Sunday, October 09, 2005

Maroubra Fun Run Press Release - Local Olympian Backs Fun Run - 23rd October 2005

14 September 2005

Editorial for Maroubra Fun Run for Southern Courier 20/09/05


Local Olympic athlete Natalie Saville is getting behind this year's Southern Courier Maroubra Fun Run which will be held at South Maroubra Surf Club, off Fitzgerald Avenue, on Sunday 23rd October 2005.

Natalie represented Australia in the 20km race-walk at last year's Athens Olympic Games and is currently in full training for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games trials which will be held next February.

Promotion of health and fitness is a passion with Natalie. She has gained so much from her athletic pursuits that she is very keen to encourage others to become involved.

There are two other good reasons for the Malabar star to lend her support to this event. Her own surf club South Maroubra, is one of the organisers and one of her local sponsors, Walsh's Village Pharmacy, is the gold sponsor of the big race.

The race has four separate sections; an 8km run, a 4km run, 4km walk and a 4km wheelchair race. Trophies will be awarded for all age groups as well as to the overall winners. Each category has a teams section and there is also a primary school and secondary school teams event. There is an event for everyone and a great opportunity to win a trophy, so take advantage of this and toe the line on the 23rd October.

9.30am at the surf club is the time and place of the start. Registration is from 7.30am until 9am. The course is 4km out and back around Maroubra Beach and South Maroubra; runners doing the 8km event do two laps of the circuit.

It is a fantastic family race and it will be followed by a terrific Oktoberfest and market, so Byrne Reserve, South Maroubra is the place to be that day.

Entry forms for the race can be picked up from all the sponsors' businesses and at various stores around Maroubra.

Southern Courier is the major sponsor of the fun run/walk/wheel.

Walsh's Village Pharmacy is the Gold sponsor.

Mavrolefteros' Maroubra Optometrists and Boland Funerals are the Silver sponsors.

Bronze sponsors are The Sands Hotel, Randwick City Council, Souths Juniors, Century 21 Coastline properties, Australia Post South Maroubra Village, Rotary Club of Australia, Ballard Property, Patrick Lim & Associates, Pack & Send Botany, Chirosports Wellness Centre and RFTS.

Organisers of the event are Maroubra & Districts Chamber of Commerce, The Lions and Rotary Clubs of Maroubra, and South Maroubra Surf Club.

Entry forms for the race and information is available at

Market enquiries can be directed to John White of The Lions Club on 9314 0685 (AH) or

Run enquiries to Richard Walsh on 9311 0088 and

See you there at the big race.

*Replublished online and distributed with permission from Maroubra Chamber of Commerce.

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