Qld Reds Warm Up for Port to Park
July 19, 2023
RUGBY Union great Tim Horan has touched down in the Port City alongside Queensland Reds players today, on a mission to encourage pint-sized athletes to register for Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Port to Park on Sunday August 20, 2023.
The Port City’s favourite fun run is on track to be the largest in Central Queensland, with GPC investing thousands back into schools and donating $50,000 to a worthy community beneficiary – the largest amount GPC has ever donated in its fun run history.
Thanks to Santos GLNG, Tim Horan and Reds rugby players Connor Anderson and Renae Nona, are set to visit four local schools today as part of the Port to Park School Visits, with the first stop being Gladstone’s Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.
Last year, Gladstone’s Star of the Sea had the highest number of school registrations for Port to Park, with a total of 85 students and their families who raised $1,910 for their school.
GPC CEO Craig Haymes said this year’s Port to Park was set to be the biggest on record with Queensland athletes championing the event.
“We are so excited to have Tim Horan and the Reds get behind Port to Park this year and help get the message out about GPC’s feel-good event,” Mr Haymes said.
“And it doesn’t stop there, World and Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson is also helping kick-start the event this year as our special guest with a very important job at the start line to sound the race horn for thousands of runners,” he said.
“We need all the help we can get to encourage the entire region to lace up for a worthy cause, support schools and the community and make a real difference in such a fun and healthy way,”
“GPC is thankful for all the support from our amazing line up of sponsors so far including Santos GLNG who never fail to fly the flag as platinum sponsor each year!”
Tim Horan and the Reds Rugby players will also visit a number of other Gladstone schools as part of the Port to Park visit today.
The money raised by student registrations goes toward supporting health and wellbeing initiatives, outdoor facilities and new sporting equipment in local schools.