Time to pre­pare for Fun Run

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

With only one month to go un­til the sec­ond run­ning of the Corowa Ruther­glen Ju­nior Foot­ball Club Fun Run, it is time to get into train­ing or get your re­lay team or­gan­ised.

Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s event, the club is look­ing for­ward to host­ing ath­letes of all ages and abil­i­ties to com­pete again this year.

The event is a four-lap course for a to­tal of 10 kilo­me­tres, you can en­ter as an in­di­vid­ual or a team be­tween 2-4 run­ners – how you make up your re­lay team and how far you run is up to you.

Last year the event at­tracted 20 in­di­vid­ual run­ners and 30 re­lay teams.

Fol­low­ing last year’s Fun Run, event or­gan­iser John Back­house said the club had the “per­fect” day for it in 2017.

“The re­ac­tion from those who took part in the race was all pos­i­tive and they are re­ally look­ing for­ward to tak­ing part again next year and bring­ing along some peo­ple with them,” he said last year.

“The fun run is a ma­jor fundraiser for the ju­nior foot­ball club and it helped raise $800 which will go to the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the Corowa Ruther­glen ju­nior foot­ballers.”

The Fun Run is now an an­nual fix­ture, with Mr Back­house say­ing it’s great for peo­ple who are look­ing to keep fit and healthy dur­ing the sum­mer months.

The race starts at 9am at John Fo­ord Oval and the track in­cludes the foot­ball and cricket grounds.

The race is pro­fes­sion­ally timed, so the se­ri­ous com­peti­tor can be con­fi­dent of the ac­cu­racy of tim­ing.

Tro­phies are avail­able to the win­ners of each cat­e­gory and cer­tifi­cates will go to place get­ters.

The re­lay al­lows for run­ners of all ages that may not be con­fi­dent in run­ning more than 2.5km a chance to take part and en­joy the day.

Un­for­tu­nately, due to the lay­out of the course, dogs and prams are not per­mit­ted.

If you would like to vol­un­teer to help out on the day, please text John Back­house on 0419 370 734.

En­tries will be taken from 7.30am at John Fo­ord Oval un­til 8.30am. For more in­for­ma­tion please go to the Corowa Ruther­glen Ju­nior Foot­ball Club Face­book page or visit the web­site.

The fun run in 2017 was a suc­cess­ful event en­joyed by all and 2018 is set to be no dif­fer­ent.

Res­i­dents wait­ing pa­tiently at the start line for the 10km fun run to be­gin.

Par­tic­i­pants pass­ing the re­lay ba­ton dur­ing Sun­day’s fun run fundraiser for the CorowaRuther­glen Ju­nior Foot­ball Club.

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