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Racing to raise funds for stroke survivors

TASTY food and high energy were in abundance when more than 300 people from across Tasmania and Australia flocked to Hobart’s streets to participate in the annual Hartz Race to the Taste on 2 January 2017.

Offering a three-kilometre and six-kilometre run and walk, the popular fundraising event kicked off at the Domain Athletics Centre before finishing at the doorstep of the Taste of Tasmania.

All funds raised through the event were donated to the National Stroke Foundation to assist towards stroke prevention and support local stroke survivors in the community.

National Stroke Foundation Tasmanian project officer Cathy Craw said Tasmanians were among the Australians at greatest risk of stroke.

“More than 1300 Tasmanians are set to experience a stroke this year – it is one of the country’s biggest killers and the leading cause of disability,” she said.

Ms Craw said the Race to the Taste was a ‘great opportunity’ to get moving after Christmas, while also supporting the Stoke Foundation’s valuable work in the community.

“The challenges facing stroke survivors and their families are immense and fundraising through Race to the Taste is a fantastic way to support the Stroke Foundation while undergoing your own physical challenge,” she said.

Caption: Winners of the Hartz Race to the Taste 3km and 6km run and walk, back row, from left, James Tunbridge, Chris Sullivan, Marc Gates, Geoff Rayner, Robert Elkerton, Nathan Green and Vanessa Kearney. Front row, from left, Francesca Smith, Ebony Webb, Jemima Lennon and Poppy Lennon. Photo credit: Alastair Bett, courtesy of the City of Hobart.

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