Cane2Coral inspires team challenge

Team Bundy Sugar and Bundaberg Regional Councila re ready to take on the Cane2Coral challenge this weekend.
Team Bundy Sugar and Bundaberg Regional Councila re ready to take on the Cane2Coral challenge this weekend.

With Cane2Coral on tomorrow businesses in Bundaberg are banding together to promote the event through a little bit of friendly rivalry.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Cane2Coral team is meeting the challenge from Team Bundy Sugar to beat them in the Largest Work/Employer team category.

Sport and recreation officer, Rayne Juster, said Council has welcomed the challenge and appreciated the support another large employer is giving to promote fitness in our region.

“We’ve put out the challenge for our employees to get involved and are still adding numbers to our team,” he said.

“Registrations are still open and it’s not too late to get involved.

“Whether you’re an avid runner or looking for a nice morning out with family and friends, there is something for all levels of fitness with the added benefit of a scenic coastal route.”

In their uniquely designed shirts and large numbers, Team Bundy Sugar are always a stand-out in the crowd.

They’ve been involved since Cane2Coral began in 2010 and while Bundy Sugar’s Karl Aplin is confident they have the largest team, he is keeping their numbers close to his chest.

“We have more in our team than last year and we’ve welcomed a lot of new participants who haven’t been involved before,” Karl said.

“Our team includes some of the more serious runners who are keen to better their time, but the majority are walkers who are taking the opportunity to spend a morning out with their families.

“This year our charity of choice is Angels Community Group and our fundraising activities throughout the year have helped to catch the attention of our staff to join the team.”

Cane2Coral: get involved

Cane2Coral is a great way to kick start your exercise regime over the winter season and beyond where you can enjoy the abundance of pathways within our region to improve your health.

This year's event will be held on Sunday, 4 August.

There are three distances on offer: a half-marathon (21.1km), a 10km and a 4km, continuing to make it an event that is available to all ages and wide range of abilities. 

The 21.1km and 10km will start at the Bundaberg Port Marina travel along the Burnett Heads Esplanade through the picturesque Mon Repos walking track and finish at Neilson Park, Bargara. 

The 4km will start from Neilson Park travel along the Bargara Esplanade to the Basin and return to and finish at Neilson Park, Bargara.

Find out more here.