Clearing trail for avid runners
RUNNING: Any doubt as to whether the 2017 Run the Great Whitsunday Trail will go ahead can now be put to rest.
Despite devastation caused by Cyclone Debbie, including the National Parks, the event will proceed on September 24.
This was made possible following work completed by QPWS with respect to clearing a large section of the trail.
While the ultra distance run will be cancelled this year due to concerns as to whether the trail will be completely cleared, the 28km event will proceed with a Brandy Creek contingency plan in place in case any issues arise.
The kids 2km and 4.5km Rookies (first timers) will go ahead providing there are sufficient numbers.
Ultra distance runner and coach Brendan Davies will take on the role of event ambassador for the event and called on people to register.
“As an ambassador for this event, I am excited to be running this year again as my wife and I enjoyed the event and the location so much last year,” he said.
“I’d encourage anyone thinking about a little getaway to the tropical north for a bit of running and some quality R&R to jump on board.”
Entries are continuing with the Early Bird discount now extending to August 20.
For registration and event information, go to www.runwhitsundays.com. au and follow progress on Facebook through the tag #runwhitsundays.
SWIFT: Brendan Davies and Sam Steadman in last year’s ultra distance run.