Runners up for challenge
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.
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.