RUN FOR THE HILLS ON SUNDAY
THE first Hills News Hills M2 Run for the Hills charity event is this Sunday.
Followed by a huge family festival in Castle Hill, the event is a fund-raiser to support Hills charity Reach for the Rainbow.
Reach for the Rainbow was established by Yvonne Keane to raise funds to help change the lives of babies and preschoolers with delays or disabilities, by accessing vital early intervention services.
Mrs Keane's goal is for the charity to fund the world's first early intervention hub, where families in the Hills District, who may have children with a disability or delay, can access specialist care and life-changing early intervention services, and at low cost.
The eight-kilometre course runs through the streets of Castle Hill and Heritage Park.
The course will satisfy competitive runners, yet still accommodate the most laid-back fun runners.
It will start and finish on Main Street, outside the Piazza at Castle Towers, Castle Hill. Competitive runners will start at 8am and fun-runners at 8.05am.
The first 1000 to register will receive a Hills News backpack filled with goodies from Transurban, Virgin Active and more.
Enjoy festivities from 10am to 4pm with a concert and activities at the family festival in Castle Hill Main Street and Arthur Whitling Park, headlined by Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes from Channel Nine's The Voice.
Enjoy carnival rides, jumping castles and sideshow alley, Golden Ridge Animal Farm, sand art, giveaways, sausage sizzle and live entertainment by Sister2Sister and Dance HQ Showgroup.