Lilly Peachy, Abby Dendle and Ella Stevens jump at the chance to take part in the runathon at Canoe Point.
Lilly Peachy, Abby Dendle and Ella Stevens jump at the chance to take part in the runathon at Canoe Point. Christopher Chan

Families hotfoot it to the beach

READY, set, go! It was a race with a twist and obstacles galore.

And the inaugural Runathon was a wild success.

The 4km course stretched along Canoe Point, Tannum Sands.

Organiser Brett Stevens said there were 156 competitors.

"It was great to see so many families," he said.

The event was non-competitive with Stevens declaring it was an excuse to get outside and get the heart rate up.

The course included several challenges including a 100m dash and a 200m soft sand run.

And the prize for finishing?

A healthy feed of water-melon and bananas.



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