Mannum Fun Run and Walk celebrates 10 years

Rewind: Getting in some pre-season training at the 2012 Mannum Fun Run and Walk were Mannum footballers Chris Hall, Jade Sheedy, coach Shane Yeates, Jeremy Clayton and Michael O'Malley.
Rewind: Getting in some pre-season training at the 2012 Mannum Fun Run and Walk were Mannum footballers Chris Hall, Jade Sheedy, coach Shane Yeates, Jeremy Clayton and Michael O'Malley.

In leaps and bounds, the Mannum Fun Run and Walk will celebrate 10 years as it continues to be a popular event for locals and visitors.

This year's event, which will take place on Sunday, February 28 at Mary Ann Reserve, caters for people of all ages with runs and walks for children, beginners and regular runners.

The first fun run was held on December 1, 2011, and was led by then Healthy Murraylands celebrity ambassador Andrew 'Cosi' Costello.

This year the event caters for all ages and abilities, offering a 3km walk, run or gopher ride, 5km walk or run, and the more challenging 10km run.

As the years have gone on the fun run has grown to incorporate various runs and walks as well as activities and competitions.

Mid Murray Council Mayor Dave Burgess said the event was a fun family day.

"The Mannum Fun Run and Walk has earned a strong following over the past decade as visitors and locals both enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere," Mr Burgess said.

"Whether you're young or old, a novice or an athlete, there's an event on the day that will suit you and it's always inspiring to see people of all backgrounds coming together to participate, be active and share each other's company.

'With the backdrop of Mary Ann Reserve and the riverbank, it's also a spectacular place for a morning run or a leisurely walk."

The event caters for all ages and abilities, offering a 3km walk, run or gopher ride, 5km walk or run, and the more challenging 10km run.

Each person who participates in this year's run or walk will also receive a free pass either to the Cambrai or Mannum swimming pools to enjoy after the event.

Participants will also be able to enjoy a free community breakfast, which will cost of $4 per person for spectators.

On the day, registrations will be held at 8.15am followed by a warm-up at 8.45am before the start at 9am.

To join in, register online at https://www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/community/2019-mannum-fun-run-and-walk It's free to take part, but gold coin donations are welcome.

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