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Sponsors and organisers of the Casino Fun Run get set to launch this year’s event – Casino RSM CEO Neale Genge, RVC Mayor Robert Mustow, Casino Fun Run organiser Peta Moloney, Casino Food Co-op Chairman John Seccombe, Sport Access Foundation Founder and special guest Katie Kelly OAM, Eileen Byers from Bulgarr Ngaru, Richmond Valley Local Tourism Hero Brenda Armfield, Parker Kissane Solicitors Partner Kelly Wearing, Casino Little Athletics member Josie Ryan and Casino Little Athletics President Casey Henderson. Photo supplied.

It’s time to hit the streets of Casino with the Fun Run back on the roads on Sunday 23 October. Organisers are encouraging anyone to run, jog or walk in this great community event.

The Fun Run is partnered with Little Athletics NSW and Sports Access Foundation, and the day will feature three main races: The Casino RSM 10km; The Casino Food Co-Op 5km; and the Parker and Kissane 2km.

Richmond Valley Council Mayor, Robert Mustow said he was delighted to see the event back on the streets of Casino for the first time since 2019. ‘Council is an active supporter of community events and the Fun Run is a vibrant and family-friendly event that will attract people from across the region.

‘We’d love to see people support this event, whether as a participant, spectator or volunteer.

Something for everyone

‘Whichever distance you choose, there is something for everyone, from running through our wonderful town, across the iconic Irving Bridge, or even past some of our famous beef cattle.’

Founder of the Sports Access Foundation Katie Kelly OAM is a Casino born two-time Paralympian, winning gold in the Paratriathlon in 2016.

Ms Kelly has dedicated her life to promoting diversity and inclusion in our communities, and the Casino Fun Run has partnered with the Sports Access Foundation to emphasise the message that sport is for everyone.

Encouraging kids

School children are encouraged to get a team together and compete for the Bulgarr Ngaru School Cups competition.

Primary School teams of four to five runners can compete for the perpetual trophy in either the 2km or 5km event, while secondary school teams compete over the 5km distance. The top three teams, taken from the average of the four fastest times will receive medals, and bragging rights for the next 12 months.

The Casino Fun Run will be based at Queen Elizabeth Park II, and registrations and more information is available from http://casinofunrun.com.

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