Competitors take off at the start of last year’s Keeping Kids on Track fun run. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 13.

Competitors take off at the start of last year’s Keeping Kids on Track fun run. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 13.

THE Keeping Kids on Track fun run is back again this Labour Day Weekend.
In its fifth year, the fun run will be held on Sunday, March 13, starting and finishing at the Kilcunda Beach car park from 8.30am.
The event is held in memory of Leslie McKay, who was a librarian and English and Literature teacher at the Wonthaggi Secondary College and a highly regarded youth mentor, advocate and inspiration to many.
Keeping Kids on Track’s theme of connecting communities, uniting clubs and supporting our youth continues to ring true, with more than $20,000 distributed since 2012.
One of the organisers Deb Reilly said she wanted to create an event that promoted sport, recreation and education.
“It keeps kids on track in sport and also in life by choosing an active lifestyle – kids who have a healthy lifestyle tend to stay on track,” she said.
“The sub-committee includes people that are involved in education, sport and parents and they’re all passionate about it as well.
“It’s about getting clubs to showcase their activities, so we’re encouraging them to turn up in uniform or gear.
“We’re trying to promote all the clubs in Bass Coast to encourage participation and to give people a chance to see what’s on offer, and also show them that clubs can work together for one cause. It’s all about our youth.”
For runners, the timed 21.1km, 15km, 10km and 5km events are on offer, and there’s a 3km untimed event for walkers or runners.
Participants are encouraged to register for the fun run prior to the day, via www.kkot.org