READY TO RUN: Matt Johnstone, Sean Dix and Phil Cutcliffe are gearing up for the Greater Springfield Run For Life on September 7.
READY TO RUN: Matt Johnstone, Sean Dix and Phil Cutcliffe are gearing up for the Greater Springfield Run For Life on September 7. Inga Williams

Springfield ready to pound the pavement

SPRINGFIELD residents are pounding the pavement to prepare for this year's annual Greater Springfield Run for Life event, which raises funds for a variety of local charities.

Event organiser, Westside Community Care, hopes to raise $20,000 for dedicated WCC projects, including five chaplaincy services.

Participants can complete the 10km or 5km race or the 2km dog walk during the event, which will be held at Robelle Domain on Saturday, September 7.

WCC Pastor Phil Cutcliffe said this year's event would be bigger and better than last year.

"The Greater Springfield Run for Life is a community day that ticks all of the boxes - professional, competitive events for the serious runners, fun fitness events for social runners, live entertainment, food and fun for kids and a pet-friendly environment," he said.

Organisers anticipate 10,000 people will attend, including runners and spectators.

The cost per registration ranges from $30 for the 10km competitive event to $10 for children participating socially in the 5km run.

Ps Cutcliffe said social registrations were free to entrants raising money for a specific charity.

Dogs that participate must be vaccinated, wear collars with registration tags, be on a leash at all times and be sociable.

In addition to the fun runs, Ps Cutcliffe said there would be plenty more on the day to entertain the whole family.

"Live entertainment will include a two half-hour performances the highly acclaimed touring band Iron and Clay and local musicians, dancers and fitness groups," he said.

Register online at runforlife.org.au until September 4. Entrants can also register up until 7.45am on the day for social registrations.



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