Meet the challenge: Alcoa Mandurah Island Challenge

Simon Pascoe, Rhys Williams, Margaret Sturdy and City of Mandurah CEO Mark Newman get ready. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d444242
Simon Pascoe, Rhys Williams, Margaret Sturdy and City of Mandurah CEO Mark Newman get ready. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d444242

A CHALLENGE has been set down by The Makers chief executive Rhys Williams to the three chief executives of Mandurah’s biggest employers.

The 2015 Alcoa Mandurah Island Challenge runs this weekend.

Mr Williams is encouraging the chief executives and their employees to get involved.

Peel Health Campus chief executive Margaret Sturdy said they were the second biggest employer in the region, while Alcoa was the first.

“I’m throwing down the challenge to Alcoa to have a bigger team than Peel Health Campus for once,” she said.

Pinjarra Refinery manager Simon Pascoe said promoting healthy lifestyles was a priority at Alcoa.

“So we are very proud to be the main sponsor of the Alcoa Mandurah Island Challenge,” he said.

“We are encouraging our employees and contractors to take on the challenge and get their friends and families to register for the event as well.

“It is going to be a fantastic day; I look forward to seeing everyone down there.”

Mandurah residents can still get involved in the event and raise funds for local youth development projects.

For the first time, this year’s Mandurah Island Challenge will include a half marathon, as well as 4km, 6km and 12km categories, with all people taking part in the half marathon receiving a medal.

“The Makers is honoured to be running this event for Mandurah and building on the success of Peel Health Foundation, who built this event into a high-profile community fun run,” Mr Williams said.

“We acknowledge the efforts of the Peel Health Foundation, and thank them on behalf of Mandurah for creating such an important community event.

“Our aim is to have 1000 participants from across Mandurah and Peel and we’re hoping Mandurah will get down, have a run and make a contribution to the community.

“We’ve received some great support for the event, with Alcoa once again the naming rights sponsor and support from the Peel Health Foundation and the City of Mandurah.”

Register at www.mandurah islandchallenge.net.au or www.fb.com/mandurah islandchallenge.