Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fisher's Ghost Fun Run

The Fisher's Ghost Fun Run has a long and colourful history. The race was first run on Sunday November 2, 1975 with a 10am start. In those days the run started in the grounds of the 1st Signal Regiment at Ingleburn Army Camp and finished at Bradbury Oval. Around 1000 entrants took part in that first race which was won by Newcastle runner Brian Morgan in 40 minutes and 52 seconds. The run has seen a few different venues from Ingleburn Army Camp, to Menangle Road, to Mt Annan Gardens and more recently to the beautiful and safer grounds of the University of Western Sydney.

Entries are now open for the 2011 Fisher's Ghost Fun Run to be held in the grounds of the UWS Macarthur Campus and Campbelltown TAFE, Narellan Road Campbelltown on Sunday November 13 starting at 8.00am. There are 2 event distances: 5km and 10km starting together with runners and walkers encouraged to enter. Entrants are able to register online this year by going to the Campbelltown Council website. What better way to start a Sunday morning!

The race has been organised every year by the Campbelltown Joggers Club. The club held its first run on January 11, 1976 at Bradbury Oval and has been meeting there ever since! Campbelltown Joggers welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities, with the main emphasis being on having fun while keeping fit. New members are welcome to turn up and try with no obligation to join. The club's website can be found at http://www.campbelltownjoggers.org.au/

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