The Moruya Surf Life Saving Club’s Town to Surf Fun Run ran without a hitch on Sunday, as more than 300 runners participated in the event.
The Eurobodalla put on a perfect Sunday morning for the run, with sunny skies and a cool breeze greeting the athletes.
The 8km course began at Moruya’s Riverside Park, where runners congregated before the 9am starting gun.
Participants then made their way to the Princes Highway, before following South Head Road all the way to the Moruya Surf Club.
Club spokesman Mike Hallahan said the day was a success.
“We had a great day,” Mr Hallahan said. “The weather was perfect, and we had no major injuries reported.
“It was a great atmosphere, and everyone enjoyed themselves.”
Every runner that participated completed the 8km track, including some great individual performances.
Women’s winner Stephanie Torley is only 12-years old, yet managed to break the course record with a time of 29:37, over five minutes quicker than second place.
We’re expecting to have raised more than $5000 thanks to the fun runMoruya Surf Live Saving Club spokesman Mike Hallahan
James Minto won the men’s event in a time of 26:47.
The results weren’t the main focus of the day however, as all proceeds went towards the Moruya SLSC.
The surf club was raising money to fund a brand-new All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) worth over $19,000.
“We bought the ATV because our previous vehicle rusted out,” Mr Hallahan said. “It’s a pretty harsh environment on the beach.”
The Surf Club has already received a subsidy for half of the cost, along with another contribution worth $5000.
Mr Hallahan believes the money raised should cover the rest of the costs.
“We’re expecting to have raised over $5000 thanks to the fun run,” he said.
Mr Hallahan said that the day couldn’t have run without the help of volunteers.
”The Shire council had a number of volunteers help out, and they all did a great job,” he said.
“It’s important to give the runners refreshment at the end, so we had quite a few volunteers cutting up fruit in the morning.”
Runners were greeted with entertainment from local band Ironic Circus, a local band made up of musicians with disabilities.
“They’ve (Ironic Circus) been with us every year,” Mr Hallahan said.
“They do a great job of making it a carnival type of atmosphere.”