Fun run aims to be fit for everyone

Fun run organiser Peta Maloney, centre, trying out the track before the run on September 17. Photos: Susanna Freymark

People in wheelchairs and walkers tried out the track at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino to test its accessibility for the Casino Fun Run.

Organiser Peta Maloney said this year was the 10th anniversary of the fun run.

Her goal is make the fun run fully accessible for wheelchairs by 2025.

Paralympian Katie Kelly will be at the fun run on September 17 with an assistance guide dog.

Katie is the founder of the Sport Access Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to help children with a disability to play and participate in sport.

Katie Kelly centre with medal, at last year’s fun run promotion.

Katie was born in Casino  and won gold at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

Peta’s goal this year is for 500 registrations. Even though it’s called a fun run, participants can walk 2km, 5km, or 10km. Or you can run. Register here.

The schools get involved every year too and compete for the Casino Lions Club Trophy.

To win the trophy, schools need to enter as many students as possible.

The 5km for primary and secondary teams is still wide open.

The teacher who finishes first not only gets a trophy, but bragging rights for the next 12 months.

Register to be part of the Casino Fun Run.

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