Schools urged to step out for charity

July 1, 2017 by  

Schools in Mona Vale and across the northern beaches region are being urged to take on the challenge of this year’s Pub2Pub.

Organised by the Rotary of Brookvale, the charity fun run and festival is celebrating its 25th year and attracts thousands of people of all ages annually.

Participants can elect to run the entire 13km course that stretches from Dee Why Beach to Newport Beach, or start a 6km run from Warriewood or a 3km course from Mona Vale.

Spreading the word by flyer or poster printing from the Pub2Pub website is encouraged in an effort to attract as many starters as possible, according to a spokesman for the organisers.

A challenge has also been issued by Narrabeen Lakes Public School team leader Nathan Casey for other schools in the area to join the fun run which raises money for a good cause. Casey said Narrabeen Lakes has been involved since 2012 and placed second in last year’s schools’ challenge category.

So far, the 2017 lineup includes three teachers and 10 students with more expected to join before the fun run is held on August 27.

Year 6 teacher Casey said:

“I’m a competitive runner so I’m going to tackle the 13 kilometres with a few of the keen beans (students).

“The idea is that we can come together as a community for a mutually beneficial outcome.”