Registrations are now open for the 4th Annual Samford Fun Run, taking place on Sunday, September 10th 2017.
This wonderful, family-friendly, community charity event welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels to come along and run for a good cause. You can race or walk the course, push a pram, walk your dog or stroll with your family, all while enjoying Samford and its natural surrounds.
Since the inaugural event, participant numbers have grown steadily, with close to 500 entries recorded for last year’s North Brisbane fun run, yet despite its rising popularity, the event maintains its relaxed, family-feel and no-pressure atmosphere.
Each year, all proceeds go towards the Samford Support Network, run by Barbara Kienast and a group of volunteers who assist local Samford residents in times of need.
In addition this year, the Samford Support Network and the Fun Run organisers have been touched by the situation of one local family who will also be supported by proceeds of the 2017 event.
The 10km route can be walked, jogged, or ran. It takes place mostly over bitumen with a few stretches across gravel and grass. The course is very scenic and diverse, directing participants past Millen Farm, through bushland and local village streets.
Whether you’re an experienced runner looking for a challenge, or just after a lovely and lengthy walk to get back into fitness, this route caters to everyone.
The 5km walk/run is geared towards people looking to improve their fitness. Lots of families, prams and dogs normally participate in this shorter route.
Where: John Scott Park
33-35 Main Street, Samford Village, QLD 4520
When: Sunday, September 10th 2017
Check-In from 6am
The North Brisbane Fun Run 10km event begins 7am, followed by the 5km event
Distance: Choose between the 5km or the 10km
Cost: $12 online early bird price (available until 12th August)
$20 Standard Tickets (available till 3rd September)
On the Day Entry: If you've left entering down to the last minute don't worry, you can still enter on race day.
Donations: You can nominate a donation amount when you buy your ticket online.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd runners across the finish line in the 5km and 10km runs, in both male and female categories.
Post-Run Refuel: There will be BBQ breakfast burgers available for purchase following the Fun Run, thanks to the Lions Club of Samford and Ronni Grevell of Craig Doyle Real Estate.
Sponsors Welcome: Businesses are encouraged to make cash donations. Businesses who provide funds will be recognised in newspapers, on Facebook and on other platforms. To get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed: If you’d like to volunteer your time, the Samford Fun Run organisers will need people to help set-up and to act as course marshals.