The 13th Byron Bay Lighthouse Run saw 700 sweaty but enthusiastic runners and walkers raise $27,000 for charity.
Contestants tackled the soft sand, headwind and hills with determination, and the overall winner, Paul Tierney, crossed the line in 37:15.
The annual fun-run raises money for charity, and for the next five years the recipients are headspace Lismore, who offer mental health services to young people, and the Women’s Resource Service in Mullumbimby, who provide assistance to women and children affected by violence.
Event organiser Lisa Parkes was thrilled with this year’s community response that saw an increase in numbers from 2018.
‘It just gets better and better each year and I’m really proud to be able to support these two dynamic local charities. One hundred percent of the registrations are donated – and this year that means $27,000,’ Lisa said.
Major sponsors included: Byron Bay Brewery, Fusion Health, Beach Byron Bay, Drawn Upon, Reindeer Riot and Byron Bay Triathlon.
Men: Paul Tierney (37:15), Anderson Moquiuti (37:43) and Bailee Crabtree (37:54).
U/16: Luca Bonomini (1:03:19), 17-29: Bailee Crabtree (37:54), 30-39: Alex Humprey (39:00), 40-49: Paul Tierney (37:15), 50-59: Andrew Crowhurst (42:39), 60+: Luke Parker (46:31).
Female: Nicole Anskaitis (45:40), Martine Schlosser 46:15, Georgia Hardy (46:44)
U/16: Layla Williams (49:20),17-29: Nicole Anskaitis (45:40), 30-39: Martine Schlosser (46:15), 40-49: Alex Ralph (51:21), 50-59: Tammy Broce (54:41), 60+: Sandra Killen(55:33).