READY TO RACE: Brendan Royall and Jason Pascoe (front), Heidi Brown, Fiona Macaulay, Stuart Bonnett, Leone Aslett, Dimas Renaldi and Kerryn Modesti.
READY TO RACE: Brendan Royall and Jason Pascoe (front), Heidi Brown, Fiona Macaulay, Stuart Bonnett, Leone Aslett, Dimas Renaldi and Kerryn Modesti. Mike Knott BUN020816CANE2

Big team throws out race challenge

BUNDABERG Sugar has thrown out the "Catch us if you can” challenge in the race to have the largest team entry in this year's Friendlies Cane2Coral fun run.

Bundaberg Sugar has had the largest team in the fun run every year since it started in 2010 and is looking very strong again this year.

Bundaberg Sugar chief executive officer Guy Basile said their employees loved getting involved in the Friendlies Cane2Coral.

"It is a fun day out for everyone,” Mr Basile said.

"This year will be even more interesting with great team prizes.

"We may take out the top prize for the largest Work Team, but I hear there is some stiff competition, with around 40 teams registered already, including a team from Germany, the Knauf team.”

Friendlies Society Private Hospital chief executive Alan Cooper said the hospital had put a good team together but Bundy Sugar was going to be hard to beat.

"The Friendlies will be out there in force though with around 60 nurses and volunteers on the course to keep people safe and to cheer them on, as well as our fun runners,” Mr Cooper said.

Friendlies Cane2Coral president Jason Pascoe said there was $4000 in team cash prizes with first, second and third prizes for Best Dressed as well as largest team in Work, Sports/Community, Primary School and Secondary School categories.

"All cash prizes have been kindly donated by The Waves Sports Club, and all prizes are going to the team's nominated charity,” Mr Pascoe said.

The general manager of The Waves Sports Club, Brendan Royall, said the Waves Sports Club loved being part of the Bundaberg community.

"We felt that sponsoring the team prizes for charity in this year's Cane2Coral was a fun way to give back to our community,” Mr Royall said.

"I hope the Best Dressed category is hotly contested, as it will add some extra fun and colour to the day.”

Mr Pascoe said the teams and charity prizes should be a lot of fun, but all entrants will win a prize this year as they will receive a Friendlies Cane2Coral medallion at the finishing line.

"The medallions look great and will be just reward for those taking part in the fun run,' Mr Pascoe said.

"The medallions have been kindly sponsored by our amazing Platinum sponsor, the Friendlies Society Private Hospital.”



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