Sam’s miles ahead in the fundraising
SAM Thomson is leading the pack after raising $1570, and counting, for the research of whale sharks for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon.
The 10-year-old has participated in the marathon for the past three years and this time decided to take on the 10km run instead of the 5km.
Sam said he’s always been one to look after the Great Barrier Reef. “It’s important to me because the reef is just amazing,” he said.
“It’s not really fair that in a few generations there might not be a reef.”
Sam has been training hard and is looking forward to the race that kicks off this Sunday.
He said if he wins the major prize, which is three nights at the Sheraton Grand Mirage, a dive on the reef with a research team and dinner at 2Fish, he’ll treat his mum and dad as a thank you.
Sam’s mum Skye shared his fundraising link on facebook in hopes people will show their support for the cause.
“I’m really proud of him and we’re thankful for all the support everyone has shown,” she said.
Sam Thomson with marathon great Steve Moneghetti