Car­ni­val-themed run a first in Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FOR the first time in the event’s his­tory, Air­lie Beach Race Week is in­clud­ing a fun run in its on-shore ac­tiv­i­ties.

It is also the first time the Whit­sun­day Run­ning Club has been in­volved in an evening event.

The fun run will be on Sun- day, Au­gust 14, at 5.30pm and will land run­ners at Race Week cen­tral at 6.30pm in time to catch the set from the Ma­son Rack Band.

Pres­i­dent of the Whit­sun­day Run­ning Club, Tim Oberg, said the event would be a true “fun run,” as there would be no win­ners and no losers.

As the fun run will co­in­cide with the Olympic Games in Rio, the theme of the run will be the Rio Car­ni­val fes­ti­val.

Mr Oberg said not every­one had a se­quined or feath­ered out­fit ly­ing around the house so par­tic­i­pants were also en­cour­aged to dress in Olympic at­tire if they pre­ferred.

“We are very ex­cited to be work­ing with the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club to bring this event to the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

“This will be the first twi­light fun run ever held in Air­lie Beach and we think our beau­ti­ful win­ter cli­mate is per­fectly suited to see­ing ath­letes of all ages and abil­i­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

En­tries will soon be avail­able on­line at the Whit­sun­day Run­ning Club’s web­site or

The event is free.

FUN RUN: The Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club’s Troy Jones is putting on his run­ners in prepa­ra­tion for the Race Week fun run.

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