Seton College student’s overnight relay for Cancer Council challenging but fun


A walk on the charitable side: Year 12 students from Seton College took part in the 24-hour lap-a-thon to raise money for the Cancer Council. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d468546
A walk on the charitable side: Year 12 students from Seton College took part in the 24-hour lap-a-thon to raise money for the Cancer Council. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d468546

A GROUP of local high schoolers proved running around in circles in the wee hours of Sunday morning could be both fun and charitable.

Year 12 students from Seton Catholic College travelled to the WA Athletics Stadium to take part in the Relay for Life, a 24-hour lap-a-thon raising money for the Cancer Council.

Student Pia Bathgate said the 34 students and five teachers who took part all loved being part of the event.

“We kept three batons moving around the track for the entire 24 hours, we walked in excess of 600 laps or around 250km and one of our teams placed third overall in lap counts,” she said.

“It was an incredible effort before and during the event by the students and it was far more challenging than any of us expected.

“The physical strain of walking or running, the sleep deprivation and the excruciating cold were all worsened by the immense emotional commitment but I think this all just added to the experience the challenge made it worthwhile and empowering.”

Visit www.relayforlife.org.au.

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