This year 250 people participated in the Byron2Bruns Beach Run on Sunday. The weather was beautiful and runners and walkers were treated to a show by a pod of whales who hung around the coast for the entire morning.
The first male across the finish line was Joel Organ with a new record time of 36.38 and the overall female winner was Jacqui Annandale who finished in 48.49.
As the last of the walkers trickled in the presentations began with the first of more than 30 lucky door prizes drawn and given away to participants. Lucky winners walked away with a wide variety of prizes, anything from sunglasses to a barbecue.
Runners and their families relaxed in the sun while the kids were happy in the jumping castle. There was music, lovely food and coffee provided by Grind Date.
‘It is fabulous, too, so many people out and enjoying our stretch of the beach and this beautiful day’, said Michele Dennis, Byron2Bruns event coordinator. ‘We really are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and the members of Brunswick SLSC are happy to host this event. It’s great to have a family-friendly, health-conscious activity for people to participate in.’
Mrs Dennis said it was a lovely day, the weather was perfect. ‘The Brunswick SLSC members and the Byron2Bruns Run committee want to thank everyone who came along today and contributed to the event. There was enormous support from local business and, with the patrol season just around the corner, there is plenty to do to prepare.’
Funds raised will go to Brunswick SLSC and a percentage will be donated to the Brunswick Heads Public School Trust for Halla.