CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE
Families are embracing the annual Cross Country Challenge at Bella Vista Farm and the Rotary Club of Castle Hill couldn’t be happier.
This year’s event is on Sunday, September 22 with the first event at 8am.
The Orange Blossom Festival event has grown substantially since it was first run by the Rotary club in 2016.
Mike Blair from the organising committee said they were hoping that it will attract over 400 entrants, from serious runners to family fun runners.
The challenge is designed for all abilities with distances ranging from 3.7km family fun run or walk, a 7.4km track for intermediate runners to a 11.1km challenging run around Bella Vista Farm Park.
Funds raised from this year’s event will go to headspace, the national youth mental health foundation, and other charities including the Police Legacy and the Rural Fire service. The fundraising goal is $25,000.
The Rotary Club of Castle Hill’s first Cross Country Challenge attracted about 120 participants. Mr Blair said the biggest number of entrants were families..
“Last year we had 300 and more than 170 of those were families doing the fun run.”
The action starts at 8am at Bella Vista Farm, at the corner of Norwest Blvde and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bela Vista.
Registration includes runner bib and time tracking.
Costs range from $25 to under 16s; $45 for 16 to 60 year olds; and $30 for over 60s with special prices of $45 for one adult and one child and $65 for two adults and two children. To register visit www.crosscountrychallenge. com.au