HERO WORSHIP RUNS AMOK
RUNNERS and walkers have the chance to dress as the hero they’ve always wanted to be.
A record number of costume- clad athletes are expected to join in the Townsville Airport 2.5km Hero Run, as part of the McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival, next weekend.
Townsville Roadrunners president Tony Gordon is encouraging participants to dress as their everyday hero.
“We want people to draw inspiration from wherever, from defence, firefighters, service people to superheroes,” he said. It’s the second year the popular event has included the hero run, with more than 400 people expected to take part.
Mr Gordon said it was an event to give back to the community.
“When people enter, they can choose to donate part of their entry to a particular charity we have recommended or they can nominate their own,” he said.
The festival, on August 2 at The Strand, is on track for record numbers, with entries up 30 per cent on last year.
DYNAMIC DUO: Captain Active steps out with Richard Anau, 8.