Red-hot Pentath-run planned for Warwick
RUNNING: Look out for a small swarm of red shirts at the Warwick Pentath-run this year.
Running club, the five30runners, will be pacing into Warwick to join the fun and challenge of the five running events on May 24-25.
The active five30runners Facebook community keeps a lively banter between members and when local members mentioned the Pentath-run event, there was a resounding call of Roadtrip.
Excitement is building, with a number of members registering for the complete set of five events.
There has been a growing connection between local runners and the five30 group since a few five30 members travelled to Warwick for the local parkrun launch in September last year. The concept caught on and the red five30 shirt can be seen on a growing number of local parkrunners.
Founder Garry Wells started the five30runners in September 2012 with a simple concept - a network where runners can support each other to run five kilometres in under 30 minutes.
Since its inception, the five30 group has grown to include members from all across Australia and to be the 21st largest club in parkrun internationally.
Primarily run from their Facebook group, five30runners is free to join and welcomes runners of all ages and abilities.
There are five legs of the Pentath-run which make up the marathon distance, 42.2km.
The event starts with a Saturday morning half marathon to Yangan, then shorter run at Allora, Sandy Creek, Killarney and finally a 1500m criterium in the Warwick CBD.
The run on a course at the Allora golf course also used for school events will be the first in the history of the Pentath-run.