Mud Run Raises Thousands for Charity
The third annual Pilbara Mud Run has just taken place, raising more than $13,000 for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Involving eight months of planning, and three weeks to build the course, the event was only made possible because of the good working relationships between the WA Police Force, partner agencies and the local community.
Detective Senior Constables Damian Webb from South Hedland Detectives and Nathan Nunn from Broome Detectives, along with other officers from South Hedland Detectives and Newman Police Station, all donated their time to set up the course, and also helped to run the event on the day.
The 2019 event was designed to be family friendly and attracted around 300 participants and 1000 spectators.
It is now planned that some of the obstacles will be used by the Pilbara Regiment to provide Clontarf High School students and young people at-risk with an insight into military training, before the obstacles are transported back for next year’s event.
The Pilbara Mud Run was first conceptualised in 2015 by Senior Constable Shaun Coles to raise money for WA Police Legacy and the widow and children of Detective Senior Constable Mark Tweedale. After Shaun was transferred from South Hedland the event was run again in 2018 by South Hedland Detectives and plans are already in place for this to occur again in 2020.