The Hervey Bay 10km Challenge organiser Jeanette Maynes and Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell.
The Hervey Bay 10km Challenge organiser Jeanette Maynes and Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell. Valerie Horton

Walking the talk to promote health

FRASER Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell has teamed up with a personal trainer to promote health and fitness.

Cr O'Connell and Jeanette Maynes have challenged Fraser Coast residents to take part in 10km run or walk along the Esplanade in Hervey Bay.

Jeanette said she wants to help people get out of their comfort zones and walk a little further than they usually would.

"It's all in the mind, anyone can walk 10km, the body does what the mind tells it," she said.

The walk starts at Enzo's in Scarness Park at 6.30am on Saturday, April 20, before proceeding down to the Urangan Pier and back again.

"Participants should have a moderate level of fitness, if not, they can turn around halfway and just do 5km," Jeanette said.

Cr O'Connell said he encouraged as many residents as possible to get involved.

"It's a chance to exercise and appreciate the natural beauty of the Fraser Coast...I think it's a great idea," he said.



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