FITNESS fanatics had plenty of reasons to sweat it out last weekend.
Tri-Port held its first triathlon for the season on Saturday to encourage people to take up the sport in the lead-up to Challenge Cairns in a couple of months.
The triathlon consisted of a 200m swim, 7km ride and 2km run for first-timers and a longer race for experienced athletes.
More than 50 runners from across the region showed up to the Port Douglas Runners Club last Sunday to kick off the club’s first fun run and sign-on day.
Runners were given the choice of a 3km, 5km, 10km or a 15km run taking in literally breathtaking views of Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street and the Marina Mirage.
The club saw 13 new members who signed up on the day with a many of the participants already Roadrunner members.
The club falls under the banner of the Cairns Roadrunners & Tri Club which is already a very well established club in North Queensland.
The club holds fun runs, trail runs, races, and will be running the new Kuranda run from Flagstaff Station which is a 21.1km race against a steam train driven up from Brisbane especially for the event.
People can join the club for $35 which entitles them to discount run events throughout the year and free social runs which will begin on the April 11 at Julan Park. Social runs are $5 for non members.
For more info on either activity contact Nick on 0410 094 283 or info@actinfitness. com.au
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