THOUSANDS of residents will run, walk and roll their way around Ballarat in aid of the Ballarat Health Services Children’s Ward tomorrow.
Cotton On Foundation national project co-ordinator Jimmy Elkington said there were already about 4000 registrations for Run Ballarat and it wasn’t too late to sign up. His message: get involved.
“One hundred per cent of the registration fee goes directly to the cause, which is the redeveloping of the children’s ward,” he said.
People can still register today online and at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, or tomorrow at City Oval between 6am and 7am.
Race number plates and t-shirts can also be collected from the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre today from 10am and 3pm.
Mr Elkington said the festivities continued after the races, with live acts on stage, food stalls and children’s entertainment planned.
“Come with an open mind and have heaps of fun – there’s no other fun run like it it Australia,” he said.
The race assembly area will be on the service road adjacent to the City Oval at the intersection of Pleasant and Sturt streets.
Here, aerobics instructors will be on hand to limber up runners before the start.
Mr Elkington said there would be separate starts for each event: 7.40am for 12km participants, 8.20am for 6km runners and 8.35am for 6km family walkers.
Participants should secure their unique number plate to the front of their Run Ballarat shirts. They will be able to store their bags in a designated area next to the grandstand in City Oval.