GET your running shoes ready, it’s time to hit the streets of Casino again.
The Casino Fun Run will be back running the roads on Sunday 23 October and organisers are encouraging anyone to run, jog or walk to a great day.
The Fun Run is partnered with Little Athletics NSW and Sports Access Foundation, and the day will feature three main races: The Casino RSM 10km; The Casino Food Co-Op 5km; and the Parker and Kissane 2km.
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said he was delighted to see the event back on the streets of Casino for the first time since 2019.
Cr Mustow said Council was an active supporter of community events, and said the Fun Run was a vibrant and family-friendly event which brought people from across the region.
“We’d love to see people from right across the region support this event, whether as a participant, spectator or volunteer,” he said.
“Whichever distance you choose, there is something for everyone, from running through our wonderful town, across the iconic Irving Bridge, or even past some of our famous beef cattle.”
School children are encouraged to get a team together and compete for the Bulgarr Ngaru School Cups competition.
Primary School teams of four to five runners can compete for the perpetual trophy in either the 2km or 5km event, while secondary school teams compete over the 5km distance. The top three teams, taken from the average of the four fastest times will receive medals, and bragging rights for the next 12 months.
Founder of the Sports Access Foundation Katie Kelly OAM is a Casino born two-time Paralympian, winning gold in the Paratriathlon in 2016.
Ms Kelly has dedicated her life to promoting diversity and inclusion in our communities, and the Casino Fun Run has partnered with the Sports Access Foundation to emphasise the message that sport is for everyone.
The Casino Fun Run will be based at Queen Elizabeth Park II, and registrations and more information is available from http://casinofunrun.com.