Marafun countdown

Dennis the menace.
Dennis the menace.

Forfar Marafun registrations are gathering pace, with teams running to raise money for their own clubs.

For example a team representing Strathie Sharks at the Strathmore Rugby Club is made up of adult coaches, etc., and aptly named the Strathie Sharks Slow Coaches.

Team Captain Kevin Mitchell, spokesman for the team said: “We are all coaches/helpers and running to raise money for club funds.

“Although a couple of us have run in the Marafun, none of us are regular runners and are doing it for the enjoyment while raising funds for the club as well as supporting and participating in a local community event.”

Omalee Kids Club is another entry, participating to raise funds and happy to pay the entry fee of £100, thereby keeping every penny raised above the entry fee to benefit the children.

As the Marafun date of Sunday, May 27 draws closer local teams can be seen in training for this fun event that will continue to grow in pace as the official closing entry date gets ever nearer.

Marafun convener, Tim Hale of Forfar Rotary Club, reports that another sponsor has come on board and details of this will be revealed very soon.

He also hopes to have news that the male and female teams from 2010 will be entering again to defend their title. If this is confirmed can they be beaten?

Anyone wishing to enter a team can get Marafun entry forms and race info from the rotary website

Download the entry form that you require, fill it in then send it in with your entry fee. Details of where to send it are at the bottom of the entry form. If you use the guest-book button to reply, leaving your email or telephone contact number so that organsiers can get back to you to assist in registration and or additional information you need.

“Come on all you supporters of Marafun, get your team entered, collect sponsorship money for your own club or help fight cancer by raising money for cancer research,” adds Tim.

The Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells will be the main recipient of monies raised from Marafun 2012.