Event is worth a good run

Ant Packer, Border Trust chairman Vic Issell, Workways Australia corporate challenge winner Marc Kilner, Parklands chairman John Alker-Jones and Border Trust executive officer Glenys Atkins applaud the news the Murray Charity Fun Run will be held again next year. Picture: TARA ASHWORTH
Ant Packer, Border Trust chairman Vic Issell, Workways Australia corporate challenge winner Marc Kilner, Parklands chairman John Alker-Jones and Border Trust executive officer Glenys Atkins applaud the news the Murray Charity Fun Run will be held again next year. Picture: TARA ASHWORTH

A FUN run alongside the Murray River will become an annual event after attracting more than 300 entrants and raising $6000.

The inaugural trek, organised by Parklands Albury-Wodonga, exceeded expectations with 325 runners following 11km and 21km courses along the river on March 25.

At the starting point of the run yesterday, near the Kiewa River at Killara, a cheque for $3000 was given to Border Trust for its Give Where You Live challenge, with the remainder of the money raised to be used by Parklands for environmental projects.

Parklands Albury-Wodonga community manager Ant Packer said the success of the run had ensured it would be repeated.

“We had 80 of the entrants do the half-marathon and the remainder did 11km and we got great positive feedback,” she said.

“We’re likely to change the route each year to show the variety of the parklands.”

This year’s course followed the banks of Wodonga Creek, the Kiewa and Murray rivers, with Wonga Wetlands the furthest point of a loop.