Registrations are flooding in for the Eden Fun Run for Cancer which will follow the shores of Lake Curalo this Sunday, October 20.
The five kilometre course begins at Eden Sportsground and covers some of Eden’s most beautiful, and flat, landscapes.
The event is now in its fourth year and attracts competitors from Batemans Bay to Bairnsdale.
At just $15 for adults and $10 for children, it’s also a well-priced morning adventure.
The fastest runners clock up the kilometres in as little as 15 minutes while walkers soak up the scenery over about 45 minutes.
Proceeds support the Cancer Council through Relay for Life team, The Eden Ragers.
Captain Stephanie Rawlings said there are drink stations and guides to help people around the short course.
“Five kilometres isn’t that far though, I can walk that in an hour with a dicky knee,” she laughed.
“It takes about two hours out of your morning and you are helping out the relay, the Cancer Council and the Ragers.”
A presentation will be held after the run with fruit and water for entrants and vouchers for Eden businesses going to the male and female winners of the open and junior (under 15s) divisions.
There will also be encouragement prizes given to walkers who show enthusiasm.
Patrick Avery of Eden Gym and Squash said there were “serious runners” who come to test themselves during the run but urged everyone to consider participating.
“You can’t lose because you’re doing something for yourself and for a good cause,” he said.
“It’s about getting out; if you want to ride your bike, walk or run or bring your dog on a lead – we want to see Eden moving!”
Register from 8am on the day of the event, at Eden Sportsground, Barclay Street.
Start time is 9am.
The Relay for Life will be held on April 5, 2014 at Pambula Sportsground.
Early bird registration is just $15 per person.