2011 Media Release

FUN RUN MOVES WITH THE TIMES

Entry into the 2011 Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run on Sunday 19 June is now open.

Entering this year’s 10km and 3km events is now even easier with the organisers unveiling a new look website complete with online registration system.  Organisers are confident the easier online process will translate to record entries amongst serious and social runners alike.

Event spokesperson Sean Lever advised that last year’s entries exceeded 800 participants.

He said, “The Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run is continuing to evolve as one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest community sporting events.  For an amateur event organised by parents and teachers, the success is phenomenal.”

“With our new online entry system we are aiming for even greater participation than last year.  To be honest though, it won’t be a hard sell - there are few races in Australia that rival the scenic beachfront route that this event and Caloundra offers!”

Now in its 7th year, the continued success of the event, featuring both 10km and 3km Races and a 3km Family Walk, has led to a number of advancements in the way the event will be run.  Backed by the new interactive website, the event’s online registration system will allow participants to register, pay and receive essential event information. 

This year’s event will also see the introduction of electronic timing chips, allowing the efficient production of accurate race results for competitors.

Sean explained, “With the number of entrants increasing each year, we’ve outgrown our old manual systems and these new event elements have been an essential and welcome step forward.”

As in previous years the 10km race will offer $500 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize in both male and female categories. For the social runners and family walk entrants, plenty of random draw prizes will also be on offer.

Entry in the 10km Foreshore Run is $30 which includes a race singlet for those runners registered on-line before the day.  Entry in the 3km Fun Run starts at $5.50 for primary school students and $12 for entrants in the open category.  The Family Walk entry is $20 and covers up to 8 family members. 

All funds raised from the fun run will benefit the Parents and Friends Association of local primary school, Our Lady of The Rosary.

For further information and online registration, visit www.caloundrafunrun.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Jane Symes
Ph: 0420 599 742

Sean Lever
 Event Spokesperson
Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run
 Ph: 0409 821 725