Get Ready, Set and Go!
Calling all Townsville residents... are you ready to compete in a fun, family event that gets you into our great outdoors, while giving you the opportunity to connect with your fellow neighbours?
The second annual Bindal Ridge Fun Run, taking place on Sunday, 10th July, is a 5km race which will see the winners crowned King and Queen of the Springs. There is also a slower paced alternative for those that prefer flatter ground.
The 2021 Queen of the Springs, Ashleigh Gunn is set to reclaim her title, running the track in an impressive 35 minutes last year.
“The Bindal Ridge Fun Run is an amazing, fun community event that caters for all people, no matter your fitness level,” said Ashleigh.
Warm up at the Bindal Ridge Fun Run 2021, Queen of the Springs 2021 - Ashleigh Gunn and King of the Springs 2021 – Jake Wilson
“I’m not a runner myself, but like to keep fit and active and am a little competitive. I love that this event can be as challenging as you want. You can push yourself up the Moongun track, or you can enjoy the less intensive option and get the family involved for a walk around the Elliot Springs community.
“Events like this are a great way to bring the community together. It was great to see people dressed up for the occasion, from kids through to the family dog. I will definitely take part this year as I need to defend my title.”
Whether you are an experienced runner who wants to challenge yourself up the Moongun track or want to enjoy a leisurely stroll in nature with friends, young and young-at-heart are all invited to take part. Why not even bring a picnic rug and enjoy the winter weather with your fellow neighbours!
Event organiser, Kate Annetts said it takes a community to deliver an event of this scale. If you are keen to be involved as a volunteer or want to make your mark as the King or Queen of the Springs, follow the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BindalRidgeFunRun
Images from Bindal Ridge Fun Run 2021
Why get involved:
Fun runs are a great way to motivate yourself, your family and your friends to be a little bit healthier, and work towards a fitness goal together.
Competitors chose from a 5km run up the Moongun track on Bindal Ridge or a slower paced walk, run or stroll through a 3km track around Elliot Springs’ Wadda Mooli Park and surrounds.
King of the Springs 2021, Jake Wilson completed the 5km track in 32 mins 40 seconds, and Queen of the Springs 2021, Ashleigh Gunn was close behind at 35 mins 33 seconds.
The first family and pet over the line were Glenn Mcleay, Kai & Wyatt Saunders.