West Coast Fever star calls on runners to join festival

Kaylia Stanton of Woodlands.  West Coast Fever netballer Kaylia Stanton is the celebrity 2019 Perth Running Festival Champion Ambassador.  Picture: David Baylis.  www.communitypix.com.au   d495852
Kaylia Stanton of Woodlands. West Coast Fever netballer Kaylia Stanton is the celebrity 2019 Perth Running Festival Champion Ambassador. Picture: David Baylis. www.communitypix.com.au d495852

WEST Coast Fever netballer Kaylia Stanton says the upcoming Perth Running Festival is a chance for people to break physical barriers and challenge themselves.

The 25-year-old goal attack has been selected as the celebrity champion ambassador for the festival, which will be held on October 6 at Optus Stadium and around the Swan River.

The event includes a 4km family run or walk, 10km run, half marathon (21.1km) and a marathon (42.2km).

It is the only community run where people finish on the turf inside the stadium.

Kaylia Stanton. Picture: David Baylis.

Stanton, of Woodlands, said the event allowed people to run or walk in a comfortable and safe environment.

“I love the fact that it is a community-based event and it involves all ages,” she said.

“For me, that is why I signed up as an ambassador as well because I love that community aspect of things.

“There are so many different options; you can walk or run and you don’t need to be the best athlete going out.

“Also, with something so iconic like Optus Stadium to run into, I think it is pretty Perth.”

Stanton said it was important to support charities to help people in need.

Kaylia Stanton playing against the Giants at RAC Arena in June. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Having recently signed with the for 2020, said she was looking forward to the upcoming season after her 2019 season was plagued by a stress fracture in her foot.

“We only just finished so we will celebrate the season that was obviously plagued by injury which was not ideal,” she said.

“But I am super excited to be back with the Fever next year.

“I want to give back to the people who are so dedicated to us as well.”

People can raise funds towards the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research or their chosen charities.

There will be food trucks, entertainment and giveaways throughout the event.

Register at www.perthrunningfestival.com.au.

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