Fingal run fun for all ages
By BOB ANTHONY
FINE weather, good conditions and a low tide are forecast to greet participants in the Good Friday Fun Run at Fingal.
The charity event, which places the emphasis on fun rather than results, is staged by the Twin Towns Services Runners and Walkers Club.
Now in its fifth year, the fun run has grown steadily with support from the Tweed community, with club spokesperson Tony Kean this year expecting more than 300 runners and walkers of all ages to converge on Fingal.
"It is very much a family event, with a number of different races to suit people of all abilities," Kean said.
"This year, we are even staging a special event for the littlies, an under-8s event over 500m so they don't get left out.
"I suspect there would be a few senior competitors eager to start over that distance as well, but we have an age limit on that!"
There will also be a 3km circuit aimed at those under 16 and those who don't think they could go the 6km distance, which is for those 16 and over, including mature-aged competitors, either running or walking.
There will be trophies for selected age categories, from under-10 to over-50 and random draw prizes for all entrants.
Each year, the fun run raises money for worthy causes, with Tweed Coast Prostate Supporters Group to benefit this year, along with the Fingal Rovers Surf Life Saving Club.
"It's a great opportunity to just get out of the house and enjoy this beautiful stretch of beach with a lot of like-minded people," Kean said.
The first event for the under-8s will begin at 2.30pm.
Entry forms are available from Twin Towns Services Club, Club Banora or Twin Towns Juniors, with entry fees $20 families, $10 adults or $5 children under 18, or you can enter on the day with registration from 1pm at Fingal Beach. Food and drinks are available.