Entries are open for the third Northparkes Rotary Fun Run on 22nd May! The event, which will begin and end at Harrison Park, caters for runners and walkers over distances of 5km and 10km, as well as a 2km race for the kids. “The course is a great combination of flat and undulating terrain down Nash Street and back along Back Yamma Road for the 10km competitors,” said event organizer, Scott Westcott of RunNSW.
Scott, who grew up in Parkes, is an Olympic marathon hopeful and will be competing on the day in preparation for the Rio Games if he is selected for the Olympic team. The course record of 36.25 for women in the 10km event was set by Jane Fardell from Dubbo, while Dubbo’s Len Darlington holds the men’s 10km record of 35.58 but with over 300 competitors expected to enter records could be broken! At the launch of the fun run last week, Mayor Ken Keith
said the event was another example of the great works of Parkes Rotary Club, one of the busiest Rotary Clubs in the
state. Stacey Kelly of Northparkes Mine, the major sponsor, said the event would also be raising funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), a charity assisting over 14,000 people affected by autism each year.
Early bird entries are $10 for kids, $20 for the 5km and $30 for the 10km, plus a t-shirt for 10km runners. More information is available at www.parkesrotaryfunrun.com.au.