Iconic moun­tain-top half marathon

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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.

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Ter­essa Sch­midt says the Lions Moun­tain View Chal­lenge is her favourite event on the run­ning cal­en­dar.

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