BEACH READY: Coffs Harbour SLSC director Dave Morgan, Leah Fitzgerald and HQB's James Davis inspect the Park Beach course ahead of the Coffs Harbour SLSC's fun run.
BEACH READY: Coffs Harbour SLSC director Dave Morgan, Leah Fitzgerald and HQB's James Davis inspect the Park Beach course ahead of the Coffs Harbour SLSC's fun run. Brad Greenshields

Conditions perfect for beach run on Australia Day

THE countdown is on for the HQB Australia Day Fun Run.

Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club will again host the event on the morning of January 26 which features a 2km beach run as well as a 5km event and a 10km run for the more serious runners.

Club director Dave Morgan said the annual event continued to grow as it approached its fifth year.

"It's always bigger and better and it's the perfect time of the year to enjoy a fun run," Morgan said.

"It's the end of the school holidays and everyone can run off some of that Christmas cheer,"he said.

HQB partner James Davis, who finished third in the 10km event at the start of this year, said the early start to the day made for a great morning.

"You go for a run then head upstairs to the Surf Club Restaurant & Bar for breakfast," Davis said.

Morgan said Coffs Harbour SLSC hds two major fundraisers each year, the Craft Carnival at the end of November and the fun run.

"Everything we make from that goes into the kitty to buy the rescue gear," he said.

Morgan said the longer runs traversed sand, grass and bitumen, so there was something in them for everyone.

"It's all about staying fit and having fun," he said.

Entries can be made online at the club's website coffsharbourslsc.asn.au.

The cost is $5 for the 2km beach run and $10 for the two longer events.



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