Iconic mountain-top half marathon
ELITE athletes, new runners and all those in between are lacing up their shoes and preparing for the sixth annual Maleny Blackall Range Lions Mountainview Challenge.
The run will be held on October 15 and is designed to cater for all ages and abilities and offers a 21.1km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km runs, and a 3km walk.
Club director and event co-ordinator Phil Holmes said the event would be raising funds to aid childhood cancer research.
“That’s where all of our fundraising goes to and every little bit helps,” he said.
“As people register for the event online they can make donations; we’ve picked up a few nice donations already which is much appreciated.
“The event covers both top end athletes right down to primary school children ... it’s gradually increasing and getting a lot more exposure and repeat athletes coming through, which is always
good. We’ve spent more time and money on promotion and we are hopeful that that will help with getting additional numbers.”
Last year’s event attracted more than 220 runners, and organisers are aiming to double that figure this year. For more information or to sign up for the 2017 Mountain View Challenge, visit maleny black all range.qld. lions. org.au/projectsmvc or call 5478 6262.
The run will be held at the Maleny Showgrounds from 6.30am–10am with gates open for registration at 6am.
Teressa Schmidt says the Lions Mountain View Challenge is her favourite event on the running calendar.