Start of the Maclean Lions Club annual fun run at Brooms Head on Sunday morning. Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Start of the Maclean Lions Club annual fun run at Brooms Head on Sunday morning. Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Jaca fun run given green light

RUNNERS around the Valley are rejoicing after it was confirmed the Jaca Fun Run will take place this year.

The future of the event was uncertain until WHK was confirmed as a major sponsor earlier this week.

The event has an earlier start this year, with the 5km and 10km starting at 8am and the 2km 8 starting immediately after their completion.

Joint organiser Neil Burgess said the times had changed based on the feedback following last year's event.

"We received a few complaints about the heat last year so we've changed the time to try and avoid a repeat," Burgess said.

The Jaca Fun Run was started in 2008 by Burgess with 120 8 runners taking place.

By 2011 that number had grown to 380, and Burgess is hoping they can get even more.

"It's open to anyone that wants to have a go," he said.

In an added bonus for runners that have competed in the last three years, entry forms do not have to be filled out before the start of the race.

"We have everyone that has run in the last three years on a database," Burgess said.

"They only have to sign the indemnity and pay their entrance fee to run."

First time participants are encouraged to contact Burgess and return a completed entry form before the day. A small entry fee is payable on the day.

  • For those wanting advice on running, visit www.coolrunning.com.au
  • Prices: $2 for 2km, $5 for 5km and $10 for 10km event.
  • Contact: Neil and Penny Burgess at pnburgess@bigpond.com


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