A BIG thank you to the more than 550 competitors, mums and dads included who bore the less than perfect weather to participate in Spring Forward 2013 on Sunday, 22 September, and congratulations to all the winners; you helped to make the day a great success.
For the second year the event was again held at the WA Athletics Stadium in Mount Claremont and although some of the additional activities had to be cancelled due to the weather, the kids seemed to relish the opportunity to race on a professional running track and the grandstand provided the perfect undercover vantage point for the many spectators on what turned out to be a very windy and somewhat wet day.
Highlights as always were the under 5’s race down the home strait and the guardian and child relay, which encountered quite the downpour but failed to dampen the competitors’ spirits. There was also a new addition to the Spring Forward Perpetual Trophy with Christchurch Grammar taking home the ‘silverware’ after registering an impressive 72 participants.
Our sincere thanks must also got to our MC for the day, Mr. Adrian Barich, and to our supporters, 92.9, Ace Cinemas, Adventure World, Anglican Community Fund, Azure Capital, Barrick, Hot Copper, King & Wood Mallesons, Perth Glory, The West Australian and The Royal Agricultural Society of WA, without whom this event would not have been possible.
Thank you again for supporting this important children’s event and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Make sure you check the Parkerville Children and Youth Care website and Spring Forward Facebook page regularly for information on Spring Forward 2014.