READY TO RUN: Gearing up for the Alstonville-Wollongbar Fun Run Challenge are (from left) Wollongbar student Casey Kershaw, Alstonville High’s Jade Kershaw and Tom Fleming, and Wollongbar’s William Black.
READY TO RUN: Gearing up for the Alstonville-Wollongbar Fun Run Challenge are (from left) Wollongbar student Casey Kershaw, Alstonville High’s Jade Kershaw and Tom Fleming, and Wollongbar’s William Black.

On your marks!

THE Plateau community can come together for a fun run to raise money for Alstonville High and Wollongbar Public schools.

The Alstonville-Wollongbar Fun Run Challenge organised by the Parents and Citizens Associations of both schools is to be held on March 20, starting at Alstonville High School, with the course following the cycle track to Wollongbar and back.

Catherine Black, from Wollongbar P&C, said the fun run would further the links between the schools, and also provide an opportunity for the two Plateau communities to come together, post-bypass.

There are four events: the Elders Alstonville 10km run; Amaze 'n' Place 5km run; Newsxpress Wollongbar 5km walk; and Summerland House Farm 1km Junior Dash.

Ms Black said there was a reason why the word "challenge" was put in the event's name.

"It's a hilly course," she said.

But she said that provided a great challenge for the keen runners, but was still suitable for social entrants.

She hopes it will become an annual event, and said it had been well supported by local businesses.

Registration for the event will begin at 6.30am on March 20, and the running starts at 7am, with the walk scheduled to begin at 9am.

Entry fees will be shared by the P&Cs and the proceeds of a barbecue brekkie and the Summit massage tent also will be donated.

For more information or to register early, see the website www.alstonvillewollongbar funrun.com.au.

Participants can enter on the day.


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