Raise money for good cause
THE HERVEY Bay Triathlon Club is helping to raise money for a great cause – and it is a cause close to the heart of Hervey Bay’s Gary Pearce.
Mr Pearce’s father, Col, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early last year and since that time he has been doing everything in his power to raise both money and awareness to combat the illness.
His efforts will continue tomorrow when Hervey Bay’s corporate triathlon kicks off.
The corporate triathlon will also give Fraser Coast business people the opportunity to promote their businesses.
The Hervey Bay Hospital Cancer Care team will receive all profits from the day.
It will also be Col’s birthday tomorrow and, if he is well enough, he is hoping to complete the cycling leg of the triathlon for his team. He will be 72.
The triathlon will start at 8am tomorrow morning. People can still register to take part on the day – registrations will open at 6.30am.
The triathlon will include a 500m swim, 10km cycle and a 3km run.
Teams of three will compete, with each person doing a leg of the triathlon.
Hervey Bay Triathlon Club member Ron Morgan said the triathlon could be the biggest event the club has ever hosted.
The triathlon club held a corporate triathlon two years ago to raise money for Lars Olsen’s Forget Me Not Foundation, but regular triathletes weren’t allowed to compete – this time the regular triathletes will be able to be involved as well.
There will be a prize for the 15th swimmer out of the water, a prize for the 11th cyclist that completes that leg and a prize for runner that finishes in 9th place.
The cost of entering is $20 per person and $60 per team.
Competitors can also wear fancy dress.