Res­i­dents run for char­ity

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

Hundreds of Kar­ratha res­i­dents skipped break­fast in bed on Mother’s Day in favour of gath­er­ing in Cat­trall Park and com­pet­ing in a fun run to help over­come breast can­cer.

The Mother’s Day Clas­sic char­ity fun run “painted Kar­ratha pink” for an­other year as par­tic­i­pants of all ages took on a 4km walk or run or an 8km run around the perime­ter of Pegs Creek.

This year’s event was a huge hit as al­ways, de­spite hav­ing been put to­gether in record time, and there was plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for par­tic­i­pants to en­joy.

Mother’s Day Clas­sic com­mit­tee chair­woman Angie Ay­ers said it was great to see peo­ple from all de­mo­graph­ics so en­thu­si­as­tic to get in­volved.

“The cause touches all of us — male, fe­male, old, young, who­ever it is, and you def­i­nitely see that re­flected in the event,” she said.

“Ev­ery­one’s got a story of some­body they know who’s gone through it, and we all want to make the world a bet­ter place so it doesn’t ex­ist in the fu­ture.”

“I think that’s what we saw with ev­ery­one com­ing to­gether.”

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era Photos avail­able at west­

Mother’s Day Clas­sic par­tic­i­pants off and rac­ing.

Com­mit­tee mem­bers (back) Rus­sell Tay­lor, Tahlia Fer­gu­son, Elaine Bai­ley, Angie Ay­ers; (front) Emma Bar­ring­ton Shaw, Tali­cia Mac­Don­ald, Casey Newby and Leen Vors­sel­mans.

Kar­ratha Life and Soul in­struc­tors lead par­tic­i­pants through a pre-race warm-up.

Cougars Netball Club team mem­bers.

Kellee Hills and Roe Hills with GWN7 mas­cot Doopa.

Cindy Ed­wards, Mis­cha Ge­orge, 11, Talita Ge­orge, 10, and Tammy Ge­orge.

Morph man Richard Naulls and com­mit­tee chair­woman Angie Ay­ers.

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