Entries flooding in for inaugural running event
THE Whitsunday Running Club is preparing for a large number of visitors to the region for their first major running event on July 21.
So far over 200 people have registered across all three distances of 5km, 10km and half marathon (21.1km).
Many locals will be attempting their first ever running event and some will be aiming for improved times over a fast course.
For those who want to attempt the half marathon but are not quite up to it this year, then it is recommended they get together as a team of three and cover 7km each.
Entries have come in from all down the east coast of Queensland, from Cairns to the Gold Coast, plus interstate and overseas.
Whitsunday Club members train regularly and have tried and tested the scenic course.
There is still time to train and if anyone would like to join the club members for a run, they are more than welcome.
Runners can check out the courses on the club website www.whitsundayrunningclub.com.au.
Online entries close on July 19 and late entries will be accepted on Saturday, July 20 between midday and 5pm at the western end of the lagoon in Broadwater Avenue.
At that time there will also be an informative running seminar titled Run on Water by Trevor Vardy and event ambassador Pat Carroll.
This will be worthwhile to any runner, whether new to running or professional.
All enquiries and offers of assistance to Wendy Downes on email@example.com or 0418 768 493.