Ring Road Run draws 1000 competitors

ONE thousand feet hit the pavement for the annual Queen's Birthday weekend Ring Rd Run.

While it was a warmer morning than this time last year, Ring Rd Run president Jon Joiner said competitors still braved a cool breeze as they entered in either the 2km, 5km or 10km runs, and the 10km wheelchair race.

"The wheelchair race was great - Nathan from South Australia came up and won, and Rheed McCracken came second," he said.

Mr Joiner said the event went well and numbers were on par with last year.

"We are pleased we are maintaining the same level of interest," he said.

"It's great that everyone turned out."

Many competitors chose to dress up for the event, including a team from Bundaberg Police who ran the race dressed in blue.

Mr Joiner said three local charities were set to benefit from funds raised from yesterday's race - The RACQ Care Flight Rescue Helicopter, the Cancer Council and the Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club.

"It's too early to say how much money has been raised - we've still got to work that out," Mr Joiner said.



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