Get up early and active for the YMCA
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.