Community & Business

15 June, 2022

Walk, ride and run for a cause

TO raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, the Mareeba Lions Club are encouraging people to walk, ride and run their way through this year’s Metrogaine on 19 June.

Walk, ride and run for a cause - feature photo

The fundraising event took off in 2013 and has been held every year since, with the exception of 2020, and has raised over $38,000 for cancer research. 

Mareeba Lion’s Tom Braes says Metrogaine is a great event for Mareeba, giving families and friends an excuse to get out of the house whilst raising awareness about a serious cause. 

“The Metrogaine is an event which encourages people to get out of the house, get a bit of easy exercise, and in the process have some fun and raise money for a most worthwhile cause,” he said.

“Participants are given a list of clues and are asked to walk around the town to find the marker to which the clue relates, and points are given for correctly locating the marker. 

“It is an enjoyable and interesting low impact way to find out a little more about the town as well and is a great family fun, easy event to enjoy on a Sunday morning.” 

A sausage sizzle and the Essential Fitness team will be hosting warm-up sessions before the morning commences. 

The event starts at 7.30am at Arnold Park with registrations to be made on the day.


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