SPRING IN THE STEP: The Stanthorpe Spring Stampede is back and will be held on  September 15.
SPRING IN THE STEP: The Stanthorpe Spring Stampede is back and will be held on September 15. Glenda Riley

Spring to life and get behind fundraising run

AFTER the resounding success of 2018's inaugural Spring Stampede, organisers didn't hesitate to bring it back for a second year.

Organised by Stanthorpe State Primary School and their P&C, last year's event attracted close to 200 participants.

The idea behind getting it off the ground, was that the school would have an ongoing outlet to raise funds for various causes.

"It was started so that the school would have an ongoing fundraiser that could engage the community and raise money for our P&C,” Spring Stampeded committee member Jodie Thorne said.

"We also saw it as an opportunity to build the school community. It's family orientated - it does have that competitive aspect - but it's for families as well.”

The day is broken into two different races. There's the 10 kilometre walk or run from 8am and then there's the five kilometre from 9am.

Money raised goes towards funding needs identified by the school P&C.

"Upgrades... I know that the stadium we have there at the school we're looking at upgrading that. Just bettering the facilities we do have,” Mrs Thorne said.

It will all take place at the primary school, with plenty of activities going on throughout the morning.

There's a fruit stand, a teddy bear hospital, health checks, lucky dip draws, sausage sizzle, warm up session with EmJ personal training and BUSHkids.

Registrations for the September 15 races have closed but Mrs Thorne encouraged people to get down and support the day.

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