Cruise Whit­sun­days back­ing Run­ning Fest

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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