Thursday 3 December 2015
The inaugural Merimbula Pro Gift running event will be held at Berrambool Sportsground on 10 January 2016.
The event is being backed by the Athletic League of NSW and, if successful, will be part of the lead up to the Stawell Gift along with the Botany Bay Run and Stonnington Gift races.
Bega Valley Shire Council is also supporting the event as a means to promote the Sapphire Coast and to invest in the health and well-being of the Shire’s citizens.
Cr Kristy McBain will officially open the event.
As well as running events, there will be a carnival atmosphere with entertainment, markets and games for children.
The Merimbula Gift Committee hopes to have Australian 100m record holder, Melissa Breen, and seven-times Australian National 400m hurdles champion, Lauren Wells, competing and signing photographs.
The Merimbula Pro Gift events are:
The organising committee is now seeking sponsorship of the event as $8,500 is needed to cover prize money, trophies and sashes and printing.
For more information, phone the committee secretary, Janet Maughan, on 0408 656 137.