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Run/Walk for Heart
Do you like to run? Do you love the feel of the wind in your hair and your feet pounding the ground as you speed along the pavement, eating up the distance? Do you run for a purpose or just for the fun of it? Is this your thinking time or do you run to get fit?
Whether or not you currently run or are wanting to run, the City-Bay Fun Run on Sunday 15 September 2019 is a great opportunity to put all of that effort and energy to another purpose.
Do not be dismayed though if you want to participate but running is not an option. There are lots of ways to be involved.
For grandparents, small children, families or those just starting their fitness journey, the 3 km race is for runners, walkers and wheelchairs is a great way to get involved. This event commences at 10 am at The Junction at Camden Park, 470 Anzac Highway, Camden Park. There are regular and late entry fees ranging from $40 to $45 for adults, $35 to $40 concession and $30 to $35 for children under 17 years or under on race day. Children 3 years and under can participate in a pram without a race number, but must stay in the pram. Unfortunately running with a pram is no longer allowed. Your entry fee includes a range of great products such as water, yogurt, powerade, fruit and lots more.
For those a tiny bit more adventurous, the 6 km run/walk is for those who are a little competitive but not yet ready for the 12 km start. This event commences warmup at 8.20 am with runners commencing at 8.30 am and walkers or wheelchairs commencing at 9.15 am. All commence from Kurralta Central Shopping Centre, 153 Anzac Highway, Kurralta Park and finishes on Colley Terrace, Glenelg. As with the 3 km event, there is lots of goodies included in your entry fee. Entry is $55 to $60 adults, $50 to $55 concession and $30 to $35 children 17 and under.
If you have looked at the 3km and the 6 km and think they are a Sunday stroll, then the 12 km may just be for you. This run/walk is for those a bit more serious about their fitness. This event warms up at 7.45 am at King William Street, Adelaide with runners commencing at 8 am, walkers and wheelchairs at 8.30 am and ends at Colley Terrace, Glenelg. Categories are elite, sub60, sub50 and general with participants wanting to be considered for the three higher categories needing to have completed last year's Fun Run in qualifying times. Conditions are available at the website. There is some great prize money to be won. Entry fees are $60 to $65 adults, $55 to $60 concession and $35 to $40 children 17 years and under.
If you haven't broken a sweat yet, then there is always the Half Marathon. This event is for runners only and is recommended for those who are able to run faster than a 7 minute km. This 21.1 km event will start at 6 am at Colley Terrace, Glenelg and will proceed towards the city to the southern part of King William Street, make a U turn and return. Entry fees are $90 to $95 per person, with great prizes to be won.
You can participate alone but why not create a team and have some fun. Get dressed up in coloured shirts or all manner of outfits. Get in quick though as registration for large teams closes on Friday 6 September 2019. Last day for registration at regular price is Monday 2 September and late registrations will be accepted up to 4 pm on Saturday 14 September 2019.
Regardless of why you have decided to participate, why not take the opportunity to raise money for an amazing purpose. This year, put your miles towards fighting Australia's biggest killer – heart disease. Your registration fees will go towards supporting the great work of the athletics communities, however you can also raise money for the Heart Foundation by asking friends and family to sponsor your participation or give a donation. Set a fundraising target and reach that target and you could be one of 10 participants who are rewarded with free entry. See the website for more information.
The City-Bay Fun Run weekend will commence with the City-Bay Fitness and Leisure Expo on Friday 13 September 2019 from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday 14 September 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm. Come along to Victoria Square, Adelaide collect your race day pack and browse through exhibition stalls dedicated to healthy living, fitness and running. Get into the atmosphere and get psyched ready for race day.