More than 1000 people walked, ran or cycled to help raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease in Benalla on Sunday.March 6, 2014 11:35am
Communities across the region have once again supported the Mick Rodger Walk to D-Feet MND event at Lake Benalla on Sunday.
The event, which is in its seventh year, aims to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
This year more than 1000 people walked, ran and cycled to help raise more than $30 000.
Committee spokesperson Robyn Smith praised community members for their ongoing support of the event.
‘‘To raise somewhere in the order of $330 000 (since the event’s inception in 2008) is a fantastic achievement’’, she said.
‘‘It is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when communities come together and support each other. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped achieve this fantastic result.’’
Robyn also praised the small but hard-working event committee.
The day started at 8.30 am with an 89 km bike ride which was led off by Benalla’s national time trial winner Felicity Wardlaw.
The relay events were again popular with 20 teams of four runners competing from sporting groups and community organisations.
Benalla Saints took out the men’s relay, while a team of junior runners from Benalla Little Athletics won the women’s event. The community event was won by Benalla Swimming Club.
The walk around the lake was again extremely well attended with many families taking advantage of the great weather to enjoy the walk.
New events, the Prince and Princess of the lake for runners under the age of 12, were won for the first time by siblings Josh and Natalie Grima.
The King and Queen of the lake were won by Cameron Green (14:14) and Caitlin Sinclair (16:39) respectively.
This year’s event again focused on raising the awareness of MND by bringing communities together through active participation.
It is named after local businessman and sportsman Michael Rodger, who passed away after a committed and inspiring battle against the disease.
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