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- By CORAL COOKSLEY

AROUND 500 people from around the region and interstate got off to a flying start on a perfect autumn day at Beechworth Secondary College’s community fun run and walk last Saturday.

The school’s biggest fundraiser – a Beechworth and District Community Banksponso­red event – is part of the Golden Horse Shoes Festival over the Easter long weekend.

Different category winners dipped into a cash prize pool of $2,000.

Among families pushing prams were Beechworth’s Lia and Guy Mitchell who walked the three-kilometre stage with their daughters five-year old Joli and 15 month-old Celeste.

First-timers for the walk, Ms Mitchell said it what a great thing to do as a family.

Among winners were Albury’s marathon runners Reece Evans and Belle Ralph who ran last year too.

Mr Evans won the overall 10-kilometere run with Ms Ralph winning the 10-kilometere run in the female category.

Ms Ralph who won the same race last year said the steep elevation coming out of the Gorge was quite a challenge.

With runner numbers down from last year’s event, college principal Patricia Broom said there was a bigger group in the three-kilometre family run and walk.

She said the school’s target of $10,000 had not been reached but the dollar count had not been finalised.

Ms Broom said students and the community will benefit from funds raised. FAMILY FUN: Beechworth’s Lia and Guy Mitchell with daughters 5-year old Joli and 15 month-old Celeste enjoyed the threekilom­etre fun community walk at Beechworth Secondary College’s fund raiser event on Easter Saturday. PHOTO: Coral Cooksley

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HAPPY WINNERS: Albury runners Reece Evans and Belle Ralph were all smiles after their wins at Beechworth Secondary College’s fun run fundraiser event on Easter Saturday.
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