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Athletics NSW Launch The Inaugural Casino RSM Fun Run

Athletics NSW Launch The Inaugural Casino RSM Fun Run

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 29 July 2014/Categories: News

ATHLETICS NSW is pleased to announce the inaugural Casino RSM Fun Run on the last Sunday of September, Sunday 28 September. This exciting community-based initiative will feature three fun runs: Casino RSM
10km, LJ Hooker 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 4kids2km.
Athletics NSW is delighted by the support already shown by the Casino community and local businesses, for what will be Casino’s first officially sanctioned and accredited run.
According to Managing Director and CEO of Athletics NSW Greg Meagher, Athletics NSW was committed to staging events in regional NSW and increasing participation in athletics across the State.
Mr Meagher said Athletics NSW was very excited about this latest edition to the running calendar.
Richmond Valley’s Mayor Ernie Bennett said the Fun Run was a perfect fit for Casino as it not only provided a family-friendly event which could be supported as a participant, volunteer or spectator, but because it also fitted
in with the Richmond Valley’s event calendar at the other end of the season following on from the conclusion of local sporting competitions.
“We encourage everyone to get involved and make this the largest running event in Northern NSW,” Cr Bennett said.
The Casino RSM Club declared their support as the naming rights and 10km sponsor. General Manager Neale Genge said Casino RSM actively supportted many community events and was delighted to be involved in ensuring
Casino featured a regular, professionally organised Fun Run which engaged the community and brought visitors to
the region.
“We will be encouraging all our customers and associated sporting clubs to participate or volunteer,” Mr Genge said.
LJ Hooker’s Casino General Manager Scott Peart said LJ Hooker Casino was proud to be involved in supporting this event and wanted to ensure it became the most regarded in northern NSW. You can have a look at the list of legal Australian online casinos or Online Casino Australia from here.

“The 5km event is the perfect distance for anyone wanting to improve their fitness, or just enjoy morning out with the family,” Mr Peart said.

Sandra Binney, a partner of Parker & Kissane Solicitors, said the event was vital for Casino as it allowed everyone to work towards a goal of completing a fun run.
“We need to encourage our children to be active, and the 2km event is a great way for the children to have fun and get involved with their mums and dads,” Ms Binney said.
The run will base from Queen Elizabeth Park with the Casino RSM 10km run starting from Queen Elizabeth Park and then head to town, turning half way at Casino RSM and finish at QEII. The LJ Hooker 5km run will start from Casino RSM and finish at QEII and the Parker & Kissane 4kids2km event will run withinQEII.
The course will be officially measured by AthleticsNSW. There will be prizes for winners in each of the three races, an event T-shirt for early bird entries and giveaways post run.

Entries are now open at to receive a free event T-shirt and be eligible for the early bird rate, participants must enter by 5pm, Friday 5 September.

The event is seeking the support of volunteers and we encourage all those interested to register their name by emailing:

With the major sponsors all confirmed, the event is now seeking in-kind sponsors across different categories. Please contact Athletics NSW Event Consultant Katie Kelly on 0481 458 640 to find out about available opportunities.

For further information:


Scott Westcott

Regional Athletics Coordinator Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW

M: 0402 923 920 |

Katie Kelly
Event Consultant, Athletics NSW

M: 0481 458 640 |

  About the organisers

Athletics NSW is the governing body for the sport of Athletics in NSW. It is the largest member association of Athletics Australia (AA) with more than 7000 members. Athletics NSW hosts events throughout the year across the state.

Scott Westcott is an Australian Marathon runner and graduate of UNE where he was also awarded sportsmen of the year in 1995. Scott lists his fourth place in the 2006 Commonwealth Games Men's marathon in a time of 2:16:32 as one of his many several career highlights.

Katie Kelly is an experienced sports marketer with more than 16 years experience working for sporting organisations as NT government sport and recreation, ANZ Stadium, Newcastle Knights and the NRL. Katie is also a keen runner and lists the New York Marathon and the 2014 midnight Sun Marathon in Norway as running highlights.


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