First fun run boosts skate park coffers
Clowns, teletubbies and a pair dressed in blue satin boxer shorts were some of hundreds who yesterday scattered the start line at Centennial Park for the first Winton Fun Run.
About 1200 participants of all ages and abilities gathered at the park yesterday morning to compete in the 3km, 5km or 10km events which people could either run, walk or cycle.
Organisers said yesterday thousands of dollars had been raised, which would go towards the building of a Winton skate park.
Organiser Julia Eade said the community was completely involved in the event, which was what organisers had wanted.
While some people arrived ready to simply give it a go, others had been training, she said.
There had been a noticeable increase in Winton residents running, walking or biking through the streets in the past two months, she said.
A carnival-type event had been planned at the end of the fun run for people to enjoy, which included bungy trampolines, a bouncy castle and local band Rocked & Loaded.
Organiser Alana Walker said the event would be held annually and funds would go to a different organisation each year.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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