ON YOUR MARKS: Close to 150 participants took part in Sunday's fun, run and walk in support of Stanthorpe State Primary School.
ON YOUR MARKS: Close to 150 participants took part in Sunday's fun, run and walk in support of Stanthorpe State Primary School. Contributed

Runners put their best feet forward for Stampede

IN THE face of adversity, Stanthorpe still knows how to turn up for a good cause.

Close to 150 participants filled the Stanthorpe State Primary School oval on Sunday for the second Spring Stampede.

More than 20 local businesses provided sponsorship, monetarily and in kind, showing no matter how tough things are, Stanthorpe still supports their own.

"We had a great day, lots of fun with wonderful support from our community and SES, especially considering the trying times of the last week,” Stanthorpe State Primary P&C president Wim Linstrom said.

"We are lucky to be part of this resilient community and are proud to provide another great local event to add to the calendar.

"This event is run by the Stanthorpe State Primary P&C and without the amazing volunteers, sponsors and participants we would not be able to run this event successfully.”

Three races were offered on the day: The 5km open, 5km for ages 8-14 and the 10km open.

The 10km route had to be altered ahead of race day, owing to some fire damage in the area.

It wasn't only about the run, walk or jog however.

The organisers provided all sorts of entertainment with an appearance from BUSHKids, junior doctors, fitness groups and workers from the Community Recovery Hub.

Matthew Lee won the 5km open, Jaiden Morello the 5km for 8-14 year olds and Scott Beesley took out the gold in the 10km event.

"Congratulations to the winners on their achievement, we are excited for next year and hope to have this event grow into the future,” Mr Linstrom said.

Money raised on the day will filter back into the school where the P&C association will distribute it to where they see fit.