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Defeat fun obstacles so Cancer Council can beat serious ones

TACKLING OBASTACLES: Yonit Kittay (left) from The Cancer Council cheers on North Coast Radiology team member Paul Morris while he piggyback's his colleague Kim Churchill in training for a fundraising obstacle course to be held in Ballina on September 17 as part of the Ballina Relay for Life.
TACKLING OBASTACLES: Yonit Kittay (left) from The Cancer Council cheers on North Coast Radiology team member Paul Morris while he piggyback's his colleague Kim Churchill in training for a fundraising obstacle course to be held in Ballina on September 17 as part of the Ballina Relay for Life. Doug Eaton

LOCALS are being asked to take part in a fun obstacle course to help people who are tackling a pretty big obstacle in their lives.

The Ballina Shire Relay for Life committee has organised the fitness challenge to be held on September 14, with funds raised going to the Relay for Life's fundraising efforts to support The Cancer Council's research and support programs.

It will be similar to the Spartan Challenge held in Lismore earlier this year.

One of the obstacle course organisers, Kim Churchill, said the 6.8km course has been designed to be achievable for those who enjoy a bit of exercise right up to the more elite athletes who can vie for prizes.

The course starts and finishes on the sand at Lighthouse Beach in front of the Ballina Surf Club, with the route taking in the park near the Marine Rescue tower, Pop Denison Park, the Shaws Bay stairs, Missingham Park and returning to Lighthouse Beach via North Wall.

Along the way, the two-person teams will complete kettle bell runs, tyre flips, wheelbarrow challenges and finish with a piggyback challenge.

There are eight categories, with teams like father/mother and child (for children 12-16) or the more usual teams of men, women and mixed in age groups.

North Coast Radiology is the major sponsor of the obstacle course and teams need to register before the day.

The event will be held at Kingsford Smith Park on November 1-2. Teams will set off at 8am on September 14.

Topics:  cancer, cancer council, relay for life



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