Get up early and ac­tive for the YMCA

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

OB­STA­CLE COURSE: Sun­day morn­ings are usu­ally meant for a sleep-in and break­fast in bed.

That won’t be the case this week­end.

Elite ath­letes, fam­i­lies and every­body in be­tween has been called to ac­tion, and are re­quired to re­port for duty at Les­lie Dam this week­end.

A chal­leng­ing, yet fun ob­sta­cle course is in place at the YMCA Camp, with Stan­thorpe and South­ern Downs res­i­dents urged to come and con­quer it.

Com­peti­tor Sarah Bourke com­pleted the course in un­der nine min­utes this past Sun­day, and said it pro­vided a gen­uine chal­lenge.

“I ran it once on Sun­day, and will do it twice this week­end,” Bourke said.

The Bat­tle of Bagh­dad is a YMCA fundrais­ing ven­ture, with 100% of the pro­ceeds go­ing to a very wor­thy cause at Les­lie Park.

A pro­posed dais and me­mo­rial wall will be erected, paying trib­ute to the many young sol­diers that go to into bat­tle for our na­tion. Many young peo­ple have put their bod­ies on the line for Aus­tralia, and the wall will hon­our the con­tri­bu­tion th­ese brave men and women have made.

The Bat­tle of Bagh­dad starts at the YMCA Camp at Les­lie Dam from 9am Sun­day, with reg­is­tra­tions from 7.30am.

The day will fea­ture a sausage siz­zle and mu­sic. Leashed dogs wel­come. En­try $20 for adults, $5 for chil­dren, with funds go­ing to­wards the New Dais Me­mo­rial Walls.

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