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Mick Fletcher celebrates at the summit Photo SOK Images
Mick Fletcher celebrates at the summit Photo SOK Images

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With more than 45 teams and a thousand entrants expected at the start line, the tenth staging of the Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is set to be the biggest yet.

The annual fitness event raises money to support cancer sufferers and this year all proceeds go to the purchase of a Prone Breast Board for the oncology unit of the Lismore Base Hospital.

Last year the event raised just under $25,000 and this figure has already been surpassed.

Registrations are still open according to organiser Brigid Kramer.

‘Registrations are going very well. Southern Cross University has entered a team with more than 100 members,’ she said.

Joining a team helped people get motivated and made it fun, with many dressing up in themed costumes.

Different events on the day include a run to the lighthouse and back, a walk along much the same route, as well as a 1km Kids Dash.

There is also a ‘staggering prize pool’ including accommodation packages and Falls Festival tickets, for the random draw giveaway at the end of the day, she said.

The event starts at the Clarkes Beach end of Massinger Street at 7am Sunday 23 October.

Registrations close on October 20. See www.byronrun.com


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