College gears up for City to Surf

Mandurah Baptist College’s running team members.
Mandurah Baptist College’s running team members.

The running club started in 2012 and students take part in weekly training sessions, teacher Clare Laverty said.

Students from years 7 to 12 run up to 6km a session.

‘Last year we had such a positive response to the running club from students and parents alike, that we decided to continue it past the event,’ she said.

Ms Laverty said this year’s team includes Year 7 students.

‘Year 7 students have been given the opportunity to join in this time around, so we have some very enthusiastic young members in the team this year,’ she said.

‘We have received a lot of positive feedback from parents, thanking us for encouraging their children to get involved and take part in regular physical exercise.’

The students are building from 6km to conquer the 12km distance on the day.

Ms Laverty is expecting between 30 and 50 students to take part .

The Chevron School Challenge provides the opportunity for school kids and their families to run, walk or wheel their way to City Beach oval.

All members of a school team receive a 15 per cent registration discount and all competitors receive a finisher medal.

Presentations for the Chevron School Challenge winners will take place at City Beach Oval after the event and the largest school team will win a $5000 Rebel Sport gift card.

Details on the City to Surf website