Cruise Whitsundays backing Running Fest
RUNNING: For the fifth consecutive year Cruise Whitsundays is back on board the flagship running event in the Whitsundays.
The Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival is going ahead this year despite the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Race director and driving force behind the festival Tim Oberg said without the support of Cruise Whitsundays the event would not be going ahead.
“Without the ongoing support of Cruise Whitsundays, the Airlie Beach Running Festival would have struggled to get off the ground this year,” he said.
Oberg said ironically the festival was also playing a small part in helping the company get back on its feet after Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
“This year is a celebration of Cruise Whitsundays being back and a plus for staff morale,” he said.
Cruise Whitsundays PR and media executive Alyce Carter said there would be a host of company volunteers staffing the water stations and many more actually running in the event.
“Post-cyclone, staff have been getting together and training together and some staff have committed to the 5km team business challenge,” she said.
Other events include the 2km Junior Dash, The Coffee Club 5km Fun Run, Mantra 10km Fun Run and Cruise Whitsundays Half Marathon. To register visit www.runairlie.com.au.
READY TO RUN: The Cruise Whitsundays team is getting ready for the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Running.