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READY TO RUN: Staff and families from Key Employment started more than 60 competitors in the 2013 Coffs Harbour Running Festival. Photo: Contributed
READY TO RUN: Staff and families from Key Employment started more than 60 competitors in the 2013 Coffs Harbour Running Festival. Photo: Contributed

COFFS Harbour Running Festival major sponsors, Key Employment and Beachside Radiology have once again thrown their weight behind the September 7 event.

Scores of employees have entered one of the four race categories.

Half marathon sponsor Key Employment in 2013 had 60 staff and family members taking part.

"Staff have come to enjoy physically participating in an event they know will also raise much-needed funds for local charities," spokesperson Stewart Robertson said.

"It's just great to be involved and to be able to support the local community.

"With help of staff, clients and their families, we will attempt to rally a team even bigger than last year.'

Beachside Radiology sponsor the 5km fun run and marketing manager Michelle Gilbert reveals there's a new and very distinctive team shirt.

"The enthusiasm our staff show for the event is quite remarkable," Michelle said.

"Last year, we all arrived at the practice well before the start of the event to fill balloons for giveaways for the kids. "We have a team in every year and they love the event and always get right into it."

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival raises money for the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour and local children's' charities.

It has raised over $90,000 since the inaugural event in 2011.

Life Education, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and the Early Childhood Intervention Program will benefit again this year.

As well as the half marathon and 5km events, there will also be a 10km run and 3km family run/walk.

Click here to register or for more information.

Topics:  coffs harbour coffs harbour running festival key employment