SvS IS A DAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
AS PART of Echuca-Moama’s Sweat versus Steam Fun Run 20-year celebrations, the committee is holding a family fun day in tandem with the runs themselves.
Spectators are encouraged to be at the start/ finish line at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca, on Sunday, October 8, to cheer on participants and take part.
There will be several free activities on offer, including face painting by Bunnings Echuca, a barbecue supplied by Echuca-Moama Apex Club and a jumping castle.
There will also be a coffee van at the site as well as giveaways for family passes on the PS Pevensey to be right amongst the action.
Project officer Lindy Leyonhjelm said it would give people not running the chance to be involved in the celebration in another capacity.
“We are wanting as many spectators as we can to get involved in the family fun day this year,” she said.
“Those that finish the run early are also encouraged to hang around and enjoy the free breakfast and other activities, and there will be fruit and yoghurt available as well.
“We want the day to be as relaxing and enjoyable as we can make it for everyone involved.”
Leyonhjelm said by working in conjunction with Bunnings and Apex the day was made more about community spirit and bringing together organisations to raise funds in helping the many beneficiaries of Sweat versus Steam.
“Donating time and supporting the community is what these two groups are all about,” she said.
“We hope to get around 600–700 participants before online registration closes on October 5.
“There’s usually a mad rush in the days leading up to the event.
“This year we’ll also be taking registrations on the day which will hopefully see more people taking part.”
This is the first year Leyonhjelm had taken on the role as project officer, but had a lot of previous experience organising fun runs, having started up Run 4 Wayne after her husband Wayne Rickard died in August 2014 after a battle with cancer.
She hoped this year’s 20th Sweat versus Steam will be just as successful and thanked the work of the entire committee in organising the event.
Registrations can be made through the YMCA website at a cost of $35 for open, masters (35–54) and veterans (55+), $100 for teams, $18 for people with a disability and primary and secondary school participants.
Registrations on the day will incur an additional $10 cost.
Make sure to follow the event on Facebook for regular updates in the lead up to the event at