The McDonalds Greater Springfield Run for Life is on again this year.
The McDonalds Greater Springfield Run for Life is on again this year.

Get ready to Run for Life

THE McDONALD'S Greater Springfield Run for Life is being held once again this year.

Held at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club for the first time, the run for life is a major fundraiser for Westside Community Care.

Organiser Pastor Phil Cutcliffe said the goal was to raise $40,000 this year.

The money will go towards front-line services helping families in Greater Springfield.

"Our organisation works tirelessly to provide counselling, food and financial assistance to struggling families in our community,” he said.

"Please join us in helping support a family in need by donating to help us assist those who are struggling in our community.”

Pastor Phil said it would be a great day with the first event, the Links Pet Centre Dog Walk starting at 3pm.

"The public can enjoy the golf course without having to play golf,” he said.

At 3.30pm the distance events start with the Athlete's Foot 13.5km run, the Telstra 4.5km walk/run and the Orion Family Physiotherapy 9km walk/run.

Later at 5.30pm the Direct Steel Supplies 1km family walk/run will begin.

There will be golf-related games and activities on the day as well as free on-stage entertainment.

The run for life will end with a spectacular show, the McNamara and Associates Fireworks at 6.30pm.

The Run for Life will be held on October 21 from 3pm-6.30pm.

Sign up for the event at www.runforlife.org, where you can also donate directly to Westside Community Care.