The Flinders Island Running Festival has been going for ten years. It is held on the last weekend in August and usually coincides with Father’s Day on the Sunday. One of my neighbours jokes that his daughter only comes, at this time of the year, to the Running Festival and not to see him. I however, know this is just plain wrong! That whole family, along with many others, participate in the fun atmosphere of the whole weekend and enjoy Father’s Day.
Flinders Island is the largest island in the Furneaux group of islands in the Bass Strait, just off the north east tip of the island of Tasmania. Cape Barren Island, or Truwana, is the second. Both these islands have wetlands of significant international importance and have been declared wild life sanctuaries under the Ramsar Convention