Whit­sun­day Reef Fest kicks off to­day

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Louise Shan­non

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.

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