Prepa­ra­tions be­gin for sixth an­nual Moun­tain View Chal­lenge

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LIONS Club of Maleny Black­all Range Moun­tain View Chal­lenge is on again for its sixth year.

The an­nual event has at­tracted run­ners from all over south-east Queens­land as well schools en­ter­ing teams of pupils and par­ents.

Last year more than 220 run­ners, from the ex­pe­ri­enced ath­letes com­pet­ing in the half marathon to pri­mary school stu­dents en­ter­ing the 3km run.

The event raises funds for Child­hood Can­cer Re­search, a dis­ease close to the heart of many fam­i­lies through­out Aus­tralia.

Re­search is on­go­ing and needs sup­port to bat­tle a cure for this dread­ful dis­ease.

The Moun­tain View Chal­lenge is be­ing held on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at the Maleny Show­grounds. There is a half marathon (21.1km), a 10km, 5km and 3km runs and a 3km fam­ily walk.

Half marathon, 10km and 5km routes follow the edge of the Black­all Range over­look­ing the mag­nif­i­cent Glass House Moun­tains. Past par­tic­i­pants have mar­velled at the pic­turesque route and have ac­knowl­edged it as the best in south-east Queens­land.

The 21.1km event has chal­lenged ath­letes who say its un­du­lat­ing route is the best they have run and the most com­pet­i­tive.

The shorter events have at­tracted both sea­soned ath­letes as well as school pupils from as far afield as Caloun­dra.

The 3km event last year saw the Caloun­dra City Pri­vate School win­ning the schools par­tic­i­pa­tion tro­phy with 14 stu­dents com­pet­ing. They will again be back to de­fend the ti­tle this year.

There is prize money for the half marathon, 10km and 5km runs

with the main fo­cus of the 3km event be­ing for pri­mary schools to put in a team to com­pete for the par­tic­i­pa­tion tro­phy for their school.

The school with the most par­tic­i­pants wins the tro­phy for their cab­i­net for the year.

There is also a teams tro­phy and prize money for the 10km event with the team with the low­est ag­gre­gate times for the first three run­ners across the line.

Full de­tails and on­line reg­is­tra­tion are avail­able at maleny­black­all­range.qld.lions.org .au/pro­jectsmvc

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