WELL-PREPARED: Lynell Taramoeroa, Nicole Cowburn, Benita Paterson, Letitia Muir and Dayna Burns are preparing race packs for runners.
WELL-PREPARED: Lynell Taramoeroa, Nicole Cowburn, Benita Paterson, Letitia Muir and Dayna Burns are preparing race packs for runners. Bianca Box

Volunteers needed for fun run

READY, set, go!

Gladstone Port Corporation's Botanic to Bridge is only two more sleeps away and you can almost feel the anticipation in the air with more than 4000 people set to pound the pavement.

Final preparations are in the works and with more than 4000 race packs to fill volunteers are working hard to meet the creeping deadline.

A spokesman for the Ports Corporation said they would need between 80 and 100 volunteers.

“We currently have 63 volunteers, but we are still needing more,” the spokesman said.

Positions exist for course marshals, set-up and pack-up crews, information volunteers, packers and drivers. In the lead-up to the big event Cathy Freeman and Lisa Curry have visited Gladstone to get the fire burning in the region's youngsters.

Port chief executive Leo Zussino said he wanted to see children get involved and put on their running shoes.

“We have over 11,000 school children in the Gladstone region and I encourage all of them to participate in the event, and to that end GPC will offer incentives to the schools to encourage their students to register for the event,” Mr Zussino said.

To put your hand up and volunteer for the event, phone 4976 1625, or for more information head to www.botanicatobridge.com.au.

Registrations have now closed.



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