Fun Run organisers expecting 50,000 plus

The National,Friday June 24th, 2016

TRUKAI Industry, major sponsor of the annual nation wide Fun-Run expects big turn out on Sunday in Port Moresby and others major centres in the country.
The 2016 Trukai Fun Run in Port Moresby will start at  the front gate of Sir John Guise Stadium opposite of Vision City Mall as early as 6am and end back at the same venue.
A bigger turn out is anticipated this year with the inclusion of two new centres (Kimbe, West New Britain and Buin in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville).
This year’s event is to raise funds for Team PNG to the Rio Olympics.
“To date, we have confirmed a total of 17 centres that will be participating in the annual event and presume that more the 50,000 people will take part in this year’s fun-run as last year we had that number,” Trukai corporate communication manager Nancy Gah said.
She said the rice company had given the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) 100,000 Fun Run t-shirts, which they were currently selling nationwide.
“In 2015, the Port Moresby auction sold 25,800 shirts and the Lae auction sold 30,100 shirts,” Gah said.
“A total of 20,756 additional shirts were sold after the auctions through Trukai Fun Run partners in the 16 other centres that will participate in the event.
“This year Port Moresby auction raised K200,000 while Lae raised K176,100.
“This year’s Fun Run will raise money to facilitate Team PNG’s participation in the 2016 Rio Olympic
Among the groups and personalities that will participate in the run will be National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop with his Walk for life and Yoga for life teams who will also show up in numbers.
Governor Parkop, in support of the Team PNG, presented K30,000 to PNG Olympic Committee on Wednesday.
He promised to provide the NCDC service bus fleet for the fun run participants.
The Fun-Run will follow Waigani Drive to Spring Garden Road leading to the Courts roundabout then to Kennedy Road towards Unagi Oval and then on to Ward Strip Road to finish back at the SJGS.