Sell with Confidence
Read More
News

Airlie Beach Running Fest Is Back

By Mark Beale

Running: A desire to run with her school mates has led to one lucky youngster scoring the trip of a lifetime to see the Great Barrier Reef “from above and below”.

Mia Vique, 8, from Strathdickie, is the winner of the Airlie Beach Running Festival Early Bird competition. The Bendigo Bank Primary School Challenge is a 2km “Fun Run” for primary school-aged children, on Saturday, July 16, in Airlie Beach, which last year attracted almost 200 school children in its first year.

Mia’s prize includes a scenic plane trip over Heart Reef, thanks to GSL Aviation, and an exhilarating ride out to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet with Ocean Rafting. Mia’s mum Jenny Vique, who moved to the Whitsundays 18 months ago with her two daughters and husband Marty, from Central Coast, NSW, said Mia was very excited about running with her school friends.

“They have all been talking about it at school a fair bit and Mia wanted to do it and be fit, so she registered, and her sister Emily, who is 9, said she wanted to do it too,” Mrs Vique said.

Schools from across the region participated last year.

Now in its fourth year, the Airlie Beach Running Festival draws runners from all over Australia with more than 600 people taking to the streets and beaches last year.

For more information go to http://www.runairlie.com.au or to register your school’s interest for the 2016 Primary School Challenge email info@runairlie.com.au

SOURCE: WHITSUNDAY TIMES

Up to Date

Latest News

  • NEW FOODIE EVENT TO CHAMPION LOCAL PRODUCE IN PROSERPINE

    A new foodie event is getting off the ground in Proserpine to help residents access fresh produce from their own backyard and forge social connections. The couple behind Proserpine Health N Fitness, June Gobbos-Miller and Stephen Miller, decided to start a farmers market with the first instalment set to take … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • REEF FESTIVAL DATES LOCKED IN AFTER 2020 COVID CANCELLATION

    The Great Barrier Reef Festival may have been brought to a halt last year, but the event is moving full steam ahead in 2021 and more hands are needed on deck. The festival committee is on the hunt for new volunteers to help plan and organise this year’s event. The … Read more

    Read Full Post