't hinder the atmosphere as patrons enjoyed an event that was the first of its kind in Bendigo.
Hosted by the Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club, in conjunction with the City of Greater Bendigo and the Summer in the Parks program, the 5km Frenzy was an athletics carnival with a festival theme.
On the track, some of the best distance runners in the state competed for a prize pool of $2000, with Bendigo's Andy Buchanan winning the feature race.
A 30m marquee was set up in the home straight where patrons could get close to the athletes and show their support as they charged their way towards the finish line.
Off the track, spectators enjoyed live music, performances from The Connected Circus, fine food and children's entertainment.
The event was part of the build-up for Harriers' centenary celebrations.
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