Aug
12
2011

Fun run in fabulous Hobart setting

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The Budget Fun Run and Walk was held in Hobart for the 19th time on Sunday (August 7), raising funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital's pediatric ward and providing participants with motivation to get out of the house and enjoy some exercise around the city's beautiful waterfront.

500 runners took part in the annual event, with the start-finish line situated at Princes Wharf Number One Shed.

Race director Peter Keenan said the event is growing more and more popular by the year, highlighting the charitable nature of the locals.

"It was a good turnout and we think we raised about $5,000 for the children's ward," Keenan told the Mercury.

"It was great to see a huge variety of runners, from primary school students right up to fit athletes."

This particular run is only 2.5 km long, but people who enjoy getting outside and keeping fit will find Tasmania to be a haven for interesting scenery and quiet surroundings that make exercise pleasant and rewarding.

Hobart is well known as a peaceful and safe city, with plenty of appeal for runners and walkers. Wonderful parks and exquisite landscapes make it ideal for exploring on foot or by car – simply take a local map and choose your own adventure.

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