Stellar seaside run turns six

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A runner’s fantasy with panoramic views of Patterson River awaits athletes of all capabilities. Now in its sixth year, the iconic Carrum Coast Guard’s Around the River Fun Run will again offer 6km and 12km course options. A 50m sprint for under-6s, along with a jumping castle and face-painting, will keep the little ones entertained too.

Deputy flotilla commander Deanne Semmens says the fun run’s carnival atmosphere has many returning each year, and this year the forecasted attendance is expected to be close to 700 participants. “You couldn’t think of anywhere better to run than around Patterson River with its picturesque outlook and sea views,” she says.

A first this year is an event for emergency services personnel from the SES to the CFA, with organisations entering teams to compete for the inaugural Emergency Services Trophy. Radio Carrum will be broadcasting live from the event and a cooked breakfast plus coffee will help settle those tummy rumbles afterwards.

Money raised goes towards supporting the Carrum Coast Guard’s volunteer operations, which oversee Victoria’s busiest launching facility at Patterson River and Port Phillip Bay. “This is our major fundraiser, keeping our boat on the water and enabling us to patrol locally,” Mrs Semmens says.

To register for the February 24 event at Launching Way, Carrum, visit


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