coastalFUNruns and Yorke Peninsula Council have joined forces to present a morning of fun, fitness and community activities on Sunday, 7 May at Ardrossan.
A Marathon will commence at 7:00 am from First Street, Ardrossan, continuing to Rogue’s Point and return. The course will utilise the Walk the Yorke trail across a section of magnificent coastal scenery. Full marathoners will need to complete the course twice while half marathoners just once.
The 7 km Fun Run will commence at 9:00 am from First Street and proceed to Tiddy Widdy Beach via the Walk the Yorke Trail. There is a special rate for families wishing to enter and participants can either walk or run the course.
Ardrossan Football Club will be cooking a breakfast bbq from 7:00 am while the Bakery and Sarah’s Coffee Shop will be open from 6:00 am to fuel the marathon runners. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event while a market will also operate in Town Square from 9:00 am.
Community participants, sports clubs and families can enter any of the events at coastalfunruns.com/event-registration Yorke Coastal East 100. Early registration is essential to ensure correct bib details and all participants receive a completion medal.
Coastal Fun Runs support the Bravehearts Foundation, whose key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault. Their vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020.
Event Organiser Chris Glacken said “This is the first time we have held an event in regional South Australia and we hope to hold the Ardrossan event annually. We are looking forward to a large field of runners across several events and would love to see local footy/sporting clubs and families involved also.”
YPC Mayor Ray Agnew said “We are delighted to host coastalFUNruns at Ardrossan, particularly for such a great cause. Community events such as the Yorke Coastal East 100 help boost the local economy through accommodation and retail and we hope to see many local participants, either in the fun run or as spectators on the day. It is also terrific to see the spectacular Walk the Yorke trail being utilised for events such as this. Unfortunately I’ll be unable to run the marathon as I’ll be the starter on the day but I’ll be there at the finish.”