500 Challenge Relay ready to run
WARWICK Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre staff members Brendan Iles and Joel Farrell will join the Pentath team in the 500 Challenge Relay for the Endeavour Foundation today.
Teams are allowed between 16 and 22 runners and the Pentath combination has a team of 18 for the three-day Beenleigh-to-Fernvale run.
Yesterday, the relay started at 4.30am at Beenleigh after a briefing at 4am.
The 12 teams in this year’s relay were due to finish day one late yesterday at Lake Moogerah and then proceed to Warwick for dinner at the Condamine Sports Club.
Many of the Pentath team have been part of all nine relay teams, which together have raised more than $3000 annually for the Endeavour Foundation.
One team member, Georgie Stewart, has had an outstanding running season, including winning a 10km run in Toowoomba.
Today they meet at WIRAC at 4.30am and drive to Swan Creek for the start of day two.
The relay proceeds from Swan Creek, goes up and back towards Swanfels and then to Emu Vale, Tannymorel and Killarney for breakfast at Canning Park.
The runners leave Killarney at 8.45am and are expected in Warwick at 11.45am for a lunch being put on by Warwick Rotary Club at Queens Park near the hockey grounds.
Spectators are welcome to watch the runners arrive in Warwick and compete in a criterium over two five-kilometre laps around the Condamine River and across the Madsen and Weir bridges.
Each team will nominate six runners for the criterium, with four of the likely Warwick runners being Georgie, three of the placegetters from World Run Day, Pat Sinnott, Iles and Ross Leggatt and Rob Stewart.