The communities of Cherbourg and Murgon were brought together in April by the inaugural Reconciliation Fun Run. Over 300 locals and not-so-locals took part in the 7km trek, running, walking, and even wheeling themselves to the finish line at the Ration Shed Museum where they were cheered by the waiting crowd.
11-year-old Floyd “Cookie” Aubrey was the surprise winner of the day, having never trained or even run 7km before! He was followed closely by Craig Kapernick from Cloyna and Michael McKinnon from Brisbane who were both very impressed with Floyd’s efforts.
After completing the trek runners, walkers, and the friends and family waiting for them at the finish line were treated to lunch and a huge celebration. There was music, circus and local performers, markets, creative workshops, an elder’s morning tea, and even workshops in basketball, softball and football run by the Deadly Sports Program.
The purpose of the event was to promote reconciliation, and it was a wonderful day that brought people together with new friendships, humour and positive energy. We were proud to be there.
Our very own Creative Tracks team helped to organise the event. They also performed to the crowds and had an art exhibition of photographs taken at workshops over the last 14 months. Three of our staff members and one volunteer even ran the distance!