RACE AMBASSADOR BACK TO SUPPORT FUNRUN!

There is less than 2 weeks now until the 3rd annual KEEPING KIDS ON TRACK FUNRUN held along the Kilcunda-Wonthaggi Rail Trail on Saturday the 15th of March.  The event caters for everyone – young and old, as well as elite athletes or those who simply prefer to stroll along the rail trail enjoying the views.

The organising committee are excited to once again welcome back the 2013 race ambassador, Magnus Michelsson.  “We are especially grateful for Magnus’ commitment to support this event again in 2014 after last year he was unfortunately involved in a collision on his way to the event” said Debbie Rielly, race director.  “His courage and determination to put a smile on his face and still get behind the microphone to inspire other athletes in the pre-race briefing to do their best and enjoy their day, while he was in obvious discomfort from the accident, was honourable”.

Magnus Michelsson has a resume of sporting achievements that has seen him compete on the world stage.  This impressive record includes winning the Melbourne Marathon twice (Personal Best, time of 2 hours 14 minutes), the Canberra Marathon twice, and the Gold Coast Marathon once.  Magnus has also completed the 89km endurance running event ‘Comrades’ in South Africa several times (including 16th place in 5 hours 55 minutes), he has a half marathon Personal Best (PB) of 62 min. 52 secs, a 10km PB of 29 min. 33 secs., and has competed in the Hawaiian Ironman, Melbourne Ironman, and several half ironman events.  Magnus now still regularly competes, and combines running in the winter with triathlons in the summer.  He is a regular competitor at the local Bass Coast Barracudas Triathlon Club events held each summer in Inverloch and Cape Paterson also.

Magnus is looking forward to meeting athletes on the day, sharing his experience and wisdom, and taking a run himself along the spectacular rail trail that this year will include the George Bass Coastal Walk for some distances (refer to website for maps).  Race distances available are:  21.1km half marathon, 15km, 10km, 5km run & walk, 3km run & walk.  All athletes registered prior to the event will receive an event bag, and event T-shirts & singlets are also available to purchase (but are included in registration fee for 15km & 21.1km events).  Winners prizes as well as numerous spot prizes will be up for grabs and the finish line promises to provide fun for all in attendance.  There will once again be live entertainment, local sporting clubs represented, the Kongor School Support Group, market stalls, sausage sizzle, other refreshments, and much much more!!

Please refer to the fun run page for entry and for more information and to register BEFORE the day for the discounted price as numbers this year are limited to 500 (there will be an on-the-day $5.00 late-registration fee).   For more information contact Debbie Rielly 0409 945 559 or Louise O’Keeffe 0421 969 360.

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