Whitsunday Reef Fest kicks off today
WHETHER you’re determined to beat your personal best, or whether you’re running purely for the fun of it, the Whitsunday Reef Festival’s Mantra Magic Mile will be a great chance to stretch your legs.
The festival’s brand new event was inspired by Tim Oberg, a member of the Whitsunday Running Club, and James Carman from the Whitsunday Triathlon Club.
Mr Oberg said one mile – which is 1600 metres – was four laps of 400 metres, from the front of the Reef Festival stage to the roundabout near the Breeze Bar and back again.
Mantra Magic Mile races will include open men’s and open women’s mile races, a children’s mini mile (400 metres), and a team relay race (teams of four). There will also be a relay race for local primary schools and a fancy dress business team challenge relay event.
The event will be held at 5pm after the festival’s Street Parade, when the road is already closed.
COMMUNITY PRIDE: Airlie Beach is the place to be for a great line-up of community events this weekend.
FESTIVAL FIRST: The first Mantra Magic Mile will be held as part of the Whitsunday Reef Festival on August 5.