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Lockyer students lace up shoes for charity

IN THE RUNNING: Lockyer District High School students Jason Weatherby, Jack Bridge, Peter Thode, Julian Brady, Tye Casten and Daniel Clark are looking forward to the River Run 100.
IN THE RUNNING: Lockyer District High School students Jason Weatherby, Jack Bridge, Peter Thode, Julian Brady, Tye Casten and Daniel Clark are looking forward to the River Run 100. Amy Lyne

A GROUP of Lockyer District High School students are lacing up their running shoes for charity and they want to get more people involved.

Last year was the first River Run 100, an event that raises money for multiple charities.

This year the event will be held on August 24 and runners can choose either a 10km, 20km, 50km or 100km distance along the Brisbane River.

The students' team name is Lockyer Reppin' and this year they have decided to raise much-needed funds for the McGrath Foundation, Mates4Mates and Camp Quality.

Member of Lockyer Reppin' Jason Weatherby said it was their aim to make a junior, senior, girls and teachers team for this year's race, not just from Lockyer but schools around the region.

"We need some more nominations. We want to spread the message throughout the community and get them involved," he said.

"Last year we were the only ones from the district.

"This year the goal is about participation and spreading awareness as well as raising a decent amount of money for each charity."

The event was originally a fundraiser for Gold Coast mum Elisha Neave, who passed away from cancer after she delayed preventative surgery, earlier this year.

Any member of the community or business who would like to help Lockyer Reppin' in any way can email Jason at jweat1@eq.edu.au, or for more information go to http://www.riverrun100.com.au.

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