Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 - City of Cockburn
GET your running shoes, best walkers and crazy costumes ready – the annual Bibra Lake Fun Run is on again on September 13.

It’s a call to individuals, schools, sporting clubs, corporate teams, parents with prams, mutts on the move (dogs on a leash) and crazily-dressed individuals or teams 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 an overall trophy and a variety of awards on offer, plus a satisfying sausage sizzle at the end.

The best corporate team can score $1000 worth of Bunnings gift vouchers, $400 cash from Golden Eggs goes to the most crazily-dressed corporate team with $100 going to an individual. Schools with the largest amount of entrants have the opportunity to win a major prize from The Good Guys, along with a $500 Armando Sports voucher.

City of Cockburn Recreation Development Officer Scott Faulkner said the main aim was 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.”

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said the Bibra Lake Fun Run was all about getting out there and giving it a go.

“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 if done before September 11 or $5 on the day. Forms are available at www.cockburn.wa.gov.au.

The racing gun goes off at 10am and road closures will be in place. For more details, call (08) 9411 3444 or email [email protected]

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funrun1.jpeg: City of Cockburn Recreation Development Officer Scott Faulkner, Disability Access and Inclusion Officer Paul Gabbert, Mayor Logan K Howlett, Community Centre Projects Officer Amanda Maclou and IT Support Officer Shanon Clark, getting ready for the Bibra Lake Fun Run on September 13.

funrun2-3.jpeg: City of Cockburn Disability Access and Inclusion Officer Paul Gabbert, Recreation Development Officer Scott Faulkner, Mayor Logan K Howlett, Community Centre Projects Officer Amanda Maclou and IT Support Officer Shanon Clark – crazy dress is all part of making the Bibra Lake Fun Run an enjoyable event.

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

With a population of about 80,000, 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.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au

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