Call out to get Ac­tiv for City to Surf

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Reg­is­tra­tions have opened for the Kar­ratha leg of the 2017 Chevron City to Surf for Ac­tiv, to be held on Au­gust 6.

The Kar­ratha event of­fers 12 and 4km run­ning and walk­ing categories, as well as a 4km wheel­chair event.

Ea­ger par­tic­i­pants also have the op­tion of com­pet­ing in all five Chevron City to Surf for Ac­tiv events across WA, in­clud­ing Al­bany, Ger­ald­ton, Bus­sel­ton and Perth, se­cur­ing them a place in the event’s Hall of Fame.

Pegs Creek res­i­dent Fran Minchin, 62, is one of sev­eral who took up the chal­lenge last year, and will be com­pet­ing in the Kar­ratha and Perth legs again in 2017.

“I only started run­ning five years ago af­ter be­ing urged to give it a go by a friend,” she said.

“In my first year, I only man­aged the 4km event, but by my third year I was run­ning the full 12km.

“I never re­ally meant to get this much into run­ning but I find that when I’m jog­ging around my lo­cal area I get into a real groove, and any is­sues or prob­lems just drift away.”

The City to Surf raises funds to sup­port peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity and their fam­i­lies through­out WA.

The Pil­bara Run­ning Group will be host­ing free ses­sions in the lead-up to the event to get com­peti­tors ready.

Front Run­ner Sports re­cently de­liv­ered a free coach­ing clinic to Pil­bara-based train­ers, equip­ping them with the tools to de­liver sim­i­lar pro­grams within the Pil­bara com­mu­nity.

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