COMPLETING as many three-kilometre loops as possible in three hours may sound like a sadistic form of punishment to some, but this group of keen college students have willingly signed up for it.
Sarah Barron and Jessica Brien are putting out the call for others to join the fun – although even they question how enjoyable the experience is.
The energetic trio are part of a committee planning the Coast Run Goes Bush race this Saturday, which challenges runners to complete a loop of the university that incorporates a notoriously challenging slope.
“It pretty much goes straight up,” Ms Barron said.
The event first came about in 2012 when Earle Page College’s Children’s Medical Research Institute fundraiser, Coast Run, had to be postponed.
And despite the tough, thigh-torching track, the event is popular.
“Anyone can do it,” Ms Brien said.
“You just have to pay $5, which goes to charity.”
Students are looking to other groups – workplace teams, family groups and even rival colleges – to take on the course.
Ms Barron said while compression tights and lycra are in no way discouraged, the event suits those who are less than fit.
“It’s a very casual event, you can walk if you want,” she said.
The event kicks off at 9am behind the Wright Centre.
Those wanting to sign up for the challenge can contact the committee on [email protected]南京夜网.
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