Jackson Elliott
Jackson Elliott Doug Eaton

Who can stop 'Action' Jackson?

BURLEIGH teacher Jackson Elliott is attempting a trifecta of wins at this Sunday's Byron lighthouse run.

And he has a habit of taking home our local races after having won the Ballina fun run earlier this year.

Jackson has family in Ballina and loves visiting the area and taking home our medals.

“The Byron run is probably the most beautiful event I have been in,” he said.

“It's a tough slog to the lighthouse but the views from there are something you don't get on many runs.

“Couple this with running 2km along Tallows beach and the run is a fantastic participation event.”

Volunteer coordinator Greg Kramer is calling on some local runners to halt Jackson's dominance of the event.

“This year we should have up to 400 participants and while it's largely participatory there is a strong field of runners entered and I expect that Jackson will have some stiff local competition,” Kramer said.

The run starts at Byron surf club at 7am with all proceeds going to support cancer research.

Entries can be made at www.byronrun.com or volunteers will be at Denning Park on the lighthouse side of Byron Surf Club between 4-5pm this Saturday to take last-minute entries.

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