Alex Whitehead with mum Donelle and dad Rik.
Alex Whitehead with mum Donelle and dad Rik.

Family set for fun run at Byron

ALSTONVILLE'S Whitehead family are lacing up their shoes and preparing for the Byron Lighthouse walk/run this Sunday.

Donelle and Rik enjoyed participating so much last year that their 14-year-old son Alex wants to join them this year.

“Alex didn't participate because we thought he was too young for such an event, but when we saw six and seven-year-olds walking and running up the lighthouse, as well as mums pushing babies in prams, we realised that this is an event for everyone,” Rik said.

“So this year we are participating as a family, which I'm really looking forward to.”

The walk/run begins at Byron Bay's Main Beach and goes straight up Lighthouse Road and around the lighthouse.

It then heads back to Tallows Beach with runners going 2kms along the beach before heading back to the Surf Club.

Walkers also have a turnaround point on Tallows Beach although they only have to travel 300 metres along the beach.

The walk/run/ raises much-needed funds for cancer research.

You can register on the website www.byronrun.com or for more information call Greg Kramer on 0412-856488.



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