Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 - City of Cockburn
GET ready to put your best foot forward – it’s almost time for the annual Bibra Lake Fun Run on September 18.

It’s a call to individuals, schools, sporting clubs, corporate teams, parents with prams and mutts on the move (dogs on a leash) to have some fun while they enjoy a 6km run or walk around Bibra Lake.

Starting from 9.30am at the corner of Gwilliam Road and Progress Drive, the fun run is open to all ages with categories including male, female, under-12s, under-17s, schools, corporate teams and over-18s.

An overall trophy and a variety of awards are on offer, plus a free breakfast for the first 500 people at the end, a coffee van and face-painting for children.

More than 1000 people took part in 2010 and this year the City is introducing CALICO (calories in, calories out), a project encouraging residents to do some form of physical activity and keep track of their progress.

By going to and entering information such as height, weight and other measurements, the website highlights how many steps people need to do each day to lose or maintain weight and keep fit.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said the main aim of the fun run is for people to get together, have fun and exercise at their own pace while enjoying the pristine beauty of the Bibra Lake area.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out and get active, whether you walk, jog or run the distance,” he said. “Most of all, it’s about participating beyond anything else.

“By promoting active, healthy fun at a local level, this will ultimately lead to fewer rates of disease, which is related to unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.”

The Bibra Lake Fun Run is all about getting out there and giving it a go, Mayor Howlett said.

“Essentially, it’s a way for the local community to come together, ensuring they have some fresh Sunday morning fun,” he said.

“It’s also a well-known fact that if you engage in physical activity it makes you feel healthier and helps to mentally stimulate you as well.”

Registration for the Bibra Lake Fun Run is free and must be done before September 12 if participants want an official electronic time (no registrations will be accepted on the day).

But people wanting to join in for a casual walk or run don’t need to register and can turn up on the day.

Forms are available at or from City of Cockburn libraries and other facilities.

The racing gun goes off at 10am and road closures will be in place. For more details, call 9411 3444 or email [email protected]

The Bibra Lake Fun Run is coming up again on September 18. More than 1000 people took part last year.

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The City of Cockburn celebrated its 30th birthday in 2009 and is regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 85,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
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