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Get set to run for fun

From kids to Adults, the fun run and walk this Sunday is for the whole family to enjoy.

Mareeba Rotary Bendigo Bank Fun Run and Walk will grace Mareeba’s parks and tracks this Sunday, August 18 at the Bicentennial Lakes.

The event’s fourth year promises to be a big one and event organiser and race director Matt Jacob is hoping for a fun morning out within the community.

“Good weather, no school holidays, people don’t have an excuse not to come out and have fun,” he laughed.

“I’m expecting good numbers consistent with previous years.

“I’m feeling good about this year’s race.”

Participants will be able to walk or run in the 5km’s men’s, women’s and junior division with the 1km dash.

The fun runners will gather in the clearing behind the Mareeba pool before the main event begins, people can pay when they arrive.

All proceeds out of the hopeful $2000 raised will all go towards Mental Health research and local projects supporting Mental Health.

This event couldn’t happen without the support of local businesses, Bendigo Bank, or Mareeba Rotary who is the “Backbone” behind the event.

“This event wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for Rotary,” Mr Jacob said.

“They are the real workhorse behind the scenes.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out, see your fellow community members and experience what beauty Mareeba has to offer.”

If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “sweet prizes” will be offered courtesy of the local businesses.

For those interested, competitors will need to be at Bicentennial Lakes from 7.30am to register with the event kicking off at 8am sharp.

Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for kids or family combo for $25 – Don’t forget your running shoes.

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