The Parkdale Gift

Mentone Little Athletics Centre is very proud to be involved once again with the Bendigo Community Bank Parkdale Gift to be held at Gerry Green Reserve, Parkdale on Saturday 2 Feb 2019.    

The vision is to involve the community, local sporting clubs, schools and businesses to provide a “smorgasbord of sport” on the one day - professional running, tennis and boxing.  See website for all the details.  www.parkdalegift.com

Mentone Little Athletics will be showcasing our Centre and athletes from 3.30pm until 4.15pm on the day.  There will be no session at MLAC due to the State Combined Event Championships so this is a fantastic opportunity to run on the newly established grass track at Gerry Green Reserve.

We will be running the following races:

120m distance handicapped race: U9 – U11 mixed sex – heats and finals

120m distance handicapped race: U12 – U16 mixed sex – heats and finals

400m distance handicapped race – all ages (up to 24 participants)

Entry is free for all runners. Parents pay $5 entry for all day entry.

All runners will run with a colour bib (races will have a race caller). Winners of each race final will receive a Parkdale Gift Sash/ trophies.

We will also run Shuttle Relays : U6 – U8 – boys and girls.  We need these superstars to show our local community how talented they are!!  Medals will be awarded to all of these participants.

This is a great day for the Centre to gain exposure and at the same time, support our local community.

A reminder there is no competition that day at MLAC so why not come and show off the skills of our talented athletes?

If your child is interested in competing in any of these events, please contact Jacinta Francis jacintafr@optusnet.com.au and indicate which event they want to participate in and their age group. We need registered interest by Friday 25 January 2019.

There is a related Women in Sport Forum being held at the Dingley International Hotel on Friday 1st February - please click here for more info.

Gerry Green Reserve