Call goes out for next year’s Dash for Cash

Jenna Moon & Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
The annual Dash for Cash Handicap Run is being held on the January 2, with first prize of $1000.
Camera IconThe annual Dash for Cash Handicap Run is being held on the January 2, with first prize of $1000. Credit: Daniela Tommasi/Daniela Tommasi

Athletes with varying skill levels are gearing up for the next event on the South West’s running calendar with the annual Dash for Cash run being held on January 2.

The 10km handicap event will kick off at 7.30am and see participants run through Eaton, Pelican Point and Koombana Drive before finishing up at Queen’s Gardens.

With $1000 up for grabs, runners from every skill level are encouraged to take part.

When participants enter the Dash for Cash they will not only be running, they will be contributing to the environment.

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What sets this apart from other events is that for every runner entered, Thunder Road Event Management will donate a tree to the Leschenault Catchment Council.

The tree planting will be held in June 2021 and competitors are even able to follow updates and progress on their tree.

The race offers many cash prizes, including Fastest Male, Fastest Female and top 5 finish.

Last year’s event saw a 53-year-old mother of two, Petro Van Der Merwe take out the winning prize.

Ms Van Der Merwe said she hoped to see lots of people participate in next year’s event.

“I really want to encourage everyone to run, it’s great that all fitness levels and ages can participate,” Ms Van Der Merwe said.

In this year’s event, Caleb Noble from Noosa took out the fastest male spot while Helen Morgan from Busselton was the fastest female.

All three athletes are expected to attend the 2021 event and defend their titles.

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