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Cross Catholic Col­lege has won the Townsville Bul­letin Train with Morgo Chal­lenge af­ter reg­is­ter­ing the most amount of school kids in the 5km Ju­nior Fun Run and Walk.

In 2017 the McDon­ald’s Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val, in part­ner­ship with the Townsville Bul­letin and Cow­boys star Michael Mor­gan, rolled out a health and fit­ness ini­tia­tive in lo­cal schools to en­cour­age stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion in run­ning to­wards a healthy life.

Stu­dents were urged to sign up to the Townsville Bul­letin 5km Fun Run and Walk for the chance to meet Morgo.

The school which reg­is­tered the high­est per­cent­age of stu­dents would win the prize.

“The en­thu­si­asm in the schools was in­cred­i­ble,” said Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Tony Gor­don.

“Kids in Townsville ab­so­lutely love the Cow­boys, so to have some­one like Michael Mor­gan come on board and help en­cour­age kids to live fit and healthy and join the Run­ning Fes­ti­val is in­cred­i­ble.”

Not only was Morgo in­volved, the stu­dents from schools all over Townsville were also paid a visit by su­per­hero Won­der Woman.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the McDon­ald’s Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val donned the lasso of truth and sig­na­ture red, white and blue to visit the schools and get the kids ex­cited for the fes­ti­val.

Schools from across Townsville, in­clud­ing Bohle­vale State School, Cur­ra­jong State School, St Patrick’s Col­lege, Gar­butt State School and South­ern Cross hosted the su­per­hero and busily be­gan sign­ing up to com­pete.

“We here at the McDon­ald’s Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val are in­cred­i­bly proud of these young peo­ple who are sign­ing up to com­pete in this iconic Townsville event,” said Mr Gor­don.

“Keep­ing Aussie kids fit and healthy is such an im­por­tant cause in this day and age, so we’re re­ally happy that we were able to en­cour­age kids to get ac­tive.”

South­ern Cross Catholic Col­lege were an­nounced the win­ner of the com­pe­ti­tion and are still sign­ing up more and more stu­dents as we speak. The school will host Michael Mor­gan at their cam­pus for a catered Sub­way lunch and will get some fit­ness tips from the sport­ing star.

The 2017 McDon­ald’s Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val will be held on Sun­day, Au­gust 6.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, go to www. townsvillerun­ningfes­ti­val. com.

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