Enviro race challenges fitness, sustainability

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FITNESS and sustainability go hand-in-hand at the Sustainable NorthWests’ Amazing Enviro Race on Friday .
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Tamworth’s Bicentennial Park will host the event for the third time, which is a series of physical and mental

ENVIRONMENTALLY FIT: Amazing Enviro Race 2014 entrants, from left, Alistair Lyon, Darby Waugh, Callum Houlahan and Tom Bennett From Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School enjoyed their time at the event. Photo: Gareth Gardner 280214GGG01

challenges based on environment and sustainability issues over a short course following the bike path and surrounding park.

Participants can be 12 to 21 years old with the event aiming to educate, inform and inspire residents of the North West to live more sustainably.

“Last year, 50 participants from local schools, sporting clubs and youth groups participated, and this year we are aiming for more, with the help and support of Tamworth Regional Council waste and water departments,”Sustainable North West committee chair Stephanie Cameron said.

‘Entry is free, and there are two age categories (junior and senior) with prizes for the first pair home, as well as a number of ‘lucky entry’ prizes.”

Prizes include Go Pro Cameras,vintage style bikes, headphones, iPod speakers, books and stationery.

Participants can run or walk the 3km course, depending on their fitness levels, with the focus on participation and having a good time.

“Gen Y has a huge role to play inshaping the future of environmental awareness and action,” Mrs Cameron said.

“The race is a fun way to get them thinking about the small changes they can make in their everyday livesto minimise their impact on theenvironment.”

Entry is open until tomorrow at www.sustainablenorthwest南京夜网.au

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