Ken Peterson is “persuaded” to join the Cane to Coral run/walk by Leone Aslett, right, and Sally Pace.
Ken Peterson is “persuaded” to join the Cane to Coral run/walk by Leone Aslett, right, and Sally Pace. Mike Knott

Call for men to enter Cane2Coral

CANE2CORAL organisers have called on men to put down their stubbies and rise from their couches in a challenge against the fairer sex.

When it comes to entries in the inaugural fun run, women have reigned supreme, outnumbering their male counterparts by more than two to one.

Race director Kerry Short has issued a challenge to Bundaberg blokes to ensure it is not all pink trainers and pony tails when the Cane2Coral gets under way next month.

“To be honest I was quite shocked when I had a look over the registered entries,” he said.

“We need some guys to get off their big behinds and get into action for the sake of their own health and to help out some pretty worthy charities.”

Short said plenty of men had pledged their support to the event, but too few had come forward and signed their name on an entry form.

“There's a lot of talk about it and a fair bit of bravado shown by some blokes, but it hasn't translated into entries.

“If they want to talk the talk they need to get out there and walk the walk.”

Men wanting to even-up the playing field and bring a few more “Y” chromosomes to the event can visit the Cane2Coral office on Quay Street or visit www.cane2coral.com.au

Short said the fun run would be the perfect way for men to shed extra paunch gained over the cooler months. “There are plenty of guys out there who have developed a bit of a winter belly,” he said.

Proceeds from the event will be split between the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club and Cancer Council Queensland.

The August 1 event will begin on Quay Street in Bundaberg and finish at Nielsen Park Beach in Bargara.

There will be 15km and 8km runs available for participants.



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