Primary schools to battle it out in Half Can event next month

READY FOR ACTION: Wodonga South's Caliann Skeers, 10, Kekoa Scott, 12, Malia Scott, 12, and Cooper Hansford, 9, are gearing up for the Nail Can Hill primary school event. Picture: MARK JESSER

READY FOR ACTION: Wodonga South's Caliann Skeers, 10, Kekoa Scott, 12, Malia Scott, 12, and Cooper Hansford, 9, are gearing up for the Nail Can Hill primary school event. Picture: MARK JESSER

WODONGA South will be out in force again in this year’s primary school competition in the Half Can event.

Last year the school had 27 runners and is hopeful a similar number will compete for the $1000 prizemoney next month.

St Patrick's Aiden Hill, Zane Nish, Joseph Hill and Alexander O'Connell took part in the primary school competition last year. Their school was victorious.

St Patrick's Aiden Hill, Zane Nish, Joseph Hill and Alexander O'Connell took part in the primary school competition last year. Their school was victorious.

Eight primary primary schools participated last year with St Patricks Parish School winning. 

Officials award $500 go to the school that wins the event.

This is based on the combined times of the first six runners in that team and a further $500 for the school with the most entrants.

There is no limit on the number of primary age students able to be entered in a team.

The 4.3km Half Can has been a huge success since being introduced last year with 500 people entering.

Many of these participants are primary school age kids who often bring reluctant mums, dads or grandparents along for the run as well.

This year’s Nail Can will be held on May 7.