All Set for Charity Run Happening at Seventeen Mile Rocks in May

Photo credit: Rotary Fun Run/Facebook

Get a chance to participate in a fun walk and run event that not only promotes healthy living but also helps raise funds for charitable institutions.

This year’s Rotary Fun Run is happening on Sunday, May 21st, at the beautiful Rocks Riverside Park at 5 Counihan St in Seventeen Mile Rocks. Participants can enjoy the run and walk event on a shady course inside the park and along the Brisbane River.

The fun run course along Brisbane River (Credit: Rotary Fun Run / Facebook)

The fun walk/run has been held every year for the past 15 years, but it was previously held at the University of Queensland. This is the second year in a row that the fun run will be held at Rocks Riverside Park.

There will be a 5km walk/run, a 10km walk/run and a 1km kids dash. Participants can join as a team to compete within their company or against another company or they can join to simply have fun with family and friends. They can also bring their dogs to the fun run and walk event, provided that the dogs are on a leash and they are aware of other runners around them.

The Rotary Fun Run is an excellent opportunity for people to challenge themselves to finish the multiple km walk or run. Registration will be open until the 17th of May 2017 only.

The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary and the Rotary Club of Taylor Bridge

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This Year’s Beneficiaries

Organisers are hoping to raise over $40,000 in funds that will be distributed among three beneficiaries, namely the Wesley Hospital Choices Cancer Support Centre (Choices), the BeefBank, and the Hatauda Nepal Children’s Hostel Chicken Farm Project.

Choices, based in Auchenflower, provides a caring and safe facility for people with cancer. The centre accommodates anyone with any type of cancer, making sure that they receive appropriate support and information to meet their sensitive needs. The service is provided free of charge and includes surgical, oncological and related health services from The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. For more information, visit their website at www.uchealth.com.au/choices.

BeefBank is focused on providing meal packets to Foodbank organisations, which feed the homeless and disadvantaged members of several communities. BeefBank is completely run by volunteers so that all the funds they get go into the processing of the food packs. To learn more, visit the BeefBank website at www.beefbank.org.

The Hatauda Nepal Children’s Hostel Chicken Farm Project is a sustainable development project which involves building a chicken farm to produce fresh eggs for children at the Hetaunda Children’s Hostel. The chicken farm is also commercial, so the community will benefit from the economic benefits.

Interested in joining this year’s Rotary Fun Run? Head over to rotaryfunrun.com.au to register.