The Half Marathon starts at 7.30am and we had some 30 competitors last year and they came from Victoria and interstate. They really enjoy the run along the picturesque country roads of Mansfield.
Sharon Warner, the winner of the FoodWorks Supermarket Sweep - 23rd November 2017.
Andrew Marshall, the Assistant Manager of FoodWorks Mansfield
very generously allowed the cash register to tick over to $1,320 with members of A THIRD HAND and the winner.
MANSFIELD HALF MARATHON & FUN RUN
Held each year on the first Sunday in November as part of the Mansfield High Country Festival with proceeds donated to the Mansfield District Hospital. Funds raised to date are: 2011 - $6,000; 2012 - $3,000; 2013 - $10,000; 2014 - $15,000; 2015 $23,000; 2016 $20,000; 2017 $15,000.
In 2015 we purchased an Electrosurgical Unit for the Operating Theatre and also 33 new mattresses for the Bindaree Aged Care Facility.
In 2016 we also donated $5,000 to the Mansfield Autism centre for fencing and landscaping works.
In 2017 we also gave $2,000 to the Mansfield Scout group in return for their assistance of children, leaders and parents at the fun run. They are going to use this to help fund their trip to Adelaide Jambouree in 2018. In April 20 2018 we ran a BBQ for the scouts and raised another $500 for them.
Our major sponsors are the Bendigo Bank, FoodWorks, Martin's Garage, Mansfield Courier Newspaper, Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort, High Country Smash Repairs, Mansfield Coffee Merchant, Peter Stevens Motor Cycles, Fields of Yoga, Bluegum Ridge Cottages, Harry's Fork Restaurant, Old Fire Station Bistro Bar & Grill, Mansfield Thai, Smart Therapies, Mansfield Temporary Fencing, Kill For A Coffee, Delatite Hotel, John Canavan Real Estate, Mansfield Historical Society, Digital Print Art, Inch Original Photo & Designs, and Delatite Steel.
Let's not forget some 50 volunteers and the scouts who help on the day.
We also organise a Fun Run Raffle with nine fabulous donated prizes. First Prize is $1,000 FoodWorks 'Supermarket Sweep'. FoodWorks very generously allowed the total to go up to $1,320 and obviously the winner, Sharon Warner, was extremely happy.
We are now well recognised around town in our distinctive uniform and people are keen to know who we are and what we do.