‘We need each other’

‘We need each other’

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One local couple ran from Elizabeth Quay to Maddington train station.

Running, sweating and fundraising was part of a local church’s initiative to help the community reconnect after COVID-19 restrictions eased in Western Australia.

On September 12, the local southern suburbs community took part in a couple of marathons as part of Centrepoint Church’s annual fundraising event.

Senior Pastor Joel Chelliah said the purpose of the event was to bring the community together.

“It really is about reconnecting people and forming new friendships,” he said.

“If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us (so far) it’s that we need each other.

“The social aspect of the organising, fundraising and participating really does bring the community together.

“It’s also a great excuse to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.”

The highlights included a 21.1km half marathon run starting from Elizabeth Quay and following the train line all the way to Maddington station.

The second run happened at Mills Park, with a 4km walk for professional and non-professional runners.

The money collected will go into a number of community projects, including a disability group, youth programs and a free community tuition initiative.