Kids on Track 2013
Wow! Fantastic turn-out, just shy of 500 participants! On behalf of the KEEPING KIDS ON TRACK FUNRUN organisers, Debbie Rielly , Theresita Marie Plumb and Vaughn Hendricks , I wish to thank you all for attending and making today a great success! Even the weather could not have been more perfect! To the volunteers (registration, drink stations, start/finish line), sponsors, band, and other organisations involved, you made the day. To the athletes, your enthusiasm and effort was inspiring for all along the sidelines. The atmosphere was electric, T-shirts looked impressive and thank you all for supporting the charities involved – ‘Keeping Kids On Track’ – support for local children in the Bass Coast for opportunities in sport and education, and the ‘Kongor School Support Group’ – building a school in South Sudan. To people who travelled from Melbourne to be with us, we hope you enjoyed the scenery along the rail-trail, the magical coastline and the sound of waves in the background… This event was first held in 2012 in memory of Leslie McKay, a highly regarded mentor of youth and a fine advocate for reaching beyond our boundaries. Leslie herself was a runner, completing a half marathon, and she was also heavily involved in the nurturing of our youth and so would support the funds from this event being put back in to youth and education. To our event ambassador, Magnus, we express our sincere thanks for your commitment to attend today and putting on such a brave face despite the challenges you faced this morning. We hope you recover quickly and completely, and would love to see you compete in the future. It was so exciting to see how many hands were raised when we asked the crowd how many competitors where competing in their FIRST EVER funrun, so we truly hope you enjoyed the experience enough to continue setting fitness goals for yourself and participating again in the future. To all the parents who got out there and completed a run alongside their children, it was great to see you all having fun together. Keep running, enjoy our beautiful rail trail because it is there for us all to use, stay fit & healthy and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Louise O'Keeffe xx
Photos from both events have been added to the Gallery – click the link in the menu above , click FS (fullscreen) for larger pics , photos also available via the slider link at Foon’s Photography.