Aug 31 & Sep 1

Oswald and Binns claim maiden Fun Run title


Vicky Oswald and Neville Binns led from start to finish to claim the inaugural RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run title.

Over 130 runners (and walkers) completed the 6.5km and in the process raised over $3000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The course included a lap of the famous Birdsville race track and then followed a path along the old Birdsville track, across the old causeway and then into the town finishing in front of the Birdsville Caravan Park. Birdsville Race Club Vice President Gary Brook was both surprised and delighted with the turnout and said: 'We had expected 30 - 50 entrants so to have over 130 is a great result. It shows how willing people are to get behind a great cause that is the RFDS. On the back of this event there is little doubt the Fun Run will be part of the 2015 Birdsville Races festivities.'

Placegetters and recipients of the $2000 in prize money are shown below.

Male 1st Neville Binns
Male 2nd James Geppert
Male 3rd Alex Banks

Female 1st Vicky Oswald
Female 2nd Karen Sinclair             
Female 3rd Joanne Merrett