Pentath-run committee/family members (back, from left) Karen Gilchrist, Martyn and Kerri Roberton, Georgie Stewart, Neil Burtenshaw, (front) Chelsie and Daisy-May Roberton and Margaret Trahair take a leisurely run in the run up to the start of the Daily News Pentath-run on Saturday.
Pentath-run committee/family members (back, from left) Karen Gilchrist, Martyn and Kerri Roberton, Georgie Stewart, Neil Burtenshaw, (front) Chelsie and Daisy-May Roberton and Margaret Trahair take a leisurely run in the run up to the start of the Daily News Pentath-run on Saturday. Gerard Walsh

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RUNNING: Get out and get moving is the word from race director Neil Burtenshaw to any aspiring Southern Downs runners in the run up to this weekend’s 14th annual Daily News Pentath-run.

“There is a race or walk for everyone,” Burtenshaw said.

“Some of the participants in the 1500m criterium in Palmerin Street on Sunday will walk or push a pram.

“Last year, a number of people dressed up for the Super Heroes Race as part of the 1500m and we are expecting more this year,” he said.

“An estimated 15 runners dressed up as super heroes last year.

“The 1500m is the Pentath-run event where all the running clubs will wear full club colours.”

Last year, the Go Getta Girls from Kingaroy were last across the line in bright pink in the 1500m.

There were serious runners from Kingaroy in the group which was represented in each of the five events last year.

The five events as part of the inaugural Pentath-run have not changed in distance, the only change has been the move of the cross country from Morgan Park to Allora.

Burtenshaw said for runners who had already completed 40.7km it was easy to justify going at a steady pace in the final 1500m of the marathon distance on Sunday.

With numbers almost double last year, organisers are keen to hear from any new volunteers.

They will even welcome volunteers to come forward to the registration area before each event.

Late registrations open an hour before each event.

Offers of weekend help to Pentath-run president Karen Gilchrist on 0410810273

Saturday, May 21

■ 7am YMCA Half Marathon 21.1km

(Warwick to Yangan)

■ Noon Warwick Credit Union Cross

Country 4.6km (Allora golf course)

■ 3pm Darling Downs Hotel Road Race

5km (Sandy Creek Rd)

Sunday, May 22

■ 7.15am Nike Robina Ascent 10km

(Killarney to Queen Mary Falls)

■ 11.30am Voyage Fitness 1500m

(Warwick CBD starting at the rotunda)



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