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Warming up for ‘Run for Russ’

SUPER EFFORT: Heart-health ‘champion’ Jackie Healy and ‘super dog’ Alfie are getting excited about the ACE Radio Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge on August 5. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

More than 100 people from across the Wimmera and beyond have signed up for the inaugural ACE Radio Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge – Run for Russ at Stawell on Sunday week.
Some enthusiasts are travelling from as far as Melbourne for the run-walk fundraisers, including teams of four vying for a fastest-time prize.
Proceeds from entries and sponsorship will go towards producing heart-health awareness kits for Wimmera households.
Event organiser Jackie Healy said she was overwhelmed with the registration response.
“The word is really out there and we expect a fantastic turn up at Cato Lake in Stawell where the circuits will start and finish,” she said.
“We encourage family and friends who aren’t taking part to still come along and cheer on their heart-health champions. And the colour to wear on the day is red!”
Ms Healy said online early-bird registrations which cost adults $20, children under 18 $5 and families $40s closed tomorrow. Event T-shirts were also $10 on line. Entry on the day will be $25 for adults, $6 for children and $45 for families and $15 for t-shirts.
“It’s been so good to hear that people have been upping their daily exercise to train for the run or walk,” Ms Healy said.
“That’s what Run for Russ is all about; encouraging people to get health checks and get moving.”
The ACE Radio Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge – Run for Russ is in honour of Ms Healy’s father who died suddenly from a heart attack at 46.
A barbecue, soup and other refreshments will be available at Cato Lake during the event.
People seeking more information and to register online can go to or visit

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Posted on Jul 26 2012

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