Brothers top fundraisers for run with K163


Running for a cause: Bradley and Lucas Banks gear for the K163 fun run this weekend. Picture: Supplied

BROTHERS Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to be taking part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital.

The fun runs, where children get to run alongside the historic steam train K163, go from 150 metres for three-year-olds out to four kilometres. Each runner will receive a show bag and a personalised certificate at the event, Sunday 18 November at Moorooduc Railway Station.

Rotary Club of Mount Eliza is helping organise the event.

The Banks family are one of the top fundraisers for the event with $250 so far, which will be used to help care for the hospital’s littlest patients.

“It’s a good cause and it promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids,” says the boys’ mum, Emily Banks. “It’s kids raising money for kids which is good.”

Bradley agrees with his mum that the event is for a great cause. He was a patient at Frankston Hospital once himself when he had asthma.

The seven-year-old will be lining up for his second fun run this year, with four-year-old Lucas running for the first time. “Last time was fun and I did my personal best, but I didn’t care how fast or slow I was,” Bradley said.

“It’s just a little bit of exercise to start off with.”

There will also be face painting, balloon art, animal farm and other activities for children when they’re not running. “It’s good to get the kids out in the fresh air having a bit of fun – it’s a good day out and Bradley enjoyed getting the certificate last time,” Ms Banks said.

Register online at or register at the run on Sunday but be sure to allow sufficient time before your run.

First published in the Mornington News – 13 November 2018


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