Big turnout for Port's Charity Fun Run
Tue 23 Feb
With the rain holding off, the Port Douglas Fun Run started without a hitch on Saturday February 20th at the very early start of 6.15am. 44 participants showed up to give the Fun Run their best shot and help raise money for The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Pink in the Tropics.
There were 33 participants in the 5km race and 11 participants in the 10km race which included tourists travelling from Canada and a vision impaired competitor who crossed the line in the very good time of 1hour 18 minutes.
Brian Delaneywas the first male across the line for the 5km run with a time of 25.36 minutes and the first female across the line was Angela Dwyer with a time of 26.10 minutes. Lyle Scott was the first male across the line for the 10km run with a time of 55.27 minutes and Liz Need was the first across the line with a time of 48.49 minutes, and a special mention goes to Tory Botha & Monique Tooth our youngest participants of 11 years who both completed the 5km run.
This was a great turnout for the Port Douglas Fun Run and together we raised over $450 for The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Pink in the Tropics.
Sarah McConnell from Inspire Fitness did a fantastic job putting the event together with the help from Blood Orange, The FNQ Independent, Newsport, Radio Port Douglas and Tourism Media Services, Port Douglas AFL Football club, Port Douglas Muddies Cricket Club and of course the help of some great volunteers that manned the water stations and helped with the registration early in the morning.
"It was amazing to have so many people turn up on the first event and I must say a big thank you to all the people that helped out with equipment and their time and of course to all the competitors that achieved success of their own and also raising money for a much needed cause" Sarah said.
"The next event may also feature some donated prizes from local businesses to the winners of each event making it something to train for"
Due to the success of the Fun Run we will be organising a series of these runs every 3 to 4 months, which will lead up to the 14km Fun Run from Mossman to Port Douglas in December this year with Deborah De Williams from Running Pink. www.runningpink.com.au.
Keep watching the Newsport's Event Calendar for the release of the next event, or for more information contact Sarah McConnell on email: email@example.com