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Rotary Fun Run / Walk 2015

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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Enjoy the day with your family while you’re helping others
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Okay, it's time to be honest with yourself. Did you make a new year's resolution to do something about your fitness and are still reclining on the sofa? Or, better still, did you make that resolution and got stuck right into getting fit? It doesn't matter if you're one or the other or somewhere in between here is a morning of fun you and your whole family are going to love.

On Sunday, 24th May 2015, at the Athletics Stadium, Oval 5, Queensland University, St Lucia you can join in the seventh annual Rotary Fun Run organised by The Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary. The day kicks off at 6:30am for registration.

The race day schedule will then be:
7.30am the start of the 1km Kids Dash;
8.05am 10km runners start;
8.15am 5km runners and walkers start; and finally at
9.30am presentations begin.

A note to all:
Make sure you are there to see the 1km Kids Dash at 7.30am and witness the littlies do some serious track running or, if they find it necessary, drag their parents down the track – the kids have a great time.

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Stand clear - the kids are coming through!


There are five prize categories in among the different races. These are:
Kids
Junior
Adult
Team
Pet

That's right, you can enter your pet so every member of the family can enjoy the day.

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Don't get in this guy's road, he looks like a pretty serious runner to me.


Early registration is advised and can be completed by clicking here and following the prompts.

The costs for entry are:
Adults - $30;
Teams of more than four people - $25 per person;
Juniors - $20;
Kids Dash - $15; and
Pets - $10.

Entry costs have been kept low to encourage whole families to enter, so bring all the kids, Grandma, Grandpa, babies in strollers and even the family dog. It's cheaper to form up in a team and/or family of four participants or more.

Join in a fantastic family event that incorporates one of the most wonderful runs imaginable. The course starts at the UQ Athletics Stadium and follows the shady track beside the river and then turns around at College Road on its way back to the stadium. The 5km walkers and runners finish after 1 lap while the 10km runners go around twice. There will be tables groaning under the weight of free fruit and hydration requisites available at the finish and mid-way for all entrants.

This relaxing and attractive venue is ideal for walking, taking an easy jog or, when the urge arrives, meeting your 'need for speed'. And I mean speed, last year's men's 5km run was won in under 18 minutes and the women's in just over 19 minutes. Then the men's 10km was won in under 35 minutes and the women's in 37 minutes. So there's no need for you serious runners to stay away because you think it'll be too easy – this track gives very good times when you put in the effort.

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If you want to set a new PB, this is the track to do it on.


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Any four-legged family member would be proud to have this trophy on the mantle piece.
Trophies will be presented to the winners of each of category and there will be mountains of random draw prizes for lucky entrants who are still there and join in at the end of the fun run.

As a Rotary event the primary purpose of the fun run is to raise funds for some great charities. The two major beneficiaries of this year's event are The Kim Walters Choice Program and BeefBank.

The Wesley Hospital Choices Program (Choices) is a free community service regardless of where treatment has been undertaken offering support for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers and their families.

BeefBank is a charity providing fresh protein meals weekly for over 500 people in need in south-east Queensland. BeefBank operates in conjunction with the Foodbank distribution network.

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This is a great event with something for everybody. Come and have some fun with your friends and family or sign up and prove something to yourself. Whatever you do you will have fun and enjoy the experience and, at the same time, help some worthy causes helping the sick and needy.

For more information take a look at the website here or check out the Facebook page here. If you have any questions you can contact organiser, Graham Osterfield, on 0418 888 123.
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Why? This is the easy option for you to get fit, have fun, meet new friends and help your community all at the same time.
When: Registrations start at 6.30am, fun runs at 7.30am on Sunday, 24 May, 2015.
Phone: 0418 888 123
Where: Athletics Stadium, Oval 5, Queensland University, St Lucia
Cost: Adults - $30, Teams of more than four people - $25 per person, Juniors - $20, Kids Dash - $15, Pets - $10.
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