RUN FOR FUN: Students from St Mary’s Primary and Leeville Public Schools show they are ready for Casino’s second annual fun run.
RUN FOR FUN: Students from St Mary’s Primary and Leeville Public Schools show they are ready for Casino’s second annual fun run. Samantha Elley

Ready, set, fun run ...

STUDENTS from Leeville Public School and St Mary's Primary School are already in training for the second Run NSW Greater Casino Fun Run.

Leeville's principal Annette Clarke said at least 15 of the 50 students at the school would compete this year.

"It is our premier sporting challenge and we will have a team in the 5km run," she said.

Year 6 student Piper Moloney is keen. "I did it last year and it was fun running in a team," she said.

Her friends Natalie Nicholson, 12, and Daisy Norris, 9, agreed and were happy to run for our camera.

From St Mary's, teacher Sam Irvine said he expected about 20-30 students to enter.

"That's about the same as we had last year," he said.

"Those kids who do our running club will be going in it."

Funds raised from the day will benefit the local Little Athletics Club in Casino.

"It's really cool to be doing (the run) again," club president/secretary Peta Moloney said.

"Now it's in winter we are hoping to get entries from people from further away."

Last year the run was held in spring when it clashed with a number of events around the Northern Rivers

Organised by RunNSW the Greater Casino Fun Run will be held this Sunday, June 28 with the choice of 10km, 5km or 2km run.

Registrations can be done online at http://www.runnsw.com. au/event/casino-fun-run until 5pm tomorrow.

The event sponsor, Greater Building Society will also take late entries at their branch on Saturday morning and also on race day from 6.30am at QEII Park.

Fun Run Facts

8am - Casino RSM 10km Fun Run

8am - Greater Casino 5km Fun Run

9.10am - Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km Fun Run



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