Run aims for road safety

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THE start of the 2018 Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Paula Creek

PLANS are well underway for this year’s 6.7 kilometre fun run or walk Arthurs Seat Challenge, from Rosebud to Seawinds Gardens at the top of Arthurs Seat.

This event promotes and raise money for the Fit to Drive road safety program provided free to Mornington Peninsula and Frankston secondary schools.

Fit to Drive focuses on personal safety, responsibility, and strategies to make young people use the roads safely.

Running since 2001, the Fit to Drive program has been aimed to reducing road trauma by changing attitudes and behaviours of young drivers and passengers.

BlueScope Western Port has supported the Arthurs Seat Challenge since its start in 2002, and sponsorship coordinator, Amanda Burston, said the Fit to Drive program was “directly aligned with our company’s core values of keeping people safe and supporting our local community.”

“It’s been remarkable to see the growth, expansion and significant reduction in young driver fatalities and accidents across the peninsula,” Ms Burston said.

The challenge relies on support from sponsors, businesses, community groups, schools, and the public to run the annual race.

Major partners are BlueScope Western Port, Mornington Peninsula News Group, Your Community Bank Rye/Dromana/Rosebud, and Spicy Web.

This year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge is on Sunday 10 November, starting at 8.30am from near the corner of Jetty Road and Point Nepean Road, Rosebud.

Registrations available from 7 am at Rosebud Primary School or online at www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au.

There will be stalls, entertainment and presentations at Seawinds Gardens until 11.30am.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 27 August 2019

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