Run was lots of fun in the sun

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

CLEAR skies opened up just in time for the Park to Point Fun Run at Woodgate Beach over the week­end.

Or­gan­ised by the Isis District State High School Par­ents and Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion, the fun run is now in its sec­ond year fol­low­ing last year’s suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral event.

Par­tic­i­pants ran, jogged or strolled their way along the scenic beach for ei­ther two, five or 10 kilo­me­tres on Sun­day morn­ing.

Com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Kymm Cole said num­bers were down in com­par­i­son to last year’s event.

Mrs Cole felt the heavy down­pour over the week­end played a key fac­tor in the re­duced num­ber of en­trants.

“I think a lot of peo­ple turned their alarm off the night be­fore (due to the rain),” she said.

“Be­fore we got up, we were think­ing maybe we’ll get 40 en­trants. To get 100 was good.”

She said those who did turn up thor­oughly en­joyed them­selves at the fam­ily-friendly event.

“Peo­ple en­joyed it. It’s more re­laxed... they can run or walk as far as they want to – it’s just a re­ally fun, fam­ily day.”

Mrs Cole said the event was “well worth the ef­fort”, with the com­mit­tee rais­ing just over $2000 for the high school.

Mrs Cole thanked all the vol­un­teers who en­sured the event ran smoothly, from those who helped look af­ter reg­is­tra­tions, to man­ning wa­ter sta­tions and con­trol­ling traf­fic.

Plans are in place to or­gan­ise next year’s event, which Mrs Cole says is go­ing to be “big­ger and bet­ter”.

PHO­TOS: MELINDA BRAD­FORD

FUN RUN: Jackie Fresh­wa­ter and Rana Blair ran the 5km course at the Park to Point Fun Run on Sun­day.

Lo­cal chil­dren from Childers and Good­wood at the Park to Point Fun Run on Sun­day.

Emma, Emily and Dan John­son, of Ap­ple Tree Creek, have some fun on Sun­day atWoodgate Beach par­tic­i­pat­ing in the fun run.

Julie Green was all smiles as she helped man the reg­is­tra­tion ta­ble at the Park to Point Woodgate Beach Fun Run.

Ali­son Lee­son, Jan Rayner and Sue Lait warm up be­fore the fun run.

Kathy Ric­cia­rdi, Sil­via O'Shea and Evie Bell were happy to see the fin­ish line.

Danny Mor­ris en­joys a run along Woodgate Beach.

Coun­cil­lor Tony Ric­cia­rdi and Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt stretch be­fore the Fun Run.

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