Take line for Fun Run

GET SET: Competitors cross the line in last year’s Darrel Chapman Fun Run at Southern Cross University.
GET SET: Competitors cross the line in last year’s Darrel Chapman Fun Run at Southern Cross University. Jay Cronan

ORGANISERS of the 2013 Darrel Chapman Fun Run are alerting willing participants to the coming event on Sunday, May 26.

This year marks the 18th year people have sweated it out on a walk or run of the 3km or 6km course around Southern Cross University and East Lismore to raise money for local charity.

Organised by Southern Cross University sports management students and jointly sponsored by The Northern Star, for the past 10 years the event has supported the Our Kids Foundation.

Since 2006 it has raised $50,000 for Our Kids, helping the charity steadily improve children's health services in the region.

Last year the Fun Run managed to raise $10,000, which fin- anced the purchase of an electrocardiography machine for the Children's Ward at Lismore Base Hospital.

This year the target is another $10,000, this time to help Our Kids purchase a resuscitation unit for LBH.

The much-needed item will be used in the Special Care Unit at Lismore Base Hospital to help newborn and premature babies.

Our Kids Foundation has already received $11,000 from the Trek Quest Outback Adventure 2012 to be contributed towards the machine, which costs $28,000.

Promotions co-ordinator Megan Alcorn said her fellow organisers were also hoping to arrange a memorabilia auction post-fun run, alongside the traditional sausage sizzle.

Registrations will open on April 16, with fees remaining $10 per person.

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is held in memory of local sporting legend Darrel Chapman, who lost his battle with cancer in October 1992.

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