Race is on at Coast Guard

Race is on: Local MPs Mark Dreyfus and Sonya Kilkenny will join the fun run to raise funds for the Coast Guard. Picture: Gary Sissons

ALTHOUGH there’s a state election just in the past and a federal election not far ahead, it’s a battle of a different kind that is on the minds of local MPs Mark Dreyfus and Sonya Kilkenny.

It will be a clash of state and federal when Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus takes on Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny in the annual fun run to raise funds for the Carrum Coast Guard.

Having secured the win last year, Ms Kilkenny is confident of going back to back.

“The fun run is a great way for the local community to get together and say thanks to our Carrum Coast Guard for all their work in keeping us safe. I’ve been delighted to work with the Coast Guard in getting statewide funding for new vessels and equipment as well as money for training, fuel and insurance,” she said.

“I can’t wait for the event and encourage everyone to get involved.  Let’s all show our support for this wonderful volunteer organisation. I’m confident that I’ll pip Mark at the post again, just like last year.”

Mr Dreyfus indicated he would try his best, but the real winner would be the Coast Guard.

“This will be the fourth straight Carrum Coast Guard Fun Run where Sonya and I have raced each other, he said.

“Whatever the result, I’ll just be happy to raise some funds for the Coast Guard.”

 The 6km run and walk and the 12km run will take place at Patterson River on 24 February from 8.30am.

To register visit carrumcoastguardfunrun.com

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 13 February 2019

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