THE Annual Mountain of Fun Run is on Sunday, March 6th 2016 at Dunnstown.
The event is in its 8th year and is run by the Parent’s & Friends of St Brendan’s Primary School, Dunnstown.
The event has strong support from the local community and attracts sponsorship from local businesses. The event consists of 6 km run or walk and a 12.5 km run which includes reaching the top of Mount Warrenheip.
It attracts families and individuals who participate at their own level on a course set amongst the picturesque landscape surrounding Mount Warrenheip. The event promotes a fun, healthy lifestyle. Mountain of Fun Run Ambassador, Nick Van Raaphorst will be present and will participate again this year.
St Brendan’s School consists of 35 students who are running the event for what is a major fundraiser. This year, in conjunction with their Social Justice Learning, St Brendan’s has decided to take on a different learning approach to the Run.
The School is in a farming area and has teamed up with Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to donate $1 from every entry to the cause. The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners have successfully completed 9 Hay Runs to help Australian farming communities who are facing real hardship in the face of severe drought.
They are hoping to continue this support with another run scheduled for April. The Hay Runners rely on donations to fuel the many trucks people donate to use. St Brendan’s School was inspired by the work of these true blue Aussies and hope to raise awareness of their cause as well as dollars to assist them with associated expenses. Children from St Brendan’s & Ilfracombe State School in Queensland are setting up a correspondence program between