ABS Fun Run to raise funds for cancer - this Thursday, May 2004

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May 26, 2004
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)

ABS Fun Run to raise funds for cancer - this Thursday

Canberran's are being urged to take part in the Australian Bureau of Statistics annual Fun Run this Thursday (27 May) to support the ACT Cancer Council.

So far nearly 500 people have registered to walk or run the 7.3 km course around the cyclepaths of Lake Ginninderra's parkland. The event starts at John Knight Park, adjacent to Lake Ginninderra College at 12.30pm this Thursday. This year there is a shorter 6.2 km course for nominated walkers.

Each year the event attracts a large number of participants and ABS Fun Run Committee Chair Peter Harper, hopes for a rush of late entries wanting to support the ACT Cancer Council.

"It's a top event for serious competitors, but also a great outing for those who enjoy the scenery and fresh air and want to get a bit of exercise," said Peter.

"This year all proceeds from the run will go to the Cancer Council to help reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT."


Entry Cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for school children. Entry forms are available on the Internet at:<http://www.tip.net.au/~dfry/ABSFUNRUN.htm>.

The ABS Fun Run incorporates the Castles Shield Fun Run, trophies will be awarded for both individual and team efforts.

A wide range of sponsors have supported the ABS Fun Run and all participants will have an equal chance to win barrel draw prizes. The major sponsor is Westfield Belconnen.

Other sponsors include: InterContinental Hotels Group/Crowne Plaza Hotels - Coogee Beach, Mallamaurice Holiday Units - Mallacoota, Deep Water Fishing Charters, Malua Bay Dive, The Runners Shop, Pirion Printers, ABS Social Club, Canberra Labor Club, The Lighthouse Bar, Instant Colour Press, Calyspo Coffee Lounge, Video Ezy, Qantas, Goodberry's, Rock Salt, Dan Murphy's and Privileges.