Sunday, October 09, 2005

Maroubra Fun Run and Octoberfest - 23rd October 2005 update

This update comes from the Maroubra Chamber of Commerce

*Information for media cab be directed to myself, Greg Tingle
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* Southern Courier article on Maroubra Fun Run

Marilyn is heading the Fun Run/Oktoberfest Administration Team and you may direct your further enquiries to her.
The Maroubra Fun Run/Oktoberfest is on Sunday 23 October 2005 and the biggest event for our local area.
Your support with volunteers and/or sponsorship is greatly appreciated.


The ever popular Southern Courier Maroubra Fun Run, Market and Oktoberfest will be held this year on Sunday 23 October ’05 at South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club in Byrne Reserve, Maroubra Beach.

The big race will comprise of four individual events, an 8km run, 4km run, 4 km walk and 4km wheelchair. 9.30am is start time for the event. Trophies will be awarded for all age groups’ winners as well as the overall winners and there will be teams’ trophies for the run and walk, plus primary and secondary school sections. Entry forms will be sent to competitors in the last two years’ events and are available from Walsh’s Pharmacy, The Cheesecake Shop, Maroubra Optometrists and other stores around Maroubra. Race day is only 6 weeks away, so don’t delay with your training to be ready to go when you hear the starter’s gun. Race enquiries: please phone Richard Walsh on 9311 0088.

A huge market day and Oktoberfest follows the race. It’s great fun for everyone so mark Sunday 23 October ’05 in your diary and get along with all the family. Make sure you arrive in time for lunch as there are stacks of fantastic food stalls. South Maroubra Surf Club does a sumptuous German bratwurst and sauerkraut bar-b-q, Rotary turns on a great traditional bar-bee plus there will be Turkish and Asian food – something for everyone. Some delicious Bavarian beers will be available to wash down the bratwurst. Coffee and ice cream stalls will be there to round off a perfect relaxed Sunday lunch.

Market stalls of all shapes and sizes will create interest for everyone. Craft stalls, clothing, cake stalls, jewellery, art and book stalls are just some of the areas covered.

A very popular German Folk Band will create the atmosphere for the Oktoberfest which will run all afternoon. So be there for a fun day of knee slapping – and bring your dancing shoes.

Dozens of rides and sideshows stalls will amuse the kids all day. An animal farm, camel and pony rides and a jumping castle will certainly keep the little ones busy.

The big day is organised by the Maroubra and Districts Chamber of Commerce, the Maroubra Lions and Rotary Clubs and the South Maroubra Surf Club. To date the Southern Courier is the major sponsor and Walsh’s Pharmacy is the gold sponsor. Silver sponsors are Maroubra Optometrists, Boland Funerals and Bronze sponsors are South’s Juniors, Sands Hotel, Chirosports & Ballard Property.

It will be a fantastic family fun day – one not to be missed. So make sure you get there and be part of Maroubra’s biggest day of the year.

Market enquiries are to be directed to John White of Maroubra Lions Ph: 9314 0685 and

Surf Club enquiries to Kevin Barron Ph: 9344 7575.

Rozita Leoni
M&DCC Inc Secretary
9314 1040
0416 141 040