En­tries flood­ing in for in­au­gu­ral run­ning event

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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 info@whit­sun­dayrun­ning­club.com.au or 0418 768 493.

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