Wednesday 17 June 2009

SportsFest on this Sunday

It seems like it's festival fever in Cairns at the mo.

This Sunday the Festival of Sport, or SportsFest as we know it, will be on again.

"It all about participation," organiser Richie Bates says. "You don't have to be an elite athlete to join in, everyone welcome."

"The fun run is something I really encourage everyone to join in on Sunday afternoon. Just come along and meet at Fogerty Park, that's where everyone will meet," Richie says.

The Sea FM Give me 5 for Kids bike ride, is a 16 km ride and their carers, kicks off at midday.

"This is a fund-raiser for the FNQ Hospital Foundation, so I encourage everyone to join in," Richie Bates says.

"The other big thing this year is the afternoon will be filled with sports clubs demos at Fogerty," Bates says. "It's really a unique opportunity to see which sport is for you or your sons and daughters."

There'll be demonstrations and displays in Fogarty Park on Sunday from 15 sporting groups.

“This sports expo encapsulates the ‘a to z’ of sport in Cairns," Simone Roseler, Council's inner-city facilities manager.

“This year’s festival is not just about elite competitors in a challenge of the fittest, it is also very much focused on the health and well-being of this community," Simone says.

"Our fun run training program leading into the event, along with this expo, are all about shedding light on the joys of getting out and about and fit. And there’s not a better place to get started than our very own esplanade precinct.”

Sports showcased:
AFL, Rugby League, Union, Touch and Soccer football codes, athletics, baseball, cycling, dance, gymnastics, roller blading, netball, surf lifesaving, softball, tennis and vigoro.

SportsFest - Sunday
  • 7am: Sportscene Ocean Swim (1 km)
  • 8am: Pump n Pedals Coral Coast Triathlon & Cairns Crocs Short Course Triathlon
  • 11am: Pak Mag Kid’s Triathlon
  • 12 Noon: Sea FM Give me 5 for Kids Bike Ride (16 km)
  • 12noon – 5pm: Community Sport and Recreation Expo and Demos
  • 1pm: NQ Sports Foundation Cycling Criterium
  • 3.30pm: Your Fitness 2.5km Fun Run
  • 4pm: Your Fitness 10km Fun Run

All Day: Kids Entertainment, food stalls, Tug of War
Loads of Giveaways and Sea FM Broadcasting live

Visit the Festival of Sport website for detailed info.


Richie said...

Mike, you might need to sex this story up a little - mine is the only comment so far.
But please, no photos of my car in other people's driveways...

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