Airlie Beach Running Festival is building steam
THE Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival is calling runners and walkers to be involved in one of the challenges on offer in this year’s event.
Entries are flooding in over all distances, including 2km, 5km, 10km and half marathon but the early bird discount will close on May 31.
For locals, the biggest challenge will be the 2km Seastar Primary School Challenge.
“Already St Catherine’s juniors are keenly challenging Cannonvale State School with Proserpine State School and Whitsunday Christian College also in the running,” event organiser Wendy Downes said.
“The largest school team will win the inaugural perpetual trophy and every finisher receives a medal.”
The 5km Business Team Challenge is also mounting with several teams registered
Cannonvale Primary School’s teachers are fielding a full team and have laid the challenge down to the region’s rival schools.
“All organisations, clubs, fitness venues and businesses are encouraged to field a team of three to 10 runners/ walkers, with the first three across the line being the ones to decide the winning team and take home the perpetual trophy, currently held by Eco Barge Clean Seas,” Wendy said.
“The last challenge is for you to enter by this Sunday for your discounted entry fee and also the opportunity to win a free entry for a partner or friend.”
For more information or to register visit www.whitsundayrunningclub.com.au.