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Unique Fun Run To Aid Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes

WELLCAMP3 A once-in-a-lifetime fun run on the runway of the Wellcamp Airport, just west of Toowoomba, will raise funds for Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes sufferers within the Toowoomba and  Darling Downs region.

The Wagner family, who are building the airport, will open the doors of their terminal, tarmac and runway at Wellcamp Airport to a limited field of 3,000 runners & walkers on Sunday 19th October, the day before the airport is handed over to the authorities. The fun run will allow people in the region to do something that, according to the records, have never been done before in Australia.

Wellcamp_TerminalThe Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and the Toowoomba Road Runners will join forces to organise the event and Foundation CEO Peter Rookas said the event will be a unique piece of history. “It’s been done overseas but never in Australia. There will be a 7km run and a 3km run/walk to accommodate all wanting to be involved.”

He said there would be a limit of 3,000 entrants to ensure safety and to make the event manageable. “Cost will be $10 per runner and $30 for a family of four (Mum & Dad and two children) and there will be a commemorative souvenir t-shirt emblazoned with ‘I Ran the Runway at Wellcamp Airport.’

All entrants must register on-line and the trr.org.au website will have all the details.

There will be no registrations on the day and only those registered will be able to access the terminal, tarmac and runway.

For further information,
Peter Rookas,
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation
Ph 4616 6166

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