Darrel Chapman Fun Run coming to Lismore on August 28, raising funds for Our Kids

August 5 2022 - 9:00pm

Get your running shoes out and stretch your calf muscles, the Darrel Chapman Fun Run is just over three weeks away.

Held annually, the event was established 25 years ago to raise funds for Our Kids - a local charity raising money to purchase lifesaving equipment for local hospitals, "keeping our kids local when needing urgent medical care".

There are races for everyone, from the serious runner to the less serious.

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Distances include the Our Kids 4km, The Lord's Taverners 10km, The Masters 21km or the Southern Cross University Marathon.

And if you can't make it, there is the virtual event you can participate in at your leisure.

Organisers say this year's event is all about recovery and showing support for the community, and participants are asked to wear red in a show of support.

"Walk it. Run it. Do it in a costume. Do it with friends. Do it for the fun of it. Do it because you can. Do it for the heart of the Northern Rivers," they say.

Keen to get back it running and play a part in the Darrel Chapman Fun Run and but not sure where to start with your training?

Get race ready with Southern Cross University training program produced by Dr Chris Stevens, Senior Lecturer from the School of Health and Human Science.

There are 3 levels to pick from:

Beginner

For those who cannot yet run 30mins continuously

Intermediate

For those who can run 30mins continuously

Advanced Program

Designed for women who can run 10 km in 60 min and men who can run 10 km in 50 min

Download the training program; https://bit.ly/3yGVZXt

Southern Cross University is one of Our Kids Platinum Partners and have been championing the Darrel Chapman Fun Run from the beginning ...thank you to Team SCU and all involved

A past Darrel Chapman fun run. Picture supplied

Rebekka Battista from Our Kids said: "Register now, and lets celebrate Our Kids and our community together".

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So join in the fun on Sunday, August 28, it's free to enter.