Whether you are an elite runner, jogger, walker or something in between, this is the fun run for you. On Sunday 24 July, the banks of the Swan River in Perth will be ablaze with fluoro shirts, loud entertainment, running shorts and bright shoes as thousands of participants make their way along the scenic 5km or 14km course.
The WAtoday Swan River Run is the sister event to Sydney's City2Surf, which is the biggest fun run in the world. Now in its third year, Perth's event it is aiming to raise $200,000 for more than 350 charities. You can contribute to this fantastic effort by choosing to fundraise, sponsor a friend or donate directly to a cause. Click here for more fundraising details.
The two course lengths available will cater for runners and walkers of all distances.
The longer 14km event will start on Victoria Avenue in the Perth CBD before travelling down the scenic Mounts Bay Road. The course then heads up in to Kings Park and finally back down to the river to finish at UWA.
The shorter 5km course also starts on Victoria Avenue. It then travels down Mounts Bay Road along the beautiful Swan River, giving first time runners and families a spectacular route to enjoy. This year, Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan will also be taking part in the 5km event, click here for some tips and advice from the Olympian.
Both courses will be chock-full of music and entertainment along the way. So grab your friends and family, register for the WAtoday Swan River Run and enjoy the music, energy and fun from live DJs, bands, cheerleaders and dancers while getting some exercise in at the same time.
There are individual and family entries and registrations are accepted until July 23. Check the website for details. Each entrant will receive a free drink bottle, a finisher's medal and downloadable finisher's certificate.
Whether you are chasing your PB or out for a bit of fun and exercise with your family, be sure to be part of the 2016 WAtoday Swan River Run.