Annual Pink Fun Run coming to Greenbushes this weekend

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Runners participating in the fun Run in last year's events.
Camera IconRunners participating in the fun Run in last year's events. Credit: Supplied by Greenbushes Fun Run

The town of Greenbushes will be hosting its eight annual Greenbushes Pink Fun Run to raise funds for breast cancer this weekend.

The family-friendly event will run throughout the morning of May 21, opening at 8am at the Greenbushes Sport Complex for registration, and will include a 5km walk/run, 10km run, 5km and 15km Mountain Bike Ride.

Competitors are welcome to enter both a running event and a mountain bike event, with all members of the family are welcome, including friendly pets.

Greenbushes Primary School P&C will have on offer some post-run snacks and warm drinks, while Didith Atkin, breast cancer survivor and event patron, will be heading up the fundraising table with information about the Breast Cancer Network Australia and also some fun merchandise and games to support the cause.

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Tying in with the breast cancer fundraising and awareness, a small group of women will gather to honour those who have been affected by breast cancer across Australia.

In the past seven years, the fun run had raised almost $60,000 for the Breast Cancer Network, as well as $12,000 for the South-West Autism Network, $4195 for Sock it to Sarcoma and $11,513 for the Telethon Kids Institute, with Grow Greenbushes supporting the event.

Chantelle McKay, a member of the fun run committee, encouraged competitors to check out the town’s wonderful attractions including the Discovery Centre, Greenbushes Mine Lookout and the native attractions Greenbushes Pool and Schwenke’s Wetland.

“If you’re in the Greenbushes area, come and have a look around the local attractions and the Exchange Hotel will be open afterwards for a meal,” she said.

Registrations can be made online at greenbushes.net.au.

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