Fun run for great cause

Multisport Mecca - - News -

A SIM­PLE fun run has gone a long way to help fight against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, with thou­sands raised for a good cause.

The pic­turesque Park­lakes 2 res­i­den­tial community was home to the in­au­gu­ral Bli Bli Unite Fun Run Walk, with run­ners, walk­ers and ev­ery­one in be­tween proudly par­tic­i­pat­ing to do their part in end­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

De­spite the event be­ing the first or­gan­iser Edith Blanck has co-or­di­nated, she said it was a huge suc­cess with 350 en­trants into the fun run and $7000 raised for the White Rib­bon Cam­paign.

The White Rib­bon Cam­paign works to pre­vent and ad­vo­cate against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence as well as en­gage with men to en­cour­age them to speak out against vi­o­lence.

“It was a thrill to do be­cause of the com­plex­ity,” she said.

The event was man­aged by Ja­son Crowther, from At­las Mul­tisports, one of the re­gion’s lead­ing sports event man­age­ment com­pa­nies.

Edith said she “without a shadow of a doubt” would work to run the event again next year af­ter be­ing over­whelmed with the pos­i­tive re­ac­tion.

“Hav­ing got­ten over the first one which was be­yond my ex­pec­ta­tions and to have the sup­port from the community, the coun­cil and from QPS was un­be­liev­able,” she said.

A mas­sive raf­fle at the event sold $1000 worth of tick­ets in a few hours with the ma­jor prize a di­a­mond and gold ring valued at $2900 courtesy of Sun­state Jewellery.

Sun­shine Coast po­lice dis­trict of­fi­cer Su­per­in­ten­dent Darryl Johnson and Di­vi­sion 9 coun­cil­lor Steve Robin­son also ad­dressed the crowd at the event.

PHOTO: PA­TRICK WOODS

Vi­o­let Han­ley, with the Car­son fam­ily, Steve, Wil­low,7, Smith, 3, and Pippa, 5, plus and the team from Yan­d­ina Den­tal.

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