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Cruisin’ The Coast

Sarina Beach Fun Run 2023

The sun rose across Sarina Beach as hundreds of runners and spectators gathered for the Cruisin’ The Coast Fun Run on Sunday, May 21.

With about 150 runners registered in the event’s fourth year, the 2023 Cruisin’ The Coast provided a competitive yet social event in challenging yet picturesque conditions across a variety of distances.

Raising funds for the Sarina Surf Life Saving Club and sponsored by Community Bank Sarina, Fun Run Coordinator Neil John said the event was about getting people onto the beach for a bit of fun.

“We’re on the beach every weekend with lifesaving and we want to share our beautiful beach with everybody in the area,” he said.

“We basically put all the profits back into patrolling equipment, nipper equipment and helping to run our programs on the beach.

“It’s a really scenic run and the weather’s beautiful.

“We’d love to see people down here for next year; the more, the merrier.”

Fun Run In The Sun

Cruisin’ The Coast Fun Run Results

Permanent Way Solutions Under 10s Beach Run 1km

1st Baxter Allen – 4:34

2nd Caitlin Pearce – 6:15

3rd Phoebe Pearce – 6:25

Wilmar Sugar Beach Run 3km

1st Lane Brady – 16:10

2nd Lily Norrie – 17:32

3rd Brianna Renehan – 18:06

Ray White Sarina Beach Run 5km

1st Zane Saye – 21:02

2nd Kyran Holt – 25:04

3rd Rylan Gordon – 25:41

Community Bank Sarina Walk 5km

1st Carol Davies

2nd Maree Franettovich

3rd Ann Fordyce

Daly Bay Beach Run 10km

1st Aaron Ford – 41:57

2nd Nick Glass – 47:43

3rd Caroline Pigerre – 52:25

North Queensland Bulk Ports Half Marathon

1st Paul McKenzie – 1:37:52

2nd Mick Vivian – 1:41:06

3rd Rolly Lisle – 1:42:32

L-R Sarina Surf Life Saving Club President Trent Vernon, Rolly Lisle, Mick Vivian, Sarina Community Bank Chair and Deputy Mayor Karen May, Paul McKenzie and Fun Run Coordinator Neil John. Photo credit: Sam Gillespie

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