Fiery pace promised in the Dash For Cash
THERE will be no easing back in when the But c h e r o n Bundo c k Dash For Cash fun run kicks off the road running season.
More than 400 competitors are expected to turn out tomorrow for the annual chase for $ 3500 in cash and prizes.
Townsville Road Runners spokesman Dave Hampton said he was expecting a red-hot field to set a blistering pace.
‘‘ I know there’s a couple of good guys back in town,’’ Hampton said.
‘‘ For the serious guys, there’s $ 500 up for grabs so I’m sure they’re going to be serious about it – it’s called the Dash for Cash.’’
T h e 4 . 6 7 k m c o u r s e , which starts and finishes on Paxton Street near the entrance to Queens Gardens, usually sees winners cross the finish line in about 15 minutes.
Overall male and female winners will claim the biggest prizes of $ 500, but there are also cash prizes for placings up to fifth in the open, junior male and female and individual age categories.
‘‘ It’s usually a really g o o d d a y , ’ ’ Hampto n said.
‘‘ Realistically it’s only the top few that are dashing for the cash and the rest of us are dashing for glory . . . but it’s not just for elite runners. It’s a great way to keep fit and it’s a great way to meet new friends.’’
Entries for the Dash for Cash will be taken on the day.
The race starts at 7am, but competitors are advised to arrive early to register.
There is a $ 10 entry fee for adults and $ 5 for entrants under 17 years.