BIG WIN: Elliana Willians, Maria Mollenhauer and Lorna Williams with the winner of the junior 5km Warrior Run Joshua Williams.
BIG WIN: Elliana Willians, Maria Mollenhauer and Lorna Williams with the winner of the junior 5km Warrior Run Joshua Williams. Laura Blackmore

PHOTOS: High heartbeats at local family friendly festival

BUNDLES of energy poured out of the Murgon showgrounds as keen runners and walkers participated in the annual running festival.

On Sunday, July 21 participants gathered to undertake various events at the Murgon Rail Trail and Marathon Festival.

Held at the Murgon showgrounds, the family friendly festival was jam packed with activities including an enormous obstacle course, a billy cart competition, pig races and live performances.

Kick starting the event was the 13km run at 7am shortly followed by the 21.1km half marathon.

The 10km run was up next at 7.30am and then the 5km Warrior Run took off at 9am.

At 10.30am Aunty Pattie Bond did the Welcome to Country and officially declared the festival open.

Afterwards, lead by singer Vanessa Fisher, the Koolaburra Indigenous Dance Group performed to the audience in the grand stand.

South Burnett deputy mayor Kathy Duff had the duty of being the MC for the event and did a tremendous job of keeping attendees informed through out the day.

The solo and team relay duathlon race concluded the official event schedule for the Murgon running festival whilst the fun-filled activities continued well into the afternoon.

GALLERY: See the photos from the Murgon Rail Trail and Marathon Festival.