Air­lie Beach Run­ning Fes­ti­val is build­ing steam

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.whit­sun­dayrun­ning­

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