Trek show­cases scenic trail as hun­dreds join

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Per­era

About 110 Kar­ratha res­i­dents laced up their sneakers and trekked across the Kar­ratha hills at the week­end for the eighth an­nual Yabu­rara Her­itage Trail com­mu­nity walk.

Usu­ally held in the morn­ing, the sig­na­ture Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion event was this year moved to early on Satur­day af­ter­noon for the first time in an at­tempt to draw more peo­ple.

The free 5km walk this year started with a spe­cial ap­pear­ance by a Red Dog mas­cot and trea­sure hunt or­gan­ised by the Kar­ratha Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, while St John Am­bu­lance and the SES also set up stalls at the en­trance and exit.

KCA pres­i­dent Stu­art Otto said the event was de­signed to show­case the scenic trail to more peo­ple in Kar­ratha af­ter track up­grades years ago which sev­eral as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers had been in­volved in. “The KCA are a group of peo­ple who have a pas­sion for our com­mu­nity, and we latched onto the idea of hav­ing this free walk that peo­ple could par­tic­i­pate in,” he said.

“It’s good for this time of the year when you’ve got vis­i­tors in town, or if peo­ple haven’t been up on the hills and they want to get in­volved in an ac­tiv­ity or ex­er­cise.”

He said the KCA was pleased with the turnout for the new walk time.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era Tobi Peters, Kim Es­cott and John Es­cott fin­ish the Yabu­rara Her­itage Trail com­mu­nity walk.

Anouska and Eli An­gove, 3, on the Yabu­rara Her­itage Trail walk.

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