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Are you up for the challenge?
The Rotary Team Challenge is on again this year, where teams of two to four can take the challenge to run, walk or cycle a variety of distances.
Cyclists leaving Northam. Pic: Rotary Club Osborne Park
The main event is a 75km run or bike ride which starts at Bernard Park in Northam and ends at the old Swan View Train station. Alternative distances to run, cycle or walk are a 22km short course (departing Chidlow) or 50km (departing Bakers Hill).
The course makes use of the Kep Track and Railway Heritage Track, both of which offer beautiful scenery and are mostly shaded. The old railway tunnel near Swan View is a popular feature along the way. Dogs are not permitted on the trail or at checkpoints.
The challenge is organised by the Rotary Club of Osborne Park and was developed by Brian Hancock and David Motta. As well being a great personal challenge for participants, the event also raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA (MSWA). MSWA provide support and vital services to Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis.
In 2015 the event attracted over 125 participants and the organisers are aiming for an even bigger turnout in 2016. "This year we are hoping to raise $100,000 for MSWA" said Brian Hancock, Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Osborne Park.
Cyclists pass through the checkpoint in Chidlow. Pic: Rotary Club Osborne Park
The event is running on Saturday May 7. Entry costs $120 and is open to people aged 18 and over. Sponsors for the event include Midway Ford, The Good Guys Osborne Park, Maslen Podesta, Esanda Finance, Allianz and Schindler Lifts.
For more information and to register your team visit the website .
Runners finishing in Swan View. Pic: Rotary Club Osborne Park