Run­ners up for chal­lenge

Southern Telegraph - - News - El­lie Honey­bone

It is time to dust of the run­ning shoes as the an­nual Al­coa Man­durah Is­land Chal­lenge is fast ap­proach­ing.

The fun run will be held on Oc­to­ber 4 and is a chance for par­tic­i­pants to give back to the com­mu­nity by rais­ing funds for youth de­vel­op­ment projects.

The chal­lenge in­cludes a va­ri­ety of dis­tances with 4km, 6km 12km or a half-marathon event to choose from, with the event start­ing and fin­ish­ing at Halls Park on the western fore­shore in Man­durah.

More than 1000 ath­letes are ex­pected to at­tend the event, which is now in its sev­enth year and was founded by the Peel Health Foun­da­tion to raise funds and aware­ness of the health needs of the re­gion.

The Mak­ers chief ex­ec­u­tive Rhys Wil­liams is en­cour­ag­ing Man­durah res­i­dents to get be­hind the im­por­tant com­mu­nity event and help raise much­needed funds for lo­cal youth de­vel­op­ment projects. “With a new course that show­cases Man­durah’s beau­ti­ful coast­line, a com­mit­ment to at-risk youth projects, and a long­stand­ing history as a key com­mu­nity event, the Al­coa Man­durah Is­land Chal­lenge re­ally is an im­por­tant part of the cal­en­dar, and we’re re­ally hop­ing that Man­durah res­i­dents will once again get out and show the strong com­mu­nity spirit this town has to of­fer,” he said.

“The Mak­ers is hon­oured to be run­ning this event for Man­durah in 2015, and build­ing on the suc­cess of the Peel Health Foun­da­tion, who have built this event into a high-pro­file com­mu­nity fun run … our aim is to have 1000 par­tic­i­pants from across Man­durah and Peel, and we’re re­ally hop­ing Man­durah will get down, have a run and make a con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­nity.”

To find out more, visit the web­site at www.man­durahis­land­chal­lenge.net.au or visit www.fb.com/man­durahis­land­chal­lenge.

Pic­ture: El­lie Honey­bone

Mark New­man, Rhys Wil­liams, Mar­garet Sturdy and Si­mon Pas­coe are hop­ing Man­durah res­i­dents will once again get out and show sup­port for the Man­durah Is­land Chal­lenge.

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