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What could be better than a stroll along one of South Australia's most well known and photographed roads at Seppeltsfield. These towering date palms were planted over 80 years old and still leave a lasting impression upon all visitors to Seppeltsfield.
Majestic and Towering Date Palms
So why not walk or run along the road by participating in the Seppeltsfield Road Fun Run and Family Day, with monies raised from the day being donated to the Indigenous Marathon Project. The fun run starts at Whistler Wines on Seppeltsfield Road, and finishes 5.5km later in the gardens of Seppeltsfield.
Walkers supporting the cause
In the gardens there is food, wine and music for the whole family, including Glenn Skuthorpe, Allan Sumner, Warren Milera, traditional dancers, boomerang and spear throwing, AFL footballers, remedial massages, horse and cart rides and much more ! Entrance to the family day is free, while entry to the fun run is $25 for adults, children (10-17) are $5, and under 10 year olds are free.
Convenient parking is available at Seppeltsfield Winery with a shuttle bus to take you to the start line. It isn't a race, and there is no timing - just fun and a few fitness stations along the way to break up the run. Participants on the day include Special Guests Rob de Castella, Charlie Maher and other past and present Indigenous Marathon Project Members.
Robert DeCastella and Friends
The Seppeltsfield Road Fun Run and Family Day is a fundraiser for the Indigenous Marathon Project. The Project identifies Indigenous men and women with a running talent and provides them with the opportunity to compete in the world's most famous race - The New York City Marathon. The Projtec began in 2010 and is part of the SmartStart for kids! project, which contributes to helping Indigenous youth and their communities.
The Project aims to produce an Indigenous distance running champion, to have an Indigenous Australian on the 2016 Olympic marathon running team and to make running, walking and physical activity a natural and regular part of indigenous life.
The project also works with relevant organisations to place athletes in employment in health, sport or recreation sectors. Athletes gain a Certificate III in Community Recreation - Indigenous Healthy Living. The Certificate III is unlike any other course offered in Australia, as it focuses on Indigenous health issues whilst incorporating sport and event management components, thus creating a holistic qualification for the athletes.
So why not head out to Seppeltsfield on 19 October and support these athletes to achieve their dreams.