The Great Western Sand Storm

A new event for WA on 19 April 2014 - The Great Western Sand Storm: running for our wounded military.

The GWSS is a non-profit event - all proceeds to Soldier On, an Australian charity supporting our physically and psychologically wounded Defence Force personnel.

So what's it all about? A whole day of running events - uniquely on soft sand - with eight separate activities to suit any fitness level. The Swanbourne Beach location adds to the distinctly military theme of the GWSS, but the day is aimed at the general public.

Literally thousands of our troops suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, so the GWSS aims to promote good mental health - not only in military personnel but all walks of life. Exercise in an integral part of good mental health.

Students over the age of 10 years old are encouraged to register - a parent or guardian is required to fill in the registration form and pay the registration fee - and we advise the shorter distances for students:

The Hand Grenade Relay - 1 km X 4 legs - teams of 4, 3 or even 2!

The Fun Run/Walk - 5 km - but less is fine.

The 10 km Race.

The Sand Storm Circuit - a military style circuit with exercise challenges every 500 m - either over 5 km or 10 km.

The course is 2.5 km of pristine North Swanbourne Beach - out-and-back - which means 5 km per loop.

There are longer distances offered although only those older runners with a great deal of running experience are advised to enter:

The Half Marathon

The Marathon

50 km Ultra Marathon

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