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Webber launches new Adventure Run event 11 Oct 2011

Runners compete on Mount Wellington Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing on the drivers parade.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, 9 October 2011

Red Bull’s Mark Webber has launched a new event which will allow people the chance to compete alongside him on a 6.5-kilometre course in the build-up to his five-day Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge.

The ‘Adventure Run’ will take place on December 4 in the Hobart area of the Australian state, three days before the start of the Challenge gets underway.

“This is a run designed for everyone and it’s a great opportunity for people to come to Tasmania, get involved and join in the fun,” explained Webber. “The five-day event takes us to some of the most remote parts of the world - and this event has a touch of that adventure but it is right in Hobart’s backyard.

“Just like with the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, everyone who competes will help to raise money for charity, with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to receive considerable support from the event. So walk it, run it, bring the kids, just come along and I’m sure with what we have planned everyone will have a great day.”

The run will start in the centre of Hobart, and take participants into the picturesque Queens Domain and back again. Held on a mixture of sealed footpaths, gravel walking tracks and narrower cross-country bush trails, competitors will enjoy magnificent views over Hobart, Mount Wellington, the Derwent River and surrounding countryside.

“The event is designed to be achievable by runners of a full range of abilities, from elite runners who will go flat out to those who set a more leisurely pace and take their time and enjoy the views,” explained event director, Mark Perry from Octagon Australia.

“The event is called an ‘Adventure Run’ due to the diverse landscapes that participants pass through - from the city’s highlights to the domain’s wilderness. This is more than a traditional style fun run and, what’s more, you can do it with a real star in Mark Webber.”

World orienteering champion, distance runner and mentor Hanny Allston will be the Ambassador of the inaugural Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge Adventure Run.

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