Pull on your running shoes…

RTM committee members are inviting everyone to pull on their running - or walking - shoes and participate in this weekend's virtual event. Photo: Eve Lamb

It started at 6am this morning.
Run The Maine – virtual format – will now continue to run throughout this entire long weekend meaning there are few excuses not to pull on your running shoes, get out and get sweaty.
The annual fundraising fav officially got going at 6am today and runs right through until 6pm this Sunday with participants able to to register online, complete as many of the distances as many times as they like, and upload their results to the interactive leaderboards.
“The virtual leaderboards are just a bit of fun,” says event director Gavin Krasner.
“We are already on course to smash last year’s ticket sales. We’ve got almost 200 already,” Gavin said when he caught up with the Mail a couple of days ago.
The possibility of entering another lockdown forced the event committee to again revert to running the event virtual style with a flat fee to enter any of the distances – 5km, 10km and 21 km half marathon – and run your own race anywhere you choose.
A few of the hardy committee members plan to tackle all of the distances.
Race mascot The Bird, aka Dr Richard Mayes is among those who will be pulling on his running shoes and says tackling the 10 km distance tomorrow will make a welcome break from administering COVID-19 vaccinations.
Fellow committee member, distance runner Karina Taylor is taking on the 5km and 21 km half marathon options. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.