Registrations are now open for the much-loved fun run which, due to COVID restrictions, was held online last year.
The 2019 Cross-Country Challenge attracted 350 entrants and raised over $20,000 for mental health charities in the Hills.
The event attracts serious runners as well as groups of families and friends. It is open to people of all ages and fitness levels and offers a variety of distances, 11.1km, 7.4km and 3.7km.
This year includes a “Colour Run” for kids and families. The club is encouraging participants to run, walk, skip or dance their way around the course and the family pooch is welcome on the lead.
The participant who raises the most money for this year’s Hill Cross-Country Challenge will win two night’s accommodation at a luxurious penthouse in Hamilton Island plus two return flights departing from Sydney.
All proceeds will be used to support four local organisations: Headspace, Positive Vibes Foundation, Youth Insearch and the Lisa Harnum Foundation.
Castle Hill Rotary Club President Ray Wooster said: “We are thrilled to see the Cross-Country Challenge back again in 2021 for the 5th year running, as a key event in the Hills Shire Orange Blossom Festival calendar. Not only is it an opportunity for a fun day out but it also offers the community an opportunity to support some very worthy local mental health charities”
Entry fees are: $30 adult, $10 child and seniors. If the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions or lockdown 100 per cent of entry fees paid will be refunded. Register at www.crosscountrychallenge.com.au and enjoy early bird fee reduction before August 18.!
The run is sponsored by Allan Drew Funerals, Orion Creative, Medibank, Hills Self Storage and Castle Hill RSL