Leah Cheal, left, Greg Smith and Kelly Spottiswood are supporting the 2011 Rocky River Run on June 12.
Leah Cheal, left, Greg Smith and Kelly Spottiswood are supporting the 2011 Rocky River Run on June 12. Sharyn Oneill

Event targeting 1000 runners

EXCITEMENT is building for next month's Stanwell Power Station Rocky River Run which promises to be the best yet.

The huge support for the run was on show on Friday at the CQ Leagues Club where a broad range of 20 sponsors gathered for the publicity launch.

Rockhampton Road Runners vice-president and last year's winner Kelly Spottiswood said the event had

“something for everyone”, ranging from a half-marathon to the 5km “family walk or wheel”.

Ms Spottiswood said although the half-marathon could seem intimidating, there were ways to prepare and make it less daunting.

For example, she found it helpful to run with a group of friends.

The course, which criss-crosses both banks of the Fitzroy River, was also ideal for beginners because it was not too challenging, she said.

Rotary Club of Rockhampton spokesman Neil McDonell said 53 people had registered on the event's website since it went live on Tuesday.

The target for the run is 1000 people which Rotary president Trevor McGubbin described as realistic.



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