12 June, 2024

Get ready for the big Mareeba Metrogaine

RUNNERS, walkers and riders are being invited to the Mareeba Lions Club’s Metrogaine event, all to raise money for essential medical research this Sunday morning.

Get ready for the big Mareeba Metrogaine - feature photo

The annual scavenger hunt has raised thousands of dollars for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation and this year will also raise funds for the Queensland and Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Participants are given a series of clues to track down certain checkpoints across Mareeba. The team that solves all of the clues and visits each checkpoint wins the quickest. 

Lion member and chair of the research foundation Tom Braes said while the Metrogaine was a great way for friends and family to get out of the house and have some fun, it was also vital in helping find treatment for people suffering from life-threatening illnesses. 

“Childhood cancer is obviously an extremely important topic, and we have a view that every child deserves a chance to live,” he said. 

Participants can register on the day, Sunday 16 June, from 7.30am at Arnold Park for $15 per person. Teams of four can enter for $30.  The race will kick off at 8.30am.

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