Wil­laura chal­lenge set

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

This year’s Wil­laura Farm to Pub run, ride and walk to raise money for be­yond­blue will re­turn to ‘Sandy Lane’.

Sandy Lane pro­vides an off-road ad­ven­ture for par­tic­i­pants in 16-kilo­me­tre and 8.5-kilo­me­tre events.

The Fe­bru­ary 25 event, as in past years, will fea­ture a 16-kilo­me­tre run or ride, an 8.5-kilo­me­tre run or ride, and a five-kilo­me­tre walk.

In 2016 al­most 200 peo­ple took part in the event and or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing for even more par­tic­i­pants in 2017.

From its hum­ble be­gin­nings in 2003 as a chal­lenge be­tween ex­tended mem­bers of the Joyce fam­i­lies, the event has de­vel­oped into a widely sup­ported com­mu­nity event and fundraiser for be­yond­blue.

This year the five-kilo­me­tre walk will be on sealed roads and the 16km and 8.5km events on some sealed sec­tions, and an of­froad ad­ven­ture at Sandy Lane.

All ages and lev­els of fit­ness can en­ter, and or­gan­is­ers are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to visit Wil­laura to en­joy an after­noon of sports­man­ship and friendly com­pe­ti­tion.

A free bus will be avail­able to take par­tic­i­pants to their start­ing points. Peo­ple keen to use the ser­vice should book a seat with their en­try.

En­tries close at 5pm on Fe­bru­ary 21. En­try is $15 for adults, and 15 and un­der $5.

Or­gan­is­ers will ac­cept en­tries for all cat­e­gories on race day, how­ever, they will not record run­ning times or pro­vide of­fi­cial records.

A free jump­ing cas­tle and live mu­sic at the pub are de­signed to add to the fes­ti­val at­mos­phere.

Wil­laura Pool will also be open for any­one wish­ing to have a dip.

Counter meals and a bar­be­cue will be avail­able on the night.

Peo­ple can en­ter on­line at re­gonline. ac­tive­g­lobal.com/2017farm­topub or keep tabs on ‘Sandy Lane’ on Face­book or @ farm­topub on Twit­ter for up-to-date de­tails.

Peo­ple can email farm­topub@gmail.com to be added to the email dis­tri­bu­tion list or call Mick Davis on 0427 622 153 with any ques­tions.

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