Step up for Rotary event

Michelle Lane, Andrew Tunne and Kate Scholtens-Brown. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

Residents are being urged to put their best foot forward and sign up for The Wyndham Rotary Fun Run or Walk, to be held next month.
This year marks the 13th annual fun run and walk held by the Rotary Club.
Rotary Club member Eddie Szatkowski said the funds raised during this year’s run and walk would be used to fit-out a sensory room in the Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Mental Health Unit.
Participants will be able to run a distance of five or 10 kilometres, or walk four or eight kilometres.
There will also be a 400 metre event for children aged six and below, and 1500 metre event for youngsters aged 12 and below.
Michelle Lane has participated in all of the fun runs, except for one year when she had an operation.
“I actually enjoy seeing more walkers and social runners running, and it’s great to see more families participating,” Mrs Lane said.
Another long-time entrant into the fun run is Kate Scholtens-Brown, an event ambassador for parkrun Australia and president of the Point Cook Runners.
“It’s really cute to see the kids in the 1500 metres,” she said.
Geelong man Andrew Tunne, a vision-impaired athlete, will also be participating in the fun run.
He will be accompanied by a guide, who will help him navigate the course.
The Wyndham Rotary Fun Run or Walk, of which Manor Lakes is a major sponsor, will be held on Sunday, March 15 at Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee.
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