Port fun run
MORE than 60 people took part in the Port Douglas community fun run last Saturday.
An exhibition was then performed by local legend and Actin Fitness owner Nick Carling and his team.
The fun run was held on the same day of the Olympic opening ceremony and had a similar theme with participants wearing Olympic-inspired outfits.
The objective behind the fun run was to raise money to support the Port Douglas Solar Eclipse Marathon Training Squad ( PDSEMTS), a group of local people who are working hard to prepare for the race of a lifetime and are ready to put Port Douglas on the map.
“The idea behind the eclipse representation is to ensure maximum exposure of Port Douglas community spirit on the day (November 14),” Carling said.
“The plan is to have a group of at least 50 people representing our region when the world’s media will be focused on our amazing destination.”
The funds raised were in excess of $600 and will contribute towards the training provided by master coach Trevor Chetcuti from Spinewise, Melbourne.
Coles Port Douglas supplied a full barbecue breakfast post fun run, enabling the group to raise even more money.
Another fun run is likely to be held in about six weeks prior to the solar eclipse, in November, and will allow local runners to perfect their running style.
Getting into the spirit: fun run competitors